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This route extends the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route into Canada along the spine of the Rocky Mountains. Beginning in Banff, it heads southward through spectacular scenery to Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. The route uses Elk Pass (6,443 feet) to cross the Continental Divide (known as the Great Divide in Canada). The towns of Elkford and Sparwood offer services.
From Sparwood, you can choose to follow the main route through miles and miles of unbridled wilderness or the Fernie Alternate, a more populated and mostly paved option. The endpoint is Roosville, which is the beginning of the U.S. Stretch of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.
Current Printed Version: 2011
Reviewed by: Josh Jack 6/5/09
I was already impressed with the Adventure Cycling TransAm routes, but despite their accuracy, I was still skeptical on how well they would route a dirt trail. Turns out, the Great Divide route is just as easy to follow as any of their road routes, and has all the bike specific information you come to expect. I purchased the route from Banff all the way to the US/Mexico border, and they are accurate all the way through. The addendas are great piece of mind that you're getting the most up to date information, and the customer service at the main office is outstanding. If there's something I can't figure out, I can always give them a call and get some advice.
Reviewed by: A customer from New Westminster, BC, Canada 10/5/10
Unfortunately the map did not arrive prior to our departure on the trip - no fault of yours - Canada Post! However with the info we gleaned from your web site and local topographical maps we were able to follow most of the route. On arriving home and seeing the wonderful detail of your map, we were delighted with the map and only wished that we had been able to use it. Will definitely purchase your maps again for more of the same trail. Thanks