And we’re off…

Teslin scenic shot

For all those that have driven across Canada, you know how long it takes to get through Ontario. Well, it’s the same experience “leaving the north”…  We feel we hit civilization aka Smithers, B.C. after 14 hours and many would still consider that being “in the north”!

We hit the road on Tuesday September 4th and managed to make it out of the driveway only 45 minutes later than our target, which was pretty good considering all the last minute things that seemed to crop up.

We are learning how to recognize “homeschool moments” and did some quick geography work when we came across this Continental Divide plaque just outside of Teslin, YT.

continental divide + hunter


We headed south on the Alaska Highway until just before Watson Lake where you turn right onto Highway 37 and start the journey down the Stewart – Cassiar Highway that leads into Northern BC. With dusk coming and smoke from a forest fire starting to settle in, we called it quits at Boya Lake Provincial Park in B.C.. A fabulous deal at $16.00 per night  – nice play ground for kids, well treed camp sites, 1.5km wooded walking trail and a swimming dock for those hot summer day.


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