What takes 1,036 Kilometres, 12 hours and 33 minutes to accomplish? 

A spur of the moment decision along the road way that we do not need to stop in Invermere to play a round of golf and instead we should try to make it home to our own bed, which we have not seen in 14-days! In early September, we took 2-weeks off work for an…

A New Dining Perspective with a Hint of a Mysterious Trailhead 

We sat down at the same table in the dining area to await our dinner at Soule Creek Lodge, like the other 5 tables of people.  The only difference at the moment is we traded seating arrangements and the people in the room.  Looking around, I kept admiring the Coastal Indian artwork around the room….

Driving North on Vancouver Island along Oceanside Route 19A 

There is an allure to driving north along the Oceanside Route 19a starting around Nanaimo and finishing in Campbell River. The beauty of the forest laid out amongst the inlets, coves, and creeks all situated beside the Salish Sea.  We were advised this route would add an hour or so, to the overall passage north…

Driving on an Unmarked Backcountry Road in Search of a Tall Tree

Seven point five kilometres northwest of Port Renfrew is an unmarked road which if you drive it, it will take you to a place where trees have been growing for thousands of years.  These trees are of the cedar variety and can grow over 11metres in circumference! The area is now known as Avatar Grove…

Two Trailheads, One Dedication and a Spectacular Viewpoint

After the five minute run down with base camp ranger Bob, about the “do’s and dont’s” of Telegraph Cove Campground, we hopped into the car and drove up to our site.  Looking over site #E104, we came to terms with its layout as long as we moved the picnic table over and laid our tent…

The Scenic Route; Nanaimo to Port Hardy 

It’s not everyday that you wake up in Nanaimo listening to the horn of a ferry, then again everyday is not part of a holiday. After breakfast and a short drive with four phone calls to golf courses in nearby Parksville, we were on our way to Brigadoon Course an executive 9-hole par 29 for…

Did Your Tent Stake Break? Now What?

I know what you’re thinking, “is his post title for real?” The answer: Yes What happened?  Well it started two years ago on another road trip. We were in Southern Idaho at Craters of the Moon campground and the lava ground was not accepting our tent stakes. Instead it was bending them in half.  After…

Abundant Wildfires Rage in British Columbia, Canada

Before our September road trip departure both of us had already experienced the unnatural smoke filled mountains surrounding Canmore, Alberta due to wildfires in British Columbia.  Our first encounter demonstrated how quickly a very calm blue sky afternoon could turn deadly over an hours time as the wildfire smoke filled the Valley around Slave Lakes….

The Front 9 at Windermere Valley Golf Course

Late yesterday evening as we sat in the Horsethief Pub in Radium Hot Springs, BC we happily dined on a Philly Cheese Steak and a BLT both with mixed green salads. As we ate we decided to spend labour day morning chasing the little white ball around a links.  Searching out Public Golf courses in…

What to do at the 2017 Shaw Charity Classic PGA Tour

For five years and counting my company Westcan Advanced Communication Solutions has provided two-way Motorola radios to Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club to use during the 3-day Shaw Charity Classic PGA Tour.  Last year my wife and I attended round 2 on Saturday and had a swimmingly awesome time, chatting with volunteers, hanging out with other…

Destination #1, Calgary, Alberta Canada 

After a couple of car accidents and some construction along the QEII aka Highway 2 between Edmonton and Calgary. We used a “special new service” called Google Maps, to inform us and detour around it. Four hours and thirteen minutes later we arrived in Calgary with a only a brief pit stop for lunch in…

What Did You Pack for Your Road Trip? 

It’s about that time of year when we pack our things and discover the highways, back country roads and secondary roads of Alberta and British Columbia. Our destination is Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. Neither of us has been north of Comox Valley. And it’s time to see MORE of this island!  We’ve done very…