Hope BC, our Leg-1 destination, is where the original Rambo movie was filmed. Initially this was a boon for the tourist industry there. But by the late 1980s, the city was doing everything it could to change its image. This Beatle-Flower-Pot is the only remaining piece of art from that campaign.
Leg Two – Hope to Kamloops
Along the way we, almost accidentally, ended up at the little community of Spences Bridge. Turned out to be a charming little place, with a motel, nice cafe, and the cutest little general store.
Leg Three – Kamloops to North Vancouver
We had a long way to go, and only 1 day to do it in, so there was no choice but to include the Coquihalla Hwy. But we decided to do the first part along Highway 5A – which only added 20 minutes to the trip, and what a good decision that turned out to be.
After Merrit, we followed the GPS to Coldwater River Provincial Park. We ended up in the middle of a mostly-paved side road when the GPS said “You have arrived”. We saw no signs or any other indication that we were in a provincial park, but eventually we found some camp-sites along a river (Coldwater river?). It was a pretty spot, but fully occupied. We had a quick lunch and rode the rest of the way home.