As a member of a group planning a July 7th departure, we're interested in conditions and alternatives at least I've been investigating picking up the route in Sparwood, B.C. via a route from Banff to Calgary which is somewhere around 221miles but don't know the route conditions in Calgary or TransHighway1 between Banff and Calgary. According to what I've read, buses with a permit are allowed to go to Banff/Canmore/Calgary but I presume biking from Banff might not be allowed. If we can't take the road detour, I certainly am not familiar enough with the area to know if there are actual off-road alternatives to the Spray River and other trails that are washed out.
But worst case scenario, does anybody know the conditions of TransCanada#1 to Rt 22 to rt 3 through Crowsnest Pass???
Is there a better route?