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gmckenzie wrote:

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garyhaupt wrote:

We have decided to just travel-in-province. We'll take the month of October and wander BC. I would guess too, that we won't be going south this coming winter.

I wonder what Winnipeg is like.in January and February, from the inside of an RV. Lots of tourist highlights I bet, and no crowds. No bugs, either.
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Inside the RV it's nice outside the RV dam cold. [emoticon]


Inside the rv the heater is running 24/7 just to keep the tanks from freezing....

Dam cold doesn't cover the outside

Born and raised there and loving winters in the Okanagan now [emoticon]


Which part of the valley.


Kelowna. Much warmer than Winnipeg in the winter and way less bugs in the summer. Plus I'm not even retired yet (unlike 80% of the people living here)


Sounds like you, Gary and I have the Valley covered. We are in Vernon. We are in Kelowna often though.

With all of the spare time we have had our coach has never been in better shape. Replaced a few tiles that had cracked over the last 17 years. Probably a dozen other things that we put off as we were always working when we were in Canada. Now it’s all ready to go south and....guess we’ll have to wait and see. Covid numbers are climbing in the US again. Thinking that our fifty fifty chances of going south are warning.

Two things have to happen before travel insurance companies we’ll issue a policy inclusive of Covid.

1. Border restrictions removed.

2. Travel advisory removed.

The two might happen at the same time. Ojala. Spanish for “Let’s freakin hope so”. [emoticon]

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My wife and I just drove home last week from Idaho to Fairbanks thru Alberta, BC and Yukon. It was very strange as after we got to Whitecourt, AB it seemed like a ghost highway and the further north we got it only got worse. Businesses closed or hanging on by a thread. Traffic was probably half what we normally see in February coming south from Fairbanks. We have done this trip for years.

I don't know the answer but hope we all make it.
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Crazy4silvers wrote:

My wife and I just drove home last week from Idaho to Fairbanks thru Alberta, BC and Yukon. It was very strange as after we got to Whitecourt, AB it seemed like a ghost highway and the further north we got it only got worse. Businesses closed or hanging on by a thread. Traffic was probably half what we normally see in February coming south from Fairbanks. We have done this trip for years.

I don't know the answer but hope we all make it.
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Heard from friends in the Yukon who recently did the Cassiar route. Dead slow. However. BC is probably entering phase 3 next week which will free up provincial travel. The BC goverment has some funds earmarked for B.C. tourism which should help. We are planning a few days in Barkerville once the health minister blesses it. Hoping to introduce the bed and breakfast we are staying at to the idea of the installation of a Tesla destination charger. They are kind of off the beaten track a bit.

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Just got an e mail from Parks Canada. Our reservations at Fundy NP and Cape Breton NP have been canceled.

I spent a lot o time planning a 3 week trip. Going to save it for possibly next year. Dam

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Crazy4silvers wrote:

My wife and I just drove home last week from Idaho to Fairbanks thru Alberta, BC and Yukon. It was very strange as after we got to Whitecourt, AB it seemed like a ghost highway and the further north we got it only got worse. Businesses closed or hanging on by a thread. Traffic was probably half what we normally see in February coming south from Fairbanks. We have done this trip for years.

I don't know the answer but hope we all make it.
Rick


I have to ask; how were the border crossings?


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Bob806, when Trudeau called Canada's citizens home, I think, back in March, so many of them (including some of my good friends) immediately packed up here in the US and Mexico and headed home to Canada just under Trudeau's first 14-day quarantine. About the same time, the US closed the borders into the US from Mexico for non-essential foreign nationals except for Canadians and asked the question, "Are you on your way home?" Of course, they said yes, but it seems that so many did not go home as per Canadians on Facebook and their forums and as per a 100-mile trip I recently made up to the Myrtle Beach, SC area. There were Quebec license plates all over the place; had a friendly conversation with one full-time RVer, and he decided to store his RV in North Myrtle Beach and rent a houseboat and float up and down the Santee River for a while. My point is if you had joined the Canadians on their way north before the Canadian lockdown, you could have enjoyed boondocking around Canada (and possibly with your Parks Canada card; I enjoy using mine). Kind of wished I had done that this year; I can tell the Canadians who came up from Mexico are really enjoying themselves and have packed in cases of beer for their rented houseboat.

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See'ing that there is some talk now about extending the closure to end of the year. So far...just scuttlebutt, but....

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garyhaupt wrote:

See'ing that there is some talk now about extending the closure to end of the year. So far...just scuttlebutt, but....

Gary


Wow Gary. Had not heard that. Let’s hope it just stays as scuttle butt.

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RickLight wrote:

Crazy4silvers wrote:

My wife and I just drove home last week from Idaho to Fairbanks thru Alberta, BC and Yukon. It was very strange as after we got to Whitecourt, AB it seemed like a ghost highway and the further north we got it only got worse. Businesses closed or hanging on by a thread. Traffic was probably half what we normally see in February coming south from Fairbanks. We have done this trip for years.

I don't know the answer but hope we all make it.
Rick


I have to ask; how were the border crossings?


Crossing was uneventful, usual questions and asked about covid symptoms. Additional stop after customs booths for health folks to take our temperatures and explain isolating rules while in Canada.

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