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Old 04-13-2012, 09:08 AM   #1
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Canada Bound

2 week trip, crossing over into Canada via Glacier National Park in Montana, heading along the Canadian Rockies then into British Columbia and Vancouver, Washington and Oregon and back to SoCal.

Any and all advice on some roads, places to see, eat, stay... End of August
Thanks Everyone!!

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Old 04-13-2012, 09:27 AM   #2
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Mary

What happened to Alberta on your trip agenda??
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:36 AM   #3
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Re: Canada Bound

doesn't look like it is in the right direction??
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:56 AM   #4
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Re: Canada Bound

I think there is a 100 yr anniversary for the Calgary Stampede this year. You should try and check that out
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:03 PM   #5
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Re: Canada Bound

See

http://www.pashnit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27595


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Old 04-13-2012, 08:56 PM   #6
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Re: Canada Bound

www.destinationhighways.com British Columbia. Ride #3 through Crows Nest pass. Avoid #1 the Trans Canada. However, you could ride up to Banff and up through the Columbia Ice Fields to Jasper and West on #16 the Yellowhead Highway. Catch #5 and ride South West to Kamloops over to #1 and down the Fraser Canyon.
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Re: Canada Bound

The End of August is a good time to go usually.
Are you mainly sightseeing or wanting curvy road to rip on?
Are you camping or moteling?
Any road but hwy 1 and you should be very happy. Research what parks you want to see. Lake Louise is very beautiful. Most of BC is fabulous.
If your route takes you to a ferry; they are free. MC's go to the head of the line on most of them and that means you also get off first.
DO NOT TRAVEL AT NIGHT They have lots of large animals that might be in the road.
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Only the inland lake ferries are free. The big mother to Van. Island is costly. For sure don't ride at night. Remember, we charge more for gas, food, lodging and t-shirts. Hope you don't smoke, you'll really get burned in Canada. If you stop in the National Parks you'll have to pay, not so to ride on through. Oh, when you see a road sign saying 100, it's kph not mph:-)
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The End of August is a good time to go usually.
Are you mainly sightseeing or wanting curvy road to rip on?
Are you camping or moteling?
Any road but hwy 1 and you should be very happy. Research what parks you want to see. Lake Louise is very beautiful. Most of BC is fabulous.
If your route takes you to a ferry; they are free. MC's go to the head of the line on most of them and that means you also get off first.
DO NOT TRAVEL AT NIGHT They have lots of large animals that might be in the road.
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Only the inland lake ferries are free. The big mother to Van. Island is costly. For sure don't ride at night. Remember, we charge more for gas, food, lodging and t-shirts. Hope you don't smoke, you'll really get burned in Canada. If you stop in the National Parks you'll have to pay, not so to ride on through. Oh, when you see a road sign saying 100, it's kph not mph:-)
Thanks for the correction Arle. Only the inland lake ferries are free.

Another note; The gas is a bit more, but most of the station have the Ethanol free gas. Which means you will get a little bit better mileage, because the "filler" is not there.
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Lots of neat stuff to do and see on Vancouver Island.

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