Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Yoho Vacation Part 3

The third morning saw us going over Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park, one of the highest passes in Canada. Luckily there was no snow on the ground, they have gotten their first snowfall since we left.

We traveled down to Revelstoke National Park.

Our first hike of the day was in the Inland Rain Forest. Even though I was born in British Columbia I had forgotten how big the cedars can get.

Most of the trail we got to walk on these lovely walkways and not have to worry about tripping over giant roots.

This was perhaps the largest of the cedars we saw. No way would I be able to hug this one.

The trees seemed to stretch up forever.

The canopy in some areas was so thick we couldn't see through it at all. However that did enable lots of undergrowth to occur.

We have these growing in Saskatchewan as well, they just don't get as big.

After this short hike we traveled to our next hiking stop, Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk.

They were not in bloom so we did not have to suffer the usual stinky smell. I can just imagine what the trail would have smelt like if we would have visited in May.

The National parks in Canada have "red chairs" in them, kind of a signature. I actually managed to get Harvey to sit in one of them on this short hike.

We traveled down to Revelstoke for lunch and then headed back.

Thought I would take a picture of the tunnels we had to pass through on the highway.

We traveled through 5 of these tunnels through the mountains.

Where they could not engineer a tunnel road crews just blasted through the rock leaving sheer cliffs on each side.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. 

God bless.


  1. I enjoyed seeing these photos from your trip...we love to hike in places like that....there is not going to be too much more of that if I can't find a solution to my leg and back pain....I'm thinking if I lose some weight it might help...I've been about 25 pounds overweight for the last 2 years...
    my elbow still hurts if I put any weight on it...think I might have cracked it...aging is not fun...gotta stay young in spirit and in ones thinking...
    Mama Bear

  2. Thanks Jackie for sharing. I love the spiral tunnels. Travelled through them many times as a child....when the passenger trains still went that way. We lived just east of Canmore/Banff so the train would stop at our place, then off we would go to chilliwack to visit my sister. I miss the scenery from out west, but not sure if I would ever move back. Manitoba seems to have grown on me. I love those red chairs. Did they do them that colour for the 150th? Glad you enjoyed your trip.

  3. The red chairs have been in the parks for the last few years. Some are regular sized and others are huge. I sat in one in Riding Mountain last year, and I almost convinced Harvey to climb to the top of a hill overlooking the Icefields Highway on our way to Jasper to sit on a huge one two years ago... It started to snow though and we thought it might look a bit silly two older folk scrambling up a fairly steep incline for a photo op.

    God bless.