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British Columbia Part 1

CANADA | Monday, 15 September 2008 | Views [314]

This is in two parts as I had to go through it to get to Alberta but I return for the last week of the trip.

I originally planned to drive/ferry/drive from Naniamo to Jasper until I worked out it was a 10 hour drive so decided to cut the journey up and stop off in Kamloops. On the way was a River Safari which I'd looked into to see more bears if it didn't work out on Vancouver Island. I love a good bear me so although I'd seen 19 on Vancouver Island I wanted to potenitally increase that figure. It was a great choice, although we didn't see the numbers of Bute we saw 3 black bears which is great considering all the ones seen before were Grizzlys. We managed to get pretty close since we were in a boat, which doesn't actually provide much safety since which we were in Toronto someone got attacked by a bear while in a boat.

Blue River was quite scenic too and although the bears were the main point of going on the tour the boat tour itself was worth the money and since they ran every 40 mins or so it was easy to get a seat without having to make a booking.

In the afternoon we continued our journey to Jasper which meant we had to go over/around Mount Robson. There wasn't too much snow on the peak but its claim to fame is that it is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

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