Sunday, September 17, 2017

Yoho Vacation Part 1

As we traveled through the province of Alberta, we could see more and more smoke. At first we thought it was from the massive forest fires in British Columbia, but soon we could smell smoke as well as see it.

We came across this large prairie fire between Medicine Hat and Brooks.

On the way home Harvey decided to see how wide an area was affected. Turns out 5 kms of field were burnt. We don't know the distance in the other direction but it seemed to stretch forever. I am just so glad that the firefighters and emergency crews were able to get it under control.

We spent the night with our son in Drumheller, Alberta and then continued our journey the next morning.

Our first stop was before we even reached Yoho. 

We stopped on the Kicking Horse Pass to see the spiral tunnels. These tunnels were engineered to make it easier for the trains to get over the pass.

Here is a picture of one of the entrances (though it could be an exit) of one of the tunnels.

The trees seemed to hide the other entrances and exits, and we weren't lucky enough to see a train using them.

Here is a model of the many tunnels.

They circle back and forth making it easier for trains to get over the pass. Harvey was quite interested in this part of our stop.

This is a boiler that was left behind.

There is an interesting story on how the Kicking Horse Pass and River got their names.

I already shared pictures of our chalet so I won't show them again. However I will share the beautiful sunset we got to enjoy that evening.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

1 comment:

  1. Jackie, I just love the names of the areas. I'd love to day I lived somewhere with a jolly name like Yoho! Glad you're having a good time. The prairie fire is awful.