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Discussion in 'Americas' started by kfcz400, Jan 30, 2008.
whats the best time to plan for a week of road riding in the canadian rockies? thanks kc
I was in the Canadian Rockies in early July last year (not on a moto trip though ) and it's beautiful! It can get pretty warm (this comment coming from a native Floridian, I know hot!) during the day, but it still cools off at night. Perhaps earlier in June or late August would yield some milder daytime temperatures...
You will be fine on road anywhere from mid-May to beginning of October.
Be aware & obey the speed limits, they are there for a reason. Lots of wildlife & they come out of no where.
I would go in mid June. On the way the "Going to the sun" road through Glacier National Park is a great ride but It can stay closed into June.
Watch you speed in the Parks. The enforcement can be damn near fanatical.
Be sure to visit Lake Louise and Baniff.....
Mid June to Aug are safest.
We have been know to get some crazy snow storms in May and it can snow in June, or July or August for that matter. Late August is pretty safe, and September is outright spectacular if you are willing to risk possible snow.
The spring April/May/June are pretty iffy for snow and rain.
The " Going to the Sun " road is now closed to personal vehicles. Only Park buses. You have to go around the south route now. It's still a beautiful ride, though. Just about 100 miles farther.
If you mean permanently, I couldn't find any refrence on the Glacier NPS website. I does close seasonally, and may be closed longer this year to repair some damage.