Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Maple Ridge, B.C. Canada
Islandstrom has some good advise. Parking in Calgary and tripping to the island and back would be a nice ride, or are you planning on doing just the coast and the island? If you're going all the way up to Malcolm Island you could hop the ferry in Port Hardy, sail up to Prince Rupert and ride back down through the Cariboo.
If you do cross the province you have quite a few options through the southern part . There are two major hiways, #3 and #1, and lots of interesting link roads between the two. Finding fuel and such after hours shouldn't be a problem, at least in the southern part of the province, but riding in the mountains after dark hides the view, and is a really good way to meet wildlife up close and personal.
First two weeks of September is usually really nice weather, but, in the mountains you have to be ready for anything. The year before last, we got 12" of snow in 24 hours in the East Kootenays. We were camped at 5000' but there was lots of snow lower as well. Temps vary widely with elevation, but I would guess daytime averages around 65-75, with nights dipping down into mid to high 50s? The coast/island are usually milder than the interior.
As Islandstrom says narrow down your questions and you'll probably get more specific answers.
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