Waterton National Park was my last visit in Canadian Rocky Mountains. This is the most southern national park bordering the Glacier National Park in Montana United States. My main goals were walking the Crypt Lake trail and see the famous Price of Wales hotel fantastic setting at Upper Waterton Lake.
In Southern British Columbia is a nice old traditional town called Nelson. I spent three nights here in the fantastic Hostel Dancing Bear Inn. Nelson is famous from several Hollywood films since the old houses are back drop in them. The Steve Martin comedy Roxanne and Magic in the water are filmed here!
I Stayed overnight in Langley so my choice was the Tsawwassen to Swartzs Bay with BC Ferries. Tsawassen is located southwest of Vancouver and far easier to reach than the Horseshoe bay ferries north of Vancouver. The morning traffic jam on the high way one around Vancouver is considerable so it was best to avoid Horseshoe bay. I did also want to see Victoria the former Capital of British Columbia!
Fort Langley is the birth place of British Columbia but also the reason British Columbia is Canadian and not belongs to United States. Since I was staying in Langley I had only a couple of km to the fantastic Fort Langley National historic site. This National historic site is well worth a visit even if you are staying in Vancouver downtown area about 50 km away.
I stayed for three nights in Vancouver area in Canada Best Value Inn in Langley! The hotel was very good but it was a long driving time with car into Vancouver downtown area! Most hotels in central Vancouver was booked up several weeks before my visit in Vancouver due to Canada day celebration and other important holidays in Canada the same week.
Shuswap Lake is fantastic water system on the Kamloops Plateau before the start of the Canadian desert. I was travelling from Jasper towards Vancouver and needed a couple of stops on the way! One stop was Shuswap Lake and the other more unusual forced stop was Cache creek in the middle of the Canadian desert.
It was time to leave Banff and travel north to Jasper National Park. After Lake Louise Highway of Heroes (Trans Canada 1) turns west and continues up in the mountains to the famous railway spiral tunnels at Kicking Horse pass. I travelled north on Highway 93 Icefields Parkway of many considered the most beautiful Highway of the world.
My second day in Banff was spent walking around Lake Louise and up to Lake Agnes Tea house on the right hand side of the lake. The elevation gain is 385 meter; expected walking time is 2.5 to 3 hours for the 3.4 km to Lake Agnes Tea house. But first i few more view from Moraine Lake!
Visited Canada during the summer 2017 during their 150 year celebration! I arrived in Calgary and after a couple of days in Calgary drove out to HI Kananaskis hostel just north of Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. This hostel was my base for my visits in Peter Loghheed Provincial Park and Banff National Park.