Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Salmon Arm, BC, Canada
Re: CCR via Canada Routing Help
On the Canada leg I would suggest taking the ferry across to Powell River on the Sunshine coast and then head south into Vancouver. You will have two more short ferry rides on this route. If you really need to go to Vancouver then stay somewhere convenient to ride back out through Whistler and follow highway 99 through Pemberton and up to Lilloet. From there you have multiple options to explore up to Jasper and go south on the Columbia Icefields Drive. Alternatively you could go south from Lilloet and work your way over to some of the great routes in southeast BC. They are all good and some are great. Once you get to Banff go east to Kananaskis and then follow 22X south to Waterton National Park (unfortunately the old lodge just burned down) and the Going to the Sun Highway to Glacier, Beartooth Pass to Yellowstone and then through Cody, WY into the Black Hills.
This route is guranteed to supply you with a serious case of scenic mountain syndrome and your tires will be well rounded. I've done all of these roads and if you want to check any specific things out in the area I'll try to help. Just send me a note.
Last edited by Yiet; Feb 16th, 2009 at 9:11 pm.