Holiday Inn Express Grande Prairie
Travel Blogs from Grande Prairie
... with one of the tech managers over another issue. First time at a BMW shop and I didn't spend a dime... Whoo hoo. I saw today what a boom town looks like. Most of Canada has been quiet, boring. Not this town, lots of new hotels, five stories tall, rooms shared by multiple workers, and every room filled. The paking lot is filled with muddy pickup trucks. Signs on the doors say don't enter with muddy boots. Let's see if I can get some real miles done ...
... and tourism trade a seasonal layer on top. But boom towns are what the Alaska-NW Canada area are all about, it's the historic pattern!
In Dawson, we go in and look at exhibits in the old train station, watch a video re: the construction of the AlCan road in 1942, and check out the mile markers for the Highway. The "real north" portion of our trip begins ...
... and we took their last 2 sites(and wi-fi to boot!!). We went into town to find Henry and Tricia and discussed purchasing walkie-talkies for the remainder of the trip. Having no cell service is tough!! Henry grilled steaks and Tricia and I fixed potatoes, kale salad and strawberry cobbler with ice cream. Tomorrow will be a long day—7.5 hours so off to bed we go. Thank you Jesus for a safe journey and your beautiful ...
... We are coming to spend money in your country. The more serious they are, the more annoyingly happy I am towards them.
Second Airport - I am stopped and bags are searched because they saw the insulin needles in my bag. Ugh.
After clearing customs, our first though was food. Lo and behold there is a Tim Hortons. We each grab a Diet Pepsi from the cooler to take on the plane and head to the counter. Trish is ahead of ...
Started off early and was thankful there wasn't a lot of snow on the highway. Saw a fair amount of road kill leading up to the ferry crossing at Providence. Was dusk out but managed to make out the sillouettes of several bison hunkered down in the snow along side the highway. Man oh man, was happy they were resting and not wandering...would have been tough to see em.
Hit the ferry but it was across the river so had a small wait. ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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