Whitehorse

We left Carmacks this morning  for the relatively short drive south to Whitehorse, which we reached well in time for lunch. Somewhere along the way, we passed the ruins of one off the old roadhouses that were used in the stage coaching days. The information board described how one of the coach drivers, William Donnenworth…

Carmacks

It was raining when we left Dawson City this morning but it mostly cleared up except for a few brief showers throughout the day. Our first few miles along the Klondike Highway were through the piles of rock left by dredges in the gold mining days. These stretched for a long way out of town.…

Dawson City

We are in Dawson City for two days and we took the opportunity of having a rest day today, our second day here. We spent the morning walking around the streets of Dawson City taking in the architecture and the atmosphere of this town. We feel as though we are visiting the set of a…

Top of the World Highway

We left Tok in cold and foggy weather. This didn’t look good for one of the ‘highlight days’ of our trip – our drve across ‘The Top of The World Highway’. This road extends 258 km from Tetlin Junction, about 17 km south of Tok on the Alaska Highway, to the Canadian Border and then…

Victoria

It was still drizzling when we left Tofino on Friday morning, but it gradually cleared as we travelled over the pass and towards the eastern side of the island. We took some time to explore some of he areas that we missed on our late, and hurried, drive across the island when we first arrived.…

A Tofino Coincidence

After the sun came out and the fog cleared late this afternoon, I wandered around the grounds of our hotel to take a few photos of the beach. We are staying at the Best Western, Tin-Wis Resort. It is quite a nice place – about half the price of other prestige resorts (but, I think,…

Tofino

Well,  we are now back on our travel schedule after a long day of driving yesterday. We left Kamloops just before 9.00 am and arrived at Tofino on Vancouver Island just before 8.00 pm. Our trip was a little over 600 km including a 1 1/2 hour ferry trip to the island. We had about…

Kamloops

With the rain and floods in Alberta, we are about two days behind our planned itinerary. To make up some time, we decided to change our route away from travelling to Vancouver Island via Clearwater and Whistler. Instead we decided to push hard and drive the 450 kms from Jasper to Kamloops and tomorrow, drive…

The Magic of the Icefield Parkway

Yesterday was the highlight of our trip for me! We finally got to see Highway 93 (The Icefield Parkway) between Jasper and Lake Louise. The road has some of the most stunning scenery in the world! It is truly beautiful. It was terribly hard to stop taking photos and I had to use Jill’s annoyance…

A Long Way to Jasper

Yesterday, we checked the notice board for the umpteenth time to see that the next stage of our trip – the southern section of Highway 93 (Icefield Parkway) from Lake Louise to Jasper was still closed and unlikely to open for over 48 hours. This is what we really came for. The trip involves about…

Alberta Flooding – A Real Disaster

Well, it seems that we have found ourselves in the middle of a ‘once in a 100 year disaster’. The tremendous volume of rain here has become a real problem. A large number of little towns are flooded and so is Calgary. From the pictures on TV, we can see that our car would be…

It’s Very Wet in Banff

Today we had planned to continue our trip to Lake Louise but we have been thwarted by the weather. It has ben raining steadily overnight and throughout the day. This area has had as much as 130 mm of rain with up to another 50 mm forecast for the next twenty four hours. This is…