Like running the gauntlet? This beautifully engineered and smoothly paved toll highway (eastbound only) through Banff and Kootenay National Parks has B.C.’s greatest concentration of wildlife and glorious scenery. Unfortunately, this trip through the Rockies also may have B.C.’s greatest concentration of speed tax collectors enforcing the restrictive 90-kmh (55-mph) speed limit. The mountain weather in this World Heritage Site is changeable and you can expect to see rain roll in at anytime. It can also be very cold if you ride early or late in the day. But if you plug in the electric vest, keep your eyes open and have a good radar detector, you should make it through unscathed.