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PART 5: The Alaska Highway

The Alaska Highway Built by the Americans during WWII, the Alaska Highway was constructed to connect the Lower 48 to the state of Alaska. Beginning at the junction of several highways in Dawson Creek, it stretches 2,232km northwards until Delta Junction, Alaska. Originally 2,700km long, it has since been improved upon and straightened out. The…

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PART 6: Eastern Yellowhead Highway

Eastern Yellowhead Highway Originally constructed in 1970, the Yellowhead Highway stretches across the four Western Provinces, starting just outside Winnipeg, Manitoba and going all the way to Prince Rupert, B.C. The highway is named after the Yellowhead Pass, which gets its name from the french explorer Pierre Bostonais, who just so happened to have yellow…

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PART 4: The Cassiar Highway

The Stewart-Cassiar Highway The Stewart-Cassiar Highway, first built in 1975, is the northern-most and most remote part of British Colombia. Stretching from Kitimat in the south to the Alaska Highway 22km west of Watson Lake in the north, the Cassiar Highway is 874km long, with 722km between Kitwanga and the Alaska Highway. Day 12 Day…

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PART 3: The Yellowhead Highway

The Yellowhead Highway Originally constructed in 1970, the Yellowhead Highway stretches across the four Western Provinces, starting just outside Winnipeg, Manitoba and going all the way to Prince Rupert, B.C. The highway is named after the Yellowhead Pass, which gets its name from the french explorer Pierre Bostonais, who just so happened to have yellow…

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Bikepacking Canada Adventure

In the summer of 2020, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, I was forced to cancel my plans to take part in two ultra-endurance races in Europe. In lieu of this, I decided to use this opportunity of closed borders and social distancing to make the most of summer and explore my beautiful country. After a short…

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PART 2: The Cariboo Highway

The Cariboo Highway The Cariboo Highway runs from Cache Creek to Prince George and is named after the region through which it runs. A lot of the highway follows the route of the Cariboo Wagon Road, which was the main trade route up until the construction of the railways to northern B.C. With a total…

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PART 1: The Sea to Sky Highway

The Sea to Sky Highway starts at the U.S. border just south of Vancouver and extends northwards for 409km to just outside Cache Creek where it joins up with Hwy 97. Considered one of the most beautiful drives in the world, this section of my tour made for some real challenges and a lot of excellent views during the first few days of my bike tour.

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Tour Along the Saint Lawrence River: Ottawa –> Quebec City –> Ottawa

Click the speaker to play the blog post using the website voice app. When moving back to Canada at the beginning of summer 2019 I decided that a summer of unemployment was the perfect time to arrange a bike tour and re-discover some of my great country. Between all the usual things such as visiting…

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SE Asia Adventure: Part 3 – Vang Vieng, Laos

In SE Asia Aventures, Part 3, we spend a couple days in Vang Vieng, exploring and doing some mini adventures aroud the area.

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SE Asia Adventure: Part 2 – Songkran Festival

The Songkran Festival takes place mid-April, starting on April 13th and lasting from three to five days, depending on where you are. Songkran is the ancient New Year of the people of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. No matter which country you go to, you are bound to have a fantastic time, get soaking wet, and…

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