Because of Covid-19 I will not be ventureing north. If I can not get up to the Arctic there is no point in going north at this point. I will investigate options when I get to the bottom of Argentina.
From Calgary I will ride to Banff and then Jasper NP. From Jasper I will back towards Banff and take the TransCanada Highway across through Yoho National Park and Kamloops. I will then continue west to Whistler and then south to Vancouver with a stop in Victoria before hopefully taking the ferry into Washington USA.
WESTERN CANADA – Calgary, Banff, Jasper, Kamloops, Whistler, Greater Vancouver area, Victoria
Jasper & Banff National Park – Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, spanning 10,878 km², and is located west of Edmonton. Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park, established in 1885 in the Rocky Mountains. The park, located 110–180 kilometers west of Calgary encompasses 6,641 km² of mountainous terrain, with numerous glaciers and ice fields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes. The Icefields Parkway extends from Lake Louise, connecting to Jasper National Park in the north. Provincial forests and Yoho National Park are neighbours to the west, another national park I plan to ride through.
My first bike ride in 2011 brought me through these 2 parks and it was a no brainer to ride through them a second time. I think it is safe to say this section of Canada is one Canada’s most beautiful landscapes visible by road.
Vancouver & Vancouver Isaland
Because Vancouver will be my jumping off point from Canada to the US I will spend some time here to get my world in order for leaving Canada for anextended period of time.
Because of how amazing and beautiful Vancouver Island is I will also spend some time at Pacific Rim National Park and Victoria.
For sure I will visit the Terry Fox Monument in Victoria. In my world crossing Canada by bike is Terry Fox memorial to memorial. (St John’s Newfoundland to Victoria BC)