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Yellowhead-IT 2010 Travel Guide Digital Edition
Magazines | Tourism & Travel 2010-06-02 15:28:18
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    4 Yellowhead IT! 2010 2010 EDITIon is published annually by TAnnER YounG PuBLISHInG GRouP in partnership with TRAnS CAnADA YELLoWHEAD HIGHWAY ASSoCIATIon Office Manager: Ruth-Ann Chafe #332, 10113-104 Street, Edmonton Alberta, Canada T5J 1A1 TEL 780-429-0444 * FAX 780-426-5078 ToLL FREE 1-877-GoYELLo (1-877-469-3556) WEB www.yellowheadit.com Marketing CoMMittee MeMbers Chair - Alan Cayford Karon Kosof * Chris odishaw * Marie Tanner * Rob Tanner * Tony Caterina * Dave Winfield * Michel LaRiviere board of direCtors President - Alan Cayford President-Elect - Clint McCullough Past President - Harry Kroeker CoMMITTEE CHAIRS Planning Chair - Mike Koziol Highway Development Chair - Miles Latimer Resolutions Chair - Linda osinchuk Marketing Chair - Alan Cayford Membership Chair - Ron Hayter Manitoba: Vice President - Wayne Hollier Directors - Merril Kiliwnik * Ken Charney * Duane LaCoste Saskatchewan: Vice President - Bev Dubois Directors - Alan Cayford * Chris Wyatt * Chris odishaw * Bill Halewich Alberta: Vice President - Tony Caterina Directors - Ron Hayter * Richard Coleman * Linda osinchuk * Clint McCullough * Brenda Zinck * Mike Koziol * Jack Wright * Greg Pasychny British Columbia: Vice President - Harvey Clark Directors - Christine MacKenzie * Ralph Roy * Harry Kroeker * Lorne Benson * Loranne Martin Publisher/President: R.H. (Rob) Tanner Editor: Terri Mason Associate Editor: Gregory Kennedy Art Director: Clara Cheung Graphic Designers: Zuzana Benesova, Rost Koval Customer Relations: Marie Tanner Traffic Coordinator: Cheryl Lindquist Listings Coordinator: Jackie Roth Circulation: Kendra Mah Accounting Administrator: Fossina Crytes Account Executive: Jenn Pilling Internet Manager: Mike Treloar #1, 9301-50 Street, Edmonton Alberta, Canada T6B 2L5 TEL 780-465-3362 * FAX 780-448-0424 E-MAIL askus@tanneryoung.com WEB tanneryoung.com For publishing information call 780-465-3362. Tanner Young Publishing Group is pleased to be a member of: Edmonton Tourism The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway Association 2010 All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without prior written permission is strictly prohibited. Printed in Canada. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information in this guide, neither Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway Association nor Tanner Young Marketing Ltd. can be held responsible for any consequences arising from errors or omissions.

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    Photo: kingfisher Wilderness adventures/Jol Lagass; travel alberta; tourism saskatchewan/douglas e. Walker; travel Manitoba BRItIsH CoLUMBIA Collect seashells from the Pacific Ocean Photograph whales Reel in fresh ocean salmon Explore the mystical rainforests Hike the soaring mountains Experience ancient First Nations heritage Pan for gold in a mountain stream ALBeRtA Tour jagged mountain peaks Soak in natural and inviting hot springs Go trail-riding through aspen groves Applaud at street festivals Cheer on the cowboys at a rodeo Experience ancient First Nations heritage Shop to your heart's content sAsKAtCHeWAn Admire the ever-changing sky Hear the lilting call of meadowlarks Photograph the Aurora Borealis Float in a buoyant salt water lake Experience ancient First Nations heritage Sing along at music festivals Enjoy the serenity of vast fields MAnItoBA Dance on sultry summer nights Splash in abundant warm lakes Hear the haunting call of the loon Experience ancient First Nations heritage Explore history and heritage Canoe on ancient voyageur rivers Photograph vast herds of bison 2010 EDITIon on THE CoVER: Soar through the sky to the high alpine of Whistlers Mountain in Alberta's Jasper national Park aboard the Jasper Tramway, the longest and highest guided aerial tramway in Canada. Photo: Travel Alberta Contents 8 InTRoDuCTIon 10 ToP 12 DESTInATIonS 14 TRAILS oF 1885 18 MuSIC FESTIVALS 20 WILDLIFE PHoToGRAPHY 22 BRITISH CoLuMBIA Top 8 Picks for Hwy 16 ... 24 Top 8 Picks for Hwy 5 .... 25 Events ................ 26 B.C. north Listings ...... 28 B.C. South Listings ...... 30 32 ALBERTA Top 8 Picks for AB ...... 34 Events ................ 35 Listings ............... 36 58 SASKATCHEWAn Top 8 Picks for SK. ...... 60 Events ................ 61 Listings ............... 62 70 MAnIToBA Top 8 Picks for MB ..... 72 Events ................ 73 Listings ............... 74 77 CAMPGRounD GRID LISTInGS 78 WInnER oF THE 2009 PHoTo ConTEST 80 GEnERAL InFoRMATIon Throughout this magazine, you'll notice this symbol ( ). It indicates a member of the Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway Association. Yellowhead IT! 2010 7

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    TAsTE ThE ADvEnTuRE! [BY TERRI MASon] Travelling the wide roads and gentle grades of the legendary Yellowhead Highway literally takes you on a journey through the rough and tumble history of Western Canada and some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Known as the famed "Park to Park Highway," the Yellowhead spans half of Canada, traversing four provinces, five national parks, 90 provincial parks and three national historic sites. 8 Yellowhead IT! 2010 Spread out the official map and you'll see the highway begins its incredible journey at the historic meeting place of fur traders and voyageurs, The Forks, in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba. From here you journey west, following the route of one of Canada's oldest trails across the vast prairies awash in meadowlark song to Jasper in the spectacular Rocky Mountains. Near towering Mount Robson, Canada's highest peak, the southern route follows the pass to Kamloops and on to Hope, the gateway to the lush Fraser Valley. The northern route leads you to Prince Rupert and the west coast park reserve of Gwaii Haanas, the Haida Heritage Site of the misty Queen Charlotte Islands.

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    First travelled over a century ago, today's Yellowhead Highway began as the secret trail to the fur cache of its namesake, the blond, Iroquois Metis guide known as "Tete Jaune." Tete Jaune, (literally translated as "Yellow Head") guided for both of Canada's greatest fur traders, the Hudson's Bay Company and North West Company. In 1825, Tete Jaune led the Hudson's Bay Company's chief trader through the pass that still bears his nickname - Yellowhead. His once-secret path through the Rockies proved to be an easier route to travel and by the 1830s, Yellowhead Trail was virtually a highway. Slow- moving oxen yoked to Red River carts widened the trail as they rumbled along. Gold-seeking miners slogged its length for the Cariboo Gold Rush in 1856. The 1862 Overlanders followed it to Kamloops and Prince George while eager settlers followed it to homestead in the West. Later, the road became the route for a boom-and-bust railway. However, travellers prevailed and the popular route was reclaimed, culminating in the development of a roadway. The Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway Association was soon formed and over the years, the organization literally "drove" the four western provincial governments (with some aid from the federal government) to build the Yellowhead Highway Corridor. Their dream came true in 1970 when the Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway officially opened. Folks along the Yellowhead are proud of its heritage. No other route is steeped in the haunting songs and tales of the brash and fearless voyageurs; the robust, adventurous fur trade; the fevered pitch of the Cariboo gold rush; and the dreams of pioneers. Visit renowned sites, join in the ethnic dances at local celebrations, breathe the scent of an ancient forest and retrace the footsteps of Tete Jaune. Taste the adventure - come travel the Yellowhead Highway! kamloops bike ranch, kamloops, b.C. Photo: Picture bC/tyler Meade Maligne Lake, Jasper, alta. Photo: design Pics inc./Carson ganci saskatoon, sask. Photo: tourism saskatoon/f11 Photography/Marketing den Leo Mol sculpture garden, Winnipeg, Man. Photo: travel Manitoba (left-right) Yellowhead IT! 2010 9

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    TOP 12 DEsTInATIOns [BY TERRI MASon] 10 Yellowhead IT! 2010 B RIt I s H CoLUMBIA 98tH AnnUAL PRInCe GeoRGe exHIBItIon, PRInCe GeoRGe AUGUst 11-15, 2010 www.pg-x.com Since 1912 the Prince George Exhibition has showcased the finest art, crafts, livestock and lifestyle the mountain community has to offer! Stroll through the barns and enjoy the livestock exhibits. Take in the concerts plus the non-stop action of equine competitions and the exciting Bull-a-Rama. Enjoy the fireworks show, free pancake breakfast and kick up your heels at the Stetson Round Up dance. _________________________________ KAMLooPs HeRItAGe RAILWAy, KAMLooPs www.kamrail.com Roll back in time on the beautifully restored 2141 "Spirit of Kamloops" steam train. Bring the family and picture yourselves riding in an open-air hayrack car or in a 1930 heritage coach. Enjoy the one-hour tour that takes you places no car can go; over a steel trestle bridge and through some captivating scenery, or choose the "Dinner and a Train". You can even thrill to a re-enactment of the famous 1906 train robbery! _________________________________ HAIdA HeRItAGe CentRe, sKIdeGAte, HAIdA GWAII www.haidaheritagecentre.com The $26-million Haida Heritage Centre is a series of connected longhouses. The Centre features Haida history and culture, ancient and contemporary art, traditional Haida performances, song, dance and storytelling, an artisans area where totem poles and dugout canoes are crafted, as well as other traditional and contemporary art forms including silversmithing and textile studios. Photo: Prince george exhibition; kamloops Heritage railway; Canadian travel Commission (top-bottom)

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