We are driving across Canada/northern US (west to east and back again) starting in Vancouver in early September and leaving Vancouver late November. Lots of time to see amazing places! A big question we have is how far south are we likely to have to go on the way back (around November) to get across the various mountain chains? Are there any roads in the border regions that close regularly? Are there any roads that are more likely to be open than others in November? This info is pretty vital to our basic planning, as we don't want to leave the drive back across to the west coast too late and find ourselves stuck, or having to detour a long way south to find an open road. I know that weather is impossible to predict, but if anyone has any general experiences we would greatly appreaciate your advice.
Ali and Pete, Western Australia