Take a Break

By Larry Yatkowsky, Vancouver Realtor®

Road Trip

Sometimes you just have to get out of town on a road trip. Never failing to impress me with majesty and grandeur is the circle route from Vancouver to Jasper, down through the Columbia Ice field passage west from Lake Louise to the Fraser Canyon and back home.

Points of Interest


With a picnic lunch and a thermos of coffee those little pull outs known as ‘stops of interest’ allow me the time to take in the scenery and really appreciate this place we call home.

Pit Stops

Back when the kids were young I used to camp along the way but now demand the more civilized routine of clean sheets, a good meal and a glass of wine. Two favorites are Blue River and Revelstoke.

Blue River is making a name for itself as the heli-skiing center of B.C. If you are driving too fast you will pass through without noticing but, slow down to find a great sleep at the Glacier Motel. During the summer months you can take advantage of a fabulous patio dinner with a mountain view at the heli-skiing staff cafeteria. It’s only available to the public during the slow summer season. The resident chefs will tease your palate with a pleasant surprise.


The Trans Canada road through Revelstoke is crammed with ‘brand’ motels. Stay away and go downtown to the circa 1912 Regent Hotel. Completely refurbished you will pay half the price for a surprisingly deluxe room with beds that invite slumber. An added bonus is the hotel’s dining room and wine rack. Offered is a menu and wine selection rivaling some of the better establishments in Vancouver.

The surprise was that my bill for accommodation, meals and wine was less than the room only rate at one of the ‘brand’ name motels outside of town. Add in the outdoor concert at Revelstoke’s new city square and it made the 5 minute drive into town a bargain.


If you need to view natural beauty you simply can’t go wrong driving the Columbia Ice Field Parkway. Along the way you will find Athabasca Falls.

Can’t get away? Here is a substitute for the real thing.

About Larry Yatkowsky

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