Scenes From a Southern B.C. Road Trip

Lake of the Woods campsite in Cathedral Provincial Park

Time to dodge some smoke and do some hiking, eating and driving on a road trip along the Crowsnest Highway (3) in south-central B.C. Here are some images.

First stop for coffee and muffin at Bacchus Books Cafe in Golden, now owned by Katie Mitzel, author of The Skoki Cookbook
Historic Studebaker and trailer at Grist Mill campground in Keremeos
Playing in the attached garden, the one and only Valdy
Samosa Garden fruit stand and restaurant in Keremeos, the “Fruit Stand Capital of Canada.” Benja Thai also recommended
Cathedral Provincial Park, just north of the U.S. border. Land of lupins
And mountain goats
And ridge walks
And lakes
And artistic cairns. Who built these?
Final days of clear skies
Eric and daughters in Nelson municipal campground
Requisite patio dogs at Oso Negro Coffee in Nelson
The smoke rolled in at Kokanee Lake
But the late-stage anenomes were superb
The Kokanee Glacier “Cabin”
So you think you’re tough
Best beer, and label, of the trip: Penticton’s Bad Tattoo Brewing
Best Bakery: Au Soleil Levant in Nelson
Best coffee: Deadwood Junction in Greenwood. Second best (pictured) Humble Bean in Castlegar

5 thoughts on “Scenes From a Southern B.C. Road Trip

  1. Patricio

    Last time I stopped at Deadwood Junction, the coffee bean supplier was Oso Negro (ON).
    Of course, at ON in Nelson, one can buy bags of house-roasted beans.
    ON folks have had fun naming roast blends. My Fave is Messy Bedroom. (During ski season, I can imagine an apartment being rented by five 20-something guys.)
    Hey Bill; I fondly recall skiing in Kokanee with you, sometime during the last millennium.

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  2. floridaborne

    Why does it seem that some of the most beautiful places are the coldest? It looks lovely there.
    The old trailer really does look like a home on wheels. Those were solidly made.

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    1. bcorbett907 Post author

      Well, it was 38 Celsius at one point, more heat than I can handle. The refurbished trailer was from the late 1940s; can’t remember its name, but believe the owner said it predated Airstreams

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