Tim Horton's 97th
Amburgers & Wootbeer
Thsi split highway section is fun. :P
Arrived in Jasper about midnight on Thursday night.
Jasper Pizza Place
Amazing meat lover's pizza!
Wapiti Campground (Closed)
They were closed, so we left... to Whistlers Campground.
Night one stop, Whistlers Campground.
Utopia Family Restaurant
Cheap, good breakfast!
Gas up #2
Field, Gas up
Welcome to the surging metropolis of Field!
The Village Idiot
Really good burgers at this cool looking pub.
Upper Arrow Lake Ferry
Took the short (free) ferry ride across the lake, the road from Revelstoke to here was COMPLETELY empty in the morning, and it was a really fun (fast) ride. We saw two vehicles in over 50km of kickass road!
Hot Springs Road
This little stretch of road from HWY 23 to the Nakusp Hot Springs is really good. There are a few really tight corners, and it winds along the whole way!
Nakusp Hot Springs!
We went into the hot springs here. They are really nice, and you can see the hot water pouring out across the parking lot, into the river.
We stopped here, and camped in the campground right along the raging river for the night.
Cutrite Meats & Deli
The girl here made us a really good breakfast sandwich.
Awesome hut shaped hotels that can be seen in the videos.
New Denver To Kaslo
This is the most amazing road I have ever been down. The route from here to Kaslo twists and winds along a river that's rapids the entire way, and the surface of the road is immaculate the entire way! Add in the extremely low amount of traffic, and you have pure riding bliss!
Kootenay Lake to Creston
They let the motorcycles off first, and so begins our second favourite road of the trip. This long twisty road goes all along the Kootenay Lake, all the way down to Creston. The surface is fantastic, and you pass through several small communities and villages along the way. The highway is marked for each curve, and if the curve is steep enough, it's also marked with a recommended speed. This acts like a difficulty rating of sorts, and allows you to soar through the bends!
Fairly large town, with lots of ammenities. The "downtown" is up on a hillside, above the lower level of farmland-level businesses. Very beautiful!
Timmies break! I love that Tim's is stretching out into these smaller cities/towns.. this one is so new, that the map shows it under construction as I type this!
Nice little bridge, can be seen in the videos!
Got rained on bigtime through here, on our way to Salmo. The...
Got rained on bigtime through here, on our way to Salmo. The altitude didn't help either, making it a very cold ride! It was raining so hard, we couldn't see jack squat, and followed a car's tail lights from the summit all the way into Salmo.
A Subway never looked so good! We stopped here to put on some more clothes, warm up/have coffee, and get the fog off our helmets.
This section of highway coming into Castlegar has some of th...
This section of highway coming into Castlegar has some of the best scenery of the entire trip. You come around the edge of the mountain on a big double lane highway, and you're looking off a mountain over Castlegar, and the river. Absolutely amazing!
Incredible Dam here, huge amounts of water flowing through w...
Incredible Dam here, huge amounts of water flowing through when we went past, most of the rivers were very high in the area.
Two more dams can be seen here.
A fourth dam
5th dam. It's tough to see in the google maps photo, but the...
5th dam. It's tough to see in the google maps photo, but there is a huge old english style hotel on the other side of the river here (blue roof), that is literally IN the water part way, and the waves are crashing up into it.. it was a real treat to see, and I couldn't stop looking back at it over and over!
6th and 7th dams
Vernon street here is AWESOME! It's like a bigger, better Banff. The main street is really busy with shops, restaurants, and pubs.. and it looks amazing. There are REALLY steep streets heading down towards the river.
Jackson's Hole, fantastic burgers!!
Toad Rock Campground
This campground ROCKS! Mary is the owner, and she runs a Motorcycle campground here. She will do everything she can to make your stay the best it can be. She provided us with our own little cabin, clean beds, bedding, sleeping bags, showers, towels, laundry facilities, a fire, a clothes line to hang our wet clothes, and coffee in the morning for $25 each!!!!! Not only that, I forgot my really nice Buck knife there, and she is shipping it back to me for only the cost of shipping! All I can say is "holy shit!". If you're in the area on your motorcycle, you *have* to stay here!
Ainsworth Hot Springs
VERY COOL hot springs! They have a huge pool at 35 degrees, a little cave system with stalagtites all over inside and natural water flowing in at 42 degrees, and a colg plunge pool at 12 degress. We went into the plunge for a minute, and when you get back into the 42 degree water, your whole body tingles.. it's really cool!
Cabin #6, The Hilton
Slept good in warm beds for once. :P
Fruit Of The Moon
Great breakfast spot! The guy works out of a little place right underneath an old mine right on the Kootenay Lake, on the outskirts of Ainsworth. Fresh fruit, home made ice cream, and great food!
Osprey 2000 #2
2nd trip across the lake! Scheduling isn't our finest attribute, so we ended up waiting about an hour and a quarter for the ferry to arrive. :(
Trip #2 down to Creston!
I love this road!
Tim Hortons again.
Timmies here again?! Fuck yes.
Pulling into Taco Time
I almost ran into the back of Trav here.. he braked to turn into Taco Time, and I was too close.. I locked up my front tire for the first time! The front of the bike slid sideways, but I didn't lay it down.
Fairmont Hot Springs
VERY Beautiful view coming into Radium!
Radium Hot Springs
INCREDIBLE VIEW!! You are literally riding along a road widt...
INCREDIBLE VIEW!! You are literally riding along a road width blast through a mountain. Unbelievable!
We saw a grizzly bear here.. right out on the rest area alon...
We saw a grizzly bear here.. right out on the rest area along the road. There were lots of people stopped to look.
We must have seen at least 7 billion or more deer along this...
We must have seen at least 7 billion or more deer along this stretch.. at LEAST!
Made camp, and dropped off all our stuff, and went back into Banff for some supper.
Camping in Banff!
Melissa's Restaurant & Bar
Best omelette ever!
What a trip!