Canada 2007 - photos

In 2007 we headed off to Canada to attend our cousin's daughters wedding and to finally meet our Canadian family.  My mother was born in Canada and came to Australia in about 1920 and although she had visited Canada a few times, I had never been there, but I had met some of the cousins when they came to Australia for a holiday.  We decided to see as much as we could in the time we had so we hired a car and after spending a few days with the cousins at the wedding, we headed off to Calgary to see some other cousins and then down to British Columbia and back up through the Rockies to Vancouver.



The Daysville School where my mother and her sister went for a few years before coming to Australia.  The school has been resstored by the Mervin community.



The happy couple on their wedding day in Horse Hill, Mervin.  What a lovely day this was and such a beautiful setting and the weather was perfect too.



We arrived at Turtleford and of course we had to have our photo taken at the Big Turtle!

We came across this lovely old barn at Turtle Lake when our cousins took us for a drive.  I think it has now been pulled down which is a real shame.

We had done some research for our road trip and had found Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump and knew we just had to go and see this place.  We were so glad we went there as it was such a great place and we learned so much about the history of the area.  We stayed in the town of Fort Macleod, Alberta and drove a few kilometres to this Unesco World Heritage site.


This is the "jump" where the buffalo were herded over the cliff.




We stayed at Golden and were amazed at the Kicking Horse Pedestrian bridge built by local tradesmen and some tradesmen brought in from USA & Europe who had special skills. It was a magnificent bridge and we spent some time enjoying it.

We arrived at Creston, BC where we met some more cousins who showed us some beautiful places nearby including the town of Nelson.


Creston had many beautiful views and this was one that we liked.





Victoria, Vancouver Island
Empress Hotel, Vancouver Island
Vancouver
Stanley Park, Vancouver
Victoria, Vancouver Island




Steam Clock, Vancouver


Stanley Park, Vancouver
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