Travelling in British Columbia

Monday, 6 August:

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Had a very good sleep last night, our room was so spacious and comfortable. After an early breakfast, we said goodbye to Sun Peaks and saw some of the most beautiful scenery in Canada as we travelled along the remote Duffy Lake Road. Our first stop was at Historic Hat Creek Ranch which is located on one of the few sections of the original Cariboo Wagon Road.  This ranch played an important part in providing a stopping-off point for miners travelling north in the 1800’s.

Just a quick coffee and bathroom stop here.  Long enough to stroll around to the blacksmith and have a chat.  Unfortunately we weren’t able to see the historical buildings.  I think you can do a tour of them on a horse-drawn wagon which I noticed when we arrived.  Would be an interesting stop if you had a few hours to spare.

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Next stop was in Lillooet to Fort Berens Winery for a delicious, leisurely lunch with a wine tasting.  The staff were very friendly and made us feel most welcome.

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Nice view of the vineyards as we ate lunch.

We are now in dry and rugged country.

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I counted over 80 cars on this freight train

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These structures protect trains from avalanches

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Our driver stopped suddenly and here is what I saw right outside my window!

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Continued west as we crossed the Coast Mountains, quick photo stop at Duffy Lake and then on to Whistler.

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