Glacier National Park, British Columbia

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Continuing on our road trip across Canada. We made it to Glacier National Park. Since it is Canada's 150th birthday they are giving out free parks passes in 2017. They are called the Parks Canada Discovery Pass. Normally you would have to pay to go to Glacier National Park but not with the parks pass.
It was such a beautiful drive with the trees and the mountains all around us.
The road had lots of twists and turns which kept things interesting. Wanderlust Jimmy is not the most powerful vehicle out there so quite a few people were passing us. That's okay though since we are here to enjoy the scenery and we aren't in much of a rush to get anywhere.
It is all pretty amazing scenery but after a while you almost get used to it. Oh yeah, it's beautiful everywhere we look. :P You have to snap yourself out of it and really appreciate the gorgeous scenery while it's all around you.
It is quite the highway and it felt like we were driving for a long time. We've been trying to do about 3 hours of driving a day on this trip so far. We might have to pick up the pace but through the mountains we wanted a bit more time to enjoy everything.
Wanderlust Jimmy supposedly has multiple engine leaks so we have been keeping our eyes on the fluid levels. We haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary so far but there is quite a long way to go across Canada.
Don't worry we made sure to purchase some breakdown coverage. We wanted to make sure we had roadside assistance in case we break down in the middle of nowhere. 

We stopped at a monument commemorating the finish of the Trans Canada Highway in 1962 and we saw a squirrel. He was adorable. He posed for a picture. 




If you ever get a chance then make sure to check out Glacier National Park. It has trees, mountains, fresh air and plenty of view points to get breathtaking photos.



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Comments

  1. I've read a lot of blogs claim that the Glacier National Park in Canada is one of the most beautiful national parks in North America. Judging by your photos, I can tell why. I've also seen photos of this park in the winter and it is beyond gorgeous!! You're lucky you got the chance to see it during your road trip :)

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    1. We felt lucky to be there. It's hard to say where is the most beautiful park in North America but it's definitely beautiful.

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  2. That's beautiful, road trips are always special...the pictures are amazing...me and my husband are planning to visit Canada soon..

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    1. Thanks. It's hard to take a bad picture with scenery that gorgeous. Have fun when you visit Canada.

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  3. The Glacier National Park is a spectacular drive. I remember doing this drive around 11 years ago and being blown away by the scenery. Everywhere there were snow-capped mountains, stoney bottom rivers and vast pine forest.

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  4. What gorgeous pictures! I've come close to Glacier National Park (on the US side), but haven't made it inside the park. We hope to do a major road trip/ camping trip through that area in the next couple of years.

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    1. Thanks. There must be similar scenery in the states too. I hope you get a chance for a camping trip. Sounds fun.

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  5. Wow, would love to see the rest of your road trip across canada. This one already looks like a fun drive. The scenery looks surreal

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    1. Yeah we have so many pictures and videos it's going to take us awhile to edit it all to put on the blog. We're trying to do is asap.

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  6. I think Canada is insanely gorgeous. It's so wide and I doubt I'll ever get to see it in its entirety but I would love to explore Montreal and Vancouver next. Toronto is one of my favorite cities. I've also seen some gorgeous photos of lakes near mountainous terrain that I would like to get to.

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    1. There is definitely a lot of epic scenery in Canada and nice cities. If you like Toronto, you'll love Montreal and Vancouver.

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  7. You guys were so lucky! What an amazing experience and to think it was for free! The Glacier Park looks absolutely stunning! I'd love to visit Canada one day as I've heard such great stories from Canadians as well as from friends who did Study Abroad programs. #bucketlist

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    1. Yeah Canadians aren't very modest when talking about Canada. There is a lot of cool scenery in Canada though.

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  8. A beautiful drive indeed - the road trip did lead you to some amazing sights. I loved that little squirrel who posed for you. Really cute. Am sure you had a memorable time.

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  9. Love driving through the Rocky Mountains, though I've never gone to Glacier National Park for some reason. Really enjoyed seeing it from your perspective, and can't wait to share the rest of your journey

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