Hittin’ the Road for another Cross Canada Trip

hittin' the roadFor those who may or may not know, I have been in the midst of planning another Cross Canada Trip for the last 5 months or so. It hasn’t been easy, and there’s been a buttload of distractions along the way. But in just a week and a half I’ll be hitting the open road once again, this time with my friend Justin, a fellow musician / traveler.

We’re both looking forward to cutting the strings that held us to our hometown, Justin for his first time, myself for my third. It’s destined to be a blast. We recently came into possession of a wicked campervan (thanks Logan & Karleen), and have been packing it for the last few days. The final destination of this roadtrip across Canada is Halifax, Nova Scotia. Our new home. The goal is for it to be our new base of operations for working on our music career, and trying to get our own small business’s going.

I finally quit my job as an Internet/Mobility technician, which is a huge relief. If I had to answer another phone call from Grandma Louise in Punnichy, Saskatchewan, regarding setting up a Dialup Connection, I probably would have lost my shit. Ha! I also managed to move out of the rental property I’d been living in for the last 6 months, and am currently back in my parents basement. Depressing as it may sound, I’m actually kind of happy to get to spend some time with my family before leaving again. I’m not all that sure how long we’ll be out there, we have no return date, which is part of the beauty of it all. No routines, no expectations, just living the now, and finding joy and happiness in every minute we’re still young.

The drive to Halifax is 42 hours of solid driving from Regina. The ’81 Econoline is a bit of a shitkicker as we like to call it here in Saskatchewan. So an easy pace is required. Which means I’ve got quite a bit of time to get some sweet content online. My game plan is to keep ‘i Backpack Canada’ up to date while I’m on the road. I should be able to find free wifi at coffee shops and hotels along the way. So expect to see some photos, videos, and posts about backpacking Canada. I’d love to see myself finding enough ambition to film a good portion of the trip, and turn it into some online webisodes. I’ll keep you posted on that idea.

In the meantime, I’ve got some more packing to do. If you’ve got any advice or locations that we “Must-See” along the way, feel free to let me know in the comments. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regina to Halifax

Regina to Halifax

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  • http://angryredhead.wordpress.com Candice

    You’re only going as far as Hali?! DUDE, come to NL!

    • http://ibackpackcanada.com Corbin

      @Candice – Haha, trust me I would love to check out Newfoundland, its high on my list. Just not sure whether or not our P.O.S van will make it there. We’re pushin it to the limits just to get to Hali. lol. But I promise, if we’re ahead of schedule, and the van is still running in prestine condition, we’ll make a detour and come check it out before stoppin’ in Halifax.

      • http://angryredhead.wordpress.com Candice

        Hahaha, understandable! If you don’t make it out here, I suggest coming sometime in the summer. Winter is kinda soul shattering.
        .-= Candice´s last blog ..Roll out the red carpet baby, I’m a celeb =-.

  • http://www.getours.com Liz Warner

    quitting your job is a tough decision to make, so congratulations for making that decision :) I think it’s fun to enjoy the moment and just relax, all this routinary stuff can be stressful

  • http://goseemakeanddo.wordpress.com Nadine

    I know this is an old post, but my roommate and I are planning on doing the road trip from Saskatoon to Toronto this summer. I’ll peruse your blog for ideas, but was there anything worth noting on your trip between these two locations?

    • http://ibackpackcanada.com Corbin Fraser

      The biggest piece of advice I can give is to get off the Trans Canada as often as possible, even if its just for the odd night or two. The #1 can be the fastest way to see very little if you stay on it the whole time. I’m a big fan of just picking a campsite at Random & hoping for the best, typically in the Ontario area you won’t be disappointed. Best of luck! :)

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