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Nov 11th, 2016, 02:36 PM
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Driving to Fort ST. John

HI Members,
I'm moving from Vancouver to Fort ST. John, BC on beginning of December and I'm thinking of driving my own car during that long trip. if you can help me with the following:
-I'm driving a Toyota Yaris (fairly small car), can this car make it to Fort ST. John.
-Is there plenty of gas stations on the road (my tank is only 45 LT.)
-If anyone lives up there, what is the average monthly rentals for 1 person (studio,1 bedroom apartment, basement suites, 1 room with private bath) etc.

Finally any other tips like type of clothes needed (first time to move to that rough weather) will be helpful.

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Dec 1st, 2016, 11:53 PM
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Try to cover your journey with powerful jeep, because in St. John roads are very steep hairpin turn.
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Dec 4th, 2016, 08:07 PM
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Jhon... which "St. John" are you talking about??
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Dec 5th, 2016, 04:36 AM
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I would be very surprised if Jhon_Carter has ever been anywhere near Fort St. John.
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Dec 7th, 2016, 05:47 PM
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LOL - agreed!


and while 4WD might help the cause there, I think the old-school "Jeep" might be a bit too drafty for the local air.



PS - I stopped for lunch in Fort St. John once...
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Dec 7th, 2016, 07:50 PM
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NWMale:
when you were there were you able to search far enough to find a place steep enough to justify a hairpin curve?
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Dec 21st, 2016, 05:06 PM
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The only thing I found in Fort St. John was the Boston Pizza!!!

And, in hindsight, that is all that mattered.



My day had begun in Chetwynd, watching weather reports of horror all across Canada: floods in Nova Scotia and terrible blizzards in Alberta and the prairies.

... and here I was, heading northwest toward Alaska with nothing but a rental sedan and a large ice scraper (hey, I read The Milepost!)

But I reckon you don't neeeeeeeed hairpin turns on the only road for miles around... except at that one spot, just entering the mountains...

(though sometimes you've gotta make hairpin turns around the bison and elk in the middle of the roadway)
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