June 07, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Smithers, Sightseeing Tours
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Last Saturday my girlfriend and I packed up the Volkswagen and headed to Prince George for the day, a trip I had made 1000's of times before but this trip however turned out to be a little special.
We left Smithers at 6am so we could have plenty of time in the city before returning the same day. We arrived just before 10 am without experiencing anything out of the ordinary, like clock work we passed through Telkwa, Houston, Burns Lake, the Fraser Lakes and Vanderhoof, everything like it usually was. We spent the day in PG but like all things in life its never the destination but always the journey.
We headed out of the city at 6pm and began the 368 km journey home again. For those of you who aren't from the north as the sunlight begins to fade and you are staring at the beautiful sunset your eyes really should be on the sides of the road...
One owl, one bald eagle, one hawk, 8 deer, one bull moose and one mother black bear with a massive litter of cubs... WOW! If you have ever driven into Smithers at sunset you know how beautiful it is to see the sun at the peak of Hudson Bay Mountain, but after starting to see all the wildlife the sunset was the last thing on my mind.
So for those of you who are planning a trip up north remember that the views on the side of the road can be just as spectacular as those of the sun setting over the firey orange mountain tops...