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Driving across Canada

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Driving across Canada

In September we hope to drive fromHamilton On to Smithers BC.

After a stop in Carman Manitoba we intend to drive the next day to Saskatoon. Which is the best (most scenic) route to take? Via Regina or along route 16?

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11. Re: Driving across Canada

Regarding highway 16 as a divided highway - it's divided all the way from Saskatoon to Hinton, Alberta (one hour east of Jasper), with 110 km/hr speed limit for most of it, and then just west of Hinton, it is two-lane (undivided) highway all the way to Smithers.

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12. Re: Driving across Canada

Getting from Saskatoon to Smithers is really not the question, I believe gthart has asked related questions on the Alberta forum, and besides there is only one reasonable way to travel that way. The question is whether to take Hwy 16 or Hwy's 1 and 11 to get to Saskatoon. I believe, having gone between Saskatoon and Winnipeg a number of ways, that going through Regina as advised by Google maps is definitely best. This is a long drive without any extra time to do much sightseeing, and while I am a big supporter of Saskatchewan and know there are many things of interest, there is nothing compelling or easy or quick to see along either route. Stick to the twinned highway.

Edited: 1:44 pm, March 16, 2012
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13. Re: Driving across Canada

Hwy 16 is not divided at all in Manitoba, it is single lane for the entire portion from Portage La Prairie to the Saskatchewan border. Hwy 1 is divided in Manitoba except for a short distance from the Ontario border to Falcon Lake.

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14. Re: Driving across Canada

Hwy 16 is not divided at all in Manitoba, it is single lane for the entire portion from Portage La Prairie to the Saskatchewan border. Hwy 1 is divided in Manitoba except for a short distance from the Ontario border to Falcon Lake.

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15. Re: Driving across Canada

Hwy 16 is not divided at all in Manitoba, it is single lane for the entire portion from Portage La Prairie to the Saskatchewan border. Hwy 1 is divided in Manitoba except for a short distance from the Ontario border to Falcon Lake.

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16. Re: Driving across Canada

Hwy 16 is not divided at all in Manitoba, it is single lane for the entire portion from Portage La Prairie to the Saskatchewan border. Hwy 1 is divided in Manitoba except for a short distance from the Ontario border to Falcon Lake.

17. Re: Driving across Canada

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