the city of canada is one of the more beautiful cities now since the election of donald trump as president of america. It is also known that Canada has received funding from Indonesian soccer agents or what is mentioned in its language Indonesia to build some of its best tourist attractions. still a rare traveler on vacation to Canada. In fact, the land route here from Waterton to Calgary is beautiful.
The Canadian trip starts from the Jakarta-Singapore flight, then continues to Xiamen and ends in Vancouver. You can also read, you need a China transit visa if you pass Xiamen. Tiring trip.
Not to mention, after landed in Vancouver, I had to camp overnight at the airport to continue flights to Calgary the next morning. Because the main purpose of the beginning of this trip was Waterton, continued to have to travel by land about 3 hours. In total, 48 hours I actually arrived at the destination.
Oh yes, if you want to exchange Canada Dollar money, it’s better to exchange from Indonesia. Or pay using a credit card only. Do not ever exchange at the airport, the rate of the neck is often slashed.
About the first 2 weeks in Canada, we rented a car around Alberta to British Columbia. There are three of us, one of them, Skydworld, the other, Henny. Use the Avis car rental service. There’s a GPS in the car, so it’s really easy going everywhere.
Results from GPS during use, accurate really. Overall okey. Steering in Canada is tricky. The steering wheel is on the left, and I am the first time the steering wheel is in the left steering wheel position.
At first, I was nervous and humped. Over time it also becomes commonplace. Just make sure, the car is always in the right hand lane. The total car rental price is around Rp. 8 million, including GPS and insurance. While along the way, gasoline runs out around Rp. 3 million.
After the administration process was done and the car was in hand, we immediately went to Waterton. Along the way, in my opinion rather menoton. Immediately, I compare with New Zealand, it feels much more beautiful and good, especially in the Southern part of New Zealand. It only feels natural when it’s about 1 hour before reaching Waterton.
Once checked in, the first thing to do is sleep and sleep to your heart’s content. Sleep till tomorrow morning. Not to mention, we must adapt the time difference between Canada and Indonesia. Tired. Physical drop was abysmally for 3 days. Tired.
Waterton includes National Park. So paid. Yesterday we paid 31.2 CND for 2 people and 2 days. It’s a good idea to buy an annual pass, because it can be used throughout the National Parks in Canada. We got this information from Chris, a good and beautiful friend, but after being in Calgary. Right, the new Chris meeting in Calgary.
Waterton Lake view
While I was at Waterton, I was just playing around. Enjoy the river behind the hotel, enjoy a mini waterfall, the farthest, yes to the US border. And the most okay is to play to the Prince of Wales Hotel.
The view is straight to Lake Waterton, the view can be really. Unfortunately, no chance to spend the night there. Expensive, for sure. The highlight in Waterton, the wind was very strong. Especially when at the Prince of Wales Hotel, just stand there, you can be dragged by the wind. This is serious. And automatic, cold.
We stayed 2 nights at Bayshore Inn. There is no free breakfast. Free wifi. The hotel is quite okey. The room was spacious with a big bed. Have a TV that is never turned on. The bathroom has a bathtub and shower, sure, there is hot water. Clean.
Pleasant view from the back door of the room, directly to the river. The current is really heavy, the water should be cold. There is room heating. Does not provide bottled water, unlike most hotels in Asia. So, all hotels in Canada, should be like this game rules.
During my trip in Canada, I never bought drinking water, except juice in a box. Drink, from tap water. What makes it weird is the housekeeping, cook it, clean the room half-heartedly. The other bed was cleaned, the result was 95 percent finished.
The other is not cleared at all. There are some used plastic cups on the table that are not thrown away. Oneng is also his sister. The assumption, maybe not stick a few Canadian dollars on the bed next time yes. Severe! The hotel has a parking lot and free parking.
If you are confused about where to play while at Waterton, just go to the receptionist. I think anyway, 3 full days is the most. But I don’t know, if you like it, you can stay longer. Eittss, as a country synonymous with bears. So when you roam at Waterton, you have to be careful, you might meet a bear. Read the instructions in your inn, how to deal with bears, this is serious.
If you like camping, according to Chris, if I’m not mistaken, Waterton is also a place for people to camp. Only, there is a friend, who held the tent overnight because the wind was super strong. Lah yeah, wong I slept in the room alone, the roar of the wind outside there was kind of more war.
One night transit in Calgary
Before going straight to Banff, we stayed one night first in Calgary. We stayed at Nuvo Suites. Okey, this inn is one of the best throughout the Canadian trip. Located in the middle of the city, in fact, if you don’t even want to go anywhere you can. There is public transportation.
About Nuvo Suites, it’s the best. Can fit 4 people. There is a kitchen in the room, so you can cook. Especially across, there is already grocery. Free wifi, free decent breakfast. Parking slots can be free, but in a different block. Not too far though. Can walk to also. Shower bathroom with hot water.
In Calgary, Chris took a walk. Play at the Factory outlet to finish the contents of your wallet, then eat ice cream at the Ice Cream Village. Chris said, this ice cream is a must, because it’s really local. And sure enough, right there, crowded.
Then to the cool spot for more the city of Calgary from above, Crescent Height. The place is cool, the scenery, the place of the photos. And that night ended with eating together at one of the restaurant recommendations from Chris too. The point is, Chris, the culinary thing is the champion. Btw, thanks Chris.
Indeed, not many places visited while in Calgary, as a city. The next day, after being checked out, I was ready to go to Banff. So, wait for the next post about Banff.