Canada

Vancouver

Yesterday, we went back to Vancouver with a ferry. Again, because the first one was already full, we had to wait almost 2h until we could finally go aboard. And then, it took us quite much time to drive through Vancouver and look for a place to stay.

In the later afternoon, we walked a bit through the city, have eaten a burger at Red Robin (where two swiss woman sat directly beneath us) and used the skytrain.

Today, we will probably visit the Grouse Montain, Stanley Park and Vancouver Downtown.

Vancouver Island

We stayed for a day on Vancouver Island, visited some places like the harbour, a lake, a canada airforce museum and a few friends of Adrian. Oh, and I played golf for the first time in my life!

Tomorrow, we will leave the island again and go to Vancouver for two days.

Merrit to Vancouver Island

Yesterday, we traveled from Merrit to Comox on Vancouver Island. Because we went through the Sunshine Coast, it took us pretty much the whole day, as we had to take three ferries and had to wait quite a bit for two of them as we missed the connection to the second ferry.

In Hope, the first town after Merrit we also visited a small lake called Silver Lake.

We started in Merrit around 9am and finally arrived in Comox at 10pm.

Clearwater to Merrit

Just a short update today, we drove from Clearwater to Merrit with a short stop in Kamloops. We can use a guest house here, so we don't have to pay for a hotel room :)

Tomorrow, we will drive to Vancouver Island and stay there for a night or two.

Update: Added some photos.

Jasper to Clearwater

Today, we drove from Jasper to Clearwater, totally around 320km, so there are still 480km to go until we reach Vancouver.

We started our day with sightseeing in Jasper and made some beautiful photos from Lake Patrizia and Pyramid, walked through the town and then up to the Old Fort Point, which is a nice lookout where you can see very far in every direction.

After that, we drove along the Yellowhead Highway 16 and 5 and along these routes, there is almost no civilization. A gas station all 60km - 90km and that is pretty much all of it :)

Lake Lousie & Icefield Parkway

Today, we drove from Banff to Jasper and visited a bunch of really interesting places that were on our way. We started our day by driving to Lake Louise on the 1A Parkway through a neverending forest. Then we went to Lake Moraine and Lake Louise, two really beautiful lakes in the mountains nearby.

After that, we continued our journey on the Icefield Parkway, a 230km long road to Jasper and visited some great places like the Bow Lake and Bow Summit (over 2100m above sea), the Columbia Icefields and the Athabascan Falls, a really impressive, 23m high waterfall through a short canyon.

Sightseeing in Banff

Today, we went sightseeing in Banff, where we visited the Lake Minnewaka, the Bow Falls, Hoodoos and the lower Bankhead, ruins of an old coal-mine. Banff is a really nice little town and the mountains and lakes here are really impressive. And I'm saying that as a swiss guy :) Just have a look at the images...

Right now, we are in our hotel room at the "Inns of Banff" and we will take a short bath in the swimming pool soon.

First day in Canada

Yesterday, I started my canada travel by flying to Calgary. Although it was a long flight (9h Zurich to Toronto and then again 4,5h Toronto to Calgary), everything went fine. I was really tired when we finally reached our Hotel and we went to sleep after eating a Teen Burger at A&W.

Attached are a few images.

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