|The destination today is Sun
Peaks Resort, a typical holiday village in the mountains that is
still being built. It looks a bit like Whistler (see day 17) but it
isn't finished yet. Everwhere you look there are people building new
hotels, restaurants and houses.
We leave early in the morning because we have to drive 440
kilometres today and we still like avoid being in the bus for
several hours without any break.
We pass the highest mountain of Canada, Mount Robson (3954 metres
high) in Mount
Robson Park and drive alongside the Fraser River. At the coffee
break we all buy our lunch so we can have a picknick at a nice spot:
Spahats Creek Falls, in the Trophy Mountainarea. This canyon is more
than 70 metres high.
Since we didn't see any bears yet this holiday, our tour guide
thinks today must be 'bear day'. Today is almost the last day that
we are in the area where bears live so we all hope to see one today.
And yes! Just before we arrive at Sun Peaks, we see a young Black
Bear near the road. Our bus driver tests his breaks and we all see
him. The bear however decides not to stay and runs into the woods.
We made two photos but because of the hurry we were in, they were
blurred and the bear wasn't visible on them.
My wife Esther, who was lucky to see the bear first, made a note
in the 'Bear log book' of Sun Peaks. Everybody who sees wild animals
is asked to do this, so this book gives an overview of the wild life
in the neighbourhood.
We stayed in the Nancy
Greene's Cahilty Lodge. Nancy Greene is one of Canada's most
famous sports women. She was a Olympic Champion skiing and won
several other medals. Now she's skiing ambassador for Sun Peaks.