Granby / Whatshan / Shelter Bay Route

motorcycles loaded for camping by river

Want a way to get from Grand Forks to the Shelter Bay ferry avoiding all that pavement through Nakusp? Have we got the answer for you! Stellar gravel riding through the Granby, Edgewood, Whatshan Lake and along the West shore of Upper Arrow Lake.

So, here’s how the map works. The 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 Granby

Some great pavement just North of Grand Forks, heading into some fun gravel heading into Edgewood.

motorcycle on a bridge


An important fuel and groceries restock point, the small town of Edgewood is right on the water of Lower Arrow Lake.

two adventure motorcycles getting gas

Whatshan Lake

A beautiful lake to spend the night on, or just enjoy a nice lunch.

Motorcycle rider at Whatshan lake

Upper Arrow Lake

Enjoy the stunning views along the lake as you roll just South of Shelter Bay and either the ferry or the road to Revelstoke.

Vera @missvelocity sitting on a rock at Eagle Bay
Vera @missvelocity looking at lake

Super fun corridor and a great way to get North-South through the Kootenay Interior.

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