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Day 17 continued
After a short and steep hike to the awesome Joffre Lakes, we drove through some quiet towns from an older era in the interior of British Columbia; towns like Lillooet and Merritt.
We were headed to Kelowna, a city that sounded great
It sits on the shore of a lake surrounded by mountains and wineries.
Turns out it's …
... where we tried a delicious ice wine and had an amazing lunch. Next we went to Tantalus, followed by the Tree Brewing Co and the Calona Winery. This was where we had a massive advantage touring in the off-season. In each winery/brewery we went to, we had the best chats with the staff and received so much advice for our travels, it made the whole experience so personable and thoroughly enjoyable. It was an awesome day!! And we certainly had a great sleep that night!! ...
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.
... so very close the forest fire got to where they live. Yikes-- thankfully their place didn't suffer any damage.
It was so nice seeing more of my mom's family. It seems DNA runs pretty strong amongst them :)
In the evening we met up at a villa to enjoy some drinks and snacks with the bride and groom ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking