Province - State: Alberta
Highway 40 which is south of the transcanada highway or highway #1 as it is more commonly known. Highway 40 is also called the Highwood Pass by locals in the area. On note about highway 40; it is open south of the fortress junction from June 15 till Dec 1.
There is al kinds of camping available on this route as well as some oppurtunity to stay at Kananaskis village if you are so inclined. It is in close proximity to the city of Calgary
Favorite Restaurant / Pub / Place to stop?:
The best place to stop along this roure is in Longview at Twin Cities Saloon and Restaurant. The atmosphere is eclectic to say the least and is very popular with local ranchers, cowboys and bikers. The view from the deck is incredible, the ambience facinating with live music almost daily and nightly and the food is amazing..Try the Ride-Stop-n-Go burger..its a favorite of ours..
Fuel readily available?:
There is gas available at fortress junction about half way down highway 40. We recommend filling your tank at Calgary, or Cochrane before hand. There is also gas available in Longview.
Road conditions: Great
Hazards: Animals, Minimal
Scenery: Get your camera ready!
How many years have you been riding?: 15+ yrs
Services: Gas Available, Restrooms
Overall: Must Do!
Please add anymore information to share with riders that weve not asked you already:
With three distinct names The Kananaskis Trail, Highway 40 or the highwood pass is one ride you want to put on your Bike-It-List..It is commonly known as one of the best motorcycle rides in Canada. With its close proximity to the city of Calgary, and the unbelievable views and scenery this ride will want you coming back for more.. It is also the highest paved road in Canada..