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ttempleton

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Anybody recommend good book or lit. To travel and rv the above?


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The TCH runs from Newfoundland in the east to Vancouver Island in the west. From St Johns, Nfld to Tofino, BC. Approx 8000 km / 5000 miles. For whatever portion you plan on driving go on line to the Provincial Tourism site and ask for their literature to be sent to you.
Have fun planning.............. then go out and enjoy. Make yourself VERY familiar with what you can and can`t bring into Canada.

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A copy of the mile post will cover part of it in great detail. Once you start stop a visitor centers they have good info on the next leg you are traveling.


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scrubjaysnest wrote:

A copy of the mile post will cover part of it in great detail. Once you start stop a visitor centers they have good info on the next leg you are traveling.


Mile Post won't cover a single inch of the TCH.


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Yep, every province and territory has a set of visitors guides and provincial maps.

Go gohttps://www.google.ca/, yes .ca because you're searching Canada.

Search term = provincial name & tourism.

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We just finished a 5000 mile round trip BC, Oregon coast, Calif Redwoods, Nevada desert and into AZ and then back to BC.
I have a 2017 GMC Truck that has GPS mapping on a screen in the dash, I have a road / Hwy Garmain GPS that sticks to the windshield I also have a hand held GPS that I use for hunting fishing and ATVing at home. Nothing came close to a good O"ll hand help paper map.
The best place I found to get these maps were at a Walmart stores, Yup even in the USA they have Canadian maps. We bought a great map of BC at a Walmart in Colville Washington State, you will most likely find the same back east or where ever you cross into Canada.
In Canada we have these big box stores called Canadian Tire they carry everything from car parts, TV's home repair supplies and blenders, they also "usually" have a good assortment of paper maps of the Canadian provinces and some USA States.
Also you can find Canadian Hwy / road maps on Amazon.com ( com = USA) I just looked they have tons of them.
As others have said Milepost doesn't have a very good map showing much detail other than the straightest routes north to Alaska from the USA. Yes it does show some other Hwys up here but not all of them. Looking at the map that came with my last edition of Milepost, that map doesn't cover 1/2 the hwys around here, it is just a basic map, with not much for detail.
I even have a road atlas put out my McNally Rand and it is even missing a lot of roads up here in BC anyways.
Try Amazon.com, order provincial maps for where you will be traveling, I just looked they carry a lot of Canadian Maps.
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We've traveled all of the provinces and have found that the official province maps which are available by contacting each province on their websites, or by stopping at the visitor centers, are the best. At the visitor centers, you will find lots of useful information and very knowledgeable and friendly staff people. Canada is a great place to visit, you will enjoy!

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Posted: 11/13/17 12:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Veebyes wrote:

Mile Post won't cover a single inch of the TCH.


It does - start at page 104 in the 2017 edition.

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TCH is the fastest way to drive across Canada. Done it 3 times. On the way back we drove secondary roads. Great trip. Lots of campsites. (And Walmarts...lol)

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Thank you. I find the internet maps (Apple, Google) very useful for some things but not for others like finding the places. I still have a collection of maps from the days when they were free.

Google maps was more useful than the Garmin for our recent driving in southern Ontario. It was easier to enter a destination address and it provided traffic information as we drove.

The Garmin Nuvi showed speed limits but no alerts when exceeding them. Anyone know if it can be made to beep a warning?


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