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Trip List by matwaites

A great Thanksgiving Trip

5 Feb 2009  A fall adventure
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This was a trip that we took, in order to see some more wildlife, and to do some fishing, and also do some more searches around the province.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Vancouver, Kamloops, Merritt
  • Category: Roadtrip
  • Traveler type: Sightseeing, Active/Outdoors
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Students, Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Vancouver
    Vancouver, British Columbia

    We started our trip in Vancouver BC. Then we went through to the Fraser Valley

  • 2. Fraser Valley
    http://www.fraservalleyguide.com/

    We went through this location which houses Delta, Surrey, Langley, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Mission, Sardis, Chilliwack, past Hope, and up to the Coquihalla Highway.

  • 3. Coquihalla Highway
    http://www.bchighway.com/coqrates/

    This is the highway that links the Fraser Valley to various communities within the Southern Interior which includes Merritt, Quilchena, Kamloops, and then connects into the 5A which further goes up into other areas.

  • 4. Walloper Lake
    http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/walloper_lk/

    This lake is a lake that really concentrates on fostering a great wildlife management area.

  • 5. Lac La Jeune
    http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/laclejeune/

    This area was closed when we went, but allows you to do some picknicking, skiing, and other activities. There is a small little town that is around this smaller park.

  • 6. Kamloops
    Kamloops, British Columbia

    This is the main city that were staying in when we went on this trip. We were looking through various activities and restaurants that Kamloops has to offer.

  • 7. Mr Mike's Steakhouse

    This is one of the remaining restaurants that have a salad bar. I like the salad bars as it allows you to have some food from the counter, as well from the salad bar.

  • 8. Howard Johnson Inn Kamloops Downtown
    Howard Johnson Inn Downtown Kamloops, Kamloops, British Columbia
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    Avg price: $95

    This location was quite convenient as it was located around pretty much everything. It is perfect for those people who are wanting to visit various parts of Kamloops, as well as those who have loved ones in the hospital.

  • 9. Kfc

    We had dinner on the first night at this location. It is quite close to the Accent Inn, and offers a lot of different food.

  • 10. South Thompson
    http://www.thinksalmon.com/fswp_project/item/kamloops_south_thompson_s...

    There were a lot of fishing areas along this area. Beware though through some of the stretch where the fish are, there are also some bears that are home to this area. We also saw some bighorn sheep on the side near the hills.

  • 11. Kamloops Wildlife Park
    Kamloops Wildlife Park, Kamloops, British Columbia

    This is a park that allows you to be able to see the animals that are located around British Columbia, and also allows you to seem them in a safe environment with these animals behind a fence or cage.

  • 12. Lolo Mountain Road
    http://www.emaps.ca/images/catalog/city/KAMLOOPS.PDF

    Mount Lolo Road, is one of those roads that will lead you up to an observatory area that will allow you to look at all sorts of picturesque scenery. For driving, you should drive carefully as there is a potential for viewing wildlife, as we saw deer on the way up this road. Also, you should have at least an AWD, or a 4x4 vehicle, as there are some really rough parts along this road.

  • 13. Heffley Creek
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heffley_Creek,_British_Columbia

    We were looking at trying to go the back way to this location. We got a little ways up the hill, and noticed that there was a huge herd of cattle. We had to wait until they decided to disperse, and then we were able to get through. Then we travelled a little bit more, and we came across this sunken vehicle that we wanted to take a picture of. We also then went further, but the roads started to become a lot harsher, and required a 4x4 vehicle, so we decided that we would not go any further.

  • 14. Paul Lake
    http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/paul_lk/

    We went down and explored this beach, but we didn't stay and fish here, as it was too windy. But this was a very pretty beach/provincial park area.

  • 15. East Side Mario's
    http://www.eastsidemarios.com/lang/en/store/33769/home.phtml

    This location was a good one, but the service was a little bit slow. The food was average at this location. When the problem was brought up they were able to determine things were done well.

  • 16. Jacko Lake
    http://www.best-in-british-columbia.com/jackolake.html

    This area was a beautiful area. It reminded me of Manning Park.

  • 17. Vittorios
    http://www.comfortinnkamloops.com/restaurant.aspx

    This food was very delicious. But be sure to bring a big APPETITE!!! The portions are very large.

  • 18. Merritt
    Merritt, British Columbia

    We were looking in this area before we took our way back down to Vancouver again. We noticed that the Day's Inn hotel doesn't exist because of a fire a few years ago. We also noticed the area where the new racing track would be.

  • 19. Home Restaurant
    Home Restaurant, Merritt, British Columbia

    The food here is very well priced, and also allows you to be having some good home food!