This day was mostly a travelling day, driving east towards the Rocky Mountains.Unfortunately the smoke haze from the forest fires had increased and blotted out the scenery.
Luckily we had a roomy coach and everyone go along well and although we were disappointed we all tried to keep cheerful.
We stopped at the lookouts anyway to stretch our legs. Our tour guide told us what we should be seeing. "Down there is the beautiful Kamloops Lake."
However we could see some wildlife on the side of the road from the coach.
We stopped at Hat Creek Ranch, where we learnt about the Shuswap people and their traditions. The native people of Canada are no longer called indians. They are now known as First Nations people. We learnt how they fish and dry them. We learnt about their summer homes and.......
....their winter homes.
We went inside the winter home it was surprisingly warm under the ground. There was also an exit through the roof.
We wound up a mountain to the gorgeous little ski village of Sun Peaks, which was designed by a champion Canadian skier. The down hill run finishes at a ski through coffee shop where skiers can be refreshed without removing their skis.
Sun Peaks reminded Bill of a Swiss ski village, especially this cute little covered bridge. Bill took his sore foot back to the hotel while I went for a walk through the forest with another friend.