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  • Six Tips for a Successful Fishing Trip with Kids in British Columbia
    Caught a Fish. Photo: Justine Russo

    Caught a Fish. Photo: Justine Russo

    If you love fishing, you are probably hoping that your kids will as well. Many anglers have great childhood memories of fishing with their grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, or other fishing teachers. With Spring Break just around the corner, some of you will be venturing out on your first camping trips of the year. Here are some tips for a successful fishing trip with your kids: Continue Reading

  • Skiing/Riding the Powder Highway in the Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia, Canada
    Whitewater Ski Resort. Photo: Kari Medig

    Whitewater Ski Resort. Photo: Kari Medig

    The Powder Highway, in the southeastern area of the Kootenay Rockies, is the place to go for an abundant choice of some of the best skiing opportunities in British Columbia, and the experience of a lifetime. Eight ski resorts are situated along the Powder Highway and set amid 3 million plus acres. The ski/snowboard mecca comprises 80 ski opportunities from alpine resorts, heli-ski operators, nordic centres, backcountry lodges, cat-ski operators as well as community ski clubs. Continue Reading

  • Converting a Utility Trailer into an RV to house us and the Motorcycle
    Utility Trailer RV conversion with room for the bike

    Utility Trailer RV conversion with room for the bike

    We wanted an inexpensive RV to not only sleep in on our travels but to house our motorcycle as well. So, we set out to convert a utility cargo trailer into a camping trailer. Continue Reading

  • First Time RVing In Winter
    Front shot of Canadream RV

    Making a first timer feel confident.

    My husband's family lived in the Arctic Circle before he was born, and his formative years were spent in Manitoba. So it should come as no surprise that he wants to go camping ... in the winter I, on the other hand, don't really "do winter". I'm more of a rainforest girl. But I love to camp and amiss it all winter long. Enter the perfect solution, or so we hope ... a winter RV trip. All the adventure of camping, all the chill of winter, but with the comforts of home. Continue Reading

  • 5 Must Have Gifts for the Camping Season
    Coleman Hot Water Heater On Demand

    Coleman Hot Water Heater On Demand

    Every year, I blog about the “5 Must Haves” for the upcoming year. But after a recent visit to the Coleman Outlet store in Burlington, Washington (closest one to my city), I feel that Coleman products are a tried and true and a must have for every camper and RVer. If you go to a campsite, you would be hard pressed to not locate a Coleman item. Continue Reading

  • Five Spots to Ice Fish and Camp this Winter in British Columbia
    Photo Courtesy of Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC

    Photo Courtesy of Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC

    Ice fishing is often overlooked as a winter activity, especially if you live in southern B.C. But fishing opportunities do not stop when the temperature freezes - they only get more exciting. Ice fishing is a very social sport and requires only a limited amount of gear or experience. The entire lake becomes accessible without the need of a boat and you don’t need the often complicated casting techniques required in other fisheries. It’s as simple as drilling a hole and dropping a line. Don’t winterize that RV just yet; there are many parks open year-round close to great hard water lakes. Continue Reading

  • Jerry’s Search and Sketch, the Ultimate Scavenger Quest was a success with families!
    Scavenger Quest Done!

    Scavenger Quest Done!

    This past summer BC Parks, in partnership with Camping RV BC Coalition, launched a fun, new park activity for kids and families called Jerry’s Search and Sketch, the Ultimate Scavenger Quest! Continue Reading

  • 5 Fun Family Adventures Near Wasa Lake in the East Kootenays, BC
    Gold Panning at Fort Steele

    Gold Panning at Fort Steele

    Wasa lake is the warmest lake in the Kootenays and is a popular summer camping destination. This Provincial campground has 103 sites (65 of them are reservable), an amphitheatre for parks talks, nature trail, kids (or adventurous adults) bike park, as well as washrooms with flush toilets and showers. Wasa Lake itself is a short walk or bike ride through the campground and has sandy beaches, a playground, boat launch and grassy picnic areas. Continue Reading

  • Fun Family Camping Trip to the Okanagan, British Columbia
    Okanagan Lavender Herb Farm

    Okanagan Lavender Herb Farm

    It doesn’t feel like summer until we visit Penticton, the interior of BC where it’s always warmer and where fruit orchards and wineries make for a picturesque summer photo. With our trailer in tow, the average five-hour commute allows us to enjoy the beautiful lush scenery and mountain peak tops until we arrive at Southbeach Gardens RV & Campground, where we have become regulars. Often times the kids will have their tablets and headphones ready for the road-trip, along with pillows and blankets next to them just in case they feel like taking a nap. We would pack fresh fruits, lots of water and some salty snacks to avoid having to make unnecessary stops if someone gets hungry. Continue Reading

  • Installing a Solar Charging System/Inverter in a Travel Trailer
    RV with solar panels

    RV with solar panels

    Our travel trailer exploring sometimes takes us to remote locations where site services are not available. To make sure the batteries stay charged for the duration of our stays, I insta... Continue Reading


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