Category Archives: Western Canada

Travels within Western Canada

Beavers

Traveling north of Edmonton earlier this year there were signs of the endemic giant land beaver. A species not well known but definitely one people should spend the time to find out about. It is much larger than its cousin … Continue reading

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Big Knife Provincial Park

It is good to get away from the day to day routine even when you’re retired and don’t really have the pressure of a ‘job’. We thought we could sneak in a couple of days of kayaking and went camping. … Continue reading

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Visiting and Camping and Kayaking

Friday we head to Lethbridge. M our daughter and G live there and we have not seen them for a couple of years. Debbie snuck down once but I stayed back. Lethbridge is a small city and even though it … Continue reading

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Camping and Kayaking in Southern Alberta

We spent the last week camping in southern Alberta. This time, as most times camping, we had no access to internet. So this is a postscript to the trip. We headed to the far south of Alberta, the destination is … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound from the Coast

September 20, 2020 When we wake up, we realize we have slept 11 hours. We never do that! We are meeting R&D at the Okanagan Falls Provincial Park Campground, so our drive is not very long. Once past Keremeos and … Continue reading

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Kayak Tour – Impressions and Final Words

DEBBIE I will do this again. I enjoyed the peace and quiet and solitude out on the water and at the remote campsites. The possibility of seeing wildlife, especially whales, is a draw for me. To watch birds swooping in … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound from the Coast

September 18, 2020 We leave John and Richard and head to the Saltery Bay Ferry. We want to be on the Sunshine Coast for the night as we want to take the ferry over to Horseshoe Bay in the morning. … Continue reading

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Kayak Tour – Martin Islands to Desolation Sound Resort (19 kms)

Murray gets up early today. He sits at the picnic bench and it is silent around him. No people, no animals, no lapping water on the shore, just quiet. His ears ring with the silence and it’s deafening. The darkness … Continue reading

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Kayak Tour – Teakerne Arm to Martin Islands (16 km)

Today’s paddle takes us back out the Arm, south along the coast of West Redonda Island, past Refuge Cove to the Martin Islands. Again the water is glassy smooth. Richard just shakes his head and once again says, “I have … Continue reading

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Kayak Tour – Penn Islands to Teakerne Arm Provincial Park (21.5kms)

Read about our 6 day kayak tour around Cortez Island on the west coast of BC, Canada Continue reading

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