I'm planning my first multiday road trip ever. I'm very excited but low on experience. I'm driving from Anmore British Columbia to Nepean Ontario (roughly speaking Vancouver to Ottawa). I'm only going 1 way. The car I'm driving is already determined, it's a 1992 Ford Tempo GL with 92 horsepower and a 3 speed automatic. Currently this car is sitting in a garage in British Columbia, and will be there unused until June 18th, (when I return from Africa).
I have only 1 stop planned so far, that is in Red Deer AB to pick up my roommate.
I have many questions, the least of all is the route. I'm planning on going through Canada as opposed to the US. I'm planning on spending nights in hole in the wall motels along the way.
Firstly, can I get an estimate on how long this roadtrip will actually take? Aside from British Columbia's beautiful mountains what interesting sites are along the way? I'm not planning a return journey, I'm moving to Ontario permanently, this is my way of transporting my car.
Secondly, what kind of "kit" should I be carrying? I have enough idea to know I should tune up and change the oil and make sure I have brakes and such before heading out, but in terms of spare parts (I'll obviously carry a tire) and emergency stuff, what would be good to carry?
I'll be staying in southern canada, passing through most major southern cities. Any advice is appreciated. I'll try to post more details later but my internet credit hours have expried so I have to go.