Back in Vancouver for the start of the beautiful Canada West tour which bring us aong the most beautiful sceneries of British Columbia and Alberta !
Yesterday evening we had the welcome briefing and the handover from the touring bikes and a very nice welcome dinner at the hotel restaurant
Riding out of the busy traffic of Vancouver brought us after some hours already into the stunning scenery around the Fraser river and via the Crowsnest highway into the warm and fertile Okanagan valley
We hit the 30 degrees Celsius today, so our first beer after the ride was very welcome
Great first riding day in this amazing country!
What an awesome riding day we had today! The "bad" weather forecast turned out to be a full sunny , great riding day. Starting our day at the Kootenay lake , then heading north towards Kaslo for a superb coffee and a visit to SS Moyie, the last preserved paddle steamboat. Then riding further through amazing sceneries towards the town of Nakusp where we had a relaxed lunch at the lakesdie. After a ferry ride across upper arrow lake we did the last leg towards Vernon where we will stay overnight
Great riding day!!
A bit of a chilly start in the morning when we head out east over the Kicking Horse pass towards Lake louise. But the weather turned out to be better than expected so we mostly faced dry weather along the route.
Although not completely clear , we got some nice pictures of Lake Louise and Lake Moriana. After a short visit to Lake Louise village we headed down south towards the nice wintersport town of Bannf, where we had some free time to explore the city
Coming back from town we had a great dinner in a swiss-italian restaurant , served by a former cross country ski champion
All together a very nice day in the province of Alberta, Canada!
Waking up in Bannf and looking out of the window didnt look very good: dark and rain and bad forecast for the whole day. But when angels travel......although a bit nippy in the morning it cleared out soon and in the afternoon even the sun came through. And that s what we need when we are riding the Icelfields Parkway, since this is one of the most scenic routes in entire Canada: Lakes, Glaciers, beautiful mountain views, it's all there
Let the pictures slpeak for themselves!
A very nice and leisurely day it was! Everybody decided to ride on thier own or in small groups at their own pace and at their own time. So we explored quite some different area's all together today. Up to beautiful lakes, a hot spring, chasing wildlife or just go on a nice road
The evening we closed with a nice dinner in a chinese restaurant!
And last but not least: the weather improved again during the day....so far so good!
.......and then suddenly the last day is already there again..!
But what a great riding day we had. 420 km almost all through canyons and valleys, passing lakes and sounds, riding great roads with a lot of twisties. What else do you need? Ok, a vit if a traffic jam when entering Vancouver suring rush hour, but that was quickly forgottwn when we had a pleasant farewell dinner with this great group of riders.
Thank you all for being on this tour. We enjoyed your company very much during these two weeks and we sincerely hope to see you again someday on any Edelweiss Tour! Ride safe!
Ted and Arild