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RE: Travelling from Nevada to Alaska in the Middle of Winter

- The signs I posted are from before the rule changed, and after the rule changed. - The last link I posted dictates the rules in words that must be followed. - Yes, Canada does allow studded tires on our Hwys, however they have to be mounted and removed from the vehicle by specific dates dictated by each province. - and a Good news story for everyone. A winter drive to Alaska Stay safe everyone Soup.
SideHillSoup 11/24/20 06:49pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Travelling from Nevada to Alaska in the Middle of Winter

In 2019 BC did req chains. (After Oct as I recall) Not on the vehicle but in possession. It wasn’t over advertised but It was true. Better check real good. I’ve never used mine, but have for winter Alcan travel. you required chains in your posession if you didn't have winter or good M+S tires. Steve Incorrect Steve, you are required to have the correct tires on you passenger vehicle ( including RV’s) in BC between the dates I posted. It does not matter if you have chains or not, you must have the correct winter tires requirement first. Requirements
SideHillSoup 11/23/20 08:05pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Travelling from Nevada to Alaska in the Middle of Winter

In 2019 BC did req chains. (After Oct as I recall) Not on the vehicle but in possession. It wasn’t over advertised but It was true. Better check real good. I’ve never used mine, but have for winter Alcan travel. Here is the link for RV requirements in BC. Winter RV requirements Before 2019, BC didn’t require chains on any passenger vehicle including RV’s. They do recommend chains, however it is not now or was it a requirement. In 2018/19 BC changed the dates on most Hwys in BC of when you’re not required to have winter tires on your vehicles. They had a really poor roll-out and it was not very well advertised. They didn’t even change even the picture you see on their website which shows the three Hwy signs, with the winter tire requirement dates, until after a bunch of us pointed out their blunder. Soup. These are the New Hwy signs below. https://i.imgur.com/Foe9vh4l.jpg Below is the old signs on the website. I took that screen shot in February of 2019, after they had changed the dates to end of April. https://i.imgur.com/ssRlK7ql.jpg
SideHillSoup 11/22/20 09:01am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Border closure for land travel extended.

My assumption is the ban will stay in place until the vaccine is widely distributed. Same here. ... Eric Ditto.
SideHillSoup 11/19/20 10:06am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Travelling from Nevada to Alaska in the Middle of Winter

One other question. The others who have traveled during the Coronacrud up there mentioned that campgrounds and parks were closed to them, with you saying you wont be trying to stay in the camper, ,,, will motels accept travellers from the US? Many hotels and motels were closed down when we drove through due to the lack of tourism, but many military have traveled trough and stayed at hotels along the way. They were not allowed in restaurants but could order food for pickup or delivery. Drive through's are open to Americans traveling thru too (we had an Uncle Burger in Fort Nelson). I again suggest reading and or calling CBSA and the Yukon Gov’t in the links I gave you in my first post. Things change and are changing all the time so you want to make sure you have the most up to date info before you leave home. I would have a list of questions ready if you call so you can get the answers right from the horses mouth. Your only permitted to cross into Canada at a small number of Canadian boarder crossings, and I believe now there are only a number of specific routes you can take on your transit. Again that would be a question to ask CBSA. You should also prepare for winter driving and have a “ winter driving survival kit” with you in your vehicle. What you should carry with you are easy to find on line, and relatively inexpensive. Emergency car kit The farther north you get in BC the more remote you will be. Today it’s -20c in Whitehorse Yukon, and by February those temps can and will be much colder and will be a daily occurrence. *** I would also ask CBSA “ incase” you get delayed because of weather / road conditions, what steps you need to do if you do get delayed, so you don’t get into trouble for taking to long on your transit. *** Good luck, driving in the winter is challenging, the main Hwys you will be on are kept in good winter driving conditions as fast as the plow truck etc can get to them, however the weather can change rapidly hence making sure your prepared. Lastly, have your co-pilot make sure the camera is ready, as you will see some beautiful scenery on your travels. Soup.
SideHillSoup 11/18/20 09:40am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Travelling from Nevada to Alaska in the Middle of Winter

First thing, you should be contacting Canadian Boarder Service ( CBSA) CBSA And find out what you will need to do and or documents required for entering into Canada and for what your required to have with you for your transit through Canada. Then you need to the correct tires on your truck while in BC. The Yukon has it;s own requirements for transit you you had better red / call them as well to ensure you understand those requirements Yukon transit BC Winter Driving regs Your not required to have chains for your truck, and I’ve pulled trailers all over BC in the mountains including 35ft 5th wheels and have never felt the need for them on the Hwy. Also, your only going to be permitted to cross the land boarder at a few locations so that will be something to bring up with CBSA when you call them. BC Hwy Cams Theses links will give you some idea of what your looking at just for transit through Canada. Good luck with your planing, and bring extra socks ( grin) Soup.
SideHillSoup 11/16/20 04:21pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Why we head back south before November

It's Canada. Last snowstorm of the winter on June 30. First snowstorm of the winter on July 1. Not far from the truth, we were out camping with our side x side on July long weekend and the day before it snowed up where we were. Theses pictures are mostly of the snow left over for the winter of 2019/20. However on the mountain tops across the valley and on the north facing and shady spots you could still find snow from the day before. Soup. https://i.imgur.com/WFsCSigl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/CGqMDPhl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/UXjb9Ckl.jpg
SideHillSoup 11/16/20 08:21am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Why we head back south before November

Alberta weather is Iffy every month of the year. One of my daughters lived just east of Banff for many years. I can recall driving through a snow storm to get to there house on July 1st long weekend and on August long weekend. Don’t think that that video is out of the ordinary, it’s a common occurrence in Alberta. However.... 9 times out of 10 with in 24 to 48 hrs the weather will change again...... which way.... it goes.... who knows. Have fun on your trip, enjoy Soup
SideHillSoup 11/13/20 07:54pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Prince George BC to Eureka Mt.

Fort Steele is a great place. I really like SE British Columbia. If I could get into Canada I would have already moved there. Shushhhhh.... ;)
SideHillSoup 11/10/20 10:37am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Prince George BC to Eureka Mt.

All depends on which way you went north.
SideHillSoup 11/09/20 01:32pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tire Chains

RV’s in BC are not required to carry chains, however you are required to have the correct tires on your vehicle depending on the month (s) of the years. RV Chains. I’ve pulled a RV including 5th Wheels all over BC in the mountains, in the winter months and have never found that I needed tire chains. I also snowmobile and I used to carry tire chains for the truck back in the day, however we were parking way up logging roads for days on end ( we had cabins ) with the possibility of no one plowing the road to where we parked. And then I can count on one hand how many times I used my chains. I guess the question should be: what type of roads and conditions are you planing on traveling on and in? Again as others have said the time of the year your traveling, if it snows, just sit a few days until Hwy maintenance clears the roads and or they clear up enough on their own to safely continue your journey. Have fun on your trip. PS; we got 6 inches of snow in the valley yesterday, and lots more up higher on the mountain passes.... Soup.
SideHillSoup 10/24/20 08:42am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Fairbank AK -- Northern Lights ????

Have you thought about looking for info on Tripadvisor? Fairbanks Soup
SideHillSoup 10/21/20 06:29am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Another month in border closures.

The border closures is now Nov 21st Nov 21st.
SideHillSoup 10/19/20 08:37am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Out the door....

Well it just stopped Snowing... went over Kootenay pass today ( back and forth)... much better now that the road is wet. 4 inches of fresh white stuff this morning. Take Kootenay Lake Ferry.... a nicer ride any ways. Drive safe. Soup.
SideHillSoup 10/13/20 05:50pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Out the door....

Better get ready... we have snow in southern BC ( Kootenays) Soup.
SideHillSoup 10/11/20 07:37pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Mount Revelstoke National Park Snowforest Campground

I believe this campground is fairly new and is in Mount Revelstoke National Park. Campgound Parks Canada supplies a phone number and a email address if you want to ask a specific question. Soup.
SideHillSoup 09/30/20 09:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Border closure extended

I would hope if your looking for information on crossing the Canadian boarder you wouldn’t call a news organization ( the CBC )CBC news, for info, you would call the people that man/ operate the border, in this case the CBSA Canadian Boarder Soup.
SideHillSoup 09/27/20 09:02pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: alaska 2021 ???

The election is only in BC. It’s an early election call, by about 1 year. Once the election is over who ever wins has the keys to the office... if it is a new guy... old guy is kicking sand the next day... Mind you there is a bit of legal stuff that happens.,,, but office is taken over immediately. This is the way Leif wanted it.... ( grin) Soup.
SideHillSoup 09/22/20 07:44pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Out the door....

Checkout Bull Canyon Provincial campground just east of Alexis Creek. Nice little campground on the Chilcotin River. Soup.
SideHillSoup 09/19/20 08:38am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: alaska 2021 ???

We plan on going in 2021 if all is well, this would make our third trip up to Alaska. we'll be entering through Nagara Falls this and traveling east towards Alaska. For those who never have been to Alaska allow lot of time to travel it's a long drive. I'll bet it was a really long drive to Alaska going east from Niagara Falls. You might want to stop and ask directions before you get to Nova Scotia. If Columbus would have stopped and asked directions, he never would have discovered America. Just so you know, Columbus didn’t discover America...about 500 years before him Leif Eriksson set up shop in what is now Canada, which is part of America. And about 15,000 years before Leif and his troop showed up the asians walked over from Siberia to North America. Now that’s what my history teacher told us back in the early 70’s... but... things may have changed since then, who knows... grin Soup.
SideHillSoup 09/17/20 08:03pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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