Finding a driving partner for a very long one-way Canadian trip.
September 18, 2012 9:38 AM Subscribe
What would be the best and safest way to find a ride share on a long one-way (Toronto->Yellowknife) Canadian road trip?
posted by jpziller to travel & transportation (6 answers total)
It looks quite likely that I'm going to be offered a job in Yellowknife in the very short term. While my employer is willing to fly me, I would like very much to bring my vehicle and a number of personal belongings, so that I don't have to muck about with buying a new vehicle there and shipping things.
Google maps indicates that the drive is ~67hrs (I prefer to drive through Canada rather than cross the border) in total, and while I can certainly do long distance drives, this one feels too long to do on my own.
I'm already a member of couchsurfing, so I thought I might try there, but I'm not sure whether there's a really great ride sharing website that already exists, or if not whether I'm better off with craigslist in Toronto. I know craigslist isn't that widely used in Canada, so maybe kijiji's my best bet?
I would like to maximize both the distance travelled with a partner and the safety of the endeavour. I would be happy to take someone only a part of the way, or even pick someone up after I've travelled solo through Winnipeg.
How would you organize this search, and what tools would you use?