Sparkling Hill Resort
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... off-season' thing definitely has a lot of pros and cons. Great that we are getting such cheap accommodation and ridiculously fabulous service, because everyone is so quiet! But also frustrating that we've got limited access to things. It hasn't snowed enough to kick off the ski season, but all the 'summer' activities are closed. Would love to come back and visit some of these places again in the summer time, there would be sooooo much to do!! Speaking of summer, ...
Still dark when we left Banff National
Park but as the sun came up we were treated to
some more amazing mountain scenery. There seems to be no end to it in this part
of the world!
Drove through Yoho National Park
and Kicking Horse
Pass. Very scenic with
mountain trains and rivers coming in and out of view. Just like a postcard.
We stopped ...
Kelowna was another nice town, much bigger than Golden and Vernon, also with lots of farming and vineyards in the area. After touring around a little bit, we learned that its also a much more expensive place to live. It's considered the 'Napa Valley’ of Canada, complete with vineyards, a beautiful lake, and lots of sailing in the area. We didn’t get a good look at Ogopogo the lake monster, maybe he was sleeping.
... activities, so those ate up a fair bit of my money. I won’t run out, I may just have to mooch off the parents for a bit (“what’s new?” I can hear them say…). Our tour was 3 tours in one – we left that group in Toronto to fly to Vancouver, where we got a new tour leader and driver. The tour is a hotel tour, which I didn’t realise, so it was a pleasant surprise to find out that all our accommodation would be private twin shares, usually with double ...
... fighters after it failed to respond to calls from the tower. Authorities were worried that it was a hijacking, but that turned out to be false. This situation may have been why the security staff seemed to be somewhat “ruffled”.
The flight to Munich was a short one hour or so. Upon arrival there was a bit of a wait for the baggage, but it appeared eventually (which is always a good thing when several connecting flights are involved). I ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center