We made it to our whistle stop. Another grand adventure underway with the mission of four women to use the VIA Canada Railway to access backcountry skiing across northern British Columbia. Bags are tossed to the side of the tracks, with no sign of the friend-of-a-friend with whom we have had little communication. We hope we're in the right place. As the train pulls away we are warned to be wary of cougars, or mountain lions, or whatever large predatory cats may be living in "the bush" up here in Northern BC. The manager from the train points to Leah's whistle. In a non-chalant way, she advises to just blow that whistle if any large cats come our way. A threat we weren't entirely sure what to make of. Did she really just say that? Are we really watching this train pull away and leave us in the middle of nowhere? We sure are. And sometimes you just have to laugh at all of that.
VIA Rail Train Trip through Northern, BC, Canada with Leah Evans, Molly Baker, and Brigid Mander.