Yoho National Park

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  • Park created in 1886
  • Common species that roam the park include wolf packs, elk, cougar, grizzly bear, and the American black bear
  • Because the park is located in the Canadian Rockies, it consists of sedimentary rock, with numerous fossil deposits
  • Some of the fossils date back to 508 million years old
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Emerald Lake

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  • Basin that traps storms, causing frequent rain and snow
  • The moisture combined with the lake’s low elevation produces unique flora
  • The vivid turquoise water is caused by powdered limestone

 

Mount Robson Provincial Park

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  • Park located in the Canadian Rockies, created in 1913
  • Named after Mount Robson, the highest point in the Rockies
  • Contains rare and endangered specials, mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons, limestone caves, and fossils
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Stanley Park

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  • Public park almost entirely surrounded by the waters of Vancouver Harbour and English Bay
  • Originally used by the indigenous peoples for thousands of years before British Columbia was colonized by the British during the 1858 Fraser Canyon Gold Rush
  • Most of the manmade structures present in the park were built between 1911-1937

 

Pacific Crest Trail

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  • Long-distance hiking and equestrian trail
  • Trail goes from British Columbia to the border of California and Mexico
  • Passes through 25 national forests and 7 national parks

 

Chesterman Beach

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  • Soft sandy, breezy beach on the west coast

 

Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad

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  • Model railroad with 1,900 houses and 19,000 hand painted little people
  • Modeled after European style towns

 


 

Costs

all flights $271

food $35/day x 10 days = $350

hotel $103/day x 9 days = $927

tickets (all attractions) $28

TOTAL for whole itinerary $1,576