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I found these six landmarks in the image that lined up nicely with each other: Then I created a map where I found roughly the coordinates of these landmarks, and drew lines straight through them: As you can see, these three lines intersect nicely at a single point (at approximately 49.746°N 123.056°W, marked in yellow), which should be approximately the ...


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As near as I can tell, it's taken from about here (note that the perspective is different in Google maps to the photo - presumably imitating a different width lens) : Which would appear to be the view from roughly Round Mountain, looking SW over Squamish. Google Maps is a bit fiddly, but you can use your mouse to move around in 3D. It's hikeable, and is ...


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No, the sunrise time does not have a big effect on the Canadian day. Most people go to work/school about 8 or 9, and get up accordingly. This depends on where you are of course. A farming community will be earlier, and also if you are camping or similar. Sunrise varies through the year. That 5:30 can be 8:30 in the winter - and the variation can be more ...


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The Pacific route is a beautiful route! Expensive, but beautiful none the less. From the West Coast of the U.S., you can take Amtrak's Cascades train (tel. 800/USA RAIL; www.amtrak.com) to Bellingham, Washington; the dock for the Alaska ferry is quite close to the railroad station. From the east, it makes more sense to use Canada's ...


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One big problem here is that deer, elk and moose can't read. They don't know or care about national park boundaries, highways, etc. And a moose can weigh half as much as your car; if you hit one, your car will probably be totaled - and the moose might even walk away! If you'll watch that video (and this one), you'll note that collisions can even happen in ...


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I live in Canada. The daylight hours vary significantly here. I live in southern Canada, on the prairies, and the daylight variation is not as severe here as it is in the north. Still, in late June we get about 17 hours of daylight, and in late December, only about seven. It's just not practical to change one's waking hours. :) I personally get up ...


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For me, having a kitchen is one of the defining qualities of a hostel. I'm sure there's some that don't have a kitchen but the vast majority do and should. If you want to meet people I would definitely suggest hostelling. Read online reviews though to find a hostel which suits your style. Some are heavy on partying and others are more family oriented for ...


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I found a geotagged picture from the same point of view on Flickr. It is a panorama over Seton lake near the town you mention, Lillooet, in British Columbia, Canada. The point of view does not seem to have any path or road to access it directly. I could find it marked on OpenStreetMap. It is located close to Highway 99 between Whistler and Lillooet. There ...


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Your statements about meal times is correct. Restaurants generally follow the same patterns but there are always some exceptions including ones open 24/hours per day. Typically though breakfast service is from 7 to 10, lunch from 11:30-2 and dinner starts at 5:30 which most restaurants winding down quite a bit by 9, meaning the kitchen closes around that ...


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As someone who lives between Victoria and Ucluelet, let me have a crack at it. Even though I'd try to fit in two or three stops to break up the long drive, you should spend as much as time on the West Coast as possible. There's more than just Ucluelet: Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is just a short drive away and at the end of the peninsula, there is the ...


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I've been planning on doing it, and reading quite a few forums, the Facebook group, and speaking to locals who have done it. The one thing they all agree on is DO NOT walk back down the Grind. They specifically urge other runners to tell off people walking down, as they get in the way, damage the track as they slip, and on top of that it's brutal on your ...


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I've done the Calgary to Vancouver drive several times non-stop. I'd budget about 14 hours driving from Banff to Vancouver. That allows you to stop a couple of times. The Google Maps estimates are pretty accurate.


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Qualifier: I used to live in Calgary and have driven Calgary-Vancouver many times. As well explained in other answers, there are wildlife on the roam. But it's the mountains which adds rockfall and cliffs to the equation. The mountains can easily drop a rock the size of your kitchen table onto the highway at any time, and in some places you have the ...


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BC Ferries posts a Busy Days Forecast for major routes based on historical data. The information is very limited, though. For example, for Tsawwassen (mainland) → Swartz Bay (Victoria), expected busy departures over the next two weeks are: Thursday 2015-07-30: 11am to 8pm Friday 2015-07-31: 11am to 9pm Saturday 2015-08-01: 9am to 3pm Sunday 2015-08-02: ...


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Hopewell Rocks has a large amount of ocean floor to explore because the tidal variation in the Bay of Fundy is extremely large, among the largest in the world. There are areas (not as spectacularly possessive of scenery, mind) in Nova Scotia on the Fundy shore, across the bay, that have similar effects. See here for some details. Note that the most ...


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There are lockers in the Ski rental facility: There are day lockers next to the ski rental facility downstairs at the blackcomb lodge. In spring 2016 the cost is $C 10 small and $C 12 large. There are no overnight lockers. If you rent from whistler blackcomb you can store your skis (and poles) with them overnight but have to take your boots with you. ...


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There's a whole community of people who do this literally everyday. A lot of them blog about it. The most common hashtag is #VanLife. Sanctuaries I myself make a point to do this at rural freeway rest areas. That is the purpose of a rest area, and there will be 30 truck spots almost full with truckers doing the same thing and a fair number of cars ...


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The passes for Vancouver and Victoria are different. I went two weeks ago from Vancouver to Victoria by bus and ferry. On the ferry you can buy in the gift shop a daily pass for buses in Victoria, costs 5 CAD. To add: you can do it in one day.


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It depends on how willing you are to wait. Over the weekend, particularly a Friday night outbound and a Sunday return journey you will likely miss a ferry or two. On a long weekend during the summer, you could be waiting a long time. My two cents worth, 15 bucks is worth the piece of mind.


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I assure you that three hostels I stayed at in Vancouver had kitchens, and I'd say most do. The best location hostel is the Samesun on Granville (and the HI hostel opposite, but I'm not an HI fan). It has a big kitchen, includes breakfast, and if you don't want to cook, they have $5 meals every night, which is a decent deal for Vancouver prices. On the ...


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That bend in the road is pretty apparent on a map. It appears to be Highway 99 about 5 km west of Lillooet. https://goo.gl/maps/J8AgaCbRJmZuaJHx5 Highway 99 is on Street View, and from the part of the road closest to the river, you can see the mountain on the other side with the distinctive slide. https://goo.gl/maps/xixjgxVaHms43jjS7 You can drive on ...


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It is true. The State of Washington has similar agreements with British Columbia, Germany and Korea. As long as your BC license is valid, you can follow the procedures same to the people holding an out-of-state US license. See here. This is only for British Columbia licenses, other Canadian licenses holders should take the test.


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I think there is only one possible route, which is the alternate route shown by Google Maps, i.e. going back to Hwy 19. Google Maps shows you that there is a possibility to take a car ferry to Port Eliza and then to Zeballos. It tells you it is a BC ferry however I could not find any trace of such ferry on BCFerries map (maybe it is only running in summer ...


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I've messaged the Whistler Tourism Center and they've replied the following: If you need to store suitcases the UPS store will have luggage storage for $10 a bag. If you are trying to store a small backpack there are lockers in the Carlton Lodge. The UPS store has limited hours on Saturday and is closed on Sunday. However the Carlton Lodge hotel should ...


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I did it with a couple of friends last year (in a Camry 2010). Oh my! That was fantastic! The road from Hyder is definitely washboardy and there's a bunch of cracks and potholes you have to dodge... If you don't rush it, that should be ok! Anyway, you're going to have an amazing time, enjoy :)


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You can walk the ocean floor (exposed as sand bars) in Boundary Bay, BC. A good place is Boundary Bay Regional Park, specifically Centennial Beach, on the west side of the bay (near Tsawwassen). The best times to go sand bar walking are the highest/lowest tides during periods of full and new moon. You can easily walk 1 km or more out from the beach. Consult ...


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From recent experience, regarding the BC Coast, there is minimal cell network coverage on the BC coast north of Port Hardy - there are spots near Bella Bella, Klemtu, Hartley Bay, and approaching Prince Rupert. It's been too many years since I took BC Ferries from Pt Hardy to Prince Rupert, so I don't know about the current accommodations or onboard WiFi - ...


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How often will you be in Canada? For regular but infrequent use, Speak Out Wireless from 7-Eleven is hard to beat. Top-ups last for one year. 7-Elevens are easy to find throughout western Canada.


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