TWT Travel Binder: British Columbia

Our 2008 trip to British Columbia was incredible:
Clean air, astonishing mountains, spectacular gardens,
shimmering bays and deep forests,
with nesting eagles and candied salmon to boot.

Here are some resources to help you plan your own “travels with two” to British Columbia.

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Western Canada: For Goodness Sooke

Continued from Driving to Port Renfrew and Walking Botanical Beach

Garden at Sooke Harbour House

Garden at Sooke Harbour House

After an afternoon finding our way across Vancouver Island from east to west (via the Harris Creek logging road near Duncan), Adam and I had hiked the Botanical Beach Loop of the San Juan de Fuca Marine Trail and were hungry for dinner.

We were also dangerously near Sooke Harbour House.

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Western Canada: Salt Spring Island

Continued from
Touring Farms and Wineries on Vancouver Island
Amuse Bistro on Vancouver Island

Salt Spring Island is a perfect day trip from the southern edge of Vancouver Island in British Columbia.  

Take your car across by ferry and either wend your way straight across, stopping to taste local wine, cheese, and baked goods, shop for t-shirts and stuff from the Far East, or just have a good time getting as lost as you can…on an island.  

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Western Canada: To Victoria, Again

Continued from One Night in Calgary

Our first journey to Victoria, British Columbia, during the especially dreary December of 1997, was socked in by gray fog and freezing rain. Thankfully, much of town is festooned with Christmas lights that time of year…or we wouldn’t have been able to see anything at all.

We spent most of our time indoors, hiding in bookstore stacks, Miniature World, and what was then a Canadian novelty to us, Lush Cosmetics.  (Bless those little bath bombs.)

We’d stayed in a sad little B & B on a nondescript residential street, run by a woman with a lazy eye and seven ponytails.  She made us feel uneasy, and killed romance with her very step. We’d heard Victoria was charming, and felt that someday we’d like to give it another chance.

In May 2008, thank goodness we finally did.

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Western Canada: The Road to Golden

Continued from Through Kootenay to Radium Hot Springs

Note:  Our trip to Canada was taken in May 2008

After exploring the length of Kootenay National Park in British Columbia, we decided to drive from the village of Radium to Yoho National Park.

This hour-long stretch of the 95, known as The Road to Golden, proved to be one of our favorite places in the Canadian Rockies — and it’s not even part of a national park.

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