Bighorn Sheep
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Day 6: Banff Using our lodgings, Banff Boundary Lodge (actually in Harvie Heights, not Banff as the name suggests), as a base we explored the local area. It didn’t snow overnight and the weather was quite clear although cold. We decided to go on a small hike up to the Grassi Lake near to Canmore […]

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Grizzly Bears
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Here are videos of the two Grizzly Bears that reside in the British Columbia Wildlife Park, Kamloops. They are called Dawson and Knute (not sure which is which) and came to the park in spring 2011, from the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. They are siblings and are orphaned cubs that  now call the Park home.  

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Jasper Level Crossing
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Here are a few videos from our road trip with a post on ‘Road Trip – Part 2’ still to come. #1 – Hiking along the Grassi Lakes Trail near Canmore. This was a magical trail to hike in the snow, several feet deep in places. At the top of the trail there are several small lakes, […]

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Driving over the Rogers Pass (elevation 1,330m), a high mountain pass through the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia used by the Trans-Canada Highway. Rogers Pass is in the heart of Glacier National Park. This was on the drive from Kelowna to Banff.

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Kicking Horse Pass
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Day 1: Vancouver to Kelowna (388km, 4h15min) We set off from Vancouver around midday of Saturday after a cooked breakfast and some road-snack shopping. Getting out of Vancouver was  a bit of a trial with limited right-sided driving experience and google maps telling us to drive around on circles but we eventually ended up on the […]

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Vancouver to Kelowna
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We’re off on a road trip from Vancouver through British Columbia, starting off in Kelowna (where we pick up Claire) looping through the Rockies checking out some towns, mountains and hopefully some bears. Check back here later for an update of what we got up to.

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We’ve been in Canada now for 4 days staying with Bec and Doug in Kitsilano, a suburb close to the centre of Vancouver. We’ve taken advantage of their hospitality and the opportunity to not do too much thinking here, just taking it easy seeing the city and planning our next moves. It’s also taken us […]

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