Category Archives: Rockies & Kootenays

The Rockies: Happy Campers in the ‘Orange House’

The Drive There in a Heatwave Some people thought we were brave, others thought we were stupid or just plain crazy. At times I felt like all of the above. Making the long drive from Vancouver to the Rockies with … Continue reading

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The Rockwall: Braving the Storm for Rewarding Sunshine

There is something about beautiful places that draws us back to them again and again. This was not our first trip to the Rockies, and rest assured, it won’t be the last. But every time we make the long drive, past … Continue reading

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Banff-Assiniboine: A Journey Into the Centre of the Rockies

The Rockies evoke images of sheer black rock faces topped by glaciers, turquoise alpine lakes, high mountain passes, and wildlife encounters. This trip had all of this in abundance, it was a journey into the centre of the Rockies, an … Continue reading

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Washington-Montana-Idaho-BC Loop: A Trip to a Different America

I am not even sure why we picked Montana. Maybe because it sounded exotic, not in the way most people think of exotic, but rather exotic for cycling. Big open sky, light traffic, expansive scenery. I don’t know where we … Continue reading

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Brazeau Loop and More: Two Weeks in the Rockies

After our cycling trip we decided to chase the sun, which led us east, where it looked sunny. Originally we had planned to spend two weeks in the very remote Spatsizi Plateau Provincial Park, but the weather was looking bad … Continue reading

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West Kootenays: Adventures in the Kootenays

About two weeks ago we returned from three weeks in the Kootenays. The days before we left were a flurry of activity – we subletted our apartment, so we had to tidy and clean up, dehydrate food for the trip, … Continue reading

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