DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Kamloops
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... and a pianist on a grand piano tinkling away, but it was still waiting.
The Rocky Mountaineer prides itself on being a class act. We were officially welcomed by a senior executive, a couple who were celebrating their 25th anniversary, like the Rocky Mountaineer itself, were invited to blow the boarding whistle and passengers were piped aboard in a very British Columbian style. At the entrance to each carriage was a piece of red ...
... meandering tunnels including the circular Spiral Tunnels cut through the mountains, and crossed from Alberta back into British Colombia (turned our clocks back an hour). During the day we saw one bear near the
tracks, three sitting elk, and a few eagles, so not much wildlife in view. The rivers to us are amazing: so much water, much of it fast flowing, from those mighty mountains. At times rivers ran into ...
... on!! The visitor centre wasn't open at all on the weekend, and being that we arrived on Friday night and were planning on leaving Monday morning, was a little unhelpful. Kayaking wasn't running yet, as the season hadn't started, and they didn't do horse riding in the weekends. There was nothing at all in the city centre, not even cafes or anything!
The BC wildlife park was right next to the campsite so we checked it out. ...
... and subsequently destroying the ball.
After waiting behind a herd of goats to cross the footbridge to the animal sanctuary, we got up close to watch polo practice, then headed to the breeding centre where the animals were then brought in for dinner. Once we got to the end of the centre, there stood Ronaldo, the famous wild male elephant who comes to the breeding centre to make more soccer star Ronaldo babies. (The centre doesn't breed their own animals ...
A long day,caught the rocky mountaineer train,was suppose to be a 8 hr trip turned into a 13 hr trip.
Had an ambulance emergency on board train with one of the passengers so it was a very long trip.
Scenery was spectacular and we have lots of great photos.Lots of mountains and rivers.
Stayed Kamloops hotel over night nice hotel for an old town.
Maureen and Paul