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Old 07-31-2018, 02:09 AM   #11
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Default Re: Stuff to know for Canada Van Trip?

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The 30km/hr canyon goatpath on the TransCanada Hwy was bypassed in 2010 with a 90km/hr straight bridge, but you might still be able to see the old route
When i first drove that route (eastbound) in 1972 i was impressed (1965 Plymouth Valiant).

When i next drove that route (westbound) in 1974 i brought along a set of brake pads with the intent (and action) of installing them in Golden, BC. (VW Squareback towing a 3000# trailer)

Somewhen circa 2000 or so, i went westbound in our Stanza Wagon

When i last drove that route (2012 westbound) (2005 Sprinter), i wondered where the thrill had gone?

thanks for the clarification...
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Old 07-31-2018, 03:51 AM   #12
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Just back from Yukon trip. Add electric chainsaw and shovel if you plan to travel secondary roads. 170 with 2WD did the Canol Road, but 'Travel at your own risk' and 'No maintenance beyond this point' added spice to the journey. Worriers add SPOT unit or equivalent.
I remember peeing through the slats on a cattle truck driving down the Canol in 1966. Might not have fully recovered.

We carry a Spot on our travels. Friends and family enjoy tracking us, and in the worst case it narrows down the last point of your existence.
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Old 07-31-2018, 04:13 PM   #13
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I may be wrong on this one but, when I was researching the Parks Canada Annual Pass, it appears that it is good from Jan 1 to Dec 31 of the year of purchase, whereas the America the Beautiful Annual Pass is good from the month of purchase for the next 12 months. If you bought the Canada version in July, you only get 6 months worth of access, unless they reduce the price accordingly, but I don't think they do. At least not based on what I read on the Parks Canada website.
Just an FYI and major difference.
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Actually the Parks Canada annual passes are now good for 12 months from date of purchase. That wasn't always the case, but has been for the last few years.
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Actually the Parks Canada annual passes are now good for 12 months from date of purchase. That wasn't always the case, but has been for the last few years.
Thanks for that. I was wrong. I did a little more digging and found the reference to it on the parks orders purchasing pages.
http://www.commandesparcs-parksorder...discovery-pass
"Validity Period

The Discovery Pass is valid for a full 12 months from the date of purchase, and expires on the last day of the month (for example, a Discovery Pass bought on January 15, 2018 will be valid until January 31, 2019). If a pass is purchased online within the last seven days of the month, it will have an activation date of the first day of the following month to allow time for delivery."
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