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1. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

Hi,

I'm planning a cross Canada road trip for next spring/early summer. I'm starting from Toronto (where I live) and will head West starting sometime in May 2005. I should reach Vancouver in 1 week, where I will spend a week or so to explore around. The question is should I then head north towards the Yukon or south towards the California ? Which is more scenic ? Which is more interesting ? Which would you do, and why ?

-QZ

2. Posted by barby (Full Member 52 posts) 11y

Hi there,

I was going to post something, but when I typed it out, it was rediculously long, so I'll private message you.

Barb

3. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y

If you drive up the Sunshine Coast for a bit it is very beautiful, but it is also very beautiful to drive down through Washington, Oregon and then to California. It is an amazingly scenic drive, though I have only gone to Tacoma, passed Seattle, from Vancouver. But I have heard people rave- and I mean rave- about the drive down south to California. And it depends on whether you are up for hot weather or cool weather, as that is a factor also in your vacation.

4. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

Quoting bluewaav

If you drive up the Sunshine Coast for a bit it is very beautiful, but it is also very beautiful to drive down through Washington, Oregon and then to California. It is an amazingly scenic drive, though I have only gone to Tacoma, passed Seattle, from Vancouver. But I have heard people rave- and I mean rave- about the drive down south to California. And it depends on whether you are up for hot weather or cool weather, as that is a factor also in your vacation.

This thing is getting more and more complex by the minute. I'm now thinking of doing a whole photo documentary and hitting as many of the great Canadian National Parks as possible. That includes either Kluane up in the Yukon or Wood Buffalo near the NWT. I'm not sure if I have time to do both.

5. Posted by koko (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

Hi,

We are actually planning the exact same king of trip this coming spring. We'll start from Quebec city and head for Vancouver. I would use some advice on what to see an what to do all along the way. We're planning a two month trip so we'll have plenty of time in each provinces.

Can you help me too?

Thanks!