Trip to Calgary (03/06-Aug-2002)


BC Day long weekend. From Friday 03-Aug-2002 until Monday 06-Aug-2002 Ton and Mariane traveled from Vancouver to Calgary and back by car to visit Brendon Joseph and Jeannine Buck who just moved to Calgary in June. Enjoy all the pictures of the scenic route and much more.

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Picture Date Description
Fr 03-Aug-2002 23.30 Mariane at the Pierse campground near Salmon Arms. This is were Ton and her stayed overnight. We arrived pretty late and Mariane had some trouble with the guys at the entrance to get some fire wood.

Unfortunately the larger picture was damaged.

Fr 03-Aug-2002 23.30 Those glasses on the table are still empty ... but not for long. We really needed dinks to get us through the night because we slept only 5 meters away from the train tracks an heavy cargo trains passed almost every 30 minutes.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 09.00 We made it ... we slept through the night without waking up from the train noise.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 09.30 The campground is right at Shuswap Lake. Why did we think the natives used to swap their shoes here ... ?
Sa 04-Aug-2002 09.30 Beautiful Shuswap Lake near Salmon Arm.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 09.35 Mother and her little ducks.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 09.40 The power boats take off ...
Sa 04-Aug-2002 12.30 After a hearty breakfast, showering and clean up we continued our trip to Calgary. Now sit back and relax, enjoy the Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Mariane and the Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Ton and the Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Right after we saw mountain goats right beside the highway.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Right after we saw mountain goats right beside the highway.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Right after we saw mountain goats right beside the highway. Two goats are actually putting up a fight here.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Right after we saw mountain goats right beside the highway.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Right after we saw mountain goats right beside the highway.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Right after we saw mountain goats right beside the highway.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Right after we saw mountain goats right beside the highway.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Right after we saw mountain goats right beside the highway.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Right after we saw mountain goats right beside the highway.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains near Rogers Pass.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains - Icefields Parkway near Banff.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains - Icefields Parkway near Banff.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains - Icefields Parkway near Banff.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains - Icefields Parkway near Banff.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains - Icefields Parkway near Banff.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains - Icefields Parkway near Banff.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains - Icefields Parkway near Banff.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains - Icefields Parkway near Banff.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains - Icefields Parkway near Banff.
Sa 04-Aug-2002 Rocky Mountains. Attention, wildlife on road.
Su 05-Aug-2002 Brendon, Mariane and Ton went from Calgary to Bragg Creek to look for antiques for Mariane. Bragg Creek is a nice, quiet and picturesque little village.
Su 05-Aug-2002 Ton in front of the Bragg Creek local shopping center.
Su 05-Aug-2002 Ton and Brendon in front of the Bragg Creek saloon.
Su 05-Aug-2002 Parking at Bragg Creek shopping center.
Su 05-Aug-2002 Bragg Creek.
Su 05-Aug-2002 This shop is also part of the shopping center.
Su 05-Aug-2002 Another saloon/hotel ...
Su 05-Aug-2002 ... called "The Old West".
Su 05-Aug-2002 Watch out! This local hero is pulling a gun (Brendon).
Su 05-Aug-2002 And Ton is trying that too.
Su 05-Aug-2002 Later that afternoon we drove to downtown Calgary where we saw this advertisement.
Su 05-Aug-2002 Mariane, Brendon and Jeannine in the kitchen of their apartment.
Su 05-Aug-2002 Brendon "the Rabbit" and Jeannine.
Su 05-Aug-2002 Brendon and Jeannine. Mariane is hiding ...
Su 05-Aug-2002 Brendon in his computer room. Boxes are still piled up, just after they moved in.
Su 05-Aug-2002 Living room and balcony. Unfortunately it's a little bit foggy outside. Looking at the date ... it was pretty cold that weekend. Only 10 degrees Celsius (!). It felt like winter in Vancouver.
Su 05-Aug-2002 A picture of the living room, taken from the balcony.
Su 05-Aug-2002 Front door and entrance.
Su 05-Aug-2002 View from the front door into the hallway with the door to the bath room and bedrooms in the back.
Su 05-Aug-2002 Living room.
Su 05-Aug-2002 Eh?
Su 05-Aug-2002 Brendon just coming out of the kitchen.
Su 05-Aug-2002 View from the balcony towards downtown Calgary ... far away in the mist.
Su 05-Aug-2002 View from the outside of the apartment.
Su 05-Aug-2002 Brendon, Jeannine and Ton.
Mo 06-Aug-2002 08.00 We left Calgary early in the morning. Hey, the sun is coming out. The Olympic ski jump installation is in the background.
Mo 06-Aug-2002 Brendon and Jeannine live close to the Calgary Olympic Park.
Mo 06-Aug-2002 08.00 Fuelling the car in Calgary with the Olympic ski jump installation in the background.
Mo 06-Aug-2002 08.00 Calgary surroundings ... no mountains near by.
Mo 06-Aug-2002 08.00 Driving just outside of Calgary (west bound) on the highway to Banff.
Mo 06-Aug-2002 08.00 Driving just outside of Calgary (west bound) on the highway to Banff.
Mo 06-Aug-2002 09.00 Driving west bound on the highway to Banff. We are approaching the Rocky Mountains.
Mo 06-Aug-2002 Back in the Rocky Mountains.
Mo 06-Aug-2002 The Rocky Mountains.
Mo 06-Aug-2002 The Rocky Mountains.
Mo 06-Aug-2002 The Rocky Mountains.
Mo 06-Aug-2002 The Rocky Mountains.
Mo 06-Aug-2002 The Rocky Mountains.
Mo 06-Aug-2002 The Rocky Mountains.
Mo 06-Aug-2002 The Rocky Mountains.
Mo 06-Aug-2002 The Rocky Mountains.
Mo 06-Aug-2002 The Rocky Mountains.
Mo 06-Aug-2002 13.00 Between Revelstoke and Salmon Arm, next to the Transcanada Highway, a park was built with ferry tales and more ... "The Enchanted Forest". Mariane and I stopped for about an hour to enjoy ourselves in the park. Ton is locked in ... trapped in the dungeon of the castle.
Mo 06-Aug-2002 13.00 Mariane is looking at some of the story book characters that were placed in the park.

The Enchanted Forest began many years ago as the realization of a dream and has evolved over the years into a unique attraction that appeals to every age. The main trail of the Grand Forest provides
the magical setting for over 250 Jolly Fairy Folk figurines.

Mo 06-Aug-2002 13.00 On the nature path, visitors may climb a spiral staircase inside a giant 800 year old cedar tree or see BC's one and only genuine stump house. A swamp boat is available for self-guided tours to see beaver dams and floating natural gardens, and a naturalist exhibition display shows a variety of edible plants, herbs and roots.
Mo 06-Aug-2002 13.45 Tree house in The Enchanted Forest. It was out last stop before we drove back to Vancouver.

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