Day 4 – Crowsnest Pass to Fernie, British Columbia

Aug 5th 2010 — Biking,Glacier NP to Vancouver — 9:03 am

The next morning we biked through the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass still battling a strong, constant headwind. We stopped at their visitor center and were lured in by the free internet and comfortable chairs. The problem was we had an excellent view of the wind thrashing the trees outside and were extremely unexcited about leaving our cozy spot to battle it.

There was talk of staying the night at the visitor center, or possibly (gasp) trying to get a ride. After several hours of napping and reading all the great literature on activities in Alberta we put on our coats and gloves and ventured back into the fray.

There was more headwind for about 4 miles, then we saw a sign saying we were in British Columbia, followed by a stretch of downhill. Almost at the exact second we saw the sign, the horrendous wind that had been making biking so unpleasant for the last 2 days stopped completely, never to return. It was remarkable.

We stopped and had a picnic, and made many remarks of the wonderful stillness. Needless to say we had developed an immediate fondness for British Columbia.


  1. I will go back to Fernie

    Comment by Busy — August 8, 2010 @ 10:40 pm
  2. It is also very difficult to explain how far the rocks spread UP the hill on the opposite side of the highway from the slide. I think the guy at the visitor center said they spread UP THE HILL 3 km!

    Comment by Busy — August 8, 2010 @ 10:42 pm
  3. That was really the most amazing thing too. That boulder field at the bottom really needs to be seen to be believed.

    Comment by michael — August 10, 2010 @ 7:49 am

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