Am doing a solo run beginning June 3rd, to coincide with a friends wedding afterwards in Toronto.
Having checked out all the options thoroughly, seems like I may just have to fork out for a taxi. So if anyone has any tips or contacts who might be able to help from Fernie, let me know :)
And say hi if you happen to see me with my big ginger beard!
Also- can someone advise on what day/night time temps to expect? Coldest night temps I can expect?
All the best,
Have had some success through the Fernie lift share fb page. Lots of friendly folks on there and nice to see people sharing rides to reduce emissions. Think I’ve managed to sort a ride out pretty easily :)
If you have the time, I'd recommend just biking from Fernie to Cranbrook. You'll have everything you need already, and it's a pretty easy 100km, especially if you just take the highway (nice highway ride until right before Cranbrook). Could be a nice "recovery" ride. Plus taking a taxi will cost a fortune. I'd look into bus options if there are any.
As for temps, check the website Stephen linked for average temps (I'd check all major cities/towns along the route to get a good idea). I'd also split the difference between May/June average temps, because early June and late June are two different seasons, especially at higher elevations. Prepare for 0-10C at night, and 10-30C during the day. UNLESS there's another heat wave like last year. Then expect 10-20C at night, and 25-45C during the day. Also temps will generally be warmer going through the Okanagan Valley (around Penticton) than on other sections of the route. And it's not unlikely that you'll encounter snow in higher elevation areas, particularly Grey Creek Pass.
In summary, keep your eye on the forecast, because early summer weather is a crapshoot.