(Reminder: this post is being published well after our visit here, we are currently in Portland Oregon until Sept 4th)
Before we could see the sign shown above which should also say “Leaving USA” we drove along side beautiful Koocanusa Lake that is partially in the US and partially in Canada and was created by damming the Kootenay River
From there we reached the border where the US Border patrol has some interesting artistic “bison” made out of boulders grazing around the station.
We spent the night in Pincher, a very small town which frankly appeared to be dying. But they did have a pretty park at City Hall and a 3D version of their logo!
Our “hotel” for the night was “The Legendary Prince Edward Inn”. It is only legendary to us for its very low price, the lively dive bar across the street where the sign on the locked front door told us to pick up our key, the and the fact that we think we were the only people staying in the 12 room place. As my Daddy always said, you get what you pay for. Someday frugal me will learn this lesson!
We slept fine and the next day drove on to Calgary to start our exploration of the Canadian Rockies and their beautiful National Parks.