Rod, let me know where you plan to cross the border. Regarding Telegraph Creek, Yeah, that's on my bucket list. Supposed to be splendiferous. BUT ... never, never ride that road with even high humidity, much less forecast of rain. Apparently is it deadly when wet. Seriously deadly. It follows a canyon and can be treacherous. Make sure it's an awesome day if you go.
Highways 16 and 37 ... for sure. 16 is lovely farm land with mountains in the background. Gorgeous. It will be a little flatish coming out of Prince George, but once past Vanderhoof, it just keeps getting nicer. 97 should be fine. You can't really get ugly scenery in B. C.
I've been on 3A before - fantastic road!!BWC said:Colorider, if your entering Canada through the Spokane area a very good route to Vernon is Creston along Kootenay lake via hwy 3a to Nelson, Nakusp and to Vernon on Hwy 6. A great ride through there.
ColoRider said:Looks like I may cross at Laurier WA. I naver have crossed there before, so not sure what to expect (actually, I have never really has much of an issue crossing into Canada - it's coming back that seems to be a problem). ???
Did some more work on a route. Again, assuming I leave here on the 25th, that night in Gillette WY, next night in Missoula MT, next night in Vernon BC, next night in Vanderhoof BC, next night in Iskut BC and into Whitehorse on Saturday the 29th (I think there are that many days in the week....).
I've been hassled by the US more than once coming back in. Maybe I just LOOK guilty!!!rem said:Yeah, the Canucks won't bother you much. I'm not that familiar with southern B. C.. Looks like you have a couple of long hauls in there. I'll be staying in Vanderhoof. I have friends there. I'll try to get the name of a good motel. Vanderhoof to Iskut is another long haul. There is a place in Iskut called the Iskut Motor Inn I think .. something like that. Decent place. Up on a hill to the right (east) if you're going north. From there, it's a good 460 miles to Whitehorse. Don't stop at the Beaver Post Lodge just after turning left on the Alaska Highway. Rancheria is ok. Teslin has a good restaurant ... first place on the right after the bridge. But no premium. Go another couple hundred yards down the highway on the left ... premium gas there. Then an easy kick in to Whitehorse. I'm this side. I'll send you directions. R
The daylight hours are longer up there, but the speed limits are lower, so need to factor that in as well.
Yes, I like the longer hours of daylight. Hopefully my new saddle will provide me the comfort to take advantage of the additional daylight!rem said:By that time of year, you will have about 20 or so hours of functional daylight, and for the other four, there will be a very bright spot in the sky. It all depends on your proximity to the mountains. But you will not be in darkness at any time. In Yukon, I wouldn't worry too much about your speed. I don't know about B. C. Your biggest hazard up north will be wildlife and other drivers. Both are pretty stupid. ::008:: R
Tiger_one said:Hope to camp some with an occasional motel.