Cross Canada Tour – 1998
The spirit of Canadian snowmobiling and of our great country itself, is exemplified in the cross section of individuals who participated in the 1998 “PowerStreak Rendez-Vous” cross-Canada tour. The unique diversity of snowmobiling was demonstrated by this memorable ride. The riders and support staff portrayed organized snowmobiling as it truly is – a family recreation, accessible to all.
Lance aux Meadows of Newfoundland. A pre-ride on the historic site of the first Viking settlement in North America around the year 1000 AD. St. Anthony's, Newfoundland, starting off on a Cross Canada Adventure. The first day out of their 45 day adventure starting off on the St. Anthony's trails. Quiet,backwoods ride to CornerBrook, Newfoundland. A continuation of the Ceremony - Brian Tobin, Native Drummers and Riders. Traditional Native Ceremony, passing off the Medicine Bag to Therese Cote, who carried it across Canada to give to a Native Tribe in British Columbia. Due to the ice storms early into the trip, the ice laden trees made for a challenging ride. In Prince Edward Island, traveling along their famous rail trail. Posing with members of the Summerside, PEI town council. Taking a rest and fuel at a lodge between Campbellton and Edmonston, NB. Deb Greenlaw/Yukon and Peter Randall/NB show the welcome sign for the riders just outside Edmonston NB. Riders pose at the Quebec Trail Welcome sign where they were met by a delegation from the Quebec Federation. North Ontario Trails: riders complete the last stretch of the OFSC trails as they prepare to enter Manitoba. Riders arrive in Gimli Manitoba after crossing on a staked trail for about 25 Km on Lake Winnipeg. Taking part in a parade send off down the main streets of Gimili, Manitoba. Riders arrive in Rhein Saskatchewan for lunch. Riders on the trails near Norquay Saskatchewan. Riders on the trail from Yorkton Sask. at the break of dawn. Riders crest one of the many rolling hills along the trails in Saskatchewan. A misconception about the Prairies is that all the land is flat farmland, the riders can bear witness to the fact that there are many forest areas with plenty of hills. Riders ride Alberta cut lines between Whitecourt and Valleyview Alberta. Tumbler Ridge Trail: Riders climb a beautiful mountainside trail just outside Tumbler Ridge BC. Lake Trail near Wells BC: The background scenery was beyond description along this beautiful lake trail enroute to the trailside lunch break provided by the Quesnel Snowmobile Club. Riders in Barkerville BC which is a restored historic ghost town. Riding along a trail near Kamloops, BC. Therese Cote hands over the well travelled medicine bag to the Chief of the Squamish Nation. The riders posing for their last official picture at the clubhouse of the Black Tusk Snowmobile Club who hosted the emotional wrap-up ceremony. In Squamish, Raymi (Therese Cote's son) climbs into a Snow Ghost Cave. Snow abounded (up to 3') along the trail to the Pemberton Ice Cap in BC. Snow laden trees line the trail into the warm-up shack of the Pemberton Snowmobile Club enroute to the Ice Cap. Finally, the last of the riders are on the trek back down the hills to return home after their magnificient historic journey. The riders take a break along a mountain trail to view the breath taking scenery near Pemberton, BC (on their day off after the ride). Large trailer to haul all 16 snow machines. The trailer and Expedition for the support Crew.