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Below is my fuel log from our 2013 Canada/Alaska trip. Future prices will change but the normalized graph shows the high and low areas on our trip. This should be good information to help predict costs for future trips.

Our average diesel cost for the entire trip was $4.35 and my pre trip estimate was much higher. Note: In Canada (except near the lower 48 border) diesel costs less than regular gasoline.

The posted prices are the pump prices and do not include any discounts that may be available. The OP label is Observed Price as we drove by the station.

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There is a lot of additional fuel information posted on rv.net. But I'll add: We have a PenFed Cash Rewards Vista CC that gives up 5% cash back on fuel every month and we received well over $200 cash back savings for the trip. This card requires a qualifying account and we opened a money market account for $25. We also have a Capital One CC that gives us 1.25% cash back on every purchase. Both of these cards are good in Canada and the US and there are no Canadian transaction fees.

Also as you drive north Gas Buddy information will be limited so don’t count on it to determine fuel costs. Also in a Canadian “city” expect that all fuel stations will have the same price. As a Canadian told me “it’s not that there is any price fixing, it’s just that all the prices are the same”.

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Oh yes, our friend gas buddy. We use it all of the time and I think it's a good app, but I do remember one time in Canada this summer. I think it was in Whitehorse, where fuel isn't cheap, we found one station that had a good price on GB. When we found it, someone must have fatfingered the price because the last two digits were backwards. The real price ended in .73 instead of .37 as someone had entered. That would have made a $36 savings on a 100 gal fillup.

And in the larger towns (meaning larger than one or two streets) we found it paid to go looking around. Usually in the industrial areas, or back off of the main highway where the truckers and tourists are, the stations there that are serving the locals have lower prices because the locals will go shop around. You're on vacation, take some time, see the towns, find a lower fuel price.

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Trackrig wrote:

And in the larger towns (meaning larger than one or two streets) we found it paid to go looking around. Usually in the industrial areas, or back off of the main highway where the truckers and tourists are, the stations there that are serving the locals have lower prices because the locals will go shop around. You're on vacation, take some time, see the towns, find a lower fuel price.


Dawson City and Tok and notable in that regard. In Dawson, it's much cheaper in the Callison Industrial Park, and in Tok at the Three Bears on the Alaska Highway - both unattended with card locks.


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What card locks are you referring to and are they available to a US tourist? I found out about AFD card lock in Ft Nelson and used it in Watson Lake and Whitehorse.

AFD Fuel I used my Vista PenFed card to sign up in Ft Nelson. A lady there helped with the signup (very easy) which is done right at the pump and gave me a significant discount as a first time user. And then I got 5% cash back on my PenFed Cash Rewards card.

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What card locks are you referring to and are they available to a US tourist? I found out about AFD card lock in Ft Nelson and used it in Watson Lake and Whitehorse.


I'm not using the term "card lock" as in strictly membership ones - just ones that have no staff and are card-only. Both of the ones I mentioned use any credit card so are available to anyone - in Callison at Dawson it's the Petro-Canada site. The very cheap North 60 card locks at Macrae in Whitehorse and in Dawson, OTOH, are only for North 60 home fuel customers.

* This post was edited 11/01/13 01:56pm by explorenorth *

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I aways though card locks had a minimum ?


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No minimum for AFD.

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hone eagle wrote:

I aways though card locks had a minimum ?


None that I use - even fill up my motorcycle at the North 60 one.

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Can one use Pilot/Flying J cardlocks in CN? Do you have too have a Pilot card? I see them listed but have never used one. We have Chase United Mileage Plus Visa and we get FF miles on every purchase we put on it so use it for everything and pay it off before the billing date. We went to China for $60.00 and FF miles from VA.

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