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A Weekend Adventure in the Fraser Canyon, British Columbia

Last summer we spent a glorious extended weekend exploring the Fraser Canyon from Hope to Lytton where the rock formations along the mighty Fraser River push against the rushing waters that tumble through the narrow canyons. Cliffs rise from the edge of the canyon and one can glimpse trains making their way on what seems to be a perilous journey on rail lines seemingly hanging on to the cliff and diving into periodic tunnels through the rock. Read more…

Beat the Heat This Summer in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains, British Columbia

When the local Vancouver forecast calls for soaring temperatures Vancouverites and Tourists go looking for ways to beat the heat and stay cool while enjoying the awesome weather. Read more…

Boston Bar and North Bend the Railway Center of the Fraser Canyon, BC, Canada

The Fraser Canyon is a stretch of the mighty Fraser River where the rock formations try to conquer the water.  A few kilometres north from Hell’s Gate along Highway 1, the narrowest section of the Canyon, my wife and I reached Boston Bar and sister village North Bend. Both of these communities are engaging stops to explore the more recent history of the Fraser Canyon. Read more…

Fraser Canyon adventures, British Columbia

I have recently become newly enamored of the Fraser Canyon region in British Columbia. Growing up in the Lower Mainland, my family often camped in the Canyon when I was a kid, but it wasn’t until more recently that I began to appreciate the history and natural features of the area. Here are my top recommendations for a weekend getaway to the Fraser Canyon and beyond.

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The Lower Fraser Canyon, British Columbia

According to Wikipedia the Fraser Canyon is “an 84 km landform of the Fraser River where it descends rapidly through narrow rock gorges in the Coast Mountains en route from the Interior Plateau of British Columbia to the Fraser Valley.”  For Suzan and I it is a beautiful place to drive through enroute to the interior of BC. Read more…

Hell’s Gate Canyon Going to the Dogs

Have you ever taken your dog on a gondola tram ride? The answer is probably no because dogs usually aren’t allowed on tourist attractions and either have to stay at home or wait in the car. If you’re thinking now’s the time to enjoy a dog-friendly tourist attraction, consider taking the family pooch to the Hell’s Gate Canyon air tram ride.

The Hell’s Gate Canyon tram ride is a two and a half hour drive from Vancouver, about 50 km from Hope, the town where travelers choose whether to drive on the Coquihalla Highway or along the Fraser Canyon route. Both highways will connect to Kamloops and then points further east. For travelers taking Highway 1 alongside the Fraser River, they’ll come across the Hell’s Gate Canyon tram about 50km north of Hope.

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