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  • Treasure Hunting in British Columbia’s Gold Country
    Gold Country GeoTourism Field Guides

    Gold Country GeoTourism Field Guides

    The thrill of a modern treasure hunt comes alive with Geocaching in Gold Country, an area of BC’s interior rich in cultural and geographic diversity. Geocaching combines outdoor recreation, technology, and a good old-fashioned treasure hunt. Continue Reading

  • Cooking Up an RV Adventure on Food Network Canada’s new Chuck & Danny’s Road Trip
    Chuck & Danny Road Trip

    Chuck & Danny Road Trip

    Celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday the Montreal-based chefs will travel coast to coast meeting local farmers, fishermen and foragers and cooking up a storm, both in the RV and around the campfire, and having lots of fun along the way. What better way to experience Canada’s stunning landscapes and diverse food offerings and with two of the 6 episodes right here in British Columbia. Continue Reading

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


  • Roadtrekking in British Columbia’s Southern Interior
    Our Roadtrek at the Rest Stop Outside Hedley

    Our Roadtrek at the Rest Stop Outside Hedley

    Recently we took our Roadtrek van on a camping trip "Roadtrekking" through some of the not so well-known but delightful smaller towns in the Okanagan area of the southern interior of British Columbia. The first day, we left the Vancouver area and headed up Highway 1 and the Crowsnest Hwy 3 to Princeton. We spent the first night in the Princeton municipal park campground which has full hook-ups with free Wifi and is located right beside the Similkameen River on Highway 3. It is a great place to stop overnight. Another camping option is the Princeton golf club across the road with free Wifi and firewood for campers. Continue Reading

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