The weather on Friday November 1st looked promising albeit cold and we decided it was a good day to drive to Trail B.C. to enjoy some Persian food. Since we’ve been in Colville it has been difficult for us to find good Persian food. Kootenay Kabab in Trail looked promising and it is only a 50 mile drive for us from our Country Bungalow. We asked Vera to pack her passport so we were all ready with passports in hand and headed north at 10am. The border crossing was simple and we reached our destination by 11:30. We found out that parking would be a problem for us since we did not have any Canadian coinage. Oops. No credit card parking kiosks in Trail.
We found a place to park by the Columbia River Skywalk and enjoyed the walk across and back building up our appetite.
This was the first time we’ve ever been able to walk across the Columbia River!
Lots of reminders of the country we were visiting.
After our brisk walk we stopped in a bank parking lot and I went inside to see about getting some coinage. With coins in hand we found a spot close to Kootenay Kabab and fed the meter.
Kootenay Kabab in Trail B.C. was worth the trip across the border. Dear and my sister Vera had the Koobideh Kabab and I enjoyed the Lamb Shank. We had the Shirazi salad, too. They are the first Persian restaurant in the Kootenays and the closest Persian restaurant to us. We enjoyed the food and will return next year after the winter snows have melted. This part of the Kootenays is known for their winter sports which means lots of snow. Our border crossing back into the USA was easy including a pleasant conversation with the Border Agent.
Home again along the Columbia River from Canada to the USA. “Roll On Columbia roll on”
Our piroshky baking day was a success but I did not get all the photos I was planning on. Baking is different when you have 2 little grands helping. I’ll share the photos I did get plus the recipe soon.
10 thoughts on “Trail, British Columbia”
What a lovely day you all enjoyed, Ellen. I love the suspension bridge, but I’m wondering if one is afraid of heights would it be a problem–asking for a friend….I enjoyed viewing these crisp photos of your adventure.
…dinner sure looks good!
Fabulous ..I just love that you drove to another country for a special meal ! (And it sounds amazing). We have walked the bridge between Portland and Vancouver (WA)…is that the Columbia River? (Asking Bill…he said of course, there are two of them ..and he gave me ‘that look’… ). So sure, we’ve walked across the Columbia…I knew that! ;))!
Glorious blue skies. I didn’t realise you were so close to Canada. Sounds like you had an excellent day. B x
Some good reasons for travelling over the border into Canada. It looks like you had a lovely trip.
The food looks exceptional. Glad that the trip and the no coinage trouble was worth it. (I like Vera’s red coat.) Sure is pretty country up there!
Lovely series of photographs, looks a great trip.
All the best Jan
That is an impressive bridge and you took super photos. Thanks Ellen, looks like a great trip into Canada.
It looks like you had quite an adventure!! I’ll bet it was a beautiful walk across the bridge, but like Martha Ellen’s “friend,” I am wondering if I would have been able to appreciate the beauty while clinging to the rail with a death grip. 😉 Glad you found a new destination for Persian food!
Lovely photos! Compared to us here in Calgary, so colorful while we’re mostly brown and white. Thanks for visiting us! 🙂