Ya my backup plan is to do an Ontario Parks tour if the west coast falls through. I'll spend the same amount of time exploring Ontario, head up to pickle lake, etc. i'm leaving June 11 and returning July 4th, so perhaps if you leave early July we can meet up in Northern Ontario and i'll let you know what i've found. I'm going solo as well, plan on doing a lot of gravel and the guy I usually do my longer trips with doesn't have a bike up to the task.As long as the borders between provinces are open I plan on heading out west this summer. I'll be visiting friends and family, My daughter now lives in Calgarty, a friend in Vernon BC, my sister has a boat at Summerland BC and lives on Vancouver Island as does her daughter. I'm thinking July but havent set firm date. I am riding solo but wonderd if our paths will cross
awesome thank you!If you're looking to get to the coast, this route allows you to take a ferry from Bella Coola to the north end of Vancouver Island and make a loop of it without having to enter Vancouver. (There is also a much longer ferry ride you can take from Prince Rupert.) Once on the island, I would head south from Port Hardy to Courtenay/Comox and take the ferry over to Powell River on the mainland, and then ride the Sunshine Coast southwards to Vancouver. This involves a lot of ferry time (four separate ferries). The roads linking them are scenically fantastic and the boat rides too. Plus it gets you out of the saddle for a while so you can just take it in. After arriving at Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver), you don't have to enter the city. Just turn north and head for Whistler on the 99. It's a superb road that will spit you back out on the Fraser River. It can be a busy road, so avoid it on the weekends.