Favourite Western Canadian Photos

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Fatallybitten, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Fatallybitten

    Fatallybitten Slow but Sure

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    I searched and didn't find a thread featuring photos exclusively of Western Canada. Those of us fortunate enough to ride this piece of motorcycle heaven, post up photos of your favourite places, with or without your bike. To get things started, here are a few from last year's riding season, with captions explaining where.

    Looking west from the Waiparous rest area off Highway 40, north of Cochrane

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    Looking east from the pass just east of Highway 40 on Highway 532 southwest of Longview

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    McLean Creek area, southwest of Bragg Creek

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    Plateau Mountain from Highway 532 southwest of Longview

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    Abraham Lake on Highway 11 west of Rocky Mountain House

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    Highway 11 heading west to Saskatchewan River Crossing

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    Columbia Icefields on Highway 93

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    Looking south at the Icefields on Highway 93

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    The view north of Highway 16 east of Hinton

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    Bow Lake on Highway 93

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    Banff and Mount Rundle

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    Cheers, David
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  2. Deadbeat Lebowski

    Deadbeat Lebowski Canuck

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    Great shots. Lived in the rockies most of my life and just don't get tired of looking at that scenery.
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  3. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    I'll dig up some oldies and stick to close to home... All from Northern Vancouver Island....

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    Haihte mountain Range
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    Pinder
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    Sutton Range
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    Johnstone Strait
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    Merry Widow Range
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    Bonanza Lake
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    Vernon Lake
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    Strathcona Park
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    Strathcona
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    View from Twin Peaks
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    Tahsis Inlet

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  4. Fatallybitten

    Fatallybitten Slow but Sure

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    My other great loves after my wife and adventure riding are sailing and hiking, so I have spent a lot of time up and down Vancouver Island in my boat and did the West Coast Trail a couple of years ago. I never tire of that part of the world.

    Your photos convince me I need to spend a week or so on the island with my MC this year.

    Cheers, David
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  5. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    Waiprous Valley

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    The Gap road west of Maycroft

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    Ghost Valley below Trans Alta Road

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    Hwy 66 west of Bragg Creek

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    Morraine Lake

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    Link Lake

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    Near Devils Gap, AB

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  6. jackd

    jackd Long timer

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    Wonderful thread. The timing is ideal because it seems to be in step with everyone starting to plan their summer adventures. Keep them coming.
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  7. whitey222

    whitey222 occasionally adventurous

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    Ok, maybe it's because I live on the flattest continent, but how do you guys keep your eyes on the road with all that awesome mountain scenery passing by ? More please. :thumb
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  8. Brunssd

    Brunssd Potemkin villager

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    Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park
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  9. Fatallybitten

    Fatallybitten Slow but Sure

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    Here are a few from a trip last October. Great weather and mid-week riding, which means no traffic!!

    Inukshuk overlooking Columbia Lake

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    Canal Flats at south end of Columbia Lake

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    Junction of St. Mary's Road and Redding Creek Road west of Kimberley

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    Creston Salmo Summit

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    Unnamed pond off Highway 3 south of Castlegar

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    Waterway west of Seven Mile Dam, south the Trail

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    Pende Oreille road east of Trail

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    Moyie Lake south of Cranbrook

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    The Hughes Range east of Cranbrook

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    Can't wait for spring!

    David
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  10. KilgoreTrout

    KilgoreTrout adventure flyfisher

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    Some great photos brings back memories of rides in the past and rides I need to do, we are truly blessed to live in this part of the planet.... I can't wait to get back on the bike:clap
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  11. edwin

    edwin Been here awhile

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    Can someone please explain how to attach pics? 'usually' i am not dumb about this, but on this board i dont see the method....
    many thanks!
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  12. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Your best bet is to join a photo hosting site like Smugmug or Photobucket and upload your pics to that site... Then it becomes easy as you click and copy the image code off your image of choice from that site and then paste it into your post on here...After a bit of practice you get quicker at it and can easily drop many images into 1 post in the blink of an eye...
    I mostly use Photobucket which allows a certain amount of bandwidth for free but it seems to me that the images loose a bit of sharpness in the transition... No matter though, good enough for photo sharing...
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  13. Fatallybitten

    Fatallybitten Slow but Sure

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    As Gunnerbuck said, the only way now to attach photos is via a Smugmug or Photobucket type account. Here is the link explaining the process in detail. Note: Option 1 is no longer available. Scroll down and read Option 2.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919

    Once you have uploaded photos to a service like Photobucket the process is quick and easy.

    Cheers, David
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  14. RedRockRider

    RedRockRider Long timer

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    Nice photos from gorgeous places. Thanks, inmates. Keep 'em coming! :clap :clap :clap
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  15. Tengai In Toronto

    Tengai In Toronto Been here awhile

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    I think I speak for all of Southern Ontario when I say:

    It's not fair!! :cry





    Damn west-coasters and your "scenery".
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  16. knight

    knight Been here awhile

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    Alberta foothills

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    Hwy 3, BC

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    South of Pincher Creek

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    Pirate Trail, west of Cluny AB. :1drink

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  17. bchunter

    bchunter Been here awhile

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    Gotta have some pics of the North by North West BC :D

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    And an upcoming NXNW rider:

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    :beer
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  18. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    I'll wake this thread up:

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    Sutton Pk, Vanisle...
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    Nimpkish River Vanisle
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    Chilcotin /Cariboo
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    Chilcotin
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    Rockies...

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  19. DrydenRider

    DrydenRider Sun Seeker

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    Macmillan Park on the way out to Tofino

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    Duffy Lake Rd aka Hwy 99
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  20. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    Some of mine from the past season, Northern BC and the Yukon;

    Carcross Dunes the KLR was just getting picked up.
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    I was surprised what a wasted K60 would do in the sand tapped in third.

    Salmon Glacier on a miserable day, third time I tried to get there was the charm, have been turned away in the past by snow and washouts.
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    Pretty self explanatory.
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    Munch Repeater Tower near Toad River looking west towards Muncho Lake.
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    Dinner time along the Stikine going to Telegraph.
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    Packing a Khukri beats packing plates;
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    A two legged chair and too many beer =
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    Not all scenery, just boys having some fun amongst it.
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