As discussed in the previous posts, we are driving to our new home instead of flying.
The reason we’re taking this long road trip is partially because we have to move our car anyway, but also because Marije and I would like to take a vacation together, seeing Canada from coast to coast! It may surprise you that we haven’t really had a vacation with just the two of us in the last 6 years, with the exception of one great weekend getaway in Twillingate.
Of course, this ~7500 km cross-continent drive isn’t going to be a ‘real’ vacation, we’re on a schedule. We would absolutely love to spend time in every province along the way, but we have to be in Nanaimo around July 1st, which gives us just two weeks to drive and find a home on the other side.
We are looking forward to the trip however, and we might be able to enjoy 2 or 3 brief stop-overs along the way. Things I’m looking forward to in particular:
- Driving through the Maritimes
- Driving along the Great Lakes
- Seeing the Rocky Mountains
- Driving through British Columbia
- The ferry crossing to Vancouver Island
The Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia might be 1 of the stop-overs, Lake Louise in Alberta will definitely be a stop-over, and it would be great if we can find something in the middle too, preferably somewhere above Lake Superior. Right now, everything thing is still very much fluid, we haven’t booked anything beyond a ferry crossing near the start of our journey. For those of you who don’t know me, I don’t have the best of luck when it comes to taking ferries.
No worries though, we’ll just see what happens and drive our car west every day until we get there. Here’s a great looking street view from Google maps along the way:
Driving through the Rockies: