The Gals

The Gals

Welcome to our blog!


We are three young women embarking on a cross Canada cycling trip! We will be starting May 5th from Victoria, B.C, making our way

East to St John’s, Newfoundland, spanning over >7000km. We are planning to stay mostly in campsites, but will indulge now and then in a roof over our heads (be it a hotel/motel/holiday inn, friends/family, or couchsurfing/warm showers). We will be carrying all our gear on our bikes, including tents and camping equipment.


This is by faaaar our biggest cycling adventure yet, and, after a LOT of planning and practice, we are so excited to get rolling!


Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments, and please check out our fundraising pages along the side bar!


Thank you!


Claire, Julie & Nina

Friday, August 5, 2016

Day 59: (July 2) Stillwater Campground to Rossport 80.2km

In the morning we passed through Nipigon, a beautiful town on the water. Many people who have completed this adventure of crossing Canada on a bike had warned us of Northern Ontario along highway 17. Even songs have been written about this notorious stretch of road. Before this day, we did not understand why. Today we faced our real long, steep, winding climb that appeared to go on forever. It was a real challenge. 
At the end of the day, it was getting dark and we were concerned that we would not make it to the provincial park. We decided to set up camp in a park in the little town of Rossport. The park was on the beach with a beautiful view and a gazebo that we were able to cook in and hang our things to dry.