AT#547 – Road Trip to British Columbia National Parks

Road Trip to British Columbia National Parks: Yoho, Kootenay, Glacier, Mount Revelstoke

Hear about travel to 4 national parks in British Columbia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Carolyn B. Heller author of “Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip“.

Carolyn says “I know a lot of your listeners are probably familiar with Banff and Jasper National Parks in Alberta and the Canadian Rockies and I know you’ve done a couple of those episodes. But, I wanted to talk to you today about four more national parks that are on the British Columbia side of the Rocky Mountains and those parks are Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho and Kootenay. They’re all more or less off Highway 1 which is the TransCanada highway.”

We talk about an itinerary that includes time to hike a number of trails, take a dip in a hot springs, ride a kayak or a raft on the Kicking Horse River and maybe even take in some heli-hiking… if your budget allows.

As busy as the Alberta side of the Rockies gets, Carolyn guides us to some less crowded yet also stunning locations on the B.C. side. She does, however, point out which destinations are so popular you will need to plan to see them months in advance.

Along the way we will learn something about Canada history, what some of the First Nations used to eat, how to do mountain climbing without doing mountain climbing and some stunning rail journeys.

Check the air in your tires, pack the kids in the back seat and let’s hit the road in British Columbia.

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Show Notes

Carolyn B. Heller

Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip

Ontario Road Trip – Episode 474

Mount Revelstoke National Park

Glacier National Park of Canada

Yoho National Park

Kootenay National Park

Johnston Canyon & Ink Pots (Banff)

Emerald Lake (Yoho)

Emerald Lake Lodge

Lake O’Hara (Yoho)

Lake O’Hara Lodge

Wapta Falls

Takakkaw Falls

Whiskey Jack Hostel – Yoho

Big Hill

The Paint Pots (Kootenay)

Radium Hot Springs

Cross River Wilderness Centre

CMH – Canadian Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures

Golden B.C.

Glacier Raft Company

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Via ferrata

Skunk Cabbage

Meadows in the Sky Parkway

Revelstoke Mountain Resort

The Sutton Place Hotel

Rocky Mountaineer


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Road Trip to British Columbia National Parks: Yoho, Kootenay, Glacier, Mount Revelstoke

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