Howdy folks. This last summer my sister married a Canadian, then proceeded to move her skinny California butt up there in the middle of winter. While we were never what you'd call close, I love her and want to visit her. Plus, hey, Canada - never been there before, figure I might as well go by motorcycle eh? Anyway: I have a week off in August and if my work'll let me have the week preceding/proceeding off as well then I'm going. According to Google Maps it's about 1800 miles one-way from Hanford CA to Lloydminster Saskatchewan; obviously I'm not doing that in one long jaunt, but was hoping to divide it up into 3-4 days. The quickest way seems to take I-5 north, cut across to Spokane WA, north to Calgary then Edmonton, and east to Lloydminster. It seems I'm to go through Banff National Forest that direction; I've heard of it but know little about it. Anything I should hit up that direction, both in the US and Canada? I'm not set on any one route, although I'd like to try to keep the trip within my 2-week limit (16 days, roughly, Saturday to next-next Monday), but I'm more interested in the journey. Also, what would I need to get into Canada? I have my passport already, that's a given, but to merely visit do I need any particular paperwork? I'll admit this is my first motorcycle foray across borders and I don't want to go all that distance and get turned away (would make for an interesting RR but, yeah, not quite my cup o' tea). Really, any advice would be much appreciated. It's still up in the air as work won't let me know until closer to the date if I can get an additional week off, but is the time limit (2 weeks) feasible? I'd love to camp, anywhere good along that route?