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post #41 of 71 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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How necessary is it to have a canadian insurance card? I've been in Canada several times on the bike and never thought about the insurance card. Doesn't the regular proof of insurance card work?

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post #42 of 71 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 01:04 PM
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Some states don't have a slip. Your agent should be able to advise based on your policy and the regs in your state.

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I haven't bought the Milepost yet, but would like to know of motorcycle dealers or repair shops in Canada (BC, AB, and YT) and Alaska. I plan to go up the Ice Fields Parkway, over to Skagway, AK, ferry to Haines, AK then up to Beaver Creek and then over to Anchorage, AK. I hope to do the Kenai Peninsula and then Denali and Fairbanks. From there, head down the Alaska Highway (ALCAN) to Dawson Creek, Alberta, then Edmonton, then Regina, SK and back into the USA.

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post #44 of 71 (permalink) Old 01-21-2017, 07:54 AM
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Does anyone know how scenic the road is from Haines, Alaska to Beaver Creek? One option I am looking at is to forego the ferry from Skagway to Haines and go from Skagway to Beaver Creek by way of Whitehorse. I would like to avoid riding over the same road more than once as much as possible, but sometimes that may be the best choice.
I'll narrow it down a little. From Haines to Haines Junction is through Chilkat Pass. Good road, very scenic, 152 miles. If you go over White Pass down to Skagway from the Alcan (by turning off at Jake's Corner) without going to Haines, you'll have to backtrack to Whitehorse. From there you have two choices: West 98 miles to Haines Jct and on up to Beaver Creek, or north on the Klondike Hwy to Dawson City, then across to Alaska on the Top of the World Hwy, which can be good, or it can be very bad, or anything in between, depending on the weather. Unless you choose the Dawson City route, you'll have to travel the same road from Haines Jct to Beaver Creek and on to Tok, Alaska. Not the most scenic stretch of highway you'll see, but you don't have much choice.

If a person can work it into their schedule, it's generally advantageous to go over both White Pass and Chilkat Pass due to their scenic value, with a short 17 mile, 1 hour ferry trip in between. Also - it can be done in either the northbound or southbound leg of the trip.

If you are planning on taking the ferry north from Bellingham or Prince Rupert, you have the choice of getting off at either Haines or Skagway, and either offers the chance of going over a scenic pass en route to Alaska, but the Skagway through Whitehorse route is about a day's travel longer for most riders.
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I'm going up in June 2 up not on my wing but my vstrom..... What is the adv distance between fill ups?


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please let us know how your trip goes. wife and I are starting to plan our Alaska ride already for next year leaving May of 2018. from eastern North Carolina.
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Back in 2007 galute wrote of his trip, with friends, to AK in daily installments. I remember my wife and I reading his blog each day and dreaming of someday riding to AK. It was an excellent read, very detailed, one of the best accounts.

Here's the link: ALASKA OR BUST!!!
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I'm going up in June 2 up not on my wing but my vstrom..... What is the adv distance between fill ups?


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I believe someone said it is as much as 150 miles between gas stops.
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Back in 2007 galute wrote of his trip, with friends, to AK in daily installments. I remember my wife and I reading his blog each day and dreaming of someday riding to AK. It was an excellent read, very detailed, one of the best accounts.

Here's the link: ALASKA OR BUST!!!
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