Part 2 of my train journey across Canada - this time going through Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and finally through British Columbia to Vancouver. Honestly, it really is an awesome journey - you have time to properly stop and wind down (esp when there's no phone or wifi coverage), admire the changing and always spectacular landscape, do a bit of bear spotting, enjoy the company of strangers and even eat some quite tasty food (decided to treat myself to a cooked breakfast in the dining car which turned out to also be really reasonable). I loved sitting in the dome car watching the sunset, hearing about other people's trips around Canada and also just getting lost in myself listening to music and staring out of the window.
The Prairies - yes, in comparison to the rest of Canada, they really are very flat. But they're still beautiful!
Classic car graveyard and some impromptu music at Melville
Drinking a Canadian on The Canadian (which is what the Toronto-Vancouver train route is called!)
Dark and broody in Saskatchewan
Welcome to Jasper National Park. We did actually manage to get off at Jasper for half an hour which could have been a shame as would have been cool to wander around but turned out to be just right as after being nearly 40 degrees celsius in Toronto and Winnipeg, it was -2 in Jasper (I of course still had on my flip flops!)
Looks a little like, half the hill's been shaved off
Woohoo, my first black bear! (To be fair, perhaps I wouldn't have been as excited if I wasn't protected by being inside a train...)
Arriving in British Columbia
Some bikers wave to us train folk
Yep, I was very snap happy at sunset (actually, you might be able to tell I was pretty snap happy the whole journey!)
Early morning in Beautiful BC (you can't hate waking up to this!)