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Another Bump in the Road...

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Our stay in Banff ended with a beautifully sunny morning, and the good weather has followed us to Calgary. However a dark cloud has cast a shadow over our plans.

We've been making our way west towards Winnipeg, where we planned to dip down back into the US to Minneapolis, Chicago and Cleveland, before travelling back into Canada to spend some time in Toronto, then head back into the States for the last leg of our journey. We checked the Greyhound map online to make sure this was doable.

Well we should have double checked the route using the online fare finder because it appears that this line has now closed, as have other Canada-US routes. There's now no way of getting from Canada back down to the US by Greyhound apart from Vancouver in the west and Buffalo or Montreal in the east. There aren't any other buses or trains that cross the border and flights (which we'd be reluctant to take anyway since we've come this far by land) are much too expensive. So we don't appear to have any option other than to change our route, completely missing out on the US Midwest and Chicago, the third largest city in the States.

We're not happy.

Posted by shoestring 19:29 Archived in Canada Tagged canada route united greyhound problem states

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That's disappointing for you but having been to Minneapolis and Chicago, I personally don't think you'd be missing a great deal by not going there. Presumably you're now going to have to cross those flat ol' Prairies to Toronto. Hope you've got a good book!

by Popsy

You don't need 'windy cities'. Anyway, a good excuse to return to the States one day.

by Chris

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