Edmonton to Prince Rupert depends a lot on the weather. Good weather -- probably 10
hours. Bad weather...well, who knows. The freeway from Edmonton (the Yellowhead)
peters out around Hinton, as I recall, but it's still good highway through Jasper
National Park and in B.C. BC speed limits are only 90 kph, though.
Tom Matkin wrote:
> Marc A. Schindler wrote:
> > Let us know what you decide, and I'm sure I speak for the 3 of us when I
> > say we'll
> > do what we can to accommodate you. I'm probably the closest to the
> > highway you'll
> > be on (the Yellowhead) but Mark's not too far off, and Cardston's about
> > a 45
> > minute side trip each way (from the main highway south from Lethbridge
> > to
> > Montana).
> The trip from Provo to Cardston takes 12 hours if you only stop for gas
> and perhaps one or two very fast pottie breaks at road side rest areas.
> If you tempt fate and have a very fast car you can do it in 11 hours.
> If you are a young person in love and out of touch with reality you
> might even shave a half hour off that. If you are the type that stops
> to eat it will take you 13 or 14 hours. If you stop to smell the
> roses.... well plan for two days.
> There are a wide variety of routes with varying advantages and
> disadvantages. Basically, the best thing to do is take the I-15 from
> Provo to at least Wolf Creek Mt. Just north of Wolf Creek you can cut
> off for the shortest route to Canada (not necessarily the quickest). If
> you are interested in the quickest you carry on through Great Falls to
> the border. There are a couple of places to cut off when Cardston is
> your goal to save a few minutes, but the Coutts/Sweetgrass border
> crossing on I-15 is the only 24 hour port of entry in the vicinity and
> going there reduces the complication of possibly sleeping in a car in
> the Montana wilderness waiting for the border to open in the distant
> After crossing the border at Coutts/Sweetgrass you get to Cardston
> either by taking highway #501 west after going north from the border
> about 12 miles. Or you can go about 20 miles north and cut off west to
> Raymond, then south to Cardston. But that's longer and the road isn't
> any better imho.
> If you stretched your day out on Wednesday to reach Cardston you would
> find beds and breakfast at the Matkin home. The next day it would be a
> 6 hour drive to Edmonton. I'm no expert on how long it takes to get
> from Edmonton to Prince Rupert. But it would probably take a monster day
> (we used to drive from here to Vancouver in a single day, when we didn't
> know any better and I suppose it would be a comparable journey). If it
> stretched out for two days you would get to Prince Rupert by Sat. night.
> Which builds a little slack into your itinerary in case you have a flat
> tire, get hit by food poisoning from eating tainted deep fried chicken
> gizzards at the Flying J in Rocker, Montana (just west of beautiful
> downtown Butte) get lost, encounter normal winter driving conditions, or
> stop to smell the roses.
> > "John W. Redelfs" wrote:
> > > It looks like I'm going to make a whirlwind visit to SLC-Provo this
> > > coming
> > > weekend. My son-in-law, Jeff, has taken a job with the University of
> > > Alaska in Juneau and has to report for work on the 19th. He is going to
> > > fly up and leave my daughter with the job of driving the family
> > > automobile
> > > to Prince Rupert and putting it on the ferry. I thought I would fly
> > > down
> > > there and help her drive back.
> > >
> > > So... I'm going to be in Provo from about 4:00 PM Saturday, until I hit
> > > the road for Canada on Wednesday morning, Nov. 20th. I've got to be to
> > > the
> > > ferry in Prince Rupert by Sunday the 24th at 4:30 PM.
> > >
> > > By my calculations it is going to be a 1287 miles trip from Provo to
> > > Prince
> > > Rupert by shortest route. But the route passes pretty close to Cardston
> > > and Edmonton. I wonder if I should breeze through and say hi to Tom and
> > > the two Emontonions on my way. It would only add about 300 miles to my
> > > trip, and I'm going to get to Prince Rupert about a day early anyway.
> > > It
> > > sure would be fun to meet Tom, Marc and Mark face to face.
> > >
> > > Anyone in the Provo-SLC area that would like to go to McDonald's with me
> > > or
> > > something?
> > >
> > > Your friend and brother,
> > > John W. Redelfs, [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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> > Marc A. Schindler
> > Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland
> > “Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he
> > will pick
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