Moraine Lake

Looking back on 6 months in Canada

So today is our 6 month anniversary since leaving the UK to come on our Canadian adventure. Doesn’t time fly! The good news is that in the past 2 weeks our respective parents have both booked trips to come and visit us (fortunately not at the same time…), and we can’t wait to see them again! To mark our 6 month anniversary, we decided to look … Continue reading Looking back on 6 months in Canada

Hope

Making our way to Vancouver – Kamloops, Hope and avoiding Rambo

After the luxurious accommodation which Stewart booked us into in Salmon Arm, I decided we needed a reality check and booked the next night’s accommodation in Kamloops from the other end of the market. We were a bit confused when Google told us it was next to the 4 lane highway and assumed that it had got it slightly wrong. Unfortunately not! But hey, it … Continue reading Making our way to Vancouver – Kamloops, Hope and avoiding Rambo

Shuswap Lake storm

Salmon Arm and a dislike for tea and coffee

After our adventure in the clouds and rainforest of Mount Revelstoke National Park, we drove to Salmon Arm for that evening’s accommodation. Salmon Arm is a small ‘city’ on the shores of the Shuswap Lake. The lake and surrounding rivers are known for the annual migration of spawning salmon every October. The prevalence of salmon here is where the name Salmon Arm originates, given that … Continue reading Salmon Arm and a dislike for tea and coffee

Mount Revelstoke fog

Mount Revelstoke National Park

Now in British Columbia, our time in the town of Revelstoke and the adjacent Mount Revelstoke National Park started in fog and rain! However, with waffles for breakfast at our hotel, it wasn’t all bad! Revelstoke is one of those classic towns – clearly only there because it grew up around the railway industry. In fact, carrying on from the train theme from previous blog … Continue reading Mount Revelstoke National Park

Emerald Lake

Yoho National Park (and Glacier National Park)

After our visit to Banff, we began to journey west towards Vancouver. Our first port of call on the way was Yoho National Park, which borders Jasper and Banff National Parks to the west. Yoho features much of the same landscape as Jasper and Banff, but probably doesn’t receive quite the same acclaim given the lack of a major settlement, thus making it a bit … Continue reading Yoho National Park (and Glacier National Park)