Gateway to the West

English River Ontario – Winnipeg, Manitoba

Day 6: 515 kilometres – 5 hours 35 minutes – Fuel: $38 + $14

Here we are! We’ve driven about 40 H and have covered about 3 360 kilometres so far. 3 more provinces to go and we will have driven coast to coast!

Northern Ontario is v. beautiful. Lake Superior is absolutely lovely! It’s sparkling waters and abstract tree lines are incredible. The gas price however, is not something to rave about. From Sault-Ste. Marie until Manitoba, the price of gas is pretty pricey. It was 120.8 at one place, and 86.5 once we reached Manitoba. You may make fun of our Prius, but it is exciting at the gas station!

There are many, MANY picnic stops off of the highway, the trick is finding the right one! Most of them are right off the highway and not sheltered and not exactly picturesque. But there are the few gems that leave you breathless and wishing you could stay forever!

We stopped at the sweetest shop and farm on the way called Egli’s Sheep Farm. You must stop by if you’re in the area! Handmade and locally crafted, the products inside are beautiful and practical and worth every penny!

Once we arrived to our friends house, we hauled hundreds of fresh picked strawberries and afterwards we had a good conversation with new friends over a nice hot meal!

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Next stop: Indian Head, Saskatchewan

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