From the bloggers at The Independent.
The England Lionesses have done the country so proud in Canada that they deserve a holiday – and if a holiday exploring wild places of stunning beauty has any appeal, they are in the right place.
I took our younger daughter and younger son to Vancouver – site of today’s women’s World Cup Final – for my nephew’s wedding.
Five hundred miles east of Vancouver, all around Jasper and Banff national parks, there are warnings about Canada’s wildlife. On the roads, they warn of the risk of stray deer or elks wandering across the highway. In some campsites, tents and soft-sided vehicles are banned because of the danger of a foraging bear.
Canadians are accustomed to these hazards, but for visitors from the UK, aching to see these native creatures in the wild, the warning signs are a promise that is fulfilled all too rarely. After several days living out of a motorhome, untroubled by wild animals, my teenage daughter indignantly suggested that whoever erected these signs should be reported to the advertising standards authority.
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