as a fellow Albertan, I wish you bon voyage and good luck...
ps, to save the butt get someone to order you an alaska leather sheepskin cover and get it sent to a post office along your route..
'13 Yamaha WR250R
'12 KTM 990 Adventure
'09 R1200GS Adventure (sold)
'05 F650GS Dakar (sold)
Plus about 50 previous bikes in Europe...