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May 2, 2017 - Cranbrook to Fort Steele

Today was a catch-up day. I had planned to spend 2 nights at Cranbrook but didn’t like the RV Park very much so drove all of 16 km to Fort Steele where there’s a beautiful campground at the foot of the Rockies. I filled up with fuel when I got here - 205 litres of petrol @ 116.9 per litre. It’s the first real fill-up I’ve done & on this tank I got about 10 mpg / 30 litres per 100km. I’ve got a 75 gallon tank (280 litres) so a range of 800 km although the mileage might improve a bit when I get out of the mountains. I did some laundry this...

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Canada 2017

Jul 11, 2016 - Fort Steel, BC

WE ARE ADDING SEVERAL DAYS AT ONE TIME DUE TO LACK OF INTERNET We Left Coeur D’Alene, Id this am. Today is an easy drive, only 177miles. It was Beautiful drive thru the mountains. Just north of Hope, ID. We crossed the border into Canada. Pictures of Mel at the border. Our destination is Ft. Steele, BC. This was one of the first outposts for trading and Royal Canadian Mounted Police. We went to the Ft. Steele Heritage Town Park. Many of the buildings are original to the town and some of them were moved from other local properties....

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May 29, 2015 - Crossed into Canada at Kingsgate, British Columbia

We crossed into Canada today at Eastport, Idaho/Kingsgate, British Columbia. The entry was simple, just a truck ahead of us, other than that no other traffic. The female agent was strictly business, to the point of almost being hostile. She got upset that Bev was taking pictures of the process. So she put away her camera. No questions about the dog's health or shots. Wanted to know only if we had alcohol or tobacco. When asked about our destination, we responded we're spending the summer in B.C., she seemed to like that and told us to...

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Dream On

Jul 9, 2013 - To Ft Steele, BC

The scenery through British Columbia and Alberta has been out of this world. We traveled through valleys with towering mountains on each side of us. The people in the valleys use every available spot for farming and there are fields of cattle and horses in lots of places. They grow fields and fields of alfalfa, canola, wheat, and lots of grass for hay. We saw bales of hay everywhere. That first leg of the trip took us to Fort Steele, British Columbia. That evening we all met in a pavilion at the campground and we put out all the leftover...

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North To Alaska 2013

Jul 9, 2011 - Fort Steele & Welcome to B.C.?

We are finally ready to hit the road and cross the border to British Columbia; well, at least after a few hiccups. First the Brake Buddy (our auxiliary braking system for the motor home) wouldn’t work…a blown fuse…Joe fixed that……then, the left indicator light on the Jeep wouldn’t work…dirty connector…….Joe fixed that…….and we were on our way. There wasn’t a lot of traffic in Whitefish on a Saturday morning so it didn’t take long to get out of town and on the road north. We stopped for a break for Foxy and then topped off our fuel in...

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May 14, 2011 - Fort Steele, British Columbia

May 14, 2011 Today was a travel day with no detours for sightseeing. Well, I guess that’s not really true. We made a stop for groceries and found the world’s largest truck. We left our cozy little campsite at the rest area early. We wanted to get to Fort Steele as early as possible to take full advantage of electricity, free flowing water, and laundry facilities. Since Fort Steele is a tiny community, we wanted to stop at one of the larger towns we would be passing through to do some grocery shopping. By doing a little research in the huge...

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Scratchin' the Itch

Jun 24, 2010 - Fort Steele, B.C. Canada

Left bright and early this morning at 8:00AM got to Canada customs in about an 1 ½ no problems with customs - nice easy drive and Fort Steel was another 1 ½ away. Nice place pulled into the wrong campsite and had to unhook the car so we could back out, our campsite was 2 miles down farther the road. Just stayed overnight and drove into Cranbrook and did our grocery shopping that evening.(Fort Steele Resort and RV Park) Ended up with a campsite right next to the transformer that HUMMED all the time, since we were only there for the night we...

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Sep 17, 2009 - Ft Steele and farther South

Saturday and Sunday 19&20 September Saturday, we depart for Ft Steele and reluctantly must say goodby to our travelling companions, Al and Peg. The morning brought some frost and chilly temperatures and as a resulty, Al's truck wouldn't start. We thought it was the glow plugs so we plugged in his block heater and waited for an hour. No luck, still no start. Waited another hour, and wallah we got fire in the hole. Drove across Yoho National Park and reentered British Columbia. We then parted our ways with Al and Peg, in a town called Golden,...

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Jo and Dan's travels

Aug 12, 2009 - Fort Steele Heritage Town, British Columbia

We woke to yet another dark, cloudy day. We took our chances, though, and went to Fort Steele Heritage Town (www.FortSteele.ca). Fort Steele Heritage Town represents a typical turn-of-the-century town of the East Kootenays. Over 60 buildings and structures have been restored and reconstructed since the site was designated a heritage property in 1961. Public donations helped to furnish the buildings. The origin of Fort Steele is closely linked to the discovery of gold nearby in the 1860s. John Galbraith started a ferry service over the...

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Oct 7, 2008 - Ft. Steele, B.C.

We arrived Ft. Steele on the 5th. It was greate to be back in the Cranbrook area. We both love it around here. Larry came over last night for a visit, it was nice to see him again. To bad Lynn was away. WEndy was back in Cranbrook for school so she came for supper and filled us in on all the happenings at home. Today is the last day of our trip! we are going to Revelstoke this morning. It is sad to have it end but, it will be good to get home for awhile. It has been the trip of a lifetime. Even with all the flat tires, repairs to the truck...

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Sep 3, 2008 - Fort Steele

The Wi-Fi connections in the mountains have been sporadic and there are times when we have to sit outside the store on a bench, by the pool or in the truck to get reception. It has been chilly for this time of the year and that makes us think that we may be a month earlier going south than we planned. One of our heaters needs a replacement part so we will be waiting for the part to be sent to Vernon for us to pick up. We have a propane heater that works and we bought a little space heater to take the chill of in the morning, as the...

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Aug 15, 2008 - Ft Steele BC

We left the caravan after morning donuts and coffee said our goodbyes and hit the road for the first time in 2 months as a single RV. Felt kind of funny in that we now had to pick our own routes, campgrounds and fuel stops. It did not take us long to get back into the swing of things. FT Steele BC is a small quaint tourist town surrounded by hills, valleys, and farms. The campground was pretty nice as we had sheep, llamas and ostriches in the field right next to our campsite. Belle and Bandit did not seem to mind and pretty much ignored...

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