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Jul 31, 2011 - Beautiful, Bountiful British Columbia

Where to begin! This is another destination you should consider if you want a large dose of natural beauty and very windy roads. We had a wonderful three weeks here. We spent most of it with our friends Garry and Trudy [G & T] who live in Kaslo, a small village (population around 1,000) clinging to the side of a mountain at the edge of Kootenay Lake which is a 70 mile long, glacier fed lake. The whole area is surrounded by ranges of the Rocky Mountains. No matter which window you look through, you always see sharp mountain peaks, and this...

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Sep 12, 2009 - Kaslo, British Columbia

After our hike up Bear Hump in Waterton (last journal posting), we went down into Waterton Townsite and discovered, much to Kathy’s excitement, a great ice cream spot. As hard as it was to leave Waterton, the journey must continue. We headed back through Pincher Creek and on through Crowsnest Pass where an enormous pile of rocks marked the spot where, in the early twentieth century, the town of Frank was destroyed by a rock fall killing around 70 inhabitants. Crowsnest Pass is also the transition from Alberta into British Columbia. After...

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Nov 12, 2008 - The Journey Continues - Sort of...

Maybe I should start by apologizing (again)to you readers for not posting since July. I’ve justified this inactivity by saying that we haven’t actually been travelling, as though the trip is over. Well, the trip as originally planned is over – we didn’t return to our home and our lives in Montreal in September. Instead, on our way back from the U.S. west and Mexico we found the Kootenay region of British Columbia. And we’ve settled in the picturesque village of Kaslo, population 1000. Yes, I said ‘settled’, because in a few short months,...

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Jul 31, 2006 - Kootenay Villages - Kaslo, New Denver

Leaving Nelson behind us, we set off to explore some of the less city-like places within the Kootenay region. We found ourselves in a lovely little village called Kaslo with 1,000 people to its name where there used to be 25,000 during the mining boom period of the late 19th century. The old houses and store fronts still exist and the residents have done a great job of keeping the feel of the place alive without it becoming overrun with tourists. The best part of our day here was a visit to a restored paddle steamer the SS Moyie (the...

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