S: Our Canadian Train Trip
1: The Canadian Rocky Mountaineer Trip of a LIfetime June 12 to June 19, 2010 | Day One: Vancouver, B.C. The view from our luxurious adjoining hotel rooms at the Renaissance Hotel.
2: Day Two Our half-day private tour of Vancouver started with Stanley Park's totem poles and finished with the Olympic torch.
3: Queen Elizabeth Garden gave us some unexpected views...
4: A A nice break for lunch at the Granville Public Market and a nap or a bike ride comes next! Guess who took what...
5: A champion of a day!
6: Dinner on the water at Lift and daylight until 11:00 pm. How much fun can we pack into one Canadian day?
7: We walked home by way of the warf, enjoyed our view one last time and just couldn't keep our eyes open any more.
8: Day Three: Our trip on the famous Canadian Rocky Mountain Train has begun... All Aboard!
9: Cheers! Make yourself at home!
11: That wild caught native salmon never stood a chance...
12: Panoramic views of the beautiful countryside for over 590 miles!
13: Our train made its way past quaint churches and Avalanche Alley.
14: By the end of our first day on the train, we each found our own way to make ourselves feel perfectly comfortable.
15: Welcome to Kamloops An official two horse town.
16: Day Four: The views were so beautiful that we coud not keep ourselves from staring.
17: Well...most of the time..
20: Day Five: Banff's notoriously damp and cool weather kept our touring to a minimum. After many early wake up calls, we had lunch in an Irish pub, watched Hogan's Heroes and napped.
21: Day Six: We used our Travel Gypsy to guide us on back roads to Lake Louise and Lake Morain.
22: Talk about a view!
23: FInally, the weather in Banff cleared and we got to enjoy this view from our condo at the Inns of Banff.
24: Day Seven: A guided hike from Lake Louise to Consolation Lake gave us inspired vistas
25: and a healthy respect for grizzly bears!
26: "You can get a little closer to him," called out Bert from the safety of the car.
27: That same day we made the drive to Calgary just in time for a quick walking tour, room service dinner in our suite, Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie and an early wake up call to end our wonderful adventure. Our Canadian Trip of a Lifetime!