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Old 03-08-2014, 09:20 AM   #1
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Across the BC south

Another trip from Tsawassen to the Alberta Border via as much gravel as possible. It includes sections of the KVR as well as back roads. Big Bike doable, but tough in some sections (like north of Harrison Hot Springs). High elevations mean a later in the season trip in order to not hit snowed-in sections. Gas is marked for most known locations along the route. Camp at Skaha Lake (Banbury Green) is excellent!

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Old 04-02-2014, 06:51 AM   #2
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Thanks for the posts and tracks Lycan. Keep 'm coming!
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Old 11-30-2014, 04:53 PM   #3
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If you had to guess, how long do you think this trip would take? (Assuming a moderate pace, 6 to 8 hours per day)

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Old 12-04-2014, 05:35 AM   #4
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Having done most of it, but not all. I plan to do the sections that I have not already done this July, I would say 4 days minimum, but more would make it more enjoyable. There is lots to see and many good camp spots along the way, why rush it.
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Old 12-04-2014, 01:03 PM   #5
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Thanks. That is what I was thinking, but thought I'd ask the guy that already rode it.

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Old 12-05-2014, 09:13 AM   #6
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Vancouver to Boston Bar would be a full day since East Harrison can be a tough ride in sections depending on the year and if there are washouts like the time I did it with the BCBTR group.





Boston Bar to Princeton would make a decent day, as would Princeton to Penticton, but those could be combined into a good long day.

The piece of track that runs from the north end of Skaha Lake along the little known section of KVR to Banbury Green Campground is an absolute gem (very pretty but not tough), but you need to watch for large rocks hiding in the greenery along the sides of the trail. I caught a saddlebag on one and it took me down.



Penticton (Banbury Green) to Trail is another fairly easy day.



Trail to Elko another decent day, with a half day (if that) to complete Elko to crows nest pass.

Nice camping at several places along the trail including Kikomun Provincial Park near Elko.
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Basic Paved Route

I threw this together for another rider, staying on pavement. It has a couple of good options, depending on how much of a hurry crossing BC into Alberta that a rider is. Fuel is listed as well as a few other POI's

My preference would always be to run up to Balfor and down to Creston, and I love the 3A/B that goes through Rossland and Trail.

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Old 03-01-2015, 10:37 PM   #8
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This is great, the first port,
I am prepping a trip from Leesburg, Va to Ladner (mom) with a stop in Coldstream, BC (brother).
While I know BC well, this ties it in nice for me. Now just to define a dirt detour to Coldstream.

Ride fom VA to Alberta border will be a huge mix, in the US, but no Interstates.

So thanks Lycan,

I will add this to my stitched route.

Anything to know on the AB - Tsawwassen route?
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This is great, the first port,
I am prepping a trip from Leesburg, Va to Ladner (mom) with a stop in Coldstream, BC (brother).
While I know BC well, this ties it in nice for me. Now just to define a dirt detour to Coldstream.

Ride fom VA to Alberta border will be a huge mix, in the US, but no Interstates.

So thanks Lycan,

I will add this to my stitched route.

Anything to know on the AB - Tsawwassen route?
If you are doing the dirt (gravel) sections, just don't plan on doing it before July, since many see no winter maintenance and may be snowed in at the higher elevations. Also, when you see a gas station, top up, as you will miss most of them by jumping on and off Highway #3. If you want to get up to Coldstream (near Lumby) then the K.V.R.(Kettle Valley Railway trail) is a possibility, if you want off-pavement, and there are logging roads to connect as well. There is a thread in the Canada section on the KVR. Here: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....15&postcount=4

And this would connect to Hwy 6 east of Coldstream: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....78&postcount=1
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If you are doing the dirt (gravel) sections, just don't plan on doing it before July, since many see no winter maintenance and may be snowed in at the higher elevations. Also, when you see a gas station, top up, as you will miss most of them by jumping on and off Highway #3. If you want to get up to Coldstream (near Lumby) then the K.V.R.(Kettle Valley Railway trail) is a possibility, if you want off-pavement, and there are logging roads to connect as well. There is a thread in the Canada section on the KVR. Here: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....15&postcount=4

And this would connect to Hwy 6 east of Coldstream: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....78&postcount=1
Great to knowI and thanks! I will be bringing extra fuel so that is good. and I was looking right around July Aug as I know BC Backroads can be nasty

Also going to grab a few other routes and see your Sask-AB route.
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