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What are peoples thoughts on driving from Vancouver to Calgary in the winter season? I'd really like to do the drive but with the snow and ice I'm opting for the flight.
If I were to drive it would be spaced out over about 4days with plenty of stops so im in no rush.
Also would the rental car place even rent to mw for that trip?
Thanks
Dane

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    Hi there,
    Van-Cal now is quite trippy. I did it 2 weeks ago and was pretty scary for me. If you will do it don't do the passes at night (they are iced) and don't sleep in a car if outside is -25 hehehe...
    I have heard that the rental car companies don't give a winter tires and they will charge a lot more if you won't take the car back. My suggestion get a plane, i think will be cheaper than rent a car and pay gas. Anyway I took about 10 hours...

    Tom almost 8 years ago

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    Hi,

    I would agree with Tom. I did the drive in April to Banff and then on to Calgary, the road conditions were not the best. Hire cars say they have 'all season' tires on the vehicles but they are not ideal. I did the short drive from Van to Kelowna in the hight of winter and it was a mission to say the least, very bad road conditions. I would certainly consider a flight.

    Ben almost 8 years ago

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