Written by: Ron Jones special guest contributor from AboutRVing.com
04/03/2013 9:55 AM
This is the third article in a three part series that CampingRoadTrip.com asked me to write. RVing to Alaska has always been a dream trip for us, and as we embarked on this adventure we quickly learned many valuable hints and tips - enough to fill an entire book! So here are a few nuggets of information that we wished someone told us before we left for our road trip to Alaska.
We travel in Canada nearly every year. We have had the good fortune to visit all ten provinces and one territory (of three) and have returned to some of these locations several times. You will have to visit at least two provinces if you drive your RV to Alaska and three if you take the Alaskan (formerly ALCAN) Highway.
To visit Alaska, you will have to drive about 4,000 miles up and back so here are tips about money, credit cards, and other odds and ends while traveling in Canada. This may be new information especially if you have not previously RVed in Canada.
The most common and consistent difference is the Canadian use of metric measurement. I have added suggestions and information below regarding what you will need to be aware of when purchasing consumer goods in Canada.
Using Credit Cards on the Road
Eating In or Out in Your RV
Fueling Your RV
Calling from Canada - Toll Free and Phone Use
Driving in Canada
As an RVer, you will have to cross through Canada to get to Alaska. Canada on its own is spectacular and we absolutely love to travel in Canada and do so about every year. As in the USA, there are a gazillion places to see and all are fascinating. Having the ability to travel in both countries is wonderful and exciting. Being an RVer helps make it happen.
Some useful links from CampingRoadTrip.com to help you through Canada:
Ron Jones is the author of "RVing to Alaska" (©2010). In his book, you will discover about 150+ pages of details on how to plan a trip to Alaska, what to see, suggested routes, Canadian tips, time needed, and what to expect. Ron Jones has kindly touched on a few of these issues our newsletter. The details are in the book. Ron can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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