Even more than on Colorado's Front Range, the Canadian rockies yawn onto the great prairies of central Canada. Here the flat lands seem almost out of place--even on a bicycle, it seems like only hours before you were among the towering peaks of the Going to the Sun Road. And these 'flat'land prairies can be deceiving: there are many streams the course out of the mountains. Each one carves its own basin; each one provides pleasant downhill but then a short annoying climb back up! I enjoyed this part of the country. If you continue north to Calgary--several days by bike, unless a whipping south wind makes it a one day ride at it did for me on Alberta Route 2--the distant rockies beckon you on the horizon.