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1. Posted by giorgia28 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

Hi All, We're from Australia and moving to Canada for a working holiday. We got tickets to Toronto but now have jobs in Edmonton!! We were going to buy an RV and drive, we have a maximum of 2 weeks. We arrive mid August. We have 3 kids, so frequent stops will be important. Has anyone done this trip and what route would be the cheapest/easiest/quickest? Thanks

2. Posted by jambo101 (Respected Member 414 posts) 6y

http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Windflower+Gate&daddr=46.377254,-83.935547+to:McQueen+Rd+NW&geocode=FdMtnAIdNBRC-w%3B%3BFRA0MQMdxhE7-Q&hl=en&mra=dpe&mrcr=0&mrsp=1&sz=4&via=1&sll=49.891235,-97.15369&sspn=28.068535,56.513672&ie=UTF8&z=4

Heres the quickest route if 3000+kms can be called quick,any chance you can change your tickets for an Edmonton arrival?
Or a more scenic route would be to land in Vancouver and drive to Edmonton.

[ Edit: Edited on 14-Jun-2010, at 14:42 by jambo101 ]

3. Posted by MissNat (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

Hi Giorgia... I am a fellow Aussie living and working in Toronto for 12 months. Sounds like a great opportunity you have! Driving from Toronto - Edmonton is a fairly big trip... think about Melbourne to Perth and it's a little less than that! So, it is definately an option. Just up to you whether you want to spend the time in the car. On the positives, you could have a fun road trip... assuming the kids are on board with the idea!! LOL...
Best of luck

4. Posted by giorgia28 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

Thanks so much guys. Sadly the fare that we got can't be changed but I think it's a great way of seeing parts of both countries. Thanks for the Perth to Melbourne conparison. It definately puts it into perspective!!;)

5. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

Sounds like a great trip.
I've driven around and across Canada a few times. It's so incredibly easy.
Toronto - Edmonton is just a breeze. If I was to suggest a route for myself, then I'd do Toronto, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Edmonton. I reckon it should take around three to four days with regular breaks and sharing the driving, although it can be done a lot quicker if you want to just put your foot down and get there.