Hi to all,
My husband and I will be going on a 6 week trip throughout the West (both US and Canada) starting June 19th. I need some information about driving the Trans-Canadian Hwy 1 out of Lake Louise over the Continental Divide into Golden BC, then on to Glacier NP and Revelstoke NP. After that we will proceed to Kelowna, then through the Okanagon Valley to Osoyoos and back into the US. I would like to know if there are any steep descents that could burn out the brakes, or steep climbs that could overheat the engine. The grades in Alberta and Banff NP sound manageable. I have no information about the descent into Golden and the rest of the drive in British Columbia. If anyone is familiar with this route in terms of driving conditions for heavy vehicles (our Rv is 24 feet and approximately 11,000 lbs), I'd appreciate any information.
I was able to get two paperback books for the US called Mountain Directory East and Mountain Directory West (these are subtitled, Locations and Descriptions of over 400 Mountain passes and steep grades in Eleven Western States) but I haven't found anything comparable for Canada.
Thanks in advance for any information. I don't want to seem like a wuss, but as the saying goes, "You can go down a mountain 1000 times too slowly, but only once too fast."