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Canada - Kamloops to Mt Robson National Park

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The next leg of our two and a bit week trip wound north of Whistler towards Mt Robson National Park with a night in Kamloops. We thought renting a car was the best way to do it and considering the dozens of stops we did along the way we were right! Across the South American continent bus travel is extensive, cheap and very frequent...Canada? Not so much.

Renting, buying or loaning a car really is the only option. You can go where you want, when you want and stop as often as you like. There were some really great things to see along the this route including Nairn Falls, Joffe Lakes (stunning), Duffey Lake, Hat Creek Ranch before we arrived in Kamloops. The mountains, lakes and viewing points were around every corner, breathtaking stuff.

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Kamloops Guesthouse was the best budget option in the town and Gary was a great host who gave us plenty of info for the next leg. The rain eased up as we wound our way further north into Wells Gray Provincial park and explored Spahats Falls. The viewing point allows you to peer over the 80m sheer drop and horseshoe shaped canyon. The falls themselves at at around 60m and pour there way through a small opening in the canyon. Well worth checking out, and their only 10km off the main highway.

Good pub food and a night in a tipi at Blue River Campground was a new experience and the following day we made it to Canada's highest peak...Mt Robson which sits at 3,954m. Draped in glaciers, it towers above anything else in the region and it would have been great to hike the Berg Lake trail all the way to the Berg Glacier but it was 21km one way...42km in one day? Not happening! The 12km return hike along the Robson River to the calm blue Kinney Lake was fantastic, especially with Mt Robson's reflection. The rainforest is actually the worlds only inland temperate rainforest, a wonderful place. You should go if you can!

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Posted by TheNomadWay.com 17:00 Archived in Canada

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