Canada

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Heart of a Champion – Gerry James Palmantier cowboy statue in British Columbia

"Heart of a Champion" — a tribute to Gerald "Gerry" James Palmantier, a Cariboo cowboy in Williams Lake, British Columbia. ...
Big Marmot Statue in British Columbia
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Big Marmot Statue in British Columbia

I couldn't find much info on this little…err…big guy in British Columbia that we took a quick pit stop for on our drive to Hyder. What I do know is it's a giant marmot that seems to have stolen himself a mug of beer. Or maybe it's hot chocolate if he's underage. I do know, from the signs in the background, that he seems to be in or near 100 Mile House, BC. And I do know, based on the ...
Gold Miner Statue in Cache Creek, British Columbia
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Gold Miner Statue in Cache Creek, British Columbia

A big gold miner statue welcomes you to Cache Creek, British Columbia. ...
Mr. PG in Prince George, British Columbia
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Mr. PG in Prince George, British Columbia

Canadians love their roadside attractions (I'd venture to guess even more so than Americans). A few years back they even released a set of postage stamps commemorating some of their favorites. Amongst those honored was Mr. PG. This giant wooden man in a yellow hat stands at 8.138 meters high...don't even ask me how tall that is I'm rusty on my metric system...and is a source of pride for his ...
O Canada! (and a pretty new design!)
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O Canada! (and a pretty new design!)

I spent my weekend holed up at home working on some website tweaks. Like it??? I wanted to spruce up some around here in anticipation of the Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) conference coming up this weekend in Vancouver! This trip will only be the second time in my life I've gone up to Canada. The first was a few years back on our road trip to Hyder, Alaska (the only community in southern Alaska accessible ...
Bear Glacier in Stewart, British Columbia
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Bear Glacier in Stewart, British Columbia

A must stop if you've visiting Stewart, British Colombia or taking a road trip to Hyder, Alaska, is Bear Glacier. Now, I know this website is called "Silly America" and this is neither a silly site nor in "America" (although Canada is in North America...so it totally counts!), but any traveler has to pause to take in all the sites ona road trip and sometimes there are things that you should never pass up ...
North to Alaska Sign
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North to Alaska Sign

On a road trip to Hyder you can't help but stop at all the signs along the way that way you are going to Hyder! Here's one of them! This one is along the route at the intersection of BC16 and BC37 in Kitwanga, BC! Site: North to Alaska sign Location: intersection of BC16 and BC37, Kitwanga, BC Date: June 27, 2009 ...
Canadian Road Trip: Crossing back into the U.S.
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Canadian Road Trip: Crossing back into the U.S.

Sunday, June 28, 2009



Woke up in Prince George. Headed home. And by home I mean the U.S., but not home home. Saw more awesome sites on our Canadian Road Trip, such as a town called Williams Lake that was having their annual stampede! We drove and drove and drove some more until we finally hit the border again and had an interesting exchange at customs... Border ...
Truck Norris – Have you seen this truck?
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Truck Norris – Have you seen this truck?

Have you seen this truck? 'cause it's awesome. "Truck Norris" truck, spotted outside of an A&W at 4086 Hwy 16, Smithers, BC, Canada on June 27, 2009 ...
Visiting Stewart, British Colombia & Alaska
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Visiting Stewart, British Colombia & Alaska

We woke up pretty early and hit the road...Most of the pit stops of the day were to take photos of signs pointing to our main destination of the trip: Hyder, Alaska. Yes, yes, you can drive from Seattle to Alaska. Hyder is a small little town on the Canadian/British Columbian border accessibly by road. It's right outside of Stewart, British Colombia. Our first big stop, right outside of Stewart was Bear ...