Jasper National Park

Best 3 Lakes to Visit in Canada

Lake Louise Lake Louise is as breath taking as all of the millions of photos illustrate. Whether cloaked in the deep, powdery winter snows, or showing off its classically aqua blue water in summer, the lake is mobbed by tourists year round. Once we got over the hordes of tourists,[…]

Boat house in Vancouver BC

Vancouver Canada the Best of Europe and America Combined

Vancouver, BC best of West and farther West, with a touch of East We visited Vancouver, BC at Christmas time in 2005. It was an unplanned detour from our trip to Seattle for the holidays, and we really loved it. We couldn’t wait to go back. We had visited the[…]


In and Around Vancouver Island BC

Ferry to Vancouver Island The ferry from mainland Canada to Vancouver Island was quick and easy. We’ve had a lot of experience with ferries over in Europe when we travel there, and the trip from Horseshoe Bay (just north of Vancouver, BC) to Nanaimo (Vancouver Island) was super simple and[…]

A Walk in the Forest

A Walk in the Forest – Tofino BC

A Walk in the Forest Driving out towards Tofino, about a mile before the T junction for Tofino or Ucluelet, is a parking area for a hike back in time. The trail called “A Walk in the Forest” takes you back into the rainforest to see how the ecosystem works.[…]

Jasper National Park Lodge

3 Things to do in Jasper National Park

Wildlife Viewing Jasper National Park has all types of wildlife that make traveling the area like a North American safari. Like in Africa, it’s best to get an early start or hang out at sunset to see the most wildlife activity. Don’t worry though, you’ll be able to see plenty[…]

Parker Ridge Saskatchewan Glacier

Parker Ridge and the Saskatchewan Glacier – Jasper NP

Hike Heading up north from Banff into Jasper National Park, we were told by a bicyclist that the Parker Ridge Trail was a worthy hike in the southern end of the park. We were told it provided great views of the mountains and some spectacular overlooks. Our day started out[…]

Rocky Mountain Wild Flower

Stunning Wild Flowers of the Rockies

On this trip, from Colorado to Jasper and beyond, we were astounded by the density and variety of the stunning wild flowers of the Rockies. As part of our motorcycle touring, we try to get in as much hiking as we can. If all we do is ride and eat[…]

Lake Louise

Enchanting Panorama at this Lakeside Eatery in Banff

Chateau Lake Louise After a day of walking around and sight seeing in the Lake Louise vicinity, we worked up an appetite for a great meal. We arrived at Lake Louise and found one of our typical front row parking spots, thanks to being on 2 wheels instead of 4.[…]

Banff Downtown

Experience the Mountain Region of Banff National Park

Banff National Park is the crown jewel of the Canadian National Park System and that says a lot! For our visit, we divided the park into north and south, basically where we can in from the west along the Kootenay/Banff/Windermere Highway. The ride in along CA-93 is a feast for[…]