Road Tripping From Vancouver to Banff

There are three things you need to be aware of if you’re ever planning on road tripping through Canada.  Number one; Sirius XFM plays A LOT of Eminem (Seriously, after 800km I can confidently say that I’m well-rehearsed enough to stand up and be the real Slim Shady).  Number two; Maple Cream Biscuits make for the best road tripping snacks.  And Number three; snoozing is impossible and that five hour stretch will quickly turn into a seven hour stretch because the views just keep getting better and better.  You’re not going to want to shut your eyes and you’re going want to keep stopping to snap away. 🙂

Our road trip began in Vancouver where we picked up this baby.  Our booking was originally going to give us a Volkswagen Golf, but when Sunny saw that there was a Dodge Charger available we decided on a sneaky upgrade (I mean, come on, it’s The General Lee!).  It was a lot of fun – especially when it came to whizzing past all those ambling camper vans on the road between Jasper and Banff.

We split our road trip into three days; on day one, we drove the scenic route through Frazer Canyon from Vancouver to Kamloops, on day two we drove up through Jasper to Hinton, and then on day three we drove Icefields Parkway all the way through Banff to Golden.  We only had a few days but managed to cram a hell of a lot in along the way including stopping to see bears at the side of the road (don’t look for the bears, look out for all the other parked cars!), mountains, rivers, four kilometer long freight trains and dip our feet in all of the gorgeous (but freezing!) lakes.  It was absolutely nackering, but so worth it!

Moose Lake, BC.

The Road to Kamloops

The Grizzly we caught scratching his butt 😉

If there’s anything you want to know about driving in Canada, feel free to fire away!  Have a great week! 🙂

Oh Canada…


I’ve just come back from a week driving around British Columbia and Alberta and all I can say is, Oh Canada!  If you’re with me over on Instagram then you’re well aware and have probably been following along with my Canadian adventure via Stories – but oh my gosh, it’s been absolutely amazing.  I’m nackered, I’ve been feasted upon by mosquitos, caught an air-con cold and have eaten waaaaaay too many Maple Cream Cookies (…and brought four more boxes back with me in my suitcase), but have loved every single minute.

The reason we went out there was because Sunny’s cousin (who lives in Calgary) was getting married in Kananaskis, and so when we RSVP’d to the invitation we decided – what the hell – we’d tack on a little Canadian road trip before the big day.  We flew into Vancouver and spent a couple of days exploring the city, and then took a few more days to drive the scenic route to Kananaskis, hitting up Jasper and Banff National Parks along the way.  We had an absolute blast and definitely want to do another driving holiday sometime soon.  Once I’ve vanquished jet lag and unpacked I’ll go into a bit more detail, but for now, here are some of my favourite snaps (and, if you’re curious, all my Canadian Stories are available to watch over on Instagram – just go to my profile page and look for the highlight reel titled ‘Canada’). 🙂

Have a fab week everyone! (And Happy Canada Day!) 🙂