The Canada road trip started in the west
The trip from the west up to the east coast of Canada was a part of my round the world trip tour in 2015. This episode is part 2 of a travel guide of Canada. How to travel east Canada. A journey that took me to Ontario, Quebec, Niagara Falls, Saguenay and Fjord national park.
Start in United States
My journey started in Seattle, Washington United States. From Seattle we took the ferry and the bus and the ferry again to Victoria, Vancouver Island. The capital of Vancouver Island.
Its big even bigger then just the Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg) together the part of Europe where I come from. First pay a visit some friends in Victoria we’ve met them several years ago in Switzerland during the IFHOHYP summer camp. From Victoria we visited the cathedral grove and the ancient trees in the middle of the island. From there we drove up to Ucluelet on the western shore of the Isle. Besides having a great view on the nature we walked several trails.
From Ucluelet we traveled back to Victoria and spend two more days at our friends. From there we were traveling by Ferry to Vancouver. One of the most expensive cities in Western Canada is a nice city with a lot of nature, scenery and biking lanes.
Off to the Canadian Rockies
My plan was drive by car from Vancouver to Calgary. A common known trip a lot of people travel from or vice versa. You goes through different national parks. Like Yoho, Banff and Jasper national park. Especially the famous highway 93. It goes through the canyon eroded and shaped millions of years ago. The dramatic landscape is spectacular! With diverse amount of wildlife such as deers and bears.
Spending one week in the Canadian Rocky Mountains we traveled to Calgary. We met our second friend there to spend some time with. Calgary is a typical town in the middle of nowhere but it has a nice history. One of the main highlights is visit the Olympic park. The Olympics were held in Canada in 1980.
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