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7000 kms

A collection of images shot on DSLR, 35mm and iPhone while on a West Coast Road Trip

Story by Simeon Rusnak September 10th, 2015

The Prairies

Beginning in Winnipeg, Andriana and I made our way to Yorkton, Saskatchewan to stay the night and catch up with family. From there, we continued West (stopping at the Vegreville Pysanka for a photo!) to Edmonton for a three night family reunion before reaching Jasper and the Rocky Mountains.
Theodore, Saskatchewan
A church my family built
Vegreville, Alberta
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Jasper

The Rocky mountains

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Glacier skywalk

Andriana and I didn’t intend on going. Really. But as we were standing in line waiting to purchase our passes for the Columbia Icefield, a frantic lady ran up to me and said: “Take them! I can’t go! Just take them!” I obliged her, and we got to experience a stunning view of the gorge from the Skywalk. Thanks, lady!
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Columbia Icefields

From the Skywalk, we boarded another bus, and made our way up to the Athabasca Glacier. After a short ride on a regular looking bus, we boarded a specialized bus designed for the steep inclines and less-than-forgiving terrain. (See below)
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On the road to Radium. Which took a good deal longer than planned due to a crash on the highway. Traffic was backed up as rescue workers tended to the scene. The scenery around us was quite breathtaking and so were the cars - like the brand new Lamborghini that was parked behind us. The owner was so kind to let us (and countless others) sit in the driver’s seat. *drool
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Radium, BC

We arrived in time for the most glorious sunset in the most wonderful valley in the most quaint town.
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From Radium to Vancouver, through Kelowna. Always stopping along the way.

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Vancouver, BC

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Seattle, WA

A quick drive from Vancouver took us Seattle.

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We didn’t get to spend much time in Seattle proper, but from the short time there, it definitely made me want to return and explore the city!

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Cannon Beach, WA

THIS is the view I came for.
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WestCoastBestCoast

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Portland, OR

Last stop: Portland. Where 20-somethings go to retire. I would most CERTAINLY head back. So much to do. So much to see.

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Food trucks. You have to go.

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Multnomah Falls, OR

We had to see at least one waterfall while on the West Coast.
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The drive Home

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Footnote: The Road Trip of Summer 2015.