From Kamloops we drove the Trans-Canada highway (labeled “1” inside a maple leaf) east through the Canadian Rockies. This took a couple days, as we stayed in Salmon Arm BC, and then Golden, BC. In both of these places we were told repeatedly how lucky we were to be here this week when “the weather is so mild!” Which, it was really cold so I don’t know how they do it normally if this was mild.
The first night was driving through a snowstorm which was maybe scary, and also really awesome to see the snow flying at the windshield, illuminated by the headlights. When it cleared and we could actually see the rockies they were fantastic. On the second day we stopped at Lake Louise, which is a beautifully colored lake in the summer, and in the winter is covered with snow and… ice sculptures! Well, they’d just hosted an ice sculpture carving contest the day before we showed up, anyway.