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Old Posted Sep 8, 2008, 11:50 PM
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240 takes a quick end of summer holiday in BC

It's been a brutal summer at work so I managed to sneak a few days off to take a trip to BC and disappear for a week:

Left Edmonton on the long weekend friday. the QE2 was litterally a parking lot

Stayed up late drinkin' with a buddy in Calgary

Next day drove south through Crowsnest & Fernie, Eventually ending up on the Kootenay Lake ferry

Next day took a drive up Slocan Valley to Sandon, then up to Idaho Peak

Hiked to the old fire watch station, they were bringing dirt up there with a helicopter as the hillside is eroding away

Drove back down to Sandon. The old steam engine used to serve the CPR in the area, and the old trolley busses were originally from Calgary, before they were sold to Vancouver, then eventually found their way up to Sandon.

The old mining company has started operating again due to the high metal prices

Lots of wildlife on the highway between New Denver and Kaslo

The old CP sternwheeler that used to run up & down Kootenay lake

Rail trail system that runs from Salmo to the other side of Nelson. Excellent for biking.

Travel tip: The best place to get free internet is next to motels and real estate offices

My deluxe camping accomodations

Spent some time in Valhalla park. Phenominal.

Heading back across the ferry

And the trip ended as it started... waiting for a wreck to be cleared off the highway
Short term pain for long term gain
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Old Posted Sep 9, 2008, 4:48 PM
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nice tour 240...i dont get down to that part of western can enough.
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Old Posted Sep 10, 2008, 6:14 PM
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Western Canada is certainly a special place.
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