We drove the TransCanada Highway from Kakabeka Falls until 4 miles before we dipped back down into the USA at International Falls..IMG 7160

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This was a very rural highway.  We probably went 150 miles without seeing a gas station.  There was even a warning sign stating limited services when we turned west near near the beginning.

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This Smokey the Bear monument was erected in 1954, a little more than ten years after the original Bear was invented in World War II as a cartoon character -- to protect the nation's lumber resources from careless campfires. 

IMG 7156We camped fort he night at Arnold’s Campground and RV Park at $36.  It’s a good thing it was a short one night stop because  our spot was like a giant mud puddle.