How I drove 4,300 km from BC to Alberta (and back) for only $21…
This article was written by Claire Mosley who has been a Poparide member since 2010 and has shared over 10,000 km with passengers. You can follow Claire’s travels on Instagram.
So, my car just did 4,300 km on $21 worth of gas. That’s right, $21!!! You might be asking… how is that possible?
I just completed a fabulous road trip across British Columbia towards Grande Prairie in Northern Alberta for my work as an industry paramedic for 911 Industrial Response.
I usually fly but it’s Summer and I wanted a sweet road trip full of great Canadian drives, camping, visiting friends and family along the way with a sprinkling of hiking too!
I clocked 4,300 km: Tofino – Nanaimo – Whistler – Manning Park – Princeton – Kelowna – Lake Louise – Banff – Calgary – Edmonton – Grande Prairie – Prince George – Prince Rupert where I hopped on the ferry for 16 hours South to… Port Hardy – Courtenay and back to Tofino!
I spent $430 on gas (yes I saved all my receipts and summed them up) and I received $409 through my rideshare passengers who accompanied me on various stages of my journey.
They booked and paid through Poparide, and boom! Money was in the bank a just few days later.
So technically, I just drove 4,300 km at a total gas cost of $21… not bad!
How is your gas mileage looking?
Here are more photos from Claire’s trip…
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