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Alright guys, Cassius and I are gearing up to ride our bikes from Toronto to Vancouver this June (late June) to raise money for The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. I’ve already set out a rough route with destination points. Obviously the longer stretches will be from north western Ontario through to Calgary where after the terrain will dictate shorter daily distances. Generally through Ontario, Eastern Manitoba, western Alberta and B.C towns and destination points are more frequent, the problem I’m having is finding overnight stops in between. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I need name of campgrounds, motels, whatever along the way. This itinerary is not set in stone, and yes we plan on stopping along the way.
ps- I'm trying to ad more km to Northern Ontario to remove 100km from B.C.
Thanks all in advance.
Last edited by WHISTLERINMUSKOKA; Jan 26, 2007 at 7:08 PM.
On Day 16, I'd advise only going as far as Medicine Hat or Redcliff, as Ralston is a military base town with no facilities for civilians.
On Day 19, you could probably go further than Lake Louise - maybe Field, BC? The route between Banff and Lake Louise isn't difficult terrain at all - you'd have no troubles going further than 60km on that day, especially since the only big hills on the route between Banff and the B.C. border are downhill heading west.
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Umm... On Day 7/8, stay in Nipigon instead. Dorion is just a shack. Unless you're sleeping outside, good luck passing a night there. If you're willing to go another 20km, there is a hostel outside Wild Goose, you might be able to stay there? Or you could go straight into the city, there is a hotel right on the intersection where you turn off 11/17 to 102, if you need a hotel.
wok, I've been on all the roads in BC you posted, days 20, 22, and 23 are suicidal if you plan to go that far, on those roads. The grades, especially on day 23, are insane, you could never go fast that a walking pace up and down those hills. You literally go overtop of mountains rather than around them. I'd suggest going from Kamloops along the Frazer canyon, and skipping whistler.
If you are really bent on going to whistler, shave some distance off day 23 by going to Pemberton, or whatever town that is. Your almost there when you pass a sign that says your not allowed to grow potatoes. The actually town with hotels to stay in is just a few more miles up the road, have to go through an Indian reserve first.
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Well I'm hoping we cover longer distances through portions of Ontario and west to the rockies. Would just like to play it by ear in B.C. And I need to go the Whistler route so I can stop by and see my sister for a few days.