Canada 2017 Page 2
After leaving Nairn Falls we crossed over the Coast Mountains working our way north and east. Maps 2 and 3
Duffy Lake in the Coast Mountains
The Fraser River canyon on the dryer side of the Coast Mountains and an emerald lake.
Fraser Lake from Beaumont Provincial Park. They even had a beach for pets. Musby enjoyed playing in the water. McCoy abstained.
Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park. The local Rod and Gun Club sponsored a fishing contest for kids the day we were there and gave out free rods and reels to the kids. Some of the kids were still fishing at sunset (about 9:30)
Smithers. The picture on the left was taken from the grocery store parking lot. The one on the right was taken from the gas station seen on the left. Smithers was where we reset our route.
North of Prince George we camped on McLeod Lake in Whiskers Point Provincial Park. It was very windy when we first arrived which was great as it kept the mosquitoes from bothering us.
The Rocky Mountains. This mountain chain is considerably lower in British Columbia than it is in Colorado. Highway 97 crosses over them at aptly named Summit Pass at just over 4100 feet.
Our next photographic scene came after leaving Dawson Creek. We traveled south in Alberta on Highway 40 and stopped for the night in William A Switzer Provincial Park on Gregg Lake (Map 4)
From Switzer we headed west into Jasper National Park and the town of Jasper
Roadside Bear
We rode the tram up to the lookout and restaurant high over Jasper
Maligine Lake is one of the lakes in Jasper National Park.
Driving back from Maligine Lake to our campsite near Jasper we saw these. I think the critter on the left is a young Caribou but I’m not sure. The bear jam in the center was cause by two bears who wondered across the road and then decided to show off by climbing a tree for the tourists.
There were quite a few Elk wandering around in Whistler Campground. This one is in the camp site next to ours.