Two years after my big trip in 1997 to 15 national parks in the US
I decided to check out Canada too. It was not really something that I had planned or
dreamed of for very long, it was just my newly discovered fascination for
geology that made me want more. The company that I traveled with in 1997, Trekamerica,
had a few tours to the Canadian Rockies so I simply decided to try one of them. Today, my trip
to Canada is no.2 on my list of favourites, only beaten by the one in 1997.
I definitively want to go back here!
This was a tour arranged by Footloose, another part of Trekamerica.
Normally Trekamerica/Footloose stay at campsites, but on this tour we
stayed at motels and cabins.
We all met at a hotel in downtown Seattle, WA, USA where the Canadian tours begin. The tour lasted for 13 days and in that time we saw 16 bears!
There were 12 of us; from the US, England,
Holland, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden. I tried jet-boating and walking on a glacier for the first time in my life.
We did some hiking of course, we went
whitewater rafting and just so you know, I did not leave the boat against my will or
before I was supposed to! There is a photo of us rafting down Kicking Horse River in Yoho in
"Left-overs". I bought lots of maple syrup, and then discovered back home that they had the
very same brand at my local supermarket... but at least the ones I brought home had a real Canadian
label on it!