Post by somethingtoburn on Apr 25, 2011 10:03:15 GMT -5
Me and some friends will be making the trip from Calgary for our first Sasquatch festival this year. Can anyone suggest the best and fastest route to take to the festival? Any tips or advice on where to cross the boarder and where to stop to stock up for supplies along the way(in the US preferably)? Much appreciated!
If there's more than one of you driving, its definitely do-able. Depending on how long you're stuck at the border for I would say its pretty easy to get there in under 10 hours.
I've driven to Spokane in one shot before and that took just under 7 hours and the Gorge is about 2 hours past Spokane. We flew through that border though, I would give yourself some more time with all the people heading down for Sasquatch.
took 14hrs almost exactly from Edmonton. Although that included breaking trail in a blizzard on Highway 22 where we could only do 60km/hr for about an hour, a stop in Spokane for supplies, and another 20min or so talking to the cops.
Took the Cranbrook route. We were the only ones at the border at 4am. 2 people switching off driving duties.
Post by Blacksmile on Apr 26, 2011 12:52:04 GMT -5
That blizzard last year sucked!!!! We hit the aftermath at about 5:30am just outside of Black Diamond.
The two times that I've driven from Calgary, we crossed the border at Yahk. Never had to wait more than 5 minutes crossing to the U.S. or back into Canada. Total trip was about 10 hours including a pit stop in Spokane for lunch and supplies.
I wouldn't be surprised if you are picturing me peeling a carrot with a staple gun.
we hit the giant rush of Canadians crossing the border after the festival. It was pretty brutal. Had to chuckle at the kid wearing a "The Chronic" t-shirt sitting on the curb while border patrol ripped through his car.