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Prince George to Smithers

July 06

We had free breakfast at Travelodge. The breakfast was limited to cereals, muffins, toasted bread and Bagels. There was no cream cheese to go with Bagels, only peanut butter and honey. You cannot expect them to give you a full English Breakfast.

Trevelodge is a pet friendly hotel and allows you to take your pets into the room. This could be a big plus point for animal lovers, who travel with their pets. I would recommend this hotel to overnight travellers who like to sleep well and take a good rest before resuming their journey.

We were driving to our next destination - Smithers, which is about 370 km from Prince George. The road was under construction in some places and we had delays from time to time. We passed many lakes on our way. Most of the lakes are associated with lake resorts which provide bed and breakfast. We could have found accommodation in any of those resorts if we did not book our hotels in advance. We also saw many cross roads starting from the highway leading towards Ski resorts.

We were hoping to see bears and moose, but I saw only one moose just coming out of the woods. We passed a few small towns. In one small town, we stopped at the popular café Tim Hortons for coffee. Tim Hortons are popular for doughnuts (as advertised all over the TV).

We arrived at Smithers around 2:30PM and checked into Sunshine Inn hotel in Smithers. Smithers is a true tourist town. It has a small population of 6000 people. It becomes a Ski Resort in winter, but in Summer they organise many other events to attract touists. They had their annual music festival one week before we came there. Some of the world famous musicians attend this festival (none we knew!). A few years ago, some of the famous Hollywood stars stayed in the Sunshine Inn hotel when they were shooting a film in Smithers.

If you are in Smithers, Sunshine Inn is the only place to stay. It is the best hotel we stayed so far. We were given a two bedroom suite. Malisha had her own room with her own TV set. The Queen bed in our room was the most comfortable bed we had during the trip.

The receptionist at the hotel welcomed us with a smile. She lives only two blocks away from the hotel and knows a lot about the area. There is a white bear in the area and people see it from time to time also named the 'sprit' bear. We could be lucky to see it on our way out.

There is a taxidermist who has all the stuffed animals for display. We can visit the place tomorrow. When we told her that we are driving to Alaska, she gave us a map and marked the small towns where we can put petrol.

Posted by fernando65 08:45 Archived in Canada

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