Photo Call!

I finally managed to find some time to sort through the photos I’d taken during the trip. So many … it was hard choosing which ones to put in the album to accompany this blog.

You’ll find a brief description with each photo. Here’s the link

Journey Through The Rockies

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The Fabulous Fraser River

Today was an early start, but an early night meant we were both refreshed and raring to go.

Early rain dampened our spirits somewhat and the views early on were not as dramatic as we had experienced on the Vancouver to Banff rail trip. All that changed during lunch when we entered the Fraser River canyon. We saw this vast canyon, with the mighty Fraser River, weaving it’s way through it. The photos really do not do it justice …

The buzz in the carriage was electric and the rear vestibule was well used as travellers took time out to capture the scenery on camera.

The food as usual was up to it’s usual high standard – I promise no more food pictures after these ones!

So tomorrow we have a few hours to explore Whistler before travelling onto Vancouver where we will meet up with our son Christopher before the journey home after the weekend.

Let’s hope we can get some sleep tonight after the excitement of today’s trip!

Quietly into Quesnel

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The Rocky Mountaineer quietly rolled into the town of Quesnel, following the Fraser River for much of the journey from Jasper. Once again we were treated an abundance of food and wine for the trip. Some of the highlights follow …

The stay in Quesnel is just an overnight stop before travelling on to Whistler. A walk around town revealed some interesting little people (fire hydrants), a riverboat building and a dollar seat!

Trip of a Lifetime!

For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to visit Canada and particularly the Rocky Mountains. I never got around to organising a trip it but I finally made the effort this year. And what a trip it should be!

I’m taking my wife, Susan, along with me (naturally) and we will travelling on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer through the Rocky Mountains. Rocky Mountaineer, is a Canadian tour company, they offer various rail trips aboard their luxury coaches through Western Canada. The trip starts and ends in Vancouver.

We spend a total of five days on the train stopping off at various locations and will have the opportunity of visiting natural sights in those areas. Our stop-off points will be Kamloops, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper. Quesnel and Whistler.

Some of the sights we will visit en route include Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Columbia Icefield, Athabasca Falls, Yoho, Banff and Jasper National Parks. Aside from those there will be the breathtaking scenery to take in as we wind our way through the Rocky Mountains.

The whole trip will last a fortnight and we also get to spend a few days in Vancouver, exploring all that city has to offer. To say we are looking forward to it is an understatement and it certainly is one to tick off our bucket list!

We start our journey in May and if you want to follow us on our Journey through the Rockies, I will posting a day-by-day blog update, together with photos. Whilst, I’ll endeavour to post updates en route, some of the postings will probably be when we return to the UK.