In 1984 as a young immigrant to Canada I decided to embark on an adventure and find out where the starting point of the famous “Trans-Canada Highway” is. I packed a small backpack, took my bike and hopped on the train from Banff to Vancouver (yes, in 1984 there was passenger train service between Calgary and Vancouver!) and with BC Ferry’s sailed across to Vancouver Island. “THE” picture was taken and I was off on my bike back to Vancouver,  then did a 6 day, 1,200 kilometers bike ride through the Okanagan and return to Banff. It was a wonderful week of cycling, meeting people, admiring the beauty of the landscape, riding a full day in pouring rain, experiencing the Rogers Pass tunnels and so much more. This was the first of many adventures in my new home.

Jori G – The Crossing

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