The landscape was often dramatic, with remnants of avalanches and mudslides. Sitting next to a ferryboat captain, who was travelling to his job on the Columbia River, I got the guided lowdown on the whole area. He told me that there's an avalanche once a week during the winter.
The bus was also carrying several women who were headed to work at the Mica Dam, either in the camp there or as labourers. We interviewed one of them, Mary-Anne Mercier, who continued to chat with me about love long after the camera was off.
But we'll probably stay at several other hotels on our way back east because our schedule is so tight. We'll be on the bus every single day until May 30.
Here's another video tidbit for your viewing pleasure: Rick Savoie on his love of music.