Wanda and Pete's Letterboxes - Canada


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675. Oh Canada Travelin' Light Quick stop by the lighthouse on Campobello Island just to leave something behind in Canada at the last minute…

N.B. As many letterboxers probably know by now, after planting well over 500 regular boxes, we have mostly gotten tired of leaving plastic containers out in the natural environment lately, so for the past few years, instead of actual boxes, we sometimes just leave in our wake small stones with stamps glued underneath that we call "travelin' lights". (Don't expect this to be a box!)

After crossing the bridge from Lubec, ME onto Campobello Island,NB, take the first left onto Narrow Road to reach Mulholland Lighthouse . From the "Last Lighthouse Keeper" sign near it, take 12 steps at 60* to the red corner post near the step up to the deck surrounding the red building. Under that red corner post beneath a 3" hemispherical piece of pink stone we tucked a tiny round 1" gray stone with a little lighthouse glued on back - hope it stays put awhile!


682. Welcome to Alberta Drive-by at the big “Welcome to Alberta” Sign near Crows Nest Pass

N.B. As many letterboxers probably know by now, after planting well over 500 regular boxes, we have mostly gotten tired of leaving plastic containers out in the natural environment lately, so for the past few years, instead of actual boxes, we sometimes just leave in our wake small stones with stamps glued underneath that we call "travelin' lights". (Don't expect this to be a box!)

Driving west on route 3 from BC to AB, just a bit east of the actual Crows Nest Pass Continental Divide, is large pullout on the south side of the highway with a sign for “Wild Rose Country”, near where another letterbox was once planted. Well, that one now seems to be gone, but if you look behind the right side of that welcome sign, tucked discreetly back in the very corner with a couple of other small stones, you just might still find this little light gray “travelin’ light”!


683. Jasper House Beaver Drive-by en route to Jasper, near the site of an old beaver pelt trading post

N.B. As many letterboxers probably know by now, after planting well over 500 regular boxes, we have mostly gotten tired of leaving plastic containers out in the natural environment lately, so for the past few years, instead of actual boxes, we sometimes just leave in our wake small stones with stamps glued underneath that we call "travelin' lights". (Don't expect this to be a box!)

We visited a couple of old trading post sites on our summer 2017 trip through Alberta and western Canada. However, we forgot to drop off this beaver at the historic Rocky Mt. House site along the Saskatchewan River, so we left it instead near the old Jasper House site along the Athabasca River.

To find this “travelin’ light” beaver, find the parking lot on the north side of the Yellowstone Highway between Jasper and Hinton. Just about halfway between the outhouse and the signs describing this site is a large spruce immediately right of the entrance trail. There, tucked under a small juniper branch at its base is a 2-inch dark rectangular stone with a beaver on its back. Continue down the trail a few minutes to view the Jasper House site itself across the river.


684. BC Natural Bridge Drive-by on the way between Lake Louise, AB and Golden, BC

N.B. As many letterboxers probably know by now, after planting well over 500 regular boxes, we have mostly gotten tired of leaving plastic containers out in the natural environment lately, so for the past few years, instead of actual boxes, we sometimes just leave in our wake small stones with stamps glued underneath that we call "travelin' lights". (Don't expect this to be a box!)

While taking a brief detour towards a beautiful green lake off highway, find the bridge of rock not made by man over the Kicking Horse River just west of the small town of Field. Cross the man-made bridge and go left up a few steps to get a good view. From the rightmost cement corner of the viewing area, take 3 steps back toward the steps and look down in the grassy corner next to the upright metal post of the fence for a nondescript grey oval stone with BC on the back.


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