Cross-canada roadtrip with a E46
Toronto to Whitehorse roadtrip
So we decided to head back to the Yukon…the call of the wild.
Not with a Benz this time or a Volkswagen, but rather with a 328ci E46.
In all, we drove 5800 kilometres accross northern Ontario (which by the way, NEVER ENDS), Manitoba (friendliest people ever), Saskatchewan (also the friendliest), Alberta, BC and finally the Yukon. We faced terrible road conditions after Fort Saint-John. The Michelin Pilot Sport all-season were no match for a below 20 road surface. Good thing the BMW has an amazing stability control. We kept the speed low and we were able to reach our destination safely. The E46 BMW with great snow tires would be a terrific combo no doubt: It’s lightyears ahead of the W140 Mercedes when it comes to stability on icy surface.
The car was loaded with luggages, probably had an extra 500lbs in it. That might have help the car to stay on rail in adverse conditions.
We did Toronto to Thunder Bay to Winnipeg to Regina to Saskatoon to Lloydminster to Edmonton to Grande Prairie to Fort Saint John to Fort Nelson to Watson Lake to Whitehorse in six days. That’s the right amount of time to enjoy life a bit and stop at some random third wave coffee shop.
We stopped at Salute Coffee near Sudbury and got some excellent Keto-something coffee from Pilot Roaster (that’s what they were using anyway) and went on our way.
We visited Saint-Paul Roastery in Thunderbay and got a bag of their stuff (which was good, not great.)
Rogue Wave Coffee shop in Edmonton was a highlight, loved the place, the vibe, their coffees. Highly recommended. We were surprised by the quality of the food and coffee at a health shop in Fort Nelson. Quite the hidden gem (google map-it if you’re around Fort Nelson).