The Trans-Canada Highway stretches nearly 5,000 miles and crosses six time zones. If you’re in a rush, you can probably drive it in a week. But add a temperamental SUV, two working parents and three school-age kids, and it turns into a month-long adventure. “Driving along the Trans-Canada Highway isn’t a road trip. It’s a family culinary tour.”
We caught the VIA Rail train from Edmonton to Jasper, driving through some of the most pristine wilderness in Canada. It was our family’s first real rail trip (no, the NYC subway doesn’t count). We’re three days into our latest family travel adventure, and Erysse (above) is starting to feel right at home.
“Thrilled to be in Jasper, Canada!”
This is the West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping center in North America and Alberta’s number-one tourist attraction. It’s unbelievably enormous. That’s Aren standing near the rail. Note the life-size replica of the Santa Maria just below him.
“Indoor Edmonton (please check your light saber with your jacket)”
Question: I tried to make a hotel reservation in London, Ontario, Canada through Priceline. The site displayed three tabs. The first two tabs displayed the correct city, but when I switched to the “best deal” tab it automatically switched to London, UK.
“Hey, that’s the wrong London!”