Kyrle Probus Club
   of Ross-on-Wye

 

Canada 2 - 18th April 2013
 
KYRLE Probus recently enjoyed the second part of member Alan Eastaugh’s talk and film presentation of his trip across Canada, from East to West,
 
From Calgary, the tour took Alan and his wife Gill to Banff, from where they visited Sulphur Mountain, Fairmont Hot Springs and nearby picturesque Lake Louise. Crossing from Alberta into British Columbia, they visited the prospector town of Golden and the mountain resort of Revelstoke.
 
Next on the itinerary was Kelowna in Southern British Columbia and Hope at the eastern end of the Fraser Valley, famous for the chainsaw woodcarvings throughout the town, before hitting the city of Vancouver on the coast.
 
Here, Stanley Park skirting the shoreline, Grouse Mountain and the famous steam clock in the Gastown area of the city, were a must for the visitors. The much sought-after sighting of bears in British Columbia, finally came to fruition on Grouse Mountain, where rescued orphaned grizzly bears are now at home in a compound.
 
A Lumberjack Show is also a source of great entertainment on Grouse Mountain, with a number of competitions, including the tree climb, in which competitors shoot up and down 100ft tree trunks like demented giant ants.
 
Alan and Gill crossed to Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia on Vancouver Island, where a visit to the impressive Butchart Gardens was much enjoyed.

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