Jackson's hole

Fueling the Kootenays

Fuel your ride - tell tall tales after

Welcome to the Kootenay Lake Region! There is so much amazing riding here to be had, both on and off-road. Here’s a selection of things you can ride, destinations to visit, and places to shop. Everything is rideable in either direction, and with 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… 

Jackson’s Hole in Nelson is the perfect place to grab lunch in the middle of your loop. Or finish your day with food and beverages with friends…

Paved and twisty

group of dual sport motorcycle riders on road

The Kootenay region is chock full of beautiful mountain roads to cruise around on. Smoooooth and twisty and all the views!

Gravel and dirty

motorcycle rider and motorbikes at summit

In a region full of mountains and a thriving forestry industry, the Kootenays are just covered in Forest Serevice Roads and old mining tracks. Time to explore!

So, here’s how the maps works. Everything is based on the type of riding surface. Colour-coded for your convenience! Green is paved, Blue is unpaved, and Red is unpaved and spicy! It is 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.

SPEED LIMITS AND BYLAWS
Please respect the speed limits (80km/hr outside municipalities and 50km/hr within municipalities) and noise bylaws (can not exceed 60 dBA/dBC daytime and 50 dBA/dBC nighttime). We all love this area and want to keep it our little, peaceful piece of heaven.

 

just a few of the classics

Paved Routes

West Kootenays

So much amazingness in the West Kootenays to explore! Smooth, twisty roads and stellar backcounty. It’s all here to download in one PACK. Get the

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kootenay map of the works

The WORKS

You want the works? Well, here it is! All the tracks, routes, and waypoints in one place. No better way to see the big picture,

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map of Glacier motorcycle route

Glacier Route

Riding the loop around the Kokanee Park is a must do! Travelling through Nelson, Balfour, Kaslo, New Denver and through the Slocan Valley. It has

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map of kootenay pass motorcycle route

Kootenay Pass Loop Route

Ok folks, this one is a classic! A paved, smooth, flowy cruise, it takes the rider through some spectacular scenery. Along the North Shore of

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Dual-sport Routes

kootenay map of the works

The WORKS

You want the works? Well, here it is! All the tracks, routes, and waypoints in one place. No better way to see the big picture,

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map of lemon Creek motorcycle route

Lemon Creek Route

Heading up Six Mile Lake and down Lemon Creek is a classic dual-sport ride. The typical loop is just up, down and back on the

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map of Glacier motorcycle route

Glacier Route

Riding the loop around the Kokanee Park is a must do! Travelling through Nelson, Balfour, Kaslo, New Denver and through the Slocan Valley. It has

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map of kootenay pass motorcycle route

Kootenay Pass Loop Route

Ok folks, this one is a classic! A paved, smooth, flowy cruise, it takes the rider through some spectacular scenery. Along the North Shore of

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Pend-d'oreille motorcycle route map

Pend-d’Oreille River route

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,

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map of trout lake motorcycle route

Trout Lake Loop

Discover the Kootenays on a breathtakingly picturesque circle motorcycle tour through the heart of the Selkirks, a 390-kilometre loop that starts and ends in Nelson,

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a map of the Buchanan Lookout tower motorcycle route

Buchanan Lookout

The Buchanan Lookout stands tall at 1,912 m (6,272 Ft) and offers stunning views of the Kootenay Lake, Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, Goat Range Provincial

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a map of the Grey Creek Pass motorcycle route

Gray Creek Pass

The climb to Gray Creek Pass is 5,000 ft of elevation gain in 16.5 km making it the highest dirt road in Canada! The 6,850

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