Travel Blogs from Revelstoke
... Sicamous (cool name!) and some smaller towns. Sicamous is on Shuswap Lake where houseboats were scattered everywhere. There were also lots of RV/trailer parks around with empty campervans awaiting the summer. We got to Revy at 10.30 and spent the day riding. We hungout mostly with Steph, Matt, Sheaffy, Connor, Lisa and Nat - all Sydney folk minus Sheaffy who's a Kiwi. Finally met Connor! Who is Lozza and Nafos family friend, Loz was very pleased to hear that we had met him. ...
I MADE IT!
And I'm very happy to shout about it. Especially after one of my toughest weeks to date. Going solo again, I rode through the beautiful, fertile Okanagan valley where fruit stands bursting with colourful local produce line the highway. But autumn has definitely fallen this side of the Rockies with night time temperatures below freezing, plus a spell of stormy wet weather it has made camping, and cycling a cold, challenging pass time. I also completed my ...
After packing up and getting on the road fairly early from Peachland, we made good progress through Kelowna, Vernon, and up past the Sushwap lakes, through the wonderfully named Sicamous, where we saw some intriguing two story lake houseboats, which can be exchanged through RCI - sounds like fun for another year?
All was going well, until about 20km out of Revelstoke, where we suddenly ground to a halt.
After about half an hour inching our way forward, ...
... is the longest standard gauge train tunnel in the Americas! Driving through this pass you can appreciate the challenges of keeping the pass clear in the winters.
Mt. Revelstoke NP is less than 20ms from Glacier and is best known for the Meadows in the Sky parkway from the town of Revelstoke to the summit of the mountain, there are 16 switchbacks! Here there are lots of short trails to viewpoints ...
... to tourist-friendly Banff, Revelstoke seemed strangely isolated with its empty streets and battered and rusty pickup trucks on every corner. We were intrigued by a restaurant advertising German-Indian cuisine, so we stopped in for a multicultural feast of deep-fried bratwurst wonton, korma and rose-flavoured milkshakes.
Another evening at the hot springs burned and then eased my mountain-related ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRevelstoke Lodge
What an amazing place!
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