Using Google Maps to devise a route from Banff to Ainsworth Hot Springs....but the directions given include "FSR" routes which I'm figure mean 'Forest Service Road". My experience with these in the U.S. are they are often dirt/gravel and either very dusty or muddy and rutted.
Specifically from Wasa it puts me on St. Marys Lake Rd. then St. Marys River FS Rd. then Redding Creek FSR. How "decent" are these roads.
Otherwise I was thinking of routing via Revelstoke (via Yoho NP and Glacier (Canada's) NP and Nakusp which does not look that much longer. How's the Shelter Bay ferry work? I have links to the ferry info...just wondered about local tips such as best time of day and/or how busy it might be. I used to take the Washington State ferries frequently and know there are things their web site does not eplain either.