Jasper National Park

After a four and a half hour drive we made it from Whistler to Jasper. Unfortunately the rest stop we used to swap driving duties was the mosquito capital of Canada, and I’m now sporting 20 (no joke) bites on my legs. Itchy doesn’t even begin to describe it!
So once we arrived yesterday we went for a quick hike, saw some really long trains and ground squirrels (very cute!) and then settled in. Today we’ve been on the Jasper Sky Train, which, if I’m honest, I was absolutely dreading due to my fear of heights. Once we were up there though it was well worth it – the views were amazing – and we got to see some more ground squirrels.

So that’s it for Jasper. We’ve been a bit unlucky with the weather as the pictures show, but the forecast is looking a bit better for the next few days. Our drive to Banff will be around 3 hours tomorrow, and we may or may not have Wifi so there may not be an update for a while. We’ll take plenty of photos of course though – it’s going to be fun sorting through them all (not!).

Vancouver to Whistler

What an amazing journey! I mean, we knew this place was going to be beautiful, but there are no words that will do it justice. Even the smell of pine and fir trees, just like Christmas but much stronger and sweeter. There’s so much to see, and it’s literally breathtaking.

After a quick morning run it’s time to have breakfast then start the four hour drive to Kamloops. The weather has been incredible so far, lovely and hot. It looks like we’ve been lucky, as it’s not normally this hot.
We can’t wait to see more of this amazing place. I’m certain you could spend a lifetime here and hardly see any of it!

Hello Vancouver!

Well, after a 9 hour flight, we’re finally here in Vancouver, and just about managing to stay awake! The journey here was a lot better this time, as Air Transat fly from Manchester Airport (which is around 15 minutes away from us by road), so we didn’t have to travel to Heathrow. Much better, even if the plane was a little less comfortable than British Airways.

It’s only a one-night stay here before we head off to Whistler tomorrow. We have more time in Vancouver at the end of our trip, so will get to see it properly then. No doubt we’ll be on our way at stupid o’clock tomorrow morning – our body clocks have some adjusting to do!