After crossing the border at International Falls, we picked up the Trans Canada Highway with the ultimate destination of Canmore in the Alberta Rockies just outside Banff National Park.
We were warned by my friend Patrick in Ottawa that there was little to see along Canada 1 from southern Ontario through Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and he was right. Miles and miles of flat Canadian prairie and massive cultivated fields. We could see to the horizon in every direction with not a mountain or hill in sight.
We had to watch our fuel, because stations were far apart. The first day we made nearly 600 miles and the second nearly 700. The driving was fairly easy, because of light traffic. We changed off driving duties every few hours to deal with the monotony.
Once we hit Alberta, the land began to change into gently rolling countryside as we approached the Canadian Rockies and our waypoint in Canmore.