Kokanee Glacier Resort
Travel Blogs from Nelson
9.30 - I wonder what today will bring? We have no plans other than drive out of Alberta and into BC to Nelson and we will decide along the way what to stop and investigate. 10.30 - Leitch Colleries, Provincial Historical Site. An old mine that closed down in 1915 by the banks. 11am - over the border and back into British Columbia (time changes back an hour) 10.30 - The Biggest Truck in the World ...
... hitch to Kimberley, an unplanned winging it kind of journey. Len drove us into town and gave us his details so if we didn't find a placebo stay we could phone; so generous! We had a lovely afternoon in the cute Bavarian town, with homemade beer, great burritos and cool cafes. Just when we called len to accept his offer, Zack came bounding up to us! How is it possible to bump into him yet again! Turns out Kimberley is his hometown and ...
... overnight dump, but defiantly looked like twice the amount. The bus got stuck in the parking lot so we all dragged our board bags onto the snow and ravaged through them for all our gear. Still snowing, a lot of us jumped back on the bus to change clothes and boot up. There wasn't much of a village just a few old buildings and a main ticketing office with a diner. It looked as though no one lived on the mountain, but all lived in Nelson, 15 minutes ...
... of the day. Shortly thereafter, I crossed the time zone boundary back into Pacific Time (an hour earlier), continuing my body's ongoing theme of not having any idea WTF time it is. Proceeding further and as if on cue, yesterday’s very full day finally caught to me and I had to pull over for a 40-or-so-minute catnap.
It was fortuitous that I revived myself a bit, because the next 60 or so miles leading to ...
... hike. No point in jumping into another day of driving just yet. Ended up at Prospect Point, a scenic lookout above Nelson. Came across a bunch of people on the trail, mostly locals. Lots of dogs. Turns out I like border collies, who would've thunk it?
Great hike. The trail keeps going along the ridge line to a couple more view points, but we gots to keep on moving.
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting