Cycling from Vanderhoof to Prince George in Canada

Today's destination on the Canadian leg of the bicycle tour was Prince George. But first, there were a series of hills to conquer after leaving Vanderhoof.

Leaving Riverside RV park in Vanderhoof

(Blog post written: Sep 4 2009)

I managed to sneak out of the Riverside RV campground without paying… tut tut, naughty boy!! Breakfast at the supermarket, and then I was off.

The roads started off fine, but then a series of hills just wouldn't stop until I reached Prince George. I had the address of a Warmshowers host, and so made my way across town towards it.

Warmshowers in Prince George

Prince George in Canada

By Eurydemus – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

When I got there, there was a note on the door saying that they were walking to a friends for dinner, and that I was invited as well. They'd left a phone on a table outside for me to use, and when I called them, they explained how to get into the house, and where my room and shower was.

I had a quick shave and shower, and they drove back in a friends car to pick me up. The evening meal was with their friends Jean and John, and was really great, and it made a change to act civilized for a change – well, I did my best.

Richard and Maggee are tremendous people, and I feel really fortunate to be able to meet people like them.

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