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  1. #1
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    Default From Toronto to Newfoundland (North Sydney)

    I would like to know what you consider to be the best (all Canadian) route from Toronto to the ferry terminal at North Sydney NS. I plan on driving 8 - 10 hour days, with breaks and lunch and fuel along the way. My difficulty is finding suitable accommodations for the evening. I know there are people out there who do this trip, going back "home" to visit relatives etc, so what is the route and where do you stay along the way. Thanks in advance. Bill

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    Welcome!

    I have no personal knowledge of this route, but to stay in Canada, my software recommends:

    Go to Montreal, then take 20 to Riviere du Loup, then 185/2/104/105 to Sydney. It looks like appropriate overnights would be in Quebec City and Moncton. An alternate from Montreal to Quebec City is 40.

    If you are leaving from Penetanguishene (as listed in your profile) the overnights would then be Montreal and Frederickton.

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    Default Getting going

    Welcome Back Bill,

    I've got to leave the office -- but to get things going, here's one such route:


    Mark

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    Thanks GLC, you are correct, I am leaving from Penetanguishene, I only put Toronto because I figured no one would know where Penetanguishene was... I am finding it hard to find accommodation around Montreal (trying to avoid going too deep into the city) I prefer to stay at Best Westerns, or the Choice brand or the Wyndham brand hotels. So if anyone has any recommendations for a hotel to stay overnight near Montreal, without getting too tangled and getting lost, I would appreciate some recommendations. Thanks.

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    Thanks for the route Mark, I will enlarge it and take a closer look.

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    I see plenty of all 3 chains in the Trudeau Airport area and in Laval.

    Mark's route is exactly the one I described.

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    I have decided to push on towards Drummondville QC and stay there rather than battle the Montreal congestion. It will make for a long day of driving, but I will be that much closer to my destination.

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    That's only an extra hour or so. On the next day, it's about 2 hours from Frederickton to Moncton if you want to press on.

    You are still going to have to get through Montreal - you may want to leave very early so you can get through before afternoon rush hour. You are looking at about 8 hours from home to Montreal and you also have to deal with the Toronto area.

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    You are right, its not going to be pretty... I was thinking of leaving at 7am, that puts me into Toronto around 8:30am and Montreal around 4:00 pm Both of those are bad times.

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    Perhaps leave around 5am?

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