Vacation ’10

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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We went on vacation to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada in a travel trailer (caravan) We drove from Calgary, Alberta, via Kamloops, British Columbia in Canada.

The trip there
Wednesday 11 August 2010

Snow sheds

Between Revelstoke and Golden is the Selkirk mountain range, famous for its 10 metres of annual snowfall. With the steep mountainsides, avalanches are frequent, though the highway is protected along key avalanche routes by a number of snow sheds (remove sunglasses while inside).” – Trans Canada Highway

Inside the Snow shed

Trans Canada Highway
What a beautiful drive.
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Spiral Tunnels in Yoho National Park, B.C.
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Spiral Tunnels in Yoho National Park, B.C
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“An eastbound train leaving Field climbs a moderate hill, goes through two short, straight tunnels on Mt. Stephen, under the Trans-Canada Highway, across the Kicking Horse River and into the Lower Spiral Tunnel in Mt. Ogden. It spirals to the left up inside the mountain for 891-m and emerges 15-m higher. The train then crosses back over the Kicking Horse River, under the highway a second time and into the 991-m tunnel in Cathedral Mountain. The train spirals to the right, emerging 17-m higher and continues to the top of Kicking Horse Pass.” – Trans Canada Highway

Rogers Pass
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“Elevation 1323 m, in BC’s Selkirk Mountains, was named for A.B. ROGERS

Snow shed

Inside a snow shed

Kamloops Lake

“The lake is 1.6 km wide, 29 km long, and up to 152 m deep. “Wikipedia

Hubby with our rig at Kamloops Lake

Thompson Canyon

Thompson Canyon

Kris taking a break
Thompson Canyon
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Skokijan taking a break
Thompson Canyon
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That evening we stayed at Telte Yet Campsite in the town of Hope, British Columbia
Telte Yet means “up river people”
Sto:lo People of the river


Tokeloshe ©


    • It was one of our best vacations 😉

      Today’s caravans are great, most have a shower, toilet, aircon, furnace, microwave, radio and even a TV.

      We are very lucky, there are many pet friendly accommodations, most campsites allow dogs too.

      I saw your comment about pets, have you tried Googling Pet Friendly accommodation in S.A.?


  1. […] We stayed at Hazelmere RV Park near White Rock in B.C. for the first and last few days of our Vacation. The first time we had a full hook-up and the second time we had a partial hook-up. The park is quite, with a pool, hot tub, laundry, pond, creek, playground, washrooms, off leash dog area, mini golf, free wireless, etc. […]


  2. Stunning, Tok!! Looks like we must put Banff on our list, although another trip to Whistler would also be awesome! Love seeing the dogs with you too…are they shepherds?


  3. I love the picture with the cloud “baby” starting above the mountain. The pic showing the “dutchman” looks like an advert for caravans. Beautiful. Would you ever attempt this in Winter?

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    • I didn’t notice the cloud baby😊

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it.
      That Dutchman sure has taken us to some wonderful places.
      I don’t think so, it’s a scary trip with a caravan, even in winter😦


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