Isn’t it a wonderful surprise when something is so much better than you expect? Muncho Lake in the Northern Canadian Rockies was that for us. Muncho means “big lake” in the Kaska language. We found a wonderful place to camp, directly on the jade colored lake, called Strawberry Flats. It is an absolutely beautiful … Continue reading Muncho Lake
We spent the night in Fort Nelson which is the largest town in this section of British Columbia. Established in 1805, this town was the original “zero” of the Alaskan Highway. There was an existing winter road to Fort Nelson, so it became the Zero military post that was the launch point going north to … Continue reading The Original Zero – Fort Nelson
Dawson Creek is famous for being “mile zero” for the 1,400 plus mile Alaskan Highway. The road and series of airstrips to Alaska was built in 1942 during WWII for the defense of Alaska and to enable the ferrying of airplanes to Russia. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the importance of the project conceived … Continue reading Mile Zero
We left Jasper and headed towards the beginning of the Alaska Highway, Dawson Creek. We debated which way to go: Highway 16 to Highway 97 or take Highway 40. We had heard that Hwy. 40 was rough but the alternates are several hours longer. We talked to several people about the road and even went … Continue reading Road Trip!
It was another warm, sunny day so David and I decided to drive to a couple of famous waterfalls along the Icefields Parkway. On the way to the first set of falls, we saw a “Bear Jam.” A “Bear Jam” occurs when a bear is spotted and a bunch of vehicles stop along the side … Continue reading One River, Two Waterfalls, and Three Bears
There are two fantastic glacial lakes within an hour’s drive of Jasper. Medicine Lake is about 12 miles south of Jasper and Maligne Lake is about 27 miles south of Jasper on the same highway. The drive to both of these lakes is spectacular and there are outstanding views along the way. Also, on this … Continue reading Alpine Lake Adventure
The Jasper Skytram is the highest and longest aerial tramway in Canada and it is just up the road from the Whistlers Campground. Built in 1964, the tram soars to 7,470 ft. above sea level to the top of Whistlers Mountain. Traveling at 1,673 ft. per minute, you arrive at the top in 7.5 minutes. … Continue reading Up, Up, and Away!