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RE: CDN/US border closed another month, at least.

On the plus side, there may be some room in campgrounds in BC for those of us who live here Well in the last 2 weeks of camping in BC there isn’t much room in them campgrounds. Now before that when the weather was still cool and wet, yup lots of room, but not now. Soup.
SideHillSoup 06/19/21 11:05am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: CDN/US border closed another month, at least.

Our neighbourhood has a bet going on when it will open. Most are betting on the day after labour day weekend. My money is on, after Canadian Thanksgiving. Only 1 guy bet on after August Long weekend. Time will tell. Stay safe everyone. Soup.
SideHillSoup 06/18/21 02:13pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Border open?

the anouncment was for fully vacanated canadians returning home. all it was is that they no longer have to quarenteen for 14 days , only for the time it takes to get a negitive test result. as for limited opening of the boarder, I am thinking september long weekend would be my guess. there is no camping available in BC or banff/jasper untill then anyaways, I have been trying to get a spot for a month now, its worse then when the boarders were open a few years ago .... Steve I guess I was lucky with BC Parks reservation system. We are set to head out again tomorrow morning on our 5th BC Parks camping trip this season, and we are staying in our Health region and haven’t left the west Kootenays. I will say that we reserved every site ( campground), on line 2 months ago when the reservation system opened up. When I booked all my campground sites it showed very few unreserved sites available in theses campgrounds, so we grabbed what was available. We have yet to be in one of these campgrounds that were even 1/4 full. Now we are only camping Monday to Friday morning so the weekend warriors aren’t out yet. But everyone of these campgrounds showed there were just about fully booked with “maybe” 1 or 2 available sites, and when we got there the place was nearly empty. Even the FCFS site weren’t full. So if you live close to any Provincial campgrounds, go have a peek, and I’ll bet they are not full on the weekdays. Heck we went to a local PP last weekend to visit some friends and that campground wasn’t even full on a weekend. Something is fishy with the BC PP reservation system. Soup.
SideHillSoup 06/10/21 07:57am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Diesel fuel at Card Locks across Canada

Thanks Soup. I ask because I don't have a registered company-it's for private use only. Do you think your son-in-law would hire me? Lol He’s happily married, and as he says... one wife is “enough”...l;)
SideHillSoup 05/30/21 09:35pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Diesel fuel at Card Locks across Canada

There are pickup trucks filling up with diesel and if gas all the time at card locks, they are not just for semi trucks. My son in-law owns a logging outfit and has a number of pickups and service vehicles that use the card lock daily. We just happen to work for our son in-laws outfit and part of the deal on marrying our daughter, we get a card lock card.....lol... I think it was a fare trade. Soup.
SideHillSoup 05/30/21 09:12am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Diesel fuel at Card Locks across Canada

I use Chevron card locks in Western Canada and I have yet to find one that didn’t have the smaller size of diesel nozzle. Can’t talk about any east of Saskabush. Now, I haven’t been to every chevron card lock, but the ones I’ve used have both sizes for diesel fuel.
SideHillSoup 05/29/21 07:59am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RV travel across Canada during these lockdown times

Let’s remember: Canada doesn’t make / produce/ or manufacture any COVID-19 vaccines. NONE! Canada has to buy ALL our vaccines from other nice counties around the world. And as everyone knows when they place an order for something.... things happen, like LATE deliveries or no deliveries at all for the order you were promised for a particular date. So in saying that. Stay safe everyone and stay healthy . Soup.
SideHillSoup 04/27/21 06:51pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RV travel to Vancouver Island restricted

They have divided the province into three regions and say that you cannot travel between these regions unless the travel is essential. So that would mean that someone in Victoria could travel to Port Hardy, or travel from Osoyoos to Fort St John! On the other hand, it is being said that you should stay in your own community! What does that mean? It’s the Metric system... (grin) The province is asking people to stay home on a voluntary basis. They have also asked that the travel industry / tourism industry not allow people from outside those “bubbles” to book accommodations in their bubbles ( jerry rigged Health regions) until after May Long Weekend ( 3rd Monday in May) The BC Government has canceled campsites at provincial campgrounds for people that come from outside the bubble of that particular campground, and will be canceling all RV reservations on BC ferries for RV’s. Everything is voluntary. I live 30 minutes from the Washington state boarder and I can drive ( if I wanted) all the way to the Yukon border, however a person in Vancouver, cant drive to Hope BC 1.5 hrs away. They are trying to corral people is for a while longer trying put the breaks on this thing. traveling for the May Long weekend is a big thing up here in Canada, it’s like winter is over let’s shack the cobwebs off and start the camping season and there will not listen to the Health officials and do what they want to do, as in traveling outside the region they are supposed to stay in, those are the ones the Gov’t is out to “catch” As I said it’s all voluntary at this time, but our premier has said he will put into effect a stay at home order if people don’t heed these warning and or restrictions. Here in BC we have been in a Provincial State of Emergency since March of 2020, and there is no end in site. BC COVID restrictions I get my first shot this coming Thursday... and I can’t wait. Hope everyone stays safe and healthy. Soup.
SideHillSoup 04/25/21 01:37pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Not a good thing, at all....

Canada's vaccination rate lags far behind the US. Canada has approximately 2% of their population fully vaccinated, while the US has over 20% fully vaccinated. The US is administering 4,000,000 doses a day, which is one for every 82 citizens while Canada is administering 270,000 doses a day, or one dose for every 139 residents. In Canada, the 7 day moving average of new cases has risen from 2850 March 1st to over 7800 as of April 9th. In the US, where restrictions have been loosened dramatically, the 7 day moving average of cases has actually fallen from March 1st's rate of 67,000 per day to the current 65,000 per day. Maybe the US isn't so bad after all. Canada doesn’t have vaccine manufactures, so we have to purchase ours from other countries from around the world. There has been disruption in the delivery of vaccine from around the world to Canada and the Provinces. Now if you want to talk about good Canadian Beer, we have plenty of that with enough on hand to ensure every beer drinker in Canada is fully equipped for camping getaways I rest my case. Soup.
SideHillSoup 04/09/21 02:00pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Waited on Canada long enough

I want to get back out there on the road again too. My wife and I have put off out trip to Tuktoyaktuk for the second time this summer. We had to cancel a 35 day cruise to the South Pacific last March, 7 days before the boat sailed, and we all know what happened on this cruise ships. We haven’t hugged our grandkids or our kids for over a year. We miss our Neighbours coming over to our yard for a beer and a fire. We miss our visits with my cousin and his wife who both got COVID which they got as emergency room nurses in Phoenix We miss a lot like everybody does. As for face masks: Where I worked, I had to wear a 1/2 face respiratory on my face, with safety and or reading safety glasses for 11 hrs of my 12 hr shift. The only time we could take them off was during our two 1/2 hr lunch breaks, or anytime we went into a clean air / cool down station to get a drink of water, cool down, check instruments etc. I worked there for 39 years, so theses medical surgical masks we are to wear are nothing. Wearing the masks are not only helping you, they are also helping the population at large. Let’s all stay safe and happy out there everyone
SideHillSoup 04/04/21 11:04am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Waited on Canada long enough

With Canada very slow on their vaccinations, the US may actually be the ones to keep the border closed.! Couple of reasons why Canada’s vaccine roll out is slow are: 1- we don’t make any COVID vaccine in Canada. 2- although Canada has a number of huge orders of vaccine from around the world it doesn’t mean we are getting it. Meaning the deliveries of the vaccine have in the past been delayed for one reason or another, so we wait. That’s not to say we aren’t getting vaccinated, because we are. At 63, l’m not scheduled in B.C. to “make” an appointment until the end of April beginning of May. The shot will come after the appointment is made when vaccine is available. Let’s all hope this gets behind us, so we can all hug our grandkids, family and friends again soon Stay safe everyone. Soup. You’re still quarantined yourself from even family? Really? Yes. We have a bubble with my elderly sister and my elderly mother inlaw. Those are the only people we are keeping close. We have three daughters within 20 miles of here and have only seen them in our driveway at birthdays and Christmas when they and our 7 Grand kids came by to sing to us. And those three daughters and their families came by at different times so they didn’t break their bubbles. Our area of BC has next to nothing ( numbers are picking up now with variants) for COVID cases for the last 2 months. However since the variants and number of cases are rising we are hunkering down for phase 3 ... or what ever they want to call it. Like I said at my age my wife and I are not scheduled to make an “appointment “ to get our shots until the end of April begining of May. So we are do everything we can do, to keep us, our loved ones and community safe until we all have the option to get our shots. And it’s called a bubble, not a “ quarantine” which means you lock yourself in a room and watch Netflix 24/7. We still go get grub once every 2 weeks, we go snowmobiling / ATVing/ camping, work in our garden and go for walks in the bush, we still do just about everything we used to do except travel outside our medical region and hug our family ( besides my wife) Stay safe Soup .
SideHillSoup 04/03/21 10:01pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Waited on Canada long enough

With Canada very slow on their vaccinations, the US may actually be the ones to keep the border closed.! Couple of reasons why Canada’s vaccine roll out is slow are: 1- we don’t make any COVID vaccine in Canada. 2- although Canada has a number of huge orders of vaccine from around the world it doesn’t mean we are getting it. Meaning the deliveries of the vaccine have in the past been delayed for one reason or another, so we wait. That’s not to say we aren’t getting vaccinated, because we are. At 63, l’m not scheduled in B.C. to “make” an appointment until the end of April beginning of May. The shot will come after the appointment is made when vaccine is available. Let’s all hope this gets behind us, so we can all hug our grandkids, family and friends again soon Stay safe everyone. Soup.
SideHillSoup 04/02/21 10:15am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, Alberta

They were last summer, and most of them were packed like never before because people weren’t traveling and staying close to home.
SideHillSoup 03/26/21 07:12am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, Alberta

All BC provincial parks are not excepting “reservation” for people from outside of BC until July 8th. If someone drives up from out of the province of BC with their RV and gets a “first come first serve” site and it is available, they can book that site. Parks Canada have no restrictions for reservations or FCFS sites, that I know of.” At this time” However. The boarder between the US and Canada is still closed to all non essential travel at this time. When the 49th opens to “travelers ” is anyone’s guess. My “guess” is late fall of 2021....maybe.... Soup.
SideHillSoup 03/25/21 07:50pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Evacuation Insurance

As the crow flies and “assuming” you cross into Canada at Sweet Grass MT ( Coutts Alberta) it’s 1500 miles, (x2 if you don’t use the Alaska ferry service, and we all know crows don’t fly in a straight line) to Beaver Creek Yukon where you enter into Alaska or Chicken Alaska. I quick google map search gives about a 1900 mile one way trip through Canada You should be inquiring about your insurance coverage for the Canadian leg of your trip. Soup.
SideHillSoup 03/19/21 10:42am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Evacuation Insurance

This is what I have. It works in all parts of the World that is not U.S. DEPARTMENT of STATE — BUREAU of CONSULAR AFFAIRS ... Travel Advisories restricted. All ambulance fees are paid-- ground and air 100% payment -- no co-pays Returns you home via Air Ambulance (private jet aircraft) and spouse Returns your vehicle home -- at no expense to you Check into it. LeRoy I love your rig ( grin) Soup
SideHillSoup 03/19/21 07:41am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Travelling from Nevada to Alaska in the Middle of Winter

....Crickets....
SideHillSoup 03/12/21 07:03pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Boarder Crossing

Interesting reading the borders are “closed” with so many Canadian snow birds here in central Fl. Well the land border is closed to all non essential travel into Canada, that’s regulated by the Canadian Gov’t. A Canadian Traveling into the USA at a land border is regulated by the USA Gov’t, not Canadian Gov’t. So the boarder being closed is only... “kinda” closed Soup.
SideHillSoup 03/04/21 05:30pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RV Ferry cost to Vancouver Island?

If you have pets like we do the BC Ferries on the longer sailings, allow pet owners to go down to the vehicle deck “about” every three (3) hrs to check/ walk the dogs . The also insist you clean up the mess. There were a lot of people “ walking” and checking on there pets like we did. They announced over the PA when the vehicle deck was open for “ pet time” Soup
SideHillSoup 03/03/21 04:53am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RV Ferry cost to Vancouver Island?

We have fifth wheel trailer. Total length 52 feet (if that’s relevant) What is the cost of the ferry crossing to the island. lots I am 56 feet long with two people in the cap it was aproximatly 740.00 return. you are 4 feet smaller so thay would be about 50.00 bucks cheeper. basicly it is 6.50 per foot plus the cost of the peole and fuel sirtax if they have one at the time. Steve Wow, yeah, I just randomly plugged in Gangcouver to the Island, forget which ports, 56' long, 2 passengers, random day and got $330 (cdn), 1 way! Yup, that’s cheap.. Plug in Haida Gwaii round trip.
SideHillSoup 03/02/21 06:20pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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