Category: Motorcycle Trip 2011

Prairies to Permafrost – Trip Summary

Details of the trip:

Distance Traveled: 9347 Kilometres (5808 miles)
Approximate Cost of Fuel: $450-500 dollars (fuel is very expensive up North)
Lodging Costs (Camping and Hotels): approx. $1,100-1,300
Number of Days on the Road: 17 (15 on the bike)

Lowest Temperature: 0 Celcius (Destruction Bay, YT – sleet and snow-like conditions)
Warmest Temperature: 24 Celcius (Carmacks,…




Day 17 – Hinton, AB to Calgary, AB – Final Ride Day

Distance: 493 kilometers
Time on bike: 8:30-3:30 pm
Temp: High teens / Near freezing at Athabasca Glacier in Icefields Parkway

The last day is one of the best because you get to go home but it’s always bittersweet since it’s the end of another good long ride.

I slept in again since it wasn’t a very long…




Day 16 – Dawson Creek, BC to Hinton, AB

Distance: 459 kilometers
Time on bike: 8:30-4:00pm
Temps: Very nice mid-20s all day (sunny)

Today has probably been the least eventful day of the trip. Which I guess is a good thing since everything went according to plan.

No rush today as it’s a short riding day at least in comparison with the past couple of days….




Day 15 – Liard River, YT to Dawson Creek, BC

Distance: 813 kilometers
Time on bike: 7:30 – 5:30
Temp: 8 celcius to start / 24 end of day in Dawson Creek, BC

A fantastic day of riding again. I was a bit concerned this morning when I woke up, more on that in a second, and saw dark clouds and spitting rain.

Let’s start with the…




Day 14 -Carmacks, YT to Liard River & Hot Springs

Distance: 827 kilometers
Riding Time: 9:30am to 7:30pm (long day)
Temps: Pretty much low 20s since I left this morning – lovely!

A long day today to make up some miles. I had a feeling this part of the journey would be less than spectacular scenery-wise. I was right. Don’t get me wrong it is scenic but…