After completing Teachers College this May, the travel bug was biting us both! We decided to take a spontaneous road trip to visit/surprise our best friends in Calgary with many adventures along the way!
We started from Ottawa early in the morning; our car filled with equipment for every activity possible (aka way too much stuff). We made our mandatory stop at Tim’s and we were on our way. Powering through Ontario we stopped in Sudbury to see the Big Nickel and the Sault Ste. Marie Terry Fox Statue. The day started at a warm 23C and ended at -3C in Northern Ontario. By day two we added another 1000km’s to the drive and ended up in Winnipeg. After a short workout the next morning, we skipped across Manitoba and Saskatchewan, making a stop at the “Corner Gas” set and continuing all the way to Alberta….but not without a flat tire at 1am, of course. We got our new tire the next morning and finally made the last leg in to the Calgary skyline. Saying our best friends were surprised to see us would be an understatement.
Once in Calgary we filled our days with activities. Hiking in Banff, visiting Lake Louise, and snowboarding their mountains. But the highlight of our trip may have been visiting Waterton Lakes. The small mountain town is filled with wildlife around every corner and is encompassed by mountains as far as the eyes can see. Nestling in to Townsite Campground in Waterton, we enjoyed our first camp of the season. Our last days of the trip saw us hiking Bear’s Hump trail with a breath taking view of the town and explored on to Red Rock Canyon.
We loved every second of the adventure. It was a road trip for the ages!