How long does it take to drive down from Toronto area to Calgary?
Question: on Google map it says 1 day and 11 hrs.. so id say around 2 days... other people who have gone up said 4 days =\ were driving straight
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From Toronto to Calgary with 2 drivers will take just over a day and a half depending on weather and your speed. It is almost 3,000kms. P.S. I drove from New Brunswick to Edmonton 3 weeks ago, left Moncton at noon Thursday, watched the super Bowl at a friend's in Edmonton Sunday afternoon so 2 drivers can easily make Toronto to Calgary in under 2 days, long days..
You'll be driving on mountain highways. They aren't dangerous in themselves, not in summer when there won't be snow and ice, but if you don't pay attention, if you go too fast, try to pass someone when you shouldn't, etc etc, there are places where you aren't simply going to roll off the road into a field. You'll hit a rock face, or a semi coming the other way, or end up 500 feet down a canyon in a river. If all the driving you've done so far is around Calgary and the flat parts of Alberta, the mountain roads are probably going to give you a few tense moments. But thousands of people drive that way every day and they make it in one piece. It's about 550 km from Calgary to Summerland. I always figure on an average speed of 80 kmh when I'm planning a road trip. That allows for faster driving in some places with time allowed for buying gas, getting a coffee, or stopping to walk around and look at stuff, and for getting stuck behind something slow. Let's say it's a 7 hour drive, give or take a bit. I can understand why your parents might not want you to go, but you sort of have to do stuff like this sooner or later. If you were my kid I'd say do it but for god's sake be careful. Don't exceed the speed limit. If there are signs warning you to slow down for a curve, pay attention to them. Watch the road and the other traffic the whole time. If you want to gawk at the scenery, pull over to do it. Don't talk on your cell phone while you're moving. Make sure your car is in good working order. If you feel stressed, or sleepy, pull over and walk around for 10 minutes. Keep the gas half full or more. In summer there are people all over the place so I don't think your personal safety is much of an issue, no more than it is anywhere else, but lock the car if you get out of it. When I'm travelling alone, I either stop where there are lots of other people or where there's no one else. If someone else shows up and it's not a family or Grama and Grandpa, I leave. You might want to go Hwy 3 through BC instead of the Trans-Canada. It's a bit more winding, probably a bit slower but usually has less traffic.
If you were driving straight through I would say 2 days. With one stop 2 1/2 days. The rest can really help. You would need at least 3 drivers to drive safely and not be drowsy. It's probably cheaper gas wise just to fly. It's also safer. The likeness you would get in a car accident is 100x more then your plane crashing - just in case you don't like flying. Depends if you are going 110k or 140k+.
I really hate to say it, and this isn't what you want to hear, but your parents are pretty much on the mark; it's possible to get to some parts of California in four days, but you'd have to push it. What part of California? From Toronto, there isn't much difference in distances to San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Actually, the most distant is San Francisco via the major Interstates. Even though it's the farthest north of the three, it's also the farthest west, and has a slightly roundabout route to it. That's enough to get the distance up. So, I'll use San Francisco as a reference. That's over 2,600 miles (over 4,200 km). From my family's experience, a good road-trip average is about 600 miles a day (10-hour drive doing about 60 mph/about 100 kph, plus allowing 3 or 4 hours for food, restrooms, and any other potential stops for a 13- or 14-hour day). Farther west, you can go faster, so you can often shave off maybe an hour in the day to do 600 miles. Many western states let you do 70 mph/near 110 kph. We'll usually get at least one 700-mile day on a trip, and have strung together 800 miles a few times (once every few years, often on western high-speed Interstates). However, I'm not so sure I'd recommend that consistently, even if you have a few drivers; a few late nights strung together means fatigue, and way out west where there are long distances between towns, you really don't want to take that risk. That said, I'd figure that you have the potential to reach San Francisco in four days if you push it, but definitely allow five. Same for Los Angeles and San Diego; the distances are similar, a difference of maybe two hours in total driving time from Toronto (around 100 miles); not enough to really take it into consideration. Furthermore, in March, it gets dark earlier than it does in the summer (July/August), when my family usually takes trips. It's still early enough in the year to possibly encounter some snowy conditions along the way, which would certainly slow things down a bit. So, that's the verdict; allow five days, but it can be cone in four if everything goes PERFECTLY and you have at least three drivers, eat while in motion, get early starts, do time-saving things like that. Not trying to discourage you, just giving the facts, and I still hope you find a way to pull this off; it really is a fun drive, worth the trip!
18 hours. Longer if you factor in rest stops and gas stops. I drove from Barrie to Edmonton a few summers ago. What we did was we drove from Barrie and we over nighted in: Sudbury Sault St Marie Thunder Bay Winnipeg Regina and then off up to Edmonton If I were you, and I had the time, I'd follow that same route but from Regina I'd head right to Calgary. That way you are assured to stop at cities with good hotels and services along the way.
There is no such restriction. A drivers license is fully effective on the day it's issued, there are no waiting periods for any privileges to go into effect. If you're talking about a junior license, it has some restrictions but those also don't change after any time period.
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