Arrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2637 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1505 times:
"We are going to Vancouver in August. I was wondering, what things are there to see and do in the rockies?"
Vancouver is about 1000 km, or a full day's drive, from the Rockies, and there are a few other mountain ranges to cross in the process. But don't feel bad -- Eastern Canadians often get this wrong, including the Toronto-based Globe & Mail newspaper (which is inexcusable -- but that's another story).
There are dozens of places in Greater Vancouver where you can rent an RV if you're going to make the trip. If you like to hike, there are national and provincial parks along the entire route, and in and around Vancouver as well. Bring hiking boots; running shoes won't do it. And warm clothes; I've been snowed on big-time more than once in August in the Rockies.
Skiing is somewhat more problematic in August, although not impossible. You can get in some glacier skiing with a guided tour, probably at great cost. Your best bet for this might be Whistler, which is only 2 hours drive north of Vancouver -- but the Rockies also has lots of scope, and the elevations are much higher. Horseback riding is widespread throughout the province and in the Rockies.
A google search will pull up all kinds of info -- but if it's really the Rockies you're after go to the National Parks website and get to Banff, Jasper, Waterton. Look at Glacier and Mt. Revelstoke as well -- they're in the Purcell Mts -- not the Rockies but close, and just as spectacular.
Arrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2637 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1472 times:
"I can guarantee that Kerry will not lose British Columbia."
Believe it or not, I saw a Kerry/Edwards campaign sign on someone's lawn on the weekend. Did a bit of a double take since we've got a municipal election on right now, and there it was in the middle of the "Harris for Mayor" signs.
You're right -- if the vote was in BC Bush wouldn't get enough votes to get his election deposit back. He is one supremely unpopular dude in these parts -- especially among loggers, millworkers, ranchers, farmers -- and of course the intellectuals.
Now, if we could just revisit that outrageous 1846 boundary decision that gave away the better part of 3 states ... Bush would be toast.
Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
Avt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1460 times:
Tu154- I'd highly recommend a visit to Victoria (BCs capital) on Vancouver island. It is a beautiful city, and the best way to see it is by ferry through the Gulf Islands. The ferry trip itself is fantastic, great scenery all the way. Whatever you do, have fun!
Note to everyone else- for heavens sake- can't we have ONE thread without Bush and Kerry?