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== Vancouver Island ==
 
== Vancouver Island ==
 
===General Information===
 
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The size of the island is underestimated. It's like a country itself, and it is covered with rainforest, thick rainforest and as the name says. It's raining a lot!  
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The size of the island is underestimated. It's like a country itself, and it is covered with rainforest, thick rainforest and as the name says. It's raining a lot! However Vancouver Island is filled with liberal and enviorntmentally friendly people, hippy-like if you will, therefore hitching here is very common.
  
  

Revision as of 23:58, 13 July 2008

British Columbia is the Westernmost province of Canada, the home of the Rocky Mountains and the window on the Pacific Ocean.

The capital city is Victoria situated on the Vancouver Island, Vancouver is the largest city and the third metropole of Canada.

Towns

Golden

From Lake Louise continuing on Highway 1 eastbound

The streets split after Lake Louise - see that on google map. That will be a bit tricky. Highway 1 continues strait if you continue eastbound.

There is no town until GOLDEN. Field is only a hotel and a roadhouse - as far as I remember. A little town on the left side, away from the Highway. Gas station Golden right at the highway, its quite big, you should get all your supplies you need there. Hitchhiking from there is ok too.

Revelstoke

Highly recommendable, small and beautiful mountain town, beautiful river and small lake to swimm in with the locals on hot summers day. Hiking in the national park of Revelstoke is recommendable, too. There are easy and difficult trains. Take the car up there (many curves).

Hitchhiking from Revelstoke eastbound

That one is tricky, cause the gas station is kind of out of the way from the highway. Better asking people at the gas station if they are going south. Try to hitch from the side of the town, before the bridge. Maybe there is a better spot before the gas station, but that needs to be explored by food.

Border Crossing to the United States

Crossing to Montana

Crossing to Idaho

Crossing to Washington

Vancouver Island

General Information

The size of the island is underestimated. It's like a country itself, and it is covered with rainforest, thick rainforest and as the name says. It's raining a lot! However Vancouver Island is filled with liberal and enviorntmentally friendly people, hippy-like if you will, therefore hitching here is very common.


Provinces and Territories of Canada