We head to Canada over 4th of July week.
On July 3rd we loaded up our car and headed towards Canada. Our original plan was to travel on our bikes, but the forecast called for rain every day of our trip, and we knew Zero would hate riding in that. So we drove to the Anacortes Ferry for a short ride to Vancouver Island, where we camped at Island View Beach Regional Park.
The next day we drove North to Nanaimo, where we took a ferry to Vancouver. From there we continued up the Sea to Sky Highway where we stopped at Nairn Falls Campground just outside of Whistler. Of course the rain followed us there, making us very happy about our decision to take the car this time.
In the morning we hit the road again, continuing North until we hit Highway 1 which we followed East to Kamloops. It was a pleasant, if overcast drive. But at least there wasn't much traffic.
From Kamloops we continued Eastward to Revelstoke and the Frontier Motel. On the way there we stopped by the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum, which we'll definitely need to visit again for the full experience.
From Revelstoke we headed into Alberta, and Banff National Park. We had reserved two nights of camping in Banff, where we spent each day hiking and exploring the beautiful park.
After two great days in Banff we moved on to Kimberley, a small ski resort South of Banff. We had a slopeside condo for two days, and it was a great place to relax, wander the town, and get some laundry done. From there we headed to Couer d'Alene, Idaho, where we stayed in a tiny house overlooking the lake and city. It was very peaceful and charming.
For the final day of our trip we had a leisurely four hour drive back to our home. We really enjoyed our time in British Colombia, and can't wait to go back.