Thanks a bunch for that info. and I'll give you a shout for a tour when I get further along with plans. I'm thinking about heading north from here to Waterton Park in SW Alberta and on north along the east side of the Rockies on HY 40, then west through Baniff Park and zig zagging north to south in a westerly direction and coming down in to Vancouver from Whistler. How long would it take to ride the Island's best roads in the month of July? Would traffic be heavy then and if so would June, August or Sept. be better? Are any of these months more apt to be rainey than another? I'm thinking about exiting the island on the ferry from Sidney, going to Anacortes, then taking Washington HY 20 east through the Cascades and winding up at Glacier Park before heading south to home base in NW Wyoming. When taking those ferrys, how does one find the schedules and etc.? Is it necessary to be at those ferrys early to get a spot? Travel on ferrys is new to me. I don't believe we have those things in Wyoming any more. I believe the last one was on the Green River in SW Wyoming on the Mormon Trail back in the 1800s.