Welcome to the Canadian Border Patrol! Almost 400km stretching from Osoyous to Creston, travelling on as much dirt and backroads as possible. Rideable in either direction, and many points to hop on or off depending on what else you want to do. Towns in this neck of BC are spread out, but there’s lots of opportunities for fuel, food, and lodging…
So, here’s how the map works. The massive route is broken up into smaller tracks based on the type of riding surface. Colour-coded for your convenience! Green is paved, Blue is unpaved, and red is unpaved but either more technical or has something on it that may be trickier for some rider/bike combinations. I’m never going to make assumptions about your skill level or enthusiasm, you know you. Always ride to what you’re comfortable with.
There are waypoints for Camping, fuel, beer, motels, motorcycle shops, food, and cool places to see.
You can add everything in Gaia to you own (free) account, or download it straight away and add it to any app or Garmin unit.
The route travels through a few different zones, each with their own charm. And passes through a number of smaller communities. Please spend your dollars in the many independent businesses, the more we as riders spend and be a presence, the better it is for all of us in the future…
Washington – Idaho BDR connector
The overall route was designed to link up with the Backcountry Discovery Routes in the US. The Washington BDR tops out near Osoyoos and the Idaho BDR at Creston. So, the Canadian Border Patrol route can either be used as a alternative connector for the two BDR’s (and with way more dirt!), or in conjunction with the connector as one big International Loop!
Some of the off-road sections
The Pend Oreille River is a tributary of the Columbia River, approximately 130 miles long, in northern Idaho and northeastern Washington in the United States, as well as southeastern British Columbia in Canada. In its passage through British Columbia its spelled Pend-d’Oreille. Get the .gpx or .kml file via Gaia
Old Cascade Highway is a gravel road sightseeing highway exploring the switchbacks, trails and wilderness scenery in the Monashee Mountain Range. The scenic highway goes by many names such as the Old Cascade Highway, Santa Rosa Road and the Old Cascade-Rossland Highway. The highway connects the community of Rossland, BC
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