Turning South…..Thru BC and Alberta

 

Daniel did a major bike cleaning and maintenance and changed the oil. We were then ready to head south from Whitehorse.

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sara changing the oil

We stopped at Watson Lake for the obligatory photo at the sign Forrest. Liard Hot spring was nice, but the mozzies were voracious. Thanks Barbara for the bug jacket.

Watso Lake sign Forrest

Bison

Sara and the Bison

Bison

dan and the bison

Liard Hot Spring

Sara at Liard

Muncho Lake Provincial Park is teaming with wildlife. We saw moose and lots of Bison. The mile zero sign is in Dawson Creek, BC.

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Sara at Muncho Lake

Muncho Lake

moose with twins

mile zero alaska highway

There will be no photos from the day we road to Jasper since it poured for 7 hours. Luckily it cleared up that evening and we had some nice views of the mountains. The Elk here just walk thru town. We toured the sights at Maligne Canyon, Athabaska Falls, and the Columbia Ice fields. We hiked up onto the glacier and had lunch.

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Rainbow Athabasca falls

dan at Athabasca falls

maligne Canyon

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sara on columbia glacier hike

Sara crossing the glacier melt stream

dan and sara columbia icefields

columbia icefields glacier river

Camped by the Bow River we were lulled to sleep by the rushing water.

Bow river Campsite

The route south thru Kananaskis and Peter Lougheed Provincial Park is incredible. Here we saw Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep and mountain goats. Our first UNESCO world heritage site was Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Thanks so much to Stan and Shelley Davey for the 5 star hospitality at the Broken Rail Ranch!

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Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep Peter Lougheed Prov park

Head smashed in Buffalo jump

head smashed in Buffalo jump

National Bison Range

We headed for Montana at Chief Mountain. We were sitting in the sun at our campsite when ash began raining down on us. There was a huge brush fire near by requiring a visit from the St Mary volunteer fire department. The next day we were lucky to have sunshine and a totally unimpeded ride on the Road To The Sun. We were disappointed to learn that bikers are not welcome at the National Bison Range. They told us bikes are not allowed because they have unpaved roads……do they know about the Dempster?

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koa fire

Many Glaciers Park

Road to the sun

Road to the sun

Road to the sun

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3 Responses to Turning South…..Thru BC and Alberta

  1. zenon says:

    The pics are amazing. And all the wildlife! Enjoy it! Drive safely. Zenon

  2. Fred Arbuckle says:

    Looks like you guys are having an awesome trip. Have lots of fun and stay safe!! I’ve been up and down the Alcan about a dozen times, and only saw buffalo once. Lucky you!! I think your first UNESCO site was actually Jasper/Banff, the mountain parks together were recognized in 1984-(http://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/ca)
    Thanks for sharing your ride with us! You are keeping dreams alive in at least one of your followers!! Thanks for that!
    Fred

  3. Janet says:

    we did this trip a few years back, bring back many wonderful memories, thanks!
    love the photos and blog, have fun, j

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