Columbia-Shuswap Regional District

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  • Day4

    Heli-Skiers Take Off

    January 10 in Canada ⋅ ❄️ 27 °F

    From our hotel helicopters were taking off with skiers/boarders for the high alpine slopes. Unfortunately, we were not able to join them.

    Can't wait to embark on Ski Day 3 at Revelstoke.

  • Day50


    July 8, 2016 in Canada ⋅

    Das schöne an Kanada ist, dass man selbst auf den Wegen zu anderen Städten immer wieder schöne Sachen rechts und links sehen kann 😊. Heute z.B. haben wir die Crazy Creek Suspension Bridge entdeckt - eine Hängebrücke über einem ziemlich gewaltigen Wasserfall. 😍
    Nach diesem kleinen Zwischenstopp haben wir uns weiter auf den Weg nach Revelstoke gemacht und 2 kleine Trails erkundet. Highlight des Tages war der Illecillewaet River! Das Wasser hatte so eine schöne Farbe und unten am Ufer zu stehen und diesem recht wilden Fluss zuzusehen war wirklich schön 😊.
    Am Abend haben wir uns noch ein bisschen in die kleine Stadt gesetzt und uns ein paar Musiker angeguckt die dort für umsonst aufgetreten sind.
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  • Day280

    Revelstoke, Canada

    July 24, 2017 in Canada ⋅

    Impeccable roads through indescribable views.

    We got a Golf. It's dark grey and reminds me nothing more than a St Cuths senior, except that it's stuffed full of camping gear which - as a far as stereotypes go - it's very un-st-cuthbert-like. Sorry Yitty but you know there's at least a bit of truth there!

    Turns out St Cuths girls have reasonable taste and the Golf is a decent enough vehicle for two. It took us east out of Vancouver, via the nearest-but-not-actually-so-near Tim Hortons for bagels and coffee and onward towards Revelstoke. Of course, an obligatory Walmart visit was made where we stocked up on all things American (and the missing camping/cooking gear).

    It didn't take an engineer to notice how smooth the roads were. Even Cat passed a remark or two, much to my astonishment. She was spot on. We didn't see a pothole for our first four days on the road. The lanes were wide, well marked and almost over sign-posted. There were slip-out lanes for every turn and lowered speed limits through every intersection. Even the road works and construction had minimal impact and maintenance had seemless transitions with existing surfaces. A pleasure to drive, and the complete opposite to how we've been travelling the last six months.

    We didn't get to Revelstoke until the early evening but the views on the way were amazing. The sun was out, the grass was green and the mountains just kept on growing. We got a lucky score on the campsite at Williamson Lake; nabbing the last available spot which was actually not really a spot and made us look like creepos camping in the children's playground. Fortunately the next night we upgraded to the lakeside spot which was a little less embarrasing. Our first dinner was a hot chicken stir fry which we impressed ourselves with and then spent the remainder of the evening scrubbing ourselves and the dishes before removing our food-smelling clothes in paranoia of the dreaded bear.

    Mount Revelstoke National Park was our playground for the following day. We've nabbed a park permit from Tristan which, as part of Parks Canada's 150th anniversary, means we get free entry to every national park in Canada. Now we're talking! We drove to practically the summit where we embarked on a four or five hour hike.

    It was amazing! We started in fields of wildflowers and meandered through lush forest, over rocky slopes, raging rivers and made our way up to the snow line where we found two lakes; Eva and Miller lakes. They were equally as impressive as each other and our cream cheese and ham bagels completed the sensory overload. We were also graced with the presence of plenty of cheeky squirrels and several much larger marmotts. What a hike!

    On our way back to the campsite that evening we picked up some much needed beer and an inflatable lilo ($3 each) which would prove the most valuable investment of the entire trip.

    The gas cooker that night delivered us a meal reminiscent of Torres del Paine; instant mash and chorizo. We had hot showers, flush toilets and wifi which was all just ridiculous for what you would imagine to be 'camping'. I'm not complaining and to be honest, at $32 per night I wouldn't expect any less.
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  • Day9

    Stoked in Revel

    May 2, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    How would I describe Revelstoke, BC? Think Queenstown [NZ], Beechworth [Victoria], Obberamagau [Bavaria] then add charm, pride, setting and really friendly people and you've got 'the Stoke'. In winter a skiiing / snowboarding mecca; in summer a mountain bike paradise.

    We arrived Tuesday, and just the entrance alone was enough to say we had to stay. With six main mountains well over 2000 metres surrounding the town and the mighty Columbia River flowing through the centre, the setting is spectacular.

    Snow was on all the mountain tops, but only a month ago the whole area was struggling with the heaviest falls in the valley ever - one to two metres deep everywhere! A lovely walk across the deep blue river saw us finish our day. The sun disappeared behind one of the mountains at 6:30pm but still light well after 9pm.

    After breakfast we walked into town and found the mandatory coffee shop, enjoying a decent 'flat white'. The town has many 'art deco' buildings so the cameras were busy. Then Sheree wandered around the shops and I hired a bike to enjoy the delights of the trails along the river.

    Our dinner under our tree at the RV park was delghtful, enjoying the quietness, the stillness and the freshness on offer. We were 'stoked'!
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  • Day10


    September 5, 2017 in Canada ⋅

    We always knew that today was going to be a long day of driving and it sure was. But what an area to drive through, great big mountains, desert, yes desert in Canada. The shadow of the fires is still apparent and when we saw some photos of Oregon realised how bad things can be for some time. We are totally safe but we can see the impact of the fires in the south up here. Before we set off on our long drive we decided to visit the Othello tunnels, tunnels that were built to get the railway from east to west. An amazing feat of engineering and when you see them , wow. Well in true Bev and Tig style our 1km walk ended up being 5.5km, not because we got lost but decided to go over the Hill... Over the Hill for us was more like a very steep hill but very pretty. The township of Hope was really sweet with lots of wood carvings, including one dedicated to a royal Canadian mounted dog. .. Our b and b is lovely and we ended up the evening with a curry.. which was really yum..Read more

  • Day11

    Revelstoke - Full Day

    September 6, 2017 in Canada ⋅

    We are staying in the most lovely of B&B's just on the outskirts of Revelstoke. So friendly and we had the best breakfast of canadaian waffles, maple syrup, fresh fruit to set us up for the day. The plan for the day was to go into hte national park, making use of our free pass for Canada's 150 years of independence... to make the drive to the meadows in the skyway. The drive was beautiful, sadly the smoke from the forest fires did mean we could only see so far, but did not make it any the less impressive. When we arrived at the car park, we did see that there had been a recent bear sighting... some of the other people visiting would definitely have scared any bear off. Need Mrs PC say anything else.... After a lovely hike to the top of the mountain we headed down the mountain and stopped off at the inspirational wood, also amazing, before heading back to our B &B after having had a lovely avalanche ice cream... yum so big though I couldn't eat it. Off for dinner shortly, thank you to our B& B host who is kindly letting us do some washing so we don't run out of clothes. I did say to Alan (Tig) that we could always buy some new t shirts.. which I think we will do before heading off to see the wolves and yoho national park tomorrow. Hope everyone is okay and enjoying their trips or working...Read more

  • Day10

    Foodies on the road

    May 3, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    We can't deny that part of our travel experience involves food. Why? We are intrigued with the tastes, colours, origins, ambience that combine to make the eating experience. Add the unique settings and you enter a world of intrigue and magic delight.

    Rather than work through a long list of great moments, let me share a few.

    Cafe/bakery in Revelstoke - a cafe filled with cakes and pastries plus the best coffee in town

    Eating in the RV - It's a privilege to prepare a meal anywhere you choose whilst travelling

    Poutine - a famous Eastern Canadian delicacy - chips, melted cheese, gravy & chives

    Great meal @ The Local - for our last dinner on Canadian soil a pub meal @ The Local

    The Best Coffee - an unexpected moments, after 2hrs walking. Made by old Asian guy

    Our 37th anniversary afternoon tea - May 2018 royal wedding food at Fairmont Banff Springs

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  • Day38


    July 26, 2017 in Canada ⋅

    Wir machten nur kurz Halt in diesem kleinen netten Örtchen, um endlich mal wieder unseren Biervorrat aufzufüllen und um in einer kleinen netten Bakery eine Kleinigkeit zu essen.

    Weiter auf unserem Weg kurz vor Sicomous hielten wir an einem Fruit Market. Hier verkaufen sie frisches Obst aus der Region. Daneben gibt es noch eine Farm zum Tiere anschauen und einen tollen Eisladen.

    Dann war jetzt aber Campground finden angesagt.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Columbia-Shuswap Regional District, District régional de Columbia-Shuswap, Distretto regionale di Columbia-Shuswap, コロンビア・シュスワップ地域, Columbia-Shuswap, ضلع کولمبیا شسواپ, Distrikti rajonal Kolumbia-Shuswap

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