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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Rockies: Jasper

The 9th day our of wilderness adventure took us into Jasper and should of included 2 nights at Maligne Canyon Wilderness Hostel… that plan changed however when we arrived at the hostel to the news that there had been a grizzly bear sighting that morning. As self-confessed whimps we were feeling the bear fear far […]

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Rockies: Athabasca Falls

After the Athabasca Glacier we continued on the road to Athabasca Falls. The falls are part of the Athabasca river which is fed by the glaciers of the Columbia Ice Field. Like many of the stops in the Rockies the falls suffers from being over touristy but once you get out the the car park […]

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Rockies: Parkers Ridge

After a comfortable, but slightly scary night in the wilderness hostel we hit the road (day 8) – making a quick detour for breakfast and indoor plumbing – and set off towards Mount. Edith and our next nights accommodation. On the recommendation of fellow Rampart Creek guests we decided to tackle the Parkers Ridge hike […]

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