Viv and John Cussell
Viv and John Cussell
We are off travelling again! We are not backpacking this time, like we did last year in Borneo. Instead, we are venturing forth on a Grand Road Trip across Canada! We are flying to Lisbon on 4th May and after spending a few nights there we fly on to Toronto on 6th May. A rental car from Toronto will (hopefully) transport us across this vast country to Vancouver from where we fly home to Spain via Frankfurt on 29th June; eight weeks travelling across five Canadian territories, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, a journey of about 5,700 kilometres. We plan to make a few side detours along the way so the final kilometre total will be over 6,000. That is a lot of driving, which we will share. Mostly we shall follow the Trans Canadian Highway but as usual, we have nothing booked apart from a guest house in Toronto for the first three nights before collecting the rental car, so we shall go where the road takes us! When we get to British Columbia, we are also going to visit cousin Kaye and her husband Randy, who live on Vancouver Island. We might also get to meet up with Jake and Julie who live in Vancouver (Jake is cousin Eric and Sue´s son) if our itinerary enables us to. How nice it will be to get to the comfort of Kaye and Randy´s house after a lengthy journey and campsites and motel rooms!
We have bought a little two-person tent to take with us. Weather permitting, we shall enjoy pitching up at some of the many Canadian campsites in the National Parks across the country as well as using motels and other lodgings along the route. Several of the campgrounds have “Bear Fences” apparently!!! Our original plan was to hire a little campervan like we did some years back in New Zealand, however in Canada they are mostly huge beasts and also very expensive.
As usual, Viv will be the blog author and John will be the main photographer. We hope that many of our friends and family will follow our blog as in the past and feel free to add comments if they wish. So, lakes, forests, some experience of First Nation culture, maybe some kayak trips, bear spotting if we are lucky, Rocky Mountains and endless prairies of wheat await us! Plus, pancakes and maple syrup!