Monthly Archives: August 2017

Canada 2017 – Vancouver

15-17th July, 2017. Returning the motorhome to Traveland in Langley was as uneventful as the pickup and we were soon in a taxi heading to our hotel in Vancouver where we would spend two nights before our flight back to … Continue reading

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Canada 2017 – Othello Tunnels

12th July, 2017. A place of interest not far from Hope is the Othello Tunnels, a series of 5 tunnels and several bridges formerly part of the Kettle Valley Railway running in almost a straight line through a gorge. Opened … Continue reading

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Canada 2017 – Hope

10-14th July, 2017. Over the weekend we became increasingly concerned about the wildfires that were closing whole areas of central British Columbia. We were due to return the motorhome to Langley near Vancouver on the 15th and already the southern … Continue reading

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Canada 2017 – Peachland

6-9th July, 2017. One of the things we were most looking forward to during our 30 days motorhoming around western Canada was catching up with old friends, Johanna and Mike. We got to know each other in the early 2000s … Continue reading

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Canada 2017 – Wells Gray Provincial Park to Vernon

4-5th July, 2017. Despite the dozens of mosquito bites we took away from the Wells Gray Provincial Park, we thoroughly enjoyed our two nights there and were glad we made the detour. We retraced our route south to Clearwater and … Continue reading

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Canada 2017 – Wells Gray Provincial Park

3rd July, 2017. Following a dreadful night being kept awake by about a million mosquitoes in the motorhome, we decided to explore further into the park. Not far back on the main road north was the turn off to Helmcken … Continue reading

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Canada 2017 – Valemount to Wells Gray Provincial Park

2nd July, 2017. With another early start, we continued south to the town of Clearwater where we stopped at the Visitor Centre to ask about the road north to Wells Gray Provincial Park where we hoped to camp for a … Continue reading

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Canada 2017 – Jasper to Valemount

1st July, 2017. Canada Day dawned overcast and raining. As we needed fuel and retail outlets, as far as we knew, would only be open till midday we made an early start from Jasper Gates RV Park. Fuelling up near … Continue reading

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Canada 2017 – Icefields Parkway Part 2

30th June, 2017. It was another glorious day for the second part of the Icefields Parkway heading towards Jasper. We got off to an early start hoping to beat those pesky tourists to the good viewpoints. The view from Goats … Continue reading

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Canada 2017 – Icefields Parkway Part 1

29th June, 2017. After the drizzly day yesterday we woke to glorious sunshine again and quickly packed up and headed back through Kickinghorse Pass and then turned north onto the Icefields Parkway, 227kms of road also known as Highway 93. … Continue reading

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Canada 2017 – Yoho National Park

28th June, 2017. Leaving Canmore behind, we decided to drive back into British Columbia over Kicking Horse Pass to see the Takakkaw Waterfall in the Yoho National Park. Once again there were massive roadworks taking place making it a slow … Continue reading

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Canada 2017 – Banff, Lake Louise & the Bow Valley Parkway Part 2

27th June, 2017. Moving on from the bear, we arrived at the Lake Louise Gondola which is quite a distance from Lake Louise itself. We had the choice of taking a gondola or a chairlift to the top. Remembering Swiss … Continue reading

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Canada 2017 – Banff, Lake Louise & the Bow Valley Parkway Part 1

27th June, 2017. As mentioned in the previous post, not being able to stay at Banff or Lake Louise turned out for the best for us. Both places were teeming with people and we certainly would not have enjoyed staying … Continue reading

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Canada 2017 – Blairmore to Canmore, Alberta

25th– 26th June, 2017. Having studied the map to find the best route north whilst avoiding Calgary, we decided to take the Kananaskis Trail, a road that is closed from 1st December until 14th June. We really had no idea … Continue reading

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