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Jul 14, 2019 - Revelstoke

Monday was a travel day. The Trans-Canada Highway driving west toward Revelstoke goes through Rogers Pass. There was considerable construction going on that slowed progress along the road. We stopped for lunch about 10 miles passed the summit. Deciding that we had missed an opportunity, we turned the Phaeton-Honda around and climbed back up to stop at the Rogers Pass Summit Discovery Center. We learned through a film at the Center that Rogers Pass was the most avalanche sensitive pass in North America. We took in a 40-year old film that...

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Aug 28, 2018 - Blanket Creek Provincial Park

August 23rd It would normally have been a beautiful drive along the icefields parkway but there is so much smoke in the air you can only see the outline of the mountains that are close by and you can’t see anything in the distance. We stopped at the Columbia Glacier information center and looked towards the glacier itself which I saw when I was 15 years old when my parents Greg and I drove across Canada. We actually took the snow cat from what is now a parking lot over the glacier. It has receded so much since then it is shocking. Now you...

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Jun 26, 2014 - Revelstoke, British Columbia

Their motorhome pulled out of their campsite around 0815 and they were headed for Revelstoke, British Columbia a distance of about 180 miles. The weather was great with a sky that was slightly overcast but there was no wind. The road turned crummy after they passed through Invermere and it stayed crummy until they merged onto the Trans-Canada Highway 1 in Golden, British Columbia. The scenery today was spectacular. There were snowcapped mountains all around us. The terrain was rolling hills with some very tight curves. It was not a road...

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Aug 23, 2013 - Headed West!

Many of the residents of downtown Jasper seem to have converted their spare rooms to small rental units with private entries, self contained heating and air conditioning and a small bathroom. We stayed one night at one of these and it was pleasant and quiet. We left Jasper early in the morning and just as we pulled around the corner we saw a huge bull elk eating leaves and flowers off a resident’s tree. What a sight! This huge antler animal right on the sidewalk and as you can see from the photo, completely ignoring the “Wrong Way” (or...

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Sep 30, 2012 - Yoho to Revelstoke

September 29, 2012 I awoke early to a slight drizzle this morning. Fortunately we had packed the chairs etc. last night (I needed to do some work on the remodel spreadsheets). Bob did not get up until 8:30. It really does not get light until 7:15. Mel and Carly dropped by to give us a kangaroo pin and Australian key chain which was very sweet. (Mel used to work for Phillip Morris and now fort Foster. His mother asked if he was going to be peddling drugs next! ) We drove to Emerald Lake where Bob, Leslie and I had a wonderful several years...

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Sep 11, 2012 - Enjoying Revelstoke

We have been enjoying our stay in Revelstoke. Yesterday was a rainy day, but not so much that it prevented us from exploring the Revelstoke Dam that lies west of town on the Columbia River. The dam is principally a power producer. In the process it has created the small Revelstoke Lake. We drove to the end of the lake and enjoyed the view looking back toward Revelstoke and the mountains beyond. During our stay I have been taking advantage of the excellent bike path system of the community. Today I did a long run that enabled me to explore...

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Sep 9, 2012 - Revelstoke

The Lamplighter RV Park in Revelstoke is a nice small campground with good 30-amp hookups, cable tv and wifi. Our site is comfortable and faces a nice sumac tree. The area around the campground and the town is kind of interesting. Just outside the park is a levee that apparently protected the area from flooding by the Columbia River before a large damn was built upstream. The levee has a great paved bike trail on it. The road near the campground crosses the river by way of a one-way bridge controlled by traffic lights. At about the same...

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Sep 6, 2012 - Cache Creek to Revelstoke

We departed Cache Creek at about 10:00 headed for the Rockies. As we headed east on the Trans Canada Highway our surroundings gradually changed from irrigated arid countryside to rolling hills and the beginning of evergreen forests. Then we began to see mountain peaks and then peaks with glaciers. While most of the trip was on a two-lane road, when we reached Kamloops it exploded into a six-lane thruway that passed through that relatively large city. We followed the South Thompson River upstream to the town of Salmon Arm on Shuswap Lake. On...

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Aug 11, 2012 - Revelstoke, BC

Leaving Cache Creek the climate definitely and land definitely was warmer (make that hot for us) and dry. All the lush mountains and farmlands were gone. It felt so strange seeing this type of landscape in BC. Not too far down the road, we came to the town of Kamloops. Now this is a happening place with the Kamloops Lake running for miles to the north of the highway. It appeared there was a great deal of growth there with mega homes and lots of home/condo construction. We here that if you go south on 97 a little east of Kamloops that it is...

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Jun 28, 2012 - Albert Canyon

Day eight – Albert Canyon – 109k Rain showers had fell during the night but the morning broke with split cloud. After a breakfast of French toast, porridge and fresh fruit I set off towards Revelstoke. The road was wet. We were getting back into the mountains again. The highway wound its way towards Revelstoke with ups and downs and lots of views. The roadside waterfalls were noticed before one got to them by the drop in temperature. The cold water chilled the air around them. The water rushing down Crazy Creek was a sight to behold. ...

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Checking the ditches

Aug 14, 2011 - A Great Stay in Revelstoke BC

We quickly learned a few differences in Canadian and US RV Parks. The money is quite different, and pretty. A Loonie is one dollar, and has a loon on the coin. A two dollar coin is called a Toonie and is both silver and gold in color. A Loonie is generally charged for 5 minutes of water in the shower. It quickly became a challenge for us to get our showers done within one Loonie time frame. Wi-Fi is not a big item for most of them so if they have Wi-Fi it is very weak. This, of course, was a frustration for us throughout our trip. Our...

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Aug 10, 2011 - Traveling to Canada to Meet the Hills

Monday morning we packed the coach and hooked up the ‘Toad’ and we were off to Canada! We decide to take Highway 12/127 to Spokane rather than go back on I-82 or 395. It was a nice scenic drive through the eastern Washington agricultural area. From Spokane we went to Post Falls to stay at Cabala’s for the night. Joy needed to visit Banfield Vet (in Petsmart), and they are in Spokane, so that called for a trip thru the Spokane city streets! Judie was just thrilled by that adventure! From Spokane we headed north on Highway 395 to Canada. We...

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