This route was designed a few years ago when I was asked for a 400 with a manageable amount of climbing. As such, it has a lot more highwway than I would like. Most of the highway has good shoulders, except for a short section along Mara Lake. Mabel Lake Farms has  excellent homemade ice cream, as well as other goodies. The control at the Armstrong Co-op gas  (243.1km- open until 7:00PM) was added because there will likely be nothing else open between there and Kokanee Way (344km). There is a 24 hr 7/11 in Armstrong, 1.1 km off route. There are two gas stations in Falkland (278km), both of which close at 10PM.