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Road trip in Summer, with 4 kids, BC to Ontario, suggestions for itinerary?

Road trip in Summer, with 4 kids, BC to Ontario, suggestions for itinerary?

Feb 13th, 2013, 07:54 PM
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Thanks Utour, Bak and others. I have looked at all your links and still haven't decided on a route because now we have a new concern that we didn't think of. Are we going to be safe enough in a pop up trailer in trailer parks throughout Canada and the US?
Maybe we watch too many news broadcasts but would the walls of a motel room (albeit crowded and with no cooking facilities..) be safer than in a tent trailer with the crazies of the world out there?

On a different note, I started a new topic on the US board and have had some good suggestions for what to do on the way back through the US.
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Feb 14th, 2013, 05:34 AM
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I would be awfully surprised if there's any meaningful safety difference on that front, BWF. The working axiom in the news business is "If it bleeds, it leads" so there's a tendency to focus disproportionately on such 'news' which in turn gives needless pause.

I would think about the biggest threat you might come across (campsite or motel/hotel) is rowdies celebrating a bit too boisterously.

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Feb 14th, 2013, 07:38 AM
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This is very true. Thanks..
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Feb 14th, 2013, 08:22 AM
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I don't think there's anything to worry about, other than an annual Hells Angels ride to North Dakota.

Most of the Canadian campgrounds are government owned, federal or provincial mostly, but some owned by municipalities.

The problems with campgrounds in Canada is that they are not all that common, much of the space is taken by people staying for weeks at a time, meaning not that many spaces available just for overnight, and it takes a long time to set up and tear down. And then you're stuck in the campground. With a hotel, you can at least go out for a walk on a summers evening.
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Feb 17th, 2013, 07:55 PM
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Thanks Bak and Utour for great advice again. It is true that being in a campground we are stuck there at night but as our children can be quite full on sometimes, I doubt we will be walking in the evening, we will be putting them to bed so we can have some down time, even if it's just sitting in the annex.

Still putting together an itinerary, will post when it's decided. Now wondering how hot it will be in a tent trailer at night in the summer? Might need to google the averages for that.
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