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Buses, Bathrooms, Mirrors, Me.

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

For some years now I’ve been making trips by bus across parts of Canada.

Prarie

I have made a multimedia piece about my experience on my most recent long bus trip: Vancouver to Toronto.

Here it is:

(audio-visual format)

David Parsons Photography

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Beyond talking about my bus trips, it’s also about taking pictures of myself in mirrors in bathrooms.
David Parsons: Self Portrait, Indira Gandhi International Airport, 2003
David Parsons: Self Portrait, 2003, Indira Gandhi International Airport( DEL), Delhi, India

My first substantial trip was from Toronto, Ontario to Whitehorse, Yukon in 2002. (This remains my longest in Canada-by land-trip to date, at approximately 86 hours.) The bus makes some stops between Toronto and Whitehorse. For instance:

  1. Wawa, Ontario
  2. White River, Ontario
  3. Wabigoon, Ontario
  4. West Hawk Lake Junction, Manitoba
  5. Winnipeg, Manitoba
  6. Wapella Junction East, Saskatchewan
  7. Whitewood, Saskatchewan
  8. Wolsely Junction East, Saskatchewan
  9. Waldeck Junction, Saskatchewan
  10. Webb Juntion, Saskatchewan
  11. Walsh Junction, Alberta
  12. Whitecourt, Alberta
  13. Wonowon, BC
  14. Watson Lake, Yukon
  15. and, naturally,

  16. Whitehorse, Yukon

My initial trip was followed later that month by 38 hours en route from Whitehorse to Chilliwack via:

  1. Morley River, Yukon
  2. Smart River, BC
  3. Swift River, Yukon
  4. Coal River, BC
  5. Liard River, BC
  6. Toad River Lodge, BC
  7. Prophet River, BC
  8. Buckinghorse River, BC
  9. Salmon River, BC

and:

  1. Iron Creek, Yukon
  2. Contact Creek, Yukon
  3. Dawson Creek, BC
  4. Commotion Creek. BC
  5. Cache Creek, BC

as well as:

  1. Watson Lake, Yukon
  2. Muncho Lake, BC
  3. Summit Lake, BC
  4. Azouzetta Lake, BC
  5. McLeod Lake Lodge, BC
  6. Bear Lake, BC
  7. McLeese Lake, BC
  8. Williams Lake, BC
  9. Lac La Hache, BC

Mountains from the bus window.

Recent Vancouver-Toronto trip statistics:
60 hours;
Abbotsford, Banff, Calgary, Dryden, Ernfold, Falcon Lake, Golden, Hope, Indian Head, junction after junction, Kamloops, Lake Louise, Medicine Hat, Nipigon, Oak Lake Junction West, Portage la Prarie, Qu Appelle Junction, Regina, Sicamous, Thunder Bay, Upsala, Virden, Winnipeg, Yorkdale.