Canada is pretty large. Where are you planning to go? BC?
Hey I resemble that remark. I live in northern Alberta and drive a white truck! :mrgreen: I don't think I'm THAT dangerous. :tongue:I'd suggest you travel after May 24th that seems to be the cuttoff for snow blizzards in Alberta.
The scenery is spectacular along the foothills, great picture opportunities. I think your schedule is too ambitious. You can do the trip from Vancouver to Yellowknife in about 24 hours, if you never stop, that means no food or sleep.
Watch out for white pickup trucks in northern Alberta. They usually belong to the oil workers and they are dangerous.
North of 60 (parallel) be sure you have lots of mosquito and black fly repellant, (they are pretty intense). It will be murder trying to keep your windshield clear of bugs.
From central Alberta east into Saskatchewan and then down to Montana the land is very flat. It would be a boring ride. (In Sask if your dog runs away it only takes 3 days till you can't see him anymore).
Good luck and be safe
+1That loop is like ten 700-mile days in a row?
It would be an awesome ride, but you might need a few more days.
It would be really hard to do that kind of mileage up 101 or in the remote parts of BC. Even if you could, you'd miss seeing all the cool stuff, and be totally shagged at the end of each day.
my .02, but I am old and slow...
Definitely click on the link I posted of Lornce's trip across Canada then, he has some amazing pictures in there.Bross, roads that stretch as far as the eye can see are amazing to me. Maybe it's because we don't have that kind of thing on this side of the country.
Thats also why I want to do route 66, come up to BC, then take the trans canada home. What a journey.
I think you mean Cowboy Trail. ;-) We ride it a lot, anything is better than Hwy 2, we also use 2A a lot. Smaller is better in our opinion.Hey Bross, your not nearly far enough north, I meant from Grande Prairie to High level. :lol:
Those are some great pictures you took there. We're planning to take that ride this year. Calgary, up highway 22 (Red Coat Trail) to Yellowhead then into Jasper - icefields parkway to Banff then 1a to Cochrane.
99Saki500 you will be able to travel longer into the night as the sun doesn't set until after 10 PM.