Tim Horton's 97th
A&W Achesonat 21km
Amburgers & Wootbeer
Thsi split highway section is fun. :Pat 133km
Arrived in Jasper about midnight on Thursday night.
Jasper Pizza Placeat 365km
Amazing meat lover's pizza!
Wapiti Campground (Closed)at 370km
They were closed, so we left... to Whistlers Campground.
Whistlers Campgroundat 373km
Night one stop, Whistlers Campground.
Utopia Family Restaurantat 379km
Cheap, good breakfast!
Gas up #2at 379km
Field, Gas upat 633km
Welcome to the surging metropolis of Field!
The Village Idiotat 834km
Really good burgers at this cool looking pub.
Upper Arrow Lake Ferryat 887km
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 Roadat 937km
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!at 949km
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.
Camping spotat 949km
We stopped here, and camped in the campground right along the raging river for the night.
Cutrite Meats & Deliat 964km
The girl here made us a really good breakfast sandwich.
Awesome hut shaped hotels that can be seen in the videos.
New Denver To Kasloat 1013km
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 Crestonat 1104km
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!
Tim Hortonsat 1182km
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!at 1193km
Got rained on bigtime through here, on our way to Salmo. The...at 1211km
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...at 1296km
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...at 1310km
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.at 1327km
A fourth damat 1329km
5th dam. It's tough to see in the google maps photo, but the...at 1331km
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 damsat 1332km
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!!at 1348km
Toad Rock Campgroundat 1389km
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 Springsat 1396km
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 Hiltonat 1404km
Slept good in warm beds for once. :P
Fruit Of The Moonat 1415km
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 #2at 1434km
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!at 1444km
I love this road!
Tim Hortons again.at 1522km
Timmies here again?! Fuck yes.
Pulling into Taco Timeat 1631km
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.
Taco Time!at 1631km
Fairmont Hot Springsat 1737km
VERY Beautiful view coming into Radium!at 1775km
Radium Hot Springsat 1777km
INCREDIBLE VIEW!! You are literally riding along a road widt...at 1783km
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...at 1785km
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...at 1838km
We must have seen at least 7 billion or more deer along this stretch.. at LEAST!
Camp siteat 1921km
Made camp, and dropped off all our stuff, and went back into Banff for some supper.
Camping in Banff!at 1932km
Melissa's Restaurant & Barat 1937km
Best omelette ever!
What a trip!