14 Days Western Canada Motorcycle Tour

14 Days Western Canada Motorcycle Tour

  • Calgary, Canada

Motorcycle Tours Canada

Rocky Mountain Adventure invites you to join this all-inclusive motorcycle tour in Western Canada. You will be riding from Calgary, out to Vacouver Island, and back through British Columbia encompassing the best bits of Rocky Mountain Adventure's other fantastic rides! Get the chance to ride through tight, winding mountain roads and on some of the great Backcountry Mountains!

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Calgary
  • Discover the famous Icefields Parkway
  • Lovely ferry rides to Balfour and Vancouver
  • Ride the Monashee and the Princeton Highways
  • Motorcycle rental for the whole tour
  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • 13 riding days
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During this tour, you will experience a combination of accommodations with different features depending on where you are. From hotels, motels, log cabins, formal campgrounds, to wild camping. When camping, you will be provided with all the equipment required. Premium and luxury accommodations are also available on request for an additional cost.

You will be spending the first night at the luxury Lizzard Creek Ski Resort in Fernie, British Columbia. You will spend the second night at the Toad Rock Motorcycle CampGround in Central Kootenay. The third and the fourth nights will be spent at the Riders Retreat in Nakusp. On the fifth night, you will be accommodated at the Super 8 Motel Penticton, in Penticton. The sixth night will be spent at the Bridal Falls.

You will be staying at the luxury cabin resort Handsome Dan's in Port Renfrew, on the seventh night. The eight-night will be spent on the beach. You will be accommodated at the Paradise Valley Campground in Squamish on the ninth night. For day 10, you will be staying at the Prestige in Kamloops. On day 11, you will be staying at the Hideaway cabin. For your last night, you will be accommodated at the Hidden Ridge Resort in Banff.

Hidden Ridge Resort (1 night)

Hidden Ridge Resort has a great location, tucked away from the downtown area with some scenic views overlooking the town. This condo style property is popular for its full kitchens, larger units, hot pools, laundry service, and wood burning fireplaces. The Hidden Ridge Resort allows you to be on vacation but still offer many comforts from home.

Riders Retreat (2 nights)

Riders Retreat is a luxury all-inclusive motorcyclist camping.

This tour is ideal for all levels and does feature some gravel riding and off roads, but the experience will be tailored depending on individual riding styles and more challenging routes can be also undertaken.

Overview

  • Bike: rental bike
  • Terrain: mix of gravel and off-road
  • Meals: all breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks

Day 1: Calgary to Fernie

You will have a chance to explore the lower reaches of the Forestry Trunk Road, Alberta's longest gravel highway at over 1300 kilometers.

Day 2: Fernie to Balfour

This day will involve traversing the Grey Creek Pass, an old abandoned powerline service road that climbs the heart of the southern Rockies. You will also visit Lake Kootenay and enjoy a ferry ride to Balfour.

Day 3: Balfour to Nakusp

You will enjoy a shorter riding day. You will have the chance to explore Kaslo, Kootenay Lake, and Lake Trout.

Day 4: Nakusp

You will be riding some of the great backcountry mountains, including Idaho Peak and Reco Mountain.

Day 5: Nakusp to Penticton

You will enjoy riding on the infamous Monashee Highway and some tight winding mountain roads.

Day 6: Penticton to Hope

You will start the day with an epic climb of the Apex Mountain and a sharp descent into Hedley. You will arrive in Hope through the Princeton Highway.

Day 7: Hope to Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island

Today you will leave the Canadian mainland via Tsawassen Bay and take a two-hour ferry ride to Vancouver. You will arrive somewhere near Victoria, the capital. You will take the west coast road up through Sooke to the Tiny Fishing Hamlet of Port Renfrew.

Day 8: Port Renfrew to Tofino

You will be taking the highway back to Port Alberni. From there, you will venture off across backcountry to Tofino, an amazing surf paradise on the wild Pacific coast.

Day 9: Tofino to Squamish

Today you will venture back to the island. You will take the ferry from Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay and ride the "sea to Sky highway" to Squamish.

Day 10: Squamish to Kamloops

You will continue on Highway 99 and venture up through the heart of Whistler to the high mountain passes on the way to Cache Creek.

Day 11: Kamloops to Tete Jaune Cache

Today, you will finally pass the Rockies again with a highway section of remote mountains, finishing up at the foot of Mount Robson, the tallest mountain in Canada at over 12000 feet high.

Day 12: Tete Jaune Cache to Nordegg

You will ride a short distance into Jasper, the heart of the Rockies. You will get a chance to explore some of the scenic sights locally, and then on to complete the first part of the world-famous Icefields Parkway.

Day 13: Nordegg to Banff

You will enjoy a short ride from Nordegg to Banff on the last of the Icefields Parkway and get to spend the afternoon enjoying the many sights of the Banff National Park.

Day 14: Departure

You will check out of the hidden resort and return to Calgary International Airport (YYC).

Skill levels

Beginner

  • Can ride for two to three hours
  • Minimal riding experience
  • Assistance required
  • Comfortable with curves and leans
  • Basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • Short distance ascents and descents

Intermediate

  • Can ride for three to four hours
  • Average riding experience
  • Little assistance required
  • Comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • Average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • Steep ascents and descents

Advanced

  • Can ride for five to six hours
  • Extensive riding experience
  • Assistance on demand (if required)
  • Experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • Comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions
  • Climb of the Apex Mountain and descent into Hedley
  • Discover Kaslo, Kootenay Lake, and Lake Trout
  • Enjoy a ferry from Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay
  • Explore the sights of the Banff National Park
  • Locally trip in Nakusp
  • Ride from Calgary to Fernie and explore the Forestry Trunk Road
  • Ride from Hope to Port Renfrew
  • Ride from Nordegg to Banff on the last of the Icefields Parkway
  • Ride till the foot of Mount Robson
  • Ride to explore the Icefields Parkway
  • Traverse the Grey Creek Pass
  • Alan Buck

    Alan is from UK and has now been living in Canada for 10 years. He is a graduate of the original RAC/ACU scholarship program in the early 80's and he was the youngest rider at the time ever to accomplish this, at age 9. Alan has ridden all over Europe and Western Canada and he also teaches adventure riding basics. He is a big Honda fan but has owned Ducati, Royal Enfield, Yamaha, and BM. His current fave is the African Twin.

  • Matt Bobyn

    Matt Bobyn has been a lifelong street and dirt rider spending most of his summers and a good chunk of the winter on two wheels. Although spending much of his time competing on four wheels in the Canadian rally championship, he is equally comfortable exploring the backroads behind the handlebars. A long background of camping, backpacking, and mountaineering has meshed well with exploring the lesser known areas of Western Canada by motorcycle and successfully getting away from the comforts of busy modern life.

This motorcycle tour will take place at different locations in British Columbia, Canada. The trip will start and finish in Calgary and you will have the opportunity to visit Fernie, Balfour, Nakusp, Penticton, Hope, Port Renfrew, Tofino, Squamish, Kamloops, Tete Jaune Cache, Nordegg, and Banff.

During this tour, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks are included. The meals will be local and delicious, from simple camping fare to restaurant meals depending on where you are.

During your free time, you may enjoy the landscapes and take as many pictures as you like. You may also explore the locations on your own or simply take some time to relax.

  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily Lunch
  • Daily dinner
  • Expedition or camping equipment
  • Motorcycle rental, fuel, and insurance
  • Riding gear if required
  • Snacks
  • Transfer from and to Calgary International Airport (YYC)
  • Additional activities
  • Additional transportation
  • Airfare
  • Government sales tax of 5%
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Calgary Airport (YYC). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Rocky Mountain Adventure will pick you up from the airport.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 17% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 90 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 90 days before arrival.

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14 days / 13 nights

Custom dates

If you wish to travel on other dates, kindly send an inquiry mentioning this. Normally, Rocky Mountain Adventure can accommodate such requests.

End:
Saturday August 4, 2018
(14 days / 13 nights)

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