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post #1 of 7 Old 03-05-2016, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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Question Thunder Bay to Glacier National Park; I need some more advice please!

Given the comments and suggestions we are now planning to include Glacier NP into our loop. Since we want to go north of the lakes, those in the know, can you give us some suggestions what route you would take from Thunder Bay to Glacier NP.

My thinking is stay in Canada, take RT17 and then 1 (or 2) all the way to Medicine Hat and head to the US from there. Reasonable, or are there better/ more scenic choices?

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Sorry, but no good news on how to get across the plains. It's flat, straight and long whether you take the trans canada #1 or drop down and take #2 across the US.
Both probably about the same distance. I've done both.

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Hwy #2, which runs south of the Trans-Canada is slightly more interesting-access it just past Winnipeg. I guess you could also take #16 through Russell and Yorkton to Saskatoon, then through Biggar towards Edmonton..

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Given the comments and suggestions we are now planning to include Glacier NP into our loop. Since we want to go north of the lakes, those in the know, can you give us some suggestions what route you would take from Thunder Bay to Glacier NP.

My thinking is stay in Canada, take RT17 and then 1 (or 2) all the way to Medicine Hat and head to the US from there. Reasonable, or are there better/ more scenic choices?

Thanks in advance for your time to respond!
Given the speed limit in Canada & scenery is about the same I would take the route in the states. You will be able travel faster to get to northwestern Montana & Glacier NP.

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You can wail along at 130+ all day on the major routes and gas is cheaper and food too.

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Thanks Guys. Seems to basically a decision how do I get there the fastest and easiest, then enjoy the way back.
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Voyage into the Calm! Google 'The Red Coat Trail'.
I'll be taking that 1,300 km route east from Fort Macleod to Winnipeg in July. It's the route 275 North West Mounted Police took to bring law to the Canadian west in 1874.

Glenboro has Sara, a sculptured 5 meter high Camel representing the nearby Spirit Stands desert, Souris has Canada's longest suspension bridge, Carlyle has the Rusty Relics museum in a 1909 train station, East End has the 1st T-Rex found in Saskatchewan.

There's Canadian history for you right there in a very relaxed, no cell phone laid back route that's a great alternative to the Trans Canada.
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