Since our last trip to California in 17', we've been craving about hitting the road once again. With COVID this year, it feels like we needed more than ever to get out and ride. Of course USA was out of the game plan with borders being closed down. East to West coast we go on our Harleys again to discover our beautiful Canadian landscapes, including the famous Canadian Rockies. Around 10600km to rip in 20 days #Letsfuckinggo.
DAY 1: Québec, QC - Oshawa, ON, 749km.
Despite the uncertain weather, we made it in Oshawa dry enough. Tomorrow we go towards the Georgian bay and up to get onboard the Chi-Cheemaun Ferry.
DAY 2: Oshawa, ON - Serpent River, ON, 571km & 1h30 of Ferry.
Today we went all the way up to Tobermory via the beautiful Georgian Bay Coastal road. You have to make it up there to realize how clear the water is. We then cross lake Huron to Manitoulin island onboard the Chi Cheemaun Ferry. We ended up the day carving the road under a beautiful sunset on the Manitoulin Island, well worth the trip! Tomorrow we aim for Thunder Bay.
DAY 3: Serpent River, ON - Thunder Bay, ON, 940km.
I must admit we had no expectation for this part as we though the TransCan highway part of our trip would be the worst, but had to be done to hit the Rockies. Well we were wrong. I must say that the ride from Sault-Sainte-Marie to Thunder Bay was epic. So many great point of view on the lake Superior. A much needed rest in Thunder Bay so we're fresh to finally get done with ON and charge onto the Prairies.
DAY 4: Thunder Bay, ON - Portage La Prairie, MB, 860km.
Today was a productive day; 800+ km done. Time to rest and we found just the right spot, the Miller Campground past Portage was clean & the staff there was super nice.
DAY 5: Portage La Prairie, MB - Swift Current, SK, 801km.
Another one in the book. Another small campground in a farm. Tomorrow we get the wifey in Calgary!
DAY 6: Swift Current, SK - Calgary, AB, 650km.
We arrived early in Calgary so we rode downtown for a beer or two. What a clean city, especially during the Stampede. Food was great, people were cool. I'll be riding 2-up from here. Tomorrow we hit Banff & Lake Louise finally!
DAY 7: Calgary, AB - Waterfowl Lake, AB, 260km.
I already made it to lake Louise couple year ago so I already knew what I was getting into riding west of Calgary. This time was different a little since there was quite a bit of smoke coming from the fires further West. Still a beautiful ride (so much better on a motorcycle). Leaving Lake Louise we hit the Icefield Parkway (93) up in direction of Jasper.
No words and/or pictures can describe this place. Check out these snaps but they don't do justice to this place.
We ended up camping again at Waterfowl Lake Campground. For 20 buck, this place is a gem.
DAY 8: Waterfowl Lake, AB - Kamloops, BC, 659km.
Today we made our way up again on the beautiful Icefield Parkway to Jasper for a good breakfast. Then we made our way to route 5 South down to Kamloops. Again, what a beautiful landscape. We had a blast.
DAY 9: Kamloops, BC - Squamish, BC, 375km.
After seeing all the warning regarding the fires and the possibility of some Closed roads, we rushed our way North to Cache Creek to route 99, a.k.a the Duffey lake road. We had to go through some major smoke at some point but man was it worth the trip.
Then we spent the whole day carving our way down to Whistler and then to Squamish. This is probably one of the best road we did ever, including what we saw returning from California. Some massive landscapes and some on the best winding roads. A must for any rider out there.
DAY 10 & 11: Squamish, BC - Victoria, BC, 258km.
This morning we hit the beautiful Sea to Sky Hwy to Horseshoe Bay to take the ferry to the Vancouver Island. After about 6000km in 10 days, we're more than ready for some time off in both Victoria & then Tofino. We had a little oil leak on the Road Glide, but lucky for us we found some good people to have us wrench & fix it in their garage. THANK YOU!
Ended the day at the Mile 0 to take a quick snap then into downtown to enjoy this beautiful city. Then even have Chocolat Favoris there!
DAY 12 & 13: Victoria, BC - Tofino, BC, 317km.
After spending some quality time in Victoria, we made our way up to Tofino, we were actually camping in Ucluelet since Tofino was all booked up. We made a quick stop at the Cathedral Grove within the MacMillan Park in Route 4 to see the giant trees there. Well worth the stop.
There was some major construction on route 4 to get to Tofino, we were lucky enough to only wait about an hour for the road to re open, we've heard of some people waiting more than 4+ hours! Ended up being a nice stay, great food, great beach (Long beach for us) & of course great local BC booze.
DAY 14: Tofino, BC - Hope, BC, 465km.
We're back on the road early to get onto the Ferry before noon. We saw a black bear crossing in front of us for the first time since we're in BC. First stop; Trev Deely H-Ds to go finally meet the staff there and of course do the museum they have. A great dealership with alot of history, you have to go there once only to see there bike collection.
Then we're quickly back on the road to get as close as possible to Kelowna, where we'll have some maintenance done tomorrow at Konquer Motorcycle to give some much needed love to the bikes so they're in shape for our return in a couples days. We ended up staying in Hope. What a beautiful ride to there it was (again).
DAY 15, 16 & 17: Hope, BC - Kelowna, BC, 680km.
We made it this morning in via the Route 5 North and then 97C West to Konquer Motorcycle shop in Kelowna. For those that don't know Konquer, this is the #1 aftermarket parts shop for H-Ds in Canada. You have to go there once. We were lucky to meet the staff there and have them working on our bike. They also have an online store so go check it out!
We decided to stay in Kelowna for 2-3 days since this place has so much to offer. For me, Kelowna & the Okanagan is my "coup de coeur" of the whole trip so far. We spent day 2 riding with Rob from Konquer going to Rock Creek on the route 33 and then back to West Kelowna via route 3 through Osoyoos. Killer twisties & breathtaking views.
Day 3 was a beach day in Peachland than a nice dinner in one of the 1000 vineyard the Okanagan has to offer. I kinda wish we could stay longer but we have to start thinking about getting back east. Tomorrow we head for Radium Hot Springs.
DAY 18: Kelowna, BC - Radium Hot Springs, BC, 510 km.
It is quite a bummer to leave Kelowna aside from the poor campground we had. This place is for me the highlight of the trip and we will be back for sure. Even with the wild fire notice we made our way up north the 97 into the smoke and then back on the highway 1 through Revelstoke & the huge Roger Pass. The Glacier national park is just beautiful.
Day 19: Radium Hot Springs, BC - Medecine Hat, AB, 783km.
After a quick swim at the Springs it was time for us to to head back to Banff and leave my passenger (GF) there. The 93 through the Kootenay National Park again was up to the expectation. After a good breakfast in Banff, we decided to try the route 40 south instead of going through Calgary again. Small detour but very beautiful. Lots of wild life there and epic sceneries.
Day 20: Medecine Hat, AB - Brandon, MB, 893km.
Back to the productive days; almost 900km done today. Ended up with a cracked header once arrived in Brandon. The Ol' Dyna is getting a bit tired. We will try to find a place tomorrow morning to get this fixed in order to keep moving.
Day 21: Brandon, MB - Thunder Bay, ON, 925km.
Man I'm very grateful for all the locals customers & followers that helped me find a place to weld my pipe. Had about 5+ shop ready to help us. Ended up getting help from the guys at Mill co Steel that got me back on two wheels in under an hour. THANKS everyone who've helped, you know who you are.
Day 22: Thunder Bay, ON - Kirkland Lake, ON, 881km.
This time we will go up the ''truck road'' to make it home a little faster. We were happy to see that the road was beautiful there, you just have to make sure to Gas up whenever you can, supplies are far from each other here.
Day 22: Kirkland Lake, ON - Québec City, QC, 1055km.
Last stretch of the trip today. Long way but the weather was great. Ended up at a very honest 13000+ km on the speedo in 22 days. Now time to give some much needed love to the Dyna & little bit of rest. Now what's next!? Stay tuned.
FEATURED PRODUCTS (Survival kit):
2007 Harley-Davidson Street Bob FXDB
- 5.75'' OG Projector LED Headlight. A must have for night riding. Same good ol' light since 2015.
- OG HoneyComp Mini Floorboards. Bagger comfort on a Dyna.
- OG 8.5" Pull Back Risers. Best risers in the game.
- OG T-Sport Fairing kit for Harley-Davidson Dyna, Sportster & FXR. Much needed wind deflection.
- OG Highway Peg Crash Bar for Harley-Davidson Dyna & FXR. Just in case. Highway pegs for some legs relaxation!
- OG Low Profile LED Tail Light V3 for Harley-Davidson. Using the integrated signals.
2019 Harley-Davidson Road Glide FLTRX
- Harley-Davidson Road Glide OG LED Headlight for 2015-Up Models. 8000 mush needed Lumens. Enough said.
- OG Bagger HoneyComp Floorboards. Extra grips & better overall feeling.
- OG Low Profile LED Tail Light V3 for Harley-Davidson used with 1156 OG X-series LED Turn signals for the full rear LED setup.
- OG Highway Peg Crash Bar for Harley-Davidson Bagger. Bike saver.
- Moto Hoodie. Camping pillow at its best.
- Moto Tee
- FIST Handwear Glove - Black Snowflake Cold Weather. Check these gloves out seriously guys, killer product!
- LEXIN FT4 pro Wish we had this one on our last trip!