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    I want to go on a road trip to saskatchewan, canada. I live near hamilton, On canada. I was thinking ofheading down toward detroit, up between and over the lake superior, go to thunderbay, follow the boarder on the canadian side maybe crossing over to see something interesting, then maybe see montana, and head to moose Jaw, regina, saskatoon, and as north as I feel safe.

    I am nervous of the reserves though, my dad was saying how that if they go through a reserve they only go in the day, because they've been told stories about the reservists stealing stuff, etc. where can I find where the reserves are. as well as natural places to see, such as a lake all to yourself where all you can hear is the fish splashing.

    thanks, dave

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Western/Central Massachusetts

    Default Welcome!

    Welcome to the RoadTrip America Forum!

    While I am not very familiar with the areas of which you speak, I also am unsure of what you mean by reserves - do you mean the reservations?

    I think that the same advice applies to traveling through these areas as applies to any other location in the world - and that is to use your instincts. If you feel unsafe, then chances are you are, but don't head into an area with a preconceived notion of what is going to happen to you there. You will enjoy your trip much more.

    How much time do you have for this trip? That is quite a bit of ground to cover in, say, one week. You will also want to check your budget for the trip. A good place to start is with our planning pages.

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    Join Date
    May 2007
    Central California

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    Depending on when you are thinking of going, you are likely to find quiet lakes all through Minnesota, North Dakota and eastern Montana.

    If you have time, dipping south to the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota would be fun, and Theodore Roosevelt National Park (north and south units) in North Dakota are scenic. Other than that, much of that area looks a lot like the provinces just north of the border. That is only to say, most of the terrain is flat or slightly rolling and the towns are spaced well apart. I enjoy that kind of Zen driving, looking for the occasional pronghorn antelope, but not everyone does.

    I wouldn't worry about the Indian Reservations. You won't be spending the night on a reservation, and they aren't going to jump out from behind a bush with a tomahawk if you are walking from a restaurant to your car, either day or night. You are more at risk in the "bad parts" of Toronto, or even Hamilton.

    Take it easy, and enjoy the ride,

    Craig Sheumaker
    co-author of the travel guide: America's Living History-The Early Years

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