Vancouver to Calgary… and back again 2014

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Kamloops

last spike of the railway

the last spike of the railway

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Golden

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Field

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Banff

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Calgary

calgary

when clickbait happens in real life

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Drumheller

drumheller

Royal Tyrrell Museum

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Fernie

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Amanda & Jessica, August 23, 2014

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Nelson

grand forks

Grand Forks (the old train station where my great-grandfather worked as a telegrapher for the Canadian Pacific Railway)

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Lake Tuc-el-Nuit, Oliver

hope slide

The Hope Slide

we hardly knew ye

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So long, New Westminster.

As I pack up the last year and a half of my life (a nightmare of Rubbermaid tubs and grovelling to used bookstores), I just want to say, your Downtown was better than your Uptown (although Uptown was better than I thought it would be), your restaurants are delightfully sole proprietary, but your hills are steep and I will never – ever – miss the soot from traffic along Royal.

So long, fare thee well. Keep in touch.