Homeward bound.

After we left the Queen of Cowichan we headed home. Most of the photos were taken through our windscreen.
“The Golden Ears Bridge is a six-lane extradosed bridge[2] in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia. It spans the Fraser River, connecting Langley on the south side with Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge on the north side. The bridge opened to traffic on June 16, 2009. The bridge replaced a previous ferry service several kilometers upstream and will be run by a private consortium, the Golden Crossing General Partnership, until June 2041.[3]” – Wikipedia On a clear day, Mount Baker can be seen from Vancouver.  “Snow and ice-covered Mount Baker, located in northern Washington, is the highest peak in the North Cascades (3,286 m or 10,781 ft) and the northernmost volcano in the conterminous United States.” – USGS 

Great Bear Snow Shed, Coquihalla Highway, BC

“The most impressive structure on the Coquihalla Highway, the Great Bear Snow Shed is located in one of the highest snowfall regions of the Province. with a total length of 920 feet (280 metres), and 36 foot (11 metre) high portal walls, the structure shelters 6 lanes of freeway traffic from the threat of snow avalanches.” – CWMM Construction

Inside a snowshed. 

Snow sheds are designed to withstand the incredible forces involved with vast amounts of sliding snow, however they’re not meant to stop it. Instead, the sheds deflect the snow, allowing it to pass over top while traffic continues to flow underneath.” – Tran BC 

The first evening we camped one night at Shuswap Lake Provincial Park in B.C., Canada. We have camped there before, you can see the post here and here.
They didn’t have a fire ban so we made a fire. 

We left early the next morning for the rest of our trip home.

“Snow sheds were first created in the late 1800s and became the foundation for sustaining rail transportation in colder regions. They are what they sound like – structures with sloped roofs that deflect snow over the top of long sections of track, sort of like long car ports.” – BNSF Railway
Snow shed on the trans-Canada highway near Rogers Pass, British Columbia, Canada.

Inside an avalanche tunnel.

The view on the other side. 

“The Rockies vary in width from 110 to 480 kilometres (70 to 300 mi). The Rocky Mountains contain the highest peaks in central North America. The range’s highest peak is Mount Elbert located in Colorado at 4,401 metres (14,440 ft) above sea level. Mount Robson in British Columbia, at 3,954 metres (12,972 ft), is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies”.- Wikipedia

Improvements to Highway 1 through the Kicking Horse Canyon near Golden.
Photo from B.C. Government website

Construction between Golden and Kicking Horse.

“An amazing feat in and of itself at a cost of over $1 billion, the TCH is now considered the world’s longest national road, covering some 4,860 miles (7,821 km) over mountains, across prairies, through forests, and beside majestic waters, crossing six time zones. The TCH truly traces the heartbeat of Canada.” – Route Magazine

A glacier.

Field, British Columbia, Canada.

“…a wildlife corridor is a protected route that allows wildlife to move safely between areas of suitable habitat. In the Banff area, corridors are typically narrow, funnel-shaped tracts of land between the developed areas and the steep mountain slopes.” –Parks Canada.

Getting close to home now. 

Victoria Glacier. Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
Click here for more photos and information about Lake Louise.

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

“Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park, established in 1885. From Banff’s humble beginnings as a 26 square kilometre hot springs reserve, Banff National Park now consists of 6,641 square kilometres of unparalleled mountain scenery nestled in the heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies. Banff is only 150 km away from Calgary.”- Banff National Park

“The Trans-Canada Highway near Banff has million-dollar overpasses just for wildlife”- Canada Cool

Mount Rundle and Vermilion Lakes.

“Located in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, 110–180 kilometres (68–112 mi) west of Calgary, Banff encompasses 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 sq mi)[3] of mountainous terrain, with many glaciers and ice fields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes.”- Wikipedia

The Canadian Rockies.


The Road Home 2019 Heading Home 2014
Heading Home 2012 Going home 2010



    • Dina, ek het die ryerey met die karavaan deur die konstruksies maar ‘n bietjie stresvol gevind, veral as manlief nog rondkyk en alles bewonder.😨
      Dankie, ek het die berge weer deur nuwe oê gesien, die lug was gelukkig goed. As ‘n mens vir alles moet stop sal jy nooit by die huis kom nie. 🤣
      Dit is nie sleg nie, dat alles deur die venster afgeneem is nie.
      Gelukkig het ons ‘n fantastiese kamera met VR.

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        • Dit is ‘n Nikon D90 met ‘n 18-500 mm VR lens.
          Vandag se fotos is almal met myne geneem.
          Die fotos is “adjusted” in Picasa omdat hulle deur die venster geneem is, meeste van ons fotos is “adjusted”
          Manlief gebruik ‘n Nikon D300 met ‘n 50-500 mm lens. Ek leen soms die lang lens. Ons het ook ‘n “wide angle” lens gebruik met ons verlof.
          Watse kamera en lens gebruik jy?

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          • Klink na ‘n fantastiese lens, Linda. Ek skiet met Canon 90D met 100-400 lens. Soms raak die lens bietjie swaar vir my, maar as ons natuurfoto’s neem het ek gewoonlik ‘n spesiale stut op die oop voertuig.Fotografie is lekker en dis interessant om te sien hoe elke fotograaf sy eie ding doen.


            • Dankie, dit is baie ineresant. Ek het een tyd op my blog onder die fotos aangedui watter kamera ek gebruik het, maar ek het opgehou daarmee.
              Ek is nog maar lui met die kamera “settings”, maar ek waardeer ander mense se goeie fotos en dit inspireer my. 😂
              Die Coastal celebration ferry het 7 vloere! Daar is hysbakke, maaar ek kies toe om die trappe te klim, vir oefening, met kamera en swaar lens in hand, terwyl manlief vir Erik sorg in die voertuig ruim. Gin womder my knie is seer nie. 😂

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