Wildlife Watching

Sadly we only had one full day in Vancouver before moving on to the next stop in our short visit to the west coast, this time to Tofino on Vancouver Island. This involved a 90 minute ferry crossing and a three hour drive across the island to reach our destination. Tofino is a small village…

Vancouver

Having arrived in Vancouver on a high after the Rocky Mountaineer experience we have a little time to explore Canada’s third largest city, before heading off on the last leg of our road trip.  For those not too familiar with Canada’s geography Vancouver is a coastal sea port in western Canada in the lower mainland…

Journey Through The Clouds

Why visit Jasper in early Autumn?  It is the end of the summer season; one local  shopkeeper told us that “…….in a month’s time summer will be switched off and winter will start, almost overnight” Our reason for being here is that it is the start point for our two day journey on “The Rocky…

Louise and Jasper

Before anyone gets any ideas, this is not a suggestion for a remake of that most famous of road trip movies, “Thelma and Louise”.  No, this is something far too mundane for Hollywood, but wonderful for us, the next two destinations on our Canadian adventure. The resort of Lake Louise lies sandwiched between Trans Canadian…

Crossing The Pond

It has been a while since we headed west on our travels (other than to Winchester) so time to correct this.  So where to go?  Friends had told us of their trip to Canada a few years ago and this really appealed, so borrowing their itinerary we laid our own plans. “Welcome to Calgary where…