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Canada 2013: Road through the Rockies

Part Two: Welcome to the second instalment of our June/July Canadian trip pictures. You may have noticed in Part One that we managed to rent what could very well be the smallest car on the entire North American continent – a tiny Fiat 500. Needless to say we felt a little intimidated by all the mammoth Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge trucks, not to mention the endless array of RVs with watercraft, trailers and bicycles on tow. The Canadians were out in full force on the Trans-Canada Highway because our departure from Vancouver coincided with the first long weekend of summer leading up to the country’s annual patriotic highlight: Canada Day!

With excitement and apprehension in equal measure, we made our journey through the lush mountainous forests of British Columbia, across the Canadian Rockies and into the wide open farmlands of the Alberta Prairies. The little Fiat was certainly put to the test and it impressed us by rising to every challenge. Places featured in this collection include Glacier National Park, Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Banff and Revelstoke where we happened to cross paths with Michelle Spencer, an old friend of Tamara’s. Small world!