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 DH83 (Non Feature DH)
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Distance: 27.2 km / 16.9 mi Traffic: Light

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At a Glance

F.M. Rattenbury, the famous architect who built the provincial legislature, also constructed Nelson’s Beaux Arts style bank and Chateau-style courthouse before a sex scandal forced him to flee the province in 1930. If old F.M. was trying to blow town in a hurry, this probably would have been his route of choice. Smoothly designed, this DH is as civilized as the funky, sophisticated city from which it runs. Rattenbury wouldn’t have cared much for the average scenery. But the light traffic count, excellent pavement and perfectly manicured, no-surprise curves would have given him a fast and easy escape. And once he came down from the low pass and hit the high-speed straightaways at the southern end, he’d have been pretty much home free. Times change, and your Ducati 996 provides a different reason to head south in a hurry. But don’t push the tolerance of the Kootenay’s speed tax collectors too far or you may be getting a close look at Nelson’s Rattenbury courthouse. From the inside.