To read this report from the planning stages start here: http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/trans-labrador-highway-run-orma-lake-rd-2017.1223256/ Day 1 July 22,2017 Started: 0800 Ended: 1930 Today's Mileage: 527 Total Mileage: 527 Today's route: The weather was beautiful. Sunny and in the 80's. It started cloudy in the high 50's but got much nicer as the day continued. Crossing into the Canada through customs was very uneventful. The usual questions and a quick look over by the customs agent and we were in. Driving over the St Lawrence waterway While riding down Rt 138 we saw this unfortunate scene. A mother skunk was run over. The odor was what you would expect. The babies were milling around mom. I am hoping they got out OK. We also saw a porcupine that was trapped on the road seeming to not know which way to head. Also hoping he made it out of there alive. People were slowing for him. The original plan was for us to find a campground first night. This was a more built up area so we didn't want to risk stealth camping in a place that would find us on private property. Problem was, there was the Quebec Music festival going on. Every campground within around 100 miles had no vacancy. We started looking at hotels and finally found one called Motel Le Banube in La Malbaie, Quebec. Fairly clean, not too expensive, and with a vacancy. All the necessary requirements. The most interesting thing I saw that day was at the motel, they had a band playing in their motel. I went in to ask a couple of questions and saw country western line dancing, being sung in French. Can't say I'd ever seen that before. Ends day 1.