Washington D.C., Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and San Francisco

North America 2011.

Date Trip Distance (km) CO2 (kg)
London Heathrow Airport, England (LHR)
Montréal–Trudeau International Airport, Canada (YUL)
Washington Dulles International Airport, United States (IAD)
6008 950
Washington Dulles International Airport, United States (IAD)
Ottawa International Airport, Canada (YOW)
724 115
Ottawa Train Station, Canada (XDS)
Toronto Union Station, Canada (YBZ)
356 12
Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada (YYZ)
Vancouver International Airport, Canada (YVR)
3350 530
Pacific Central Station, Canada (XEA)
Emeryville, United States
1275 41
San Francisco International Airport, United States (SFO)
Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada (YYZ)
London Heathrow Airport, England (LHR)
9346 1477
  • Vancouver waterfront from Stanley Park.

    Vibrant Vancouver

    In the front seat of a float plane, I enjoyed a breathtaking view of Vancouver as I descended into its harbour. For such a densely populated city, I’d arrived somewhere small and friendly.

  • Looking across the Salish Sea.

    Across the Salish Sea

    After eight days exploring North America, it was time to visit its more westerly extremities, starting with Saltspring Island.

  • Toronto’s skyline, as seen from Casa Loma.

    A Taste of Toronto

    Some cities are best arrived at by air, while some are best approached by car. Others are best suited to arrival by train. Toronto is one such city.

  • Canadian parliament buildings in Ottawa.

    Onwards to Ottawa

    After Washington, it was on to another North American capital, Ottawa, a city with no end of ATMs unwilling to accept my debit card.

  • Shannon looking towards the Lincoln Memorial.

    Back in the District

    My North American adventure started in Washington DC, ostensibly to attend a conference, but it was also an excuse to see Shannon, who graciously planned a tour of the city.