hello all. Well it looks like all of my plans are falling into place. I will be driving to Alaska from Ohio during the end of April. my route is set and half of the drive will be through Canada. I will be crossing into Canada on route 39 in North Dakota. From there i connect to highway 1 west, take hwy 93 north west through the mountains (should be awesome!) then hook up on hwy 16 to Prince Rupert. hopefully someone from Canada or someone who has traveled that route can answer a few questions.
My questions are:
1. what are the road conditions. 2-land 4-lane, is it paved the whole way? (may be a stupid question)
2. what weather conditions should i expect between April 18-23?
3. Should i bring anything special for the trip (i.e. tire chains for snow, an extra gas container)
4. any good places to stop along the way?
5. any special things i would need to know about entering and leaving canada from the U.S. provided i have my passport.
6. should i fill up on gas every chance i get or are there plenty of gas stations along the way, and what can i expect gas prices to be?
7. are there any road hazards i should be aware of, falling rock zones, wildlife etc.
other than that i want to make sure i cover all my bases before i set off on the longest road trip of my life. my final destination will be Ketchikan if anyone wants to hitch a ride along the way (i will be traveling through Indianapolis, Chicago and Minneapolis.) if there was any other considerations i should make before i depart any suggestions would be appreciated.