Driving around the Lakes and RV-ing
Hello all: We are hoping to benefit from the collective experience and Canadian members' knowledge to help us with trip planning.
Our family will attend the National in MSP this year and we'd like to return to Northern Virginia via the Great Lakes. Tentatively we will head north to Duluth and Thunder Bay, eventually getting on Rt 17 in Canada and going around to Sault Ste. Marie. Is Rt 17 in Ontario a heavily traveled highway? We are hoping to avoid freeway-like conditions if we can. We have an AirStream BaseCamp trailer pulled by a Toyota Highlander Hybrid. We'll have three bikes along with two of us riding daily. What can we expect at the border crossings? Is it easier to cross at SSM? or try a smaller crossing further east? This will be our first foray into Canada and we hope Canada becomes a regular destination.
Border Crossing - Everything you wanted to know
I am planning on taking the long way from Texas to St Paul - via the Michigan UP and around Lake Superior on the north side. That means crossing the border at two of the potentially busiest crossing points in the high tourist traveling season of the summer.
I recently came across this web site for border crossing info. It is a real encyclopedia of information. Most important when I get up there is a resource I can check to see what the wait times are at the various crossing points. Hope this is useful for someone!
Tags: Canadian border crossing, customs, Sault St Marie, International Falls