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St Albert–> Canmore–> Lake Louise–> Nanton–> Waterton–> Frank–> Fort Steele–> Cranbrook–> Castlegar–> Oosoyoos–> Hedley–> Hope–> Vancouver–> Squamish–> Granville Island–> Gulf Islands–> Ganges Harbour–> Tumbo Island–> Granville Island–> Burrard Inlet–> Squamish–> Penticton–> Sicamous–> Roger’s Pass–> Calgary–> St Albert
We started in Canmore with a course for Leslie, Bruce and Zak in Trad climbing. Doug, Memere and Pepere joined us.
Bruce, Doug and Zak traveled down to Waterton, via Nanton and Buffalo Jump and the followed the #3 all the way to Vancouver over the course of 4 or 5 days getting in one day\'s climbing in Castlegar.
Zak and I visited Squamish for a few days, ostensibly to climb... unfortunately after a lovely 2 hours jet-skiing, I dumped Zak off the back in an awkward way and he sprained his ankle...sigh. I got in one sport climb and Zak and I hired a guide for a morning of trad-refresher. We then met Leslie for a day in Vancouver.
We met up with John Fairweather, our instructor at Granville Island and headed Across the Strait of Georgia, through Porlier Pass and anchored outside Montague Bay. Then we spent a couple of days in Ganges harbour practicing before John went home by seaplane.
We left Ganges, travelled the Active Pass down to Tumbo Island. Then we came around the south of Saturna Island back to Montague Bay. Then we head back to Porlier Pass, across the Strait and into English Bay
For our last day we took a tour around Stanley Park, Under the Lions Gate Bridge and into Burrard Inlet.
I talked Leslie into going back to Squamish to climb, and try the Jet-skiing again...
We left Squamish and drove to Penticton. Then Sicamous, Calgary and home...