reply to quickdry21
Re: Driving Edmonton to Montreal Having driven both routes several times, here's what I can add...
17 is slightly shorter (45-mins to an hour) between Thunder Bay and North Bay) but being right on the shore, you're more exposed to weather, if there is any... There's also pretty much nothing from Nipigon until Hearst - not that there's much on 17, either; but 11 can be a lonely stretch of road.
Once you hit North Bay - you've got a couple options... 17 is the most direct route, but also a lot of "nothing" - if you go a little further south, and take Hwy 60 to Ottawa, it's a beautiful drive through Algonquin - that's my preferred route. If you want to go through Toronto, then just take 11 straight down until you hit the 400 - or, if you took 17, hang a right at Sudbury, and take the 69/400 directly.
From there - it's the 417 until it turns into the 40, or the 401 until it becomes the 20 - either way, you're ending up in Montreal...