My wife and I will be biking through Canada this June. We'll join some friends in Toronto and bike to Bruce Peninsula Park. Then, my wife and I will go on by ourselves, biking up Manitoulin island all the way to Espanola. Our original idea was to turn left and ride the Great Trail until the end of our vacation, but we thought of taking the train (from Sudbury or Capreol) to Winnipeg and biking up there. That's when our friends suggested that, since we were alrady thinking of taking the train, to go all the way to Jasper, in the Rockies.
We liked the idea and planned to bike from Jasper to Banff through the Icefields Parkway, then ride down to Calgary and Edmonton, where we would take the train back to Toronto. Problem is: tickets are around CND$ 350 per person per leg. We would rather not spend that much on transportation. We can't rent a car, because I don't know how to drive and my wife's license has expired (we don't really use a car anymore in Rio). We looked at airfare, which is about the same price (though a few hours flight compared to the 2-day train trip), but, given we have panniers, handlebar, bags etc., might be a hassle to board.
Does someone know of alternatives? Like sites where people can pool and share expenses?
Thanks for any info you might have.