Alas, all good things must come to an end, and nowhere is that more true than for a trip shaped like a circle. The good news, for us, is that the way home passed though some of the most spectacular scenery Canada has to offer – and that we got to visit boatloads of friends and family along the way.
First up: Vancouver and the hearty Mongol-rally-esque welcome of Dave Moscrop.
Then, onwards to a lovely evening in Kamloops with the equally lovely Katie and Tyson.
Then, Banff – Kiavash is plainly very excited about bubble tea and the scenery, in that order.
Can't forget a post-hike dip in the springs.
Obligatory Lake Louise shot.
Possibly the most gorgeous campsite ever.
Ever eastward, we stopped in the Alberta badlands, which are really quite awesome.
This dinosaur looks like a large version of the bugs on our car's grill, at this point.
We got stuck waiting for this to pass and lost count at 150 cars. It was all very prairie.
Saskatchewan at dusk.
Prairie sunset over the Trans-Canada.
Moose Jaw city hall – lots of Art Deco here.
Grain elevator in Moosomin, SK
Mural in Winnipeg.
Island at the Manitoba cottage where we had a very warm welcome from the Dewar clan (thanks guys!).
Thunder Bay was great from the vista of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park (can you spot the giant?)
Yup. The end. Thanks for coming with us!