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post #1 of 3 Old 08-28-2013, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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My wife and I just returned from a 5 day ride through parts of BC and Alberta. Great trip with spectacular scenery. We rode north from Christina Lake and spent the first night at Lemon Ck Lodge just south of Slocan. Great place with awesome meals.

We then made a short stop in Nekusp at the Horizon's Unlimited rally where we met some fine folks and looked a number of great adventure bikes. We decided rather than staying and talking about riding, we should continue on so over the next few days passed through Revelstoke, Golden, Lake Louise, Field, Kimberlee and Nelson, which included two different ferry rides across lakes.

Loved the country and the roads are awesome! Didn't have a chance to sample any of the gravel opportunities as we were too busy enjoying the pavement.

Both of the Stroms ran great and other than a few short rain showers, was almost a perfect trip. Nah, it was a perfect trip anyway. Thanks to all the great Canadians we met along the way. Looking forward to our next adventure up north!

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I just did much the same ride. From MB to Calgary for a day or two, then me and my buddy rode off to Revelstoke and down thru the Kootenays, ending up in Nelson for the night. Next up was riding back up to the ferry at Balfour. Fantastic ride for sure! I have done this route a few times, always very enjoyable. Next time we will try hwy #31 after getting off that first ferry (instead of heading south to Nakusp) which takes you down past Trout Lake. You still end up at that second ferry crossing, but from the north end rather than the south. We were told by a local that another great route is to take Redding Creek Road just outside of Gray Creek for an real off-road ride ending up at Kimberly. This road is definatly not for on-road bikes. Will have to give a whirl next time I'm out that way.

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post #3 of 3 Old 09-09-2013, 07:24 AM
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This region has the best scenery and roads in my experience! I almost want to keep it quiet, but I note there is an abnormally high concentration of motorcycles here anyway, but I always enjoy it every time regardless. Canada has some spectacular paved roads--the main ones are about as good as it gets for sport touring. Get off the pavement and it can get primitive pretty fast.
Love visiting BC/Alta!
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