Published: May 8th 2010May 7th 2010
DAY 54, MAY 7, 2010
We left Kelowna and the home of Carol and Keith Baker after two days of being totally spoilt. We travelled along highway 97 toward Golden, British Columbia.
We followed along the shores of Lake Okanagan, Lake Kalamalka (the lake of many colours) and Shuswap Lake aull bloom and enjoyed the apple orchards in full bloom. The mountains were towering on all sides of us every mile of the way. We left in bright sunny weather about 12* after packing away our winter jackets. It was a beautiful day to drive. The sun was out most of the way with some clouds and a little rain as we went over Roger's Pass at 1335 meters high. We travelled though Glacier National Park along the Trans-Canada Highway #1. We stopped at Craigallakie where the last spike was driven by Lord Strathcona ( Donald Smith) in the building of the Canadian Pacific Railroad in 1885 to the Pacific coast.We had our lunch in Revelstoke just before going over the pass. The roads were clear but a lot of evidence of the recent snow storm in the woods along the highway. The mountains were
snow capped and glisteneing in the sunshine. We never stopped being inspired by the beauty that surrounded us. We arrived in Golden at 6:00pm and found a motel , had a light dinner and will have an early night.
Indeed the entire day was an inspirational experience and made us proud to be a part of this magnificient country we are so blessed to live in.
We leave early in the morning for Emerald Lake, Lake Louis and then Banff where we are planning on staying the night. We have so many amazing pictures to share.