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Canada 2015—Banff to Kamloops, BC

 

Three Valley Lake Chateau on the BC-1

The day broke with clear skies as we checked out of the Fairmont Banff Springs and boarded a bus to the rail station for our return trip aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. The first leg would take us from Banff to Kamloops, where we would make an overnight stay. The second and final leg would terminate in Vancouver. Continue reading

Canada 2015: Day Trip from Banff to Calgary

David had read about the Calgary Stampede, in some ways akin to the Stockyards Rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas, and although we wouldn’t be in Canada for the July event, he knew they were setting up for the show and he wanted to check it out. So we drove to Stampede Park in Calgary. The city is the center for Canada’s oil industry and is nicknamed “Cowtown.” Rodeos, cattle, oil, and cowboys . . . the two cities—Fort Worth and Calgary—have a lot in common. Continue reading