I have done this whole trip before - once in a minivan and once on a motorcycle. Mountains are great (I might detour up through Kootenay NP, Banff and Jasper but only if weather is OK). Prairies are interesting for the first hour or so... Northern Ontario (Kenora through Thunder Bay to Sudbury) has some splashes of spectacular scenery and a million kilometers of trees and rocks. Sudbury to Ottawa via Algonquin Park is OK and from there it is a quick one day to home. 6000 km total, 5 riding days plus a couple of days visiting with daughter, son-in-law and new grandson in Winnipeg on the way through. (I was as far as Winnipeg on the bike just last August, a couple of weeks after baby arrived) All said, I am very definitely looking forward to the adventure. I'll post a Spotwalla link before I hit the return trip. Edit: Didn't mean to hijack the New Bike thread - a bit off topic!