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Things To See And Do In The Rockies?

Tue Oct 26, 2004 8:47 pm

Hi

We are going to Vancouver in August. I was wondering, what things are there to see and do in the rockies?

We were planning to get a motorhome/caravan kind of thing and stay in a ranch or log cabin in the rockies, do you have any ideas of what to do? E.g, Horseriding (i do here anyway!) possibly skiing.

Also, do you know of any decent motorhome/caravan renting companies?

Thanks alot for your help  Wink/being sarcastic

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RE: Things To See And Do In The Rockies?

Wed Oct 27, 2004 12:10 am

"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.

Here's the national parks link:

http://www.pc.gc.ca/index_e.asp

And here's the B.C. parks link, also useful:

http://wlapwww.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/index.htm

Have a good trip. If you've got lots of energy, there's no place better in the world to get into the wilderness on foot.


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RE: Things To See And Do In The Rockies?

Wed Oct 27, 2004 1:47 am

Thanks alot Arrow! Big grin
Cant wait!

We were planning to hire a caravan, and make our way to thre rockies in that, spend a couple of days traveling there.

Thanks alot, keep em coming

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RE: Things To See And Do In The Rockies?

Wed Oct 27, 2004 1:49 am

You can go there Nov 2 and watch Kerry lose that state!

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RE: Things To See And Do In The Rockies?

Wed Oct 27, 2004 1:54 am

Please explain??

Kerry is to do with the Americans aniwayz  Nuts

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RE: Things To See And Do In The Rockies?

Wed Oct 27, 2004 3:58 am

You can go there Nov 2 and watch Kerry lose that state!

I can guarantee that Kerry will not lose British Columbia  Insane
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RE: Things To See And Do In The Rockies?

Wed Oct 27, 2004 7:24 am

"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.
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RE: Things To See And Do In The Rockies?

Wed Oct 27, 2004 1:44 pm

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?

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RE: Things To See And Do In The Rockies?

Wed Oct 27, 2004 6:32 pm

HERE HERE!!

Im fed up with this bull about kerry and bush, for flips sake, this is a thread about things to do in C A N A D A belive it or not.  Pissed

Now lets keep that crap out of here.  Yeah sure

Thanks for the info, Canadians.

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