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Drive from Seattle to Calgary

Seattle, Washington
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Drive from Seattle to Calgary

Hi, We are planning for a road trip from seattle to Calgary on 22nd oct 2018 with a toddler and will be returning November 2nd.

So which is the best route to drive without any snow....

We will be driving RAV4 vehicle so just wondering is it a safe plan to drive?????????

Pls suggest

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Madison, WI
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1. Re: Drive from Seattle to Calgary

There is no direct route to Calgary from Seattle this time of year where you will not encounter any snow. Canada also has strict winter tire laws. Do you have winter driving experience? If not, I'd suggest flying.

https:/…about-winter-tires

https://goo.gl/maps/f2PNx5v3MT72

Edited: 16 October 2018, 17:10
Tacoma, Washington
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2. Re: Drive from Seattle to Calgary

flying.....

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3. Re: Drive from Seattle to Calgary

The "safest"drive would be the I-90 to the 200 (in Montana) & the I-15 North to Canada. Returning by the same route ... The entire route is, exposed to Winter storms that can close any of several mtn, passes en-route. Consider, the alternative advice above ... booking now !... Happy trails ... carracar

Edited: 16 October 2018, 19:39
Wednesbury, UK
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4. Re: Drive from Seattle to Calgary

Hi Eric.

Alberta itself does not have any tire laws, unlike BC, but that is irrelevant of course to snow avoidance on that route even if you avoid BC.

Edited: 16 October 2018, 22:59
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