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Vancouver to Jasper Road Trip

Vancouver to Jasper Road Trip

The road trip from Vancouver to Jasper has to be one of the most gorgeous long drives in Canada. I previously wrote a post about our Vancouver to Banff Road Trip, but this time we decided to be even more epic and go all the way to Jasper. We brought my little brother, George and his wife Cerys along for the ride. We also made more over-night stops to spread out the driving, rather than zoom the whole way there…

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Loos with Views – The Rockies edition

Loos with Views – The Rockies edition

Last year, I had great fun putting a post together about all the most picturesque places to pee around the world. Since then, Marc and I had a couple of amaaazing trips to the Canadian Rockies, and we discovered that Canada’s National Parks have dozens of ridiculously beautiful loos with views. So, here is a slightly strange post about all the loos with views we found in the Canadian Rockies. I have to admit, I have only used a fraction…

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Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk Trail – Revelstoke

Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk Trail – Revelstoke

Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk is a short (and super easy) walk that is a great place to stretch your legs between Revelstoke and Banff. The trail is located on the edge of Mount Revelstoke National Park, right next to the Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1.) We spotted the turn off to this walk at the end of the day, just before we reached Revelstoke, so we returned the following morning to take a peek, before continuing on our drive to Vancouver….

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Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail – Revelstoke

Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail – Revelstoke

The Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail is right by the main road from Revelstoke to Banff. It would be easy to drive straight past (we did the first two times!) But if you stop to stretch your legs, you get to visit an amazing grove of giant old-growth cedar trees. The surrounding mountains draw in precipitation to this area, so the rainforest is like the soggy woodlands near Vancouver or Vancouver island. It is basically paradise for western red cedar trees,…

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