Cross-Canada Tour - 2015 - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
October 8th, 2014  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Highway Man
Us Highways are everywhere!
In the US, yes. In Canada......no. There is only one highway across Canada
October 8th, 2014  
The Highway Man
 
 
I was on about the family name.
October 8th, 2014  
JOC
 
 
There are still many areas in Canada that can only be accessed by air. The northern wilderness is vast in Ontario north of highway 11 it's basically wilderness for hundreds of miles absolute eye candy. It's almost hard to believe such territory still exist, even when compared to the American west.

I3BrigPvSk you were on the southern edge of such wilderness for Thunder Bay is a cold northern city. Not far from the great lake of Nipagon.

I would like to see Northwest Territories however they are a bit out of my range. Yes between brown bears and polar bears depending on how close you are to the tree line one certainty needs caution to use up their. You forgot to mention our friend the black fly. They make mosquitoes look friendly.
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Boots
October 8th, 2014  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JOC
There are still many areas in Canada that can only be accessed by air. The northern wilderness is vast in Ontario north of highway 11 it's basically wilderness for hundreds of miles absolute eye candy. It's almost hard to believe such territory still exist, even when compared to the American west.

I3BrigPvSk you were on the southern edge of such wilderness for Thunder Bay is a cold northern city. Not far from the great lake of Nipagon.

I would like to see Northwest Territories however they are a bit out of my range. Yes between brown bears and polar bears depending on how close you are to the tree line one certainty needs caution to use up their. You forgot to mention our friend the black fly. They make mosquitoes look friendly.
Yes, the best way to explore Canada is to fly around. Many communities arrange tours year around. We had the black fly around TB, I have never been bothered by them, though. Yes, people went out to Nipagon for fishing, that is the religion around there. If I should take a trip on bike, I would start in Calgary and go further west. I would avoid Thunder Bay, there is nothing to see there. Between Toronto and Thunder Bay is nothing, between Thunder Bay and Winnipeg is even less. I would take the trip on the American side instead. Duluth is a very nice city and the Americans seem to care more about the area around the great lakes than the Canadians do.
October 8th, 2014  
JOC
 
 
I liked driving through the virtually unpunctuated wilderness only to see lakes and rivers break up the rock and trees that extend forever it seems. When I drove from North Bay to near Thunderbay I was just astounded by how few people there are up there. I believe one stretch may have the worlds longest stretch of paved highway between gas stations and they warn you with a big sign.
Your lucky on those black flies if you get into the bush they can be a real bother.
I've never seen western Canada just the far north of Ontario and Quebec. I hear the Canadian Rockies are breathtaking.
October 8th, 2014  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JOC
I liked driving through the virtually unpunctuated wilderness only to see lakes and rivers break up the rock and trees that extend forever it seems. When I drove from North Bay to near Thunderbay I was just astounded by how few people there are up there. I believe one stretch may have the worlds longest stretch of paved highway between gas stations and they warn you with a big sign.
Your lucky on those black flies if you get into the bush they can be a real bother.
I've never seen western Canada just the far north of Ontario and Quebec. I hear the Canadian Rockies are breathtaking.
If you are driving from Thunder Bay toward Winnipeg. Just before the border to Manitoba is a little place called Kenora. This little city is very nice, they have fixed it up really good. There is a lake there too with boat tours, you can get lunch and dinners on board. There is even a micro brewery in Kenora. I have never tasted their beers, though. I was driving and i don't drink anything stronger than coffee when I am driving.

I have never seen the Canadian rockies either, but I have heard they are amazing. So if Hawky wants to see them, it could be nice to start in Calgary
October 8th, 2014  
hawky94
 
 
We have black flies in New Brunswick, where I am presently. They are barstewards!

I haven't seen much of the country, aside from driving from NB to Ontario - in the winter! (Stupid idea - stopped for two hours by a stretch of black ice in Quebec). But, I haven't really seen Canada. Hopefully, I will get to take the GoPro, so I can capture some of the best bits on film!
October 9th, 2014  
JOC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by hawky94
We have black flies in New Brunswick, where I am presently. They are barstewards!

I haven't seen much of the country, aside from driving from NB to Ontario - in the winter! (Stupid idea - stopped for two hours by a stretch of black ice in Quebec). But, I haven't really seen Canada. Hopefully, I will get to take the GoPro, so I can capture some of the best bits on film!

The north is not much fun in winter. The outfitters tell me it routinely gets to -50 F at base camp with only 4 or so hours of sunlight in December. Who knows how cold it is in the bush? The trouble with the snow is it just doesn't melt until May. One interesting note is that in June the trees and bush all greens up in just a week or so. You can almost see it happen. No grass the ground is covered with a thick layer of moss
October 9th, 2014  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JOC
The north is not much fun in winter. The outfitters tell me it routinely gets to -50 F at base camp with only 4 or so hours of sunlight in December. Who knows how cold it is in the bush? The trouble with the snow is it just doesn't melt until May. One interesting note is that in June the trees and bush all greens up in just a week or so. You can almost see it happen. No grass the ground is covered with a thick layer of moss

The last winter was insane. As a Swede, I am pretty used with cold winters, but the last one was....usually, the cold days can last for a few days or a week. The last winter the really cold weather lasted from November to March. Down to -50C and the snow disappeared in May.

The majority of the Canadians have never seen the whole country. Something I realized with Canada was. The Europeans don't realize how big Canada is. When I lived in TB, I needed the renewal of my Swedish Driver's license, contacted the embassy, got the documentation. But I was forced to go the consulate in Winnipeg to pick it up. TB is an 8 hours drive from Winnipeg, and that's one way. If I needed a new passport I would be forced to go to the embassy in Ottawa, regardless where I live in Canada.
October 10th, 2014  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
I almost adopted a bear cub when I lived in Canada. The bear cub (black bear) had apparently lost his mama. I was talking to him (I don't know if the cub was a male or female) and I named Bobo after the cartoon Yogi bear and his side kick Bobo. So here is Bobo......

 


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