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Wednesday, August 3rd

It was sad to be leaving Revelstoke this morning. I really like almost everything about this nice little town. I’m thinking the winters must be pretty cold and white there though.

We backtracked down Canada 1 and just kept going. We made a stop at Salmon Arm to do another walk and have lunch. Wow, has this little town changed since I was here last. There is a whole new downtown area on the lake side of highway 1. It’s mostly shiny new and vibrant. Cool shops and great eateries.

Our walk started at the Salmon Arm Marine Park and took us through the Nature Bay Wildlife Refuge. Even under overcast skies the views were amazing. Oh, and the trail is parallel and only a few feet from the Canadian Pacific main tracks. How awful! There were no less than five trains rumbling by while we were on the trail.

48856F62-0509-45B0-843D-6E599944A20C.jpegSalmon Arm Waterfront Park.

Salmon Arm Waterfront Park.


After our brisk 5 km walk we were both hungry for lunch. We found a nice little place called the Shuswap Pie Company. This same location was just weeds and gravel last time I was there. The food was yummy and eating out on the deck was nice. The temp was quite warm and it was sprinkling lightly. It felt sooooo good.


Back on the road again we made good time to Kamloops. We were able to pretty much just drive straight to our hotel. The Plaza Hotel is an old hotel in the middle of Kamloops. I chose it because it’s close to everything. Everything meaning the walk starting point and the Kamloops Heritage steam train.

Alas, I found out after we began our trip that the train no longer runs. Instead we’ll take a guided tour of the museum and shops. It’s a real let down, but that’s the way things go sometimes. We did our walk this evening, but we’ll do it again in the morning. The weather forecast for tomorrow is cool with thunder showers, so we’ll see about walking in the morning.


Unfortunately I booked two nights here. I’m really not sure what we’ll do tomorrow afternoon. There doesn’t seem to be much here. We’ll have to figure something out.

Stay tuned to see what tomorrow brings,


Posted by olytrains 03:22

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