We live in Ontario Canada near Toronto. Just look for the Great Lakes and especially Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. We live in a city called Cambridge which lies between those two Great Lakes, a little west of Toronto. We have family and friends on the East coast of Canada near the Atlantic Ocean, and on the West coast of Canada near the Pacific Ocean.
We have traveled to the West coast of Canada many times so here is a little taste of what it is like out west (British Columbia and Alberta) ..
- The Athabasca Glacier is on the road between Banff and Jasper
Rob has noticed global warming …
2. Lake Louise has a beautiful walking trail around the right side of it. Maybe the cliff crawlers will be there the day you arrive like they were for us.
3. The Banff Springs Hotel has a walking wiggles trail to walk up to the top of the mountain. You can ride down if you must or ride up and walk down.
We didn’t stay here. We stayed in a campground just outside of town. In the middle of the night, Sue had pains in her side so we ended up spending the night at the Banff hospital.
4. Butchart Gardens Victoria B.C.
It was a July Friday afternoon when we were at this spectacular garden. We loved the flowers, trees, fountains and roses but our favourite was the Monkey Puzzle tree. I will let you try and locate it in the garden when you visit. I am certain it will still be there. This tree is a bizarre, open-branched, ultra-spiky evergreen tree that has a lifespan of up to 1,000 years and produces giant, five-kilogram cones — standing underneath one of these could knock you out.
5. Pacific Rim National Park Vancouver Is. B.C. – Wickaninnish Beach
We left Tofino on the Pacific Ocean on the west side of Vancouver Is. on July 16. It was a Sunday. Not far out of town, we stopped at the head of the Bogwalk trail that led down to the beach. This is Wickaninnish Beach. There was an interprative centre there explaining this coastal magic place and Sue rescued a hummingbird that was trapped inside the building.
There was a 500+ year old sphagnum cedar forest there that we walked through to get to the beach.