Vancouver Island Routing Help - Nanaimo, Campbell River, Gabriola, S. Spring
Will be coming out West later this summer, and hoping for some routing advice that will see me from Nanaimo to Campbell river, and also out to Gabriola and Salt Spring. Then either back to Nanaimo for the ferry, or down to Swartz Bay for the ferry. I'm a pretty confident cyclist so I don't mind heavy traffic if the shoulder is wide, but I've heard that there's an alternate route that has more coastal scenery? I'd like this to be as pretty as possible, and with as few cars as I can manage, but I don't mind the odd busy section when it makes the most sense.
Also, is the Fraser Canyon safe to ride up on the mainland?