I've ridden my GL650I to Radisson Quebec, does that qualify as "Northern Canada"? If it doesn't, you'll need a plane to find Northern Canada.
OK, Yankee and Southern
trollsbuddies - a brief geography lesson.See map below. Green area is Northern Canada.
Rich, that was an admirable trip considering all the gravel. If the 650 liked it as well as the 500s, I'm impressed. I live under the red dot in the west, nearly the same latitude as Radisson, and we are surrounded by farmland here. I don't live in the north of Canada.
That was a commendable trip Gene, especially camping all the way. Good stuff and beyond the vision of most motorcyclists. Your "northern route" across Canada though, as shown roughly by the red line, for the most part appears to me to hug the southern part of Canada.
For some legit bragging, put on some different tires and do a real Cross Northern Canada Trip. I don't think it has ever been done. The camping is free. Carry extra gas.
The natives are friendly.