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Hello BC Article

Hello BC Article
"The wild forest, mountain, and coastal landscape of British Columbia make it an ideal destination for a motorcycle road trip. Highway 16, also known as the Yellowhead Highway, stretches from the Rocky Mountains to the rugged Pacific coastline, offering riders a mix of quiet highway, forest-lined stretches, and curves to explore” Click here to read more... Article By Tammy Gagne. Taken from Hello BC - Hello BC Website

The Motorcycle Hub Article

The Motorcycle Hub Article
"The people we meet, places we see, and things we experience on the road are why we leave home in the first place. No statement could be truer about why one might go north from Vancouver on motorcycles, in search of adventure along Route 16. Known as the Yellowhead Highway, the road begins in the Canadian prairies, cuts through the Rocky Mountains, and bisects British Columbia from east to west. In BC, it’s the arterial corridor that gives life to business, travel and recreation in the north and centre of the province. A hive of history and culture, it is baptism by immersion and a must-see tranche of land and life for those from near and far. As far as motorcyclists are concerned, Route 16 is a spectacular road to ride, with a myriad of options for getting off the beaten track on either side, and loaded with great people to happily show you the way to your next favourite road, campsite, restaurant, or viewpoint. If your travel begins and ends in Vancouver, it makes a great northern leg of a circle tour, and one that you can really make part of a longer trip around BC, depending on your appetite for motorcycle touring…” Click here to read more... Article By Theo Birkner. Taken from The Motorcycle Hub - The Motorcycle Hub Website

Welcome to Route16.ca

Welcome to Route16.ca
Route 16 is a highway corridor between Valemount, British Columbia and Prince Rupert, British Columbia. This piece of highway is famously known as part of the Yellowhead Highway located in Western Canada, spanning from Manitoba, west to Haida Gwaii. The section of road promoted as Route 16 totals 1,000km from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. The corridor winds through scenic landscapes, including mountains, farmland, lakes and rivers, rainforest. Numerous communities dot the highway, Prince George being the largest city in Northern BC and the hub that feeds the other towns. This fully paved highway is best traveled between May and September on two wheels. Temperatures in May and September average 9 degrees Celsius and June through August temperatures vary from 15-22 degrees Celsius. Average precipitation between the months of May through September is 60mm and June usually sees the most precipitation. It is advisable to bring raingear.

Canadian Biker Magazine Article

Canadian Biker Magazine Article

"Sitting on my deck on a warm summer evening I often see a motorcycle or two turn off of Highway 56 and drive up and down the two streets of Meeting Creek, but they rarely stop. There isn’t much to stop for in this town any more. I suspect they leave town thinking there is nothing going on around here at all. If that is what they think they would be wrong. While the town has almost faded back in to the Alberta Parkland that gave it birth, the production of grain that drew the settlers here in the first place is going strong.

The landscape around Meeting Creek is still dominated by the presence of the family farm. These people take pride in the fact that they play a part in feeding the world. These farmers are my friends and they are the guys I ride with.

We were having coffee at Tim Horton’s in Camrose, just up Hwy. 56 from Meeting Creek, in the dead of winter. Someone pulled out a map and we began to discuss possible routes we might take when the snow melted and the crop was seeded. Since most of the guys had never been on Hwy. 16 (the Yellowhead) west to the coast this was an attractive option. Add to this the fact that most of the grain grown in our area takes the CN rails along the same route to market and a plan was beginning to develop..."

Click here to read more... Article By Marvin Penner. Taken from CDN BKR - Canadian Biker Magazine Website

Hwy 16 promoted as motorcycle touring destination

Hwy 16 promoted as motorcycle touring destination
Scenery, riding conditions are unparalleled! HWY16 is being promoted as the newest destination for touring motorcycle riders. It began as an idea of Tourism Prince George, the agency which promotes tourism in that area, and grew from there, says Annie Doran, its marketing manager. By coincidence, a Vancouver-based online motorcyle enthusiast magazine called The Motorcycle Hub expressed an interest in having people tour Hwy16. (more…)