Strolling along Yaletown, Vancouver

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Once an industrial district, Yaletown today has developed into one of Vancouver’s most sought-after neighbourhood.  Situated in the southeastern portion of downtown Vancouver, it is bordered by False Creek and by Robson and Homer Streets.From our lodgings at the YWCA Hotel Vancouver, it was relatively easy for us to spend...
After a most exhilarating day travelling the Icefields Parkway from Jasper, we were finally at Lake Louise at Banff National Park by late afternoon.Some tours bring their passengers to Lake Louise only for a short photo stop.  However, our package with the Rocky Mountaineer entails at least a one-night stay at the...

Exploring the Magnificient Lake Louise

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“Let’s go canoeing on Lake Louise”, I told Tommy as we left the Columbia Icefield and headed towards Lake Louise.When we reached the Fairmont Chauteau Lake Louise, we discovered to our disappointment that it was impossible to do so, because the lake was still mostly frozen over.If you happen to visit...
Day 2 of our epic journey across the Canadian plains to get to the Rocky Mountains proved to be a much more scenic and memorable one, and one which was also a lot more comfortable as we left the desert-like conditions of Day 1 behind.For one thing, getting back on...

Exploring the Town of Jasper on Our Own

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Staying for 2 nights at Jasper National Park was a good choice for us.  Jasper National Park was one of the most beautiful places within the Canadian Rockies, and that's saying a lot, because the Canadian Rockies itself was already immensely impressive.   Staying here for more than a...
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