Vancouver: Granville Island

Granville Island, although not technically an Island, is a quirky little oasis of shops, craft stalls, markets, bars, restaurants, amusements and entertainment nestled under a bridge just over the river from the city. Just a small, inexpensive, boat ride across the river and you can lose yourself amongst the buildings and attractions. We spent a […]

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Vancouver: Honda Celebration of Light

While we were in Vancouver (part 2) we were lucky to have overlapped with the Honda Celebration of Light firework competition. The Honda Celebration of Light is an international competition involving 3 countries and attracting 400,000 spectators each year. We were very fortunate to be there to see the UK’s entry and support our homeland. […]

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Vancouver: Relax

One of the great assets of Canada and Vancouver is the people. They are, without doubt, the friendliest people I’ve met and they really know how to work hard, play hard and relax hard! Whether that’s in a hammock like my first, “relaxing” experience or like the innovative/dangerous contraption we spotted at the harbour. A […]

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Vancouver… Part 2…

On the last day of our road trip through the Rockies we set off on the long drive back to Vancouver. The drive went fairly smoothly although on the approach to Vancouver the drivers seemed to lose their ability to stick to the speed limit, indicate or generally pay attention to what was going on […]

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Rockies: Penticton

Penticton, our final stop on our 2 week Rockies adventure – and our home for 2 nights – was an awesome addition to our trip. The drive to Penticton was stunningly beautiful, and a very different landscape to what we were used to in the Rockies. The drive takes you through Kelowna and the Okanagon […]

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Rockies: The Log Barn, Okanagan

Our final leg of the tour took us towards a little place called Penticton but one stop well worthy of a mention on the way is The Log Barn and Dave’s Amazing Goat Walk! After our randomly wonderful night out in Revelstoke we woke with horrendous hangovers and after several pints of water, a hot […]

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Rockies: Revelstoke

On the 12th day of our Rockies adventure we headed to Revelstoke. Revelstoke is a small mountain resort geared towards winter sports south-west of Jasper. When we planned our stop in Revelstoke we weren’t sure what to expect – having only booked a night to break up the journey – but we ended up really […]

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Rockies: Emerald Lake

On the 12th day of our tour we said goodbye to Mosquito Creek and headed out of the National Parks towards Revelstoke stopping at Emerald Lake on the way. Emerald Lake was without a doubt the most beautiful lake on our tour. As you can guess Emerald Lake gets it’s name from it’s striking emerald […]

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Rockies: Mosquito Creek

After a 2 night stay in Jasper, at 2 different hostels, we said goodbye to the farthest point on our Rockies tour and headed back towards Vancouver. We had no real plan for the day other than enjoying the drive and stopping at some of the view points we missed along the way. Mosquito Creek […]

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Rockies: Maligne Canyon

Despite the change of plans when it came to our accommodation at Maligne Canyon we really enjoyed our time wandering along the canyon itself. The canyon trail takes you along the path of the river and drops deep into the rock where you can see how, over hundreds of years, the river has gouged its […]

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