In the spring and summer of 2018 we explored south and central British Columbia. We stayed at 21 different places for more than one night. It should have been 23 but by the end of July the smoke from all the forest fires started getting bad. By mid August we decided that it was not worth going to Lake Louise and Banff so we cancelled those and headed home early. We also shortened our last two stops due to the smoke. Up until then we had great weather.
The map below marks the major places we visited. If you click on one of the red markers you will get a link to the first post for that area.
While almost everyday of the trip was great and I encourage you to look at them all, these are the ones I consider the most memorable. From the size of the table there were a lot of memorable days. I tried to put the REALLY good ones near the top.
If you click on the picture you will be taken the post for the day.
Rainbow Range, Hunlen Falls, Monarch Icefields,
Othello Tunnels, Hope
Joffre Lakes Hike, Whistler
Great Glacier Trail, Glacier National Park
Wells Gray Provincial Park Waterfalls
Princess Louisa Inlet Tour, Sechelt
Myra Canyon Trestles, Kelowna
Stawamus Chief Hike, Squamish
Little Tunnel Bike Ride,
Fintry Falls, Kelowna
Lindeman Lake Hike, Chilliwack
Cascade Falls, Chilliwack
Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish
Lighthouse Park, Vancouver
Lynn Canyon, Vancouver
Train Wreck Hike, Whistler
Bridge River Canyon Drive, Lillooet
Farwell Canyon, Williams Lake
Sicamous Creek Falls, Sicamous
M Gurr Lake Hike, Bella Coola
Trophy Meadows Hike, Wells Gray PP
Kokanee Creek Provincial Park, Nelson
Fletcher Falls, Kaslo
4 1/2 months or 137 days spent in the RV since we left home (April 16 – Aug31). We spent September staying in the RV at our cottage but that doesn’t really count in the total.
Together with other years that makes 1156 days (over 3 years worth) that we have stayed in the RV (away from home and cottage).
8000 pictures saved (who know how many taken, at least double). It seems I posted over 3400 to the blog.
- No idea on how far we hiked. It was not a year for long hikes.
- 14000 km on the RV
- 6000 km on the CRV just in day trips.
I didn’t keep track of the money. It was an expensive summer as we mostly stayed in private campgrounds, although the provincial park are quite expensive as well. Gas was also very expensive as it was usually in the $1.40 to $1.50 range in BC. The expensive touristy things we did were the sightseeing float plane trip from Nimpo Lake and the boat cruise when at Sechelt.