2008 Great White North Tour

August 17-23, 2008

Traveling through the Canadian Rockies

This year’s Great White North Tour is scheduled to take place in the Canadian Rockies located in Alberta, Canada

Ride Host:
Neil Dolson (Gramps/Dylien)

  Ride Registration
  List of Riders
  GWN Tour History
  Ride Disclaimer & Waiver

We’ll gather in Cochrane, Alberta on Sunday, August 17th and will be exploring in the Banff-Cochrane area until we head north toward Jasper and the Icefields on Tuesday morning. Our destination is Hinton, Alberta where we’ll stay through Thursday night. Back to Cochrane Friday and head for home Saturday.

Join us for the full week or just for a few days.

You are responsible for arranging your lodging and we strongly suggest you make hotel reservations as early as possible.

Hotel recommendations:

Cochrane, Alberta

  • Check in: Saturday, August 16,
    Checkout: Tuesday August 19 (3 nights)
  • Check in: Friday, August 22,
    Checkout: Saturday August 23 (1 night)
Bow River Inn
Phone 866-663-3209
Website: http://www.bowriverinn.com/#map


Super 8
Phone: 403-932-0808

Hinton, Alberta

  • Check In: Tuesday, August 19,
    Checkout: Friday, August 22 (3 nights)
Super 8
Phone: 780-817-2228

OPTIONAL: If anyone is interested in staying at the Icefields Parkway Chalet on Thursday 8/21 call 877-423-7433 and ask for the hotel.


As of May 15th, there are at least 10 mountain view rooms available for $245. They have a 48 hour cancellation policy.

We’ll add more details in the near future regarding day rides, suggested routes, etc.


   History of the GWN Tour

GWN2003 Tour Overview

2003 GWN Tour
The initial GWN Tour was developed in 2003 from conversations on the Motorcycle Tourers Forum. The 2003 ride started at Niagara Falls, Ontario, CANADA on Sunday June 15, 2003. It was a five day journey through Southern Ontario passing north of Lake Superior to Duluth, Minnesota, and ending in Mackinaw City, Michigan. The ride made it's way through some of the most scenic areas Ontario has to offer as well as parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

GWN2004 Tour Overview

2004 GWN Tour
The 2004 tour started at Norwich, Ontario, CANADA on Sunday August 15, 2004. It was a five day journey through Southern Ontario and ending in Sault Saint Marie, Michigan.

GWN2006 Tour Overview       

2006 GWN Tour
The 2006 tour started with a reception at Neil's house in Norwich, Ontario, CANADA on Sunday, July 9, 2006. It was a five day journey through Ontario including Minden, Kingston, Collingwood and Port Dover.

GWN2007 Tour Overview       

2007 GWN Tour
The base for four days was the scenic village of Baddeck, located between the two entrances to the Trail. A lap around the Cabot Trail and a ride to Prince Edward Island were a couple of the highlights.

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