Thursday, April 20, 2017

Goodbye USA, Hello Canada!

Burnaby Cariboo RV Resort
April 18th - 25th

It is with very mixed feelings that we left the USA and crossed back into Canada, Sad to leave because of all the amazing places, people and things we have seen, yet happy to be back in Canada where we still have so many places to see before we get back to our home base in Stouffville, Ontario.

We took the truck route at the border and we were through in less than 3 minutes. Easiest border crossing ever. We had booked into the campground in Burnaby from Wednesday and we got a great site at the back of the park, away from the road. Most of the sites were too small to park an RV and a tow vehicle, but we had space for both and we were right near the pet walk. 

Great campground with nice facilities, clean bathrooms and an indoor pool and spa. It is also walking distance to the Sky Train into Vancouver.

Our first day it was grocery shopping, laundry and a trip to the Drug Store to top up our medications. The weather was not great so we were happy to just get used to our surroundings and get settled. This park was the most expensive that we stayed in the whole winter at $345 for a week.

We have friends who live in the Vancouver area and arranged to spend some time with them. The first couple was Darrell and Adrienne. Adrienne's father and my father had been big buddies in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) since long before we were born so she is the person I have known the longest. Even longer than some relatives!! It was great to see them again. The last time was in Pickering when my father was still living with us about 10 years ago.

Darrell and Adrienne took us under their wing and wined and dined us and took us on some wonderful adventures in this beautiful city.

Arriving at Lynn Canyon

Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge

Waterfall next to the bridge

Adrienne, Timmy and Michael

Forest in Lynn Canyon

Panorama from Cypress Mountain

Vancouver from Cypress Mountain

Big tanker in English Bay

Totem in Stanley Park

Stanley Park

View from Cypress Mountain

Up on Cypress Mountain

Adrienne and Dee

Such a beautiful city

Ferry Terminal at Horseshoe Bay

Michael at Stanley Park

Another pic of the totem

Lions Gate Bridge

Sea to Sky Highway

Lunch at Furry Creek Golf Course

Waterfall at Furry Creek Golf Course

Our view from the golf club

Mount Garibaldi

Stawamus Chief

Adrienne and Darrell at Shannon Falls

Shannon Falls

Below Shannon Falls

Mt Garibaldi. A volcano which has not erupted in 8000 years

Howe Sound
Stawamus Chief is a very popular rock climbing area on the Sea to Sky Highway near Squamish. We tried to spot some climbers but could not see any. Here is the Wikipedia blurb about the rock.
Stawamus Chief

Stawamus Chief
A quick stop at Porteau Cove for a few photos,  on our way back from Squamish

Porteau Cove


  1. What a fun time you had and some excellent photos to share with us, Glad you are enjoying this journey.

  2. Great pictures of an area we hope to visit someday.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.