Pitstop on the way to Jasper
Trip Start Sep 23, 2010
366Trip End Jul 13, 2012
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Where I stayed
Beaverview RV Park and Campground
The scenery on highway 16 was breathtaking and some what like Alaska with snowcapped mountains all around and even a Black Bear eating grass on the road side. Also some of the roadside construction workers (the stop-go sign girls) were pretty awesome too as one was dancing to keep us entertained while we waited and the other, barely had anything on under her hi-viz jacket trying to top up her tan! We stopped after an hour or two and walked into the Ancient Forest Park that has trees between 1000 to 2000 years old! We did a loop (swatting as many mozzies as we could) and broke off in the middle to see a waterfall. We got back to the van after an hour or so and headed on to McBride and stopped at the Visitor Centre there for another sticker and some advice on campsites as time was getting on. We decided to make camp 2kms outside Mcbride at Beaverview RV and Campground that was run by a couple from Epsom. Small world eh
Got up at 8.30am, had breakfast and then Skyped Cat's Mum and Dad. We left the campsite around 11am and headed towards Jasper on Highway 16 stopping at Beaver Falls (that was more like rapids than a falls) round the corner. Next stop was Rearguard Falls, which was much more like it and after that we had a look at Mount Terry Fox, named after an amputee who had his leg cut off due to cancer. But that didn't stop him running (with an artificial leg) the equivalent of a marathon every day for 143 days and almost ran from the east side of Canada to the west having only made it half way home to British Columbia due to the cancer spreading to his lungs. From there Mount Robson soon loomed into view and we made a stop at the Visitor Centre there to collect our last sticker and second water bottle. Just down the road we stopped at the, again not high, but impressive Overlander Falls, then carried on the highway taking in the breathtaking views of the Mount Robson Provincial Park including Moose Lake, that the road and rail road followed for a few miles. It wasn't long before we were saying goodbye to BC and crossed into Alberta and the start of the Canadian Rockies.