Canada Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Forums Style Refresh
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 27, 15 at 11:33 AM
  • Introducing MeganM
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 24, 15 at 03:23 PM
View all Canada activity »
  1. 1 review of hotel in Montral
  2. 2 Layover In Toronto
  3. 3 Montreal Questions
  4. 4 Need to fill in trip plans with one more destination near Vancouver
  5. 5 Trip Report Trip report/Burlington, VT to Quebec City to Charlevoix
  6. 6 Rochester > Montreal > Quebec
  7. 7 Montreal vs Quebec City for Canada Day
  8. 8 Trip Report Aging can now be Defeated Naturally
  9. 9 youth group trip to nova scotia and prince edward island
  10. 10 Embassy suite Niagara falls, how far is the walk to the casino?
  11. 11 Waterton National Park
  12. 12 Economy vs business on VIA rail?
  13. 13 How do I get from Calgary to Glacier National Park or near by?
  14. 14 Car rental in Victoria, BC
  15. 15 Restaurant with amazing view (and decent food) Whistler
  16. 16 Activities for Children in Vancouver
  17. 17 Romantic destination in Canada
  18. 18 Travel Guide to Quebec
  19. 19 Travel Guide to Quebec
  20. 20 Newfoundland and Labrador with young children
  21. 21 Vancouver
  22. 22 Need help planning a Nova Scotia/PEI trip
  23. 23 Jasper and Banff
  24. 24 Traveling Banff, Vancouver and Seattle
  25. 25 Vancouver to Tofino on Orca Air -- Connection Time Question
View next 25 » Back to the top

Can I drive across the rocky mountains in mid-April, without snow tires?

Jump to last reply

I haven't been able to find much information about driving across the rockies in spring time...
I drove from southwestern ontario, to vancouver island (ferry involved of course!) in the beginning of September 2012.
Due to inconvenient circumstances, I need to head back to Ontario, ASAP.. I have a good set of all season tires on my 1999 toyota camry. Purchasing new snow tires out here, isn't at all in my dwindling budget.
I understand that global warming has been influencing early melts, and early springs for the past few years, but I can't seem to find any recent information.
Ideally, I'd like to start the drive the 2nd weekend in april..
I'm looking for someone who has recent first hand experience with this stretch of the highway at this time of year.
I'm not expecting a carefree, leisurely drive, but I'm not into risking my life either.
I'm not a speeder or a careless driver...
Northern Ontario will be a whole different story, but if I can make it across the mountains, I can stay with family in Alberta until the rest of the highway has melted a bit more.
If you consider this stretch of the rockies impassable without snow tires in mid-april... when do you suggest the earliest I could try?

10 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement