Directed at you Ron (in the northwest corner) but also for anyone looking for a great ride in that neck of the woods. British Columbia has a fantastic highway (#6) that runs east of Vernon to the Arrow Lake ferry and then across the lake. From there you can go north to Revelstoke or south to Nelson. It's what I would call the Canadian version of Deal's Gap (aka the Dragon) only much longer and less crowded. Ron it's only a hop skip and jump from where you are. catch Hwy 20 east (not a bad ride itself) through Washington where it intersects 97 and go north up the Okanagan valley though Osoyoos and Penticton up to Vernon. Hwy 6 leaves the northern portion of the city through rolling hills and scrub cedar ranch land, and then wow! Twists, turns, up and down, a regular rollercoaster type motorcyclists dream road. The road north to Revy is nice, and the south track towards Nelson is gorgeous, following the lake a good stretch, and you can take a jog east some more into the Kooteney Lake area, also gorgeous. There's also hotsprings to soak in on the southern route and the entire region is gorgeous. It's our southwest corner, but it's right in your back yard as the Wing flies.