Canada's beauty

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Herc Driver, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Had to mention this since I know there's more than a few from Canada that read/post here...

    Yesterday, I flew into Smithers, BC and wow what a beautiful place. The mountains were great to see (still snow capped) and the rivers looked cold and filled with steelhead. I heard the whistle from a CP train rumbling through town and thought how lucky those guys are to be running the rails along side those rugged and scenic mountains. Now I understand how the guys that post pictures on some of the rail/train pic websites get such great shots - with scenery like that as a background, any train picture improves.
  2. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    I wish I could see it - some of the last great regions of unspoiled beauty on this continent.
  3. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    I agree 100 % Herc Driver.
    Several years ago I was lucky enough to do a 5 days backpacking trip in the Jasper National Park. The scenery is breathtaking.
    We visited Rogers Pass too . It's where the Canadian Pacific Railway ( and the TransCanada highway ) crosses the Selkirk range. An impressive and scary place well known for the numerous avalanches.

  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    I thought you were talking about my wife!
  5. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

    Same here :twisted:

    The unfortunate truth, is we are getting more land by the day the has been untouched.
  6. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Why ? , because I mentioned the word "scary" :smile:
    . Sorry, I couldn't resist.

    Happy Canada Day David and Ron

  7. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

    Aww... I was expecting you to be talking about this kind of beauty! :p ;)

  8. galt904

    galt904 Member

    My Grandma lived in Smithers until she died. Interesting that you saw a CP train through Smithers, the line is owned by CN, but I think there are a couple CP grain trains that go to the port at Prince Rupert.

    I agree, it is a very beautiful area. How far out of Smithers are you planning on going?

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