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  • 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 mak... 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

  • Go “BIG” or just Go Camping…..
    Sunnyside Campground Cultus Checking In

    Sunnyside Campground Cultus Checking In

    Camping has changed – big time!  Just go to most campgrounds right now and look around.  What do you see?  Hotels!  Yes I said hotels – gone are the modest canvas tents of yesteryear.  Now they have separate entrances, vaulted ceilings, e-ports and solar adapters to charge your electronics.  And some even go as far as having air-conditioning units.

    I stopped into ... Continue Reading


  • Vedder River Campground and Summer Fun, British Columbia
    Vedder River is fun for the kids

    Vedder River is fun for the kids

    For the third year in a row, my family and I have been camping at the Vedder River Campground, located in Chilliwack, BC.  Just under an hour’s drive from downtown Vancouver, it is the perfect long weekend getaway, close yet not too close. Situated along the Vedder River, it offers an array of various activities for the w... Continue Reading


  • Pemberton, British Columbia – a Fun Diversion from Whistler
    Outdoor Patio, Big Sky Golf & Country Club

    Outdoor Patio, Big Sky Golf & Country Club

    What to do once you have explored Whistler Village and the weather is looking better to the north – follow the sunshine.  This decision was made by three of u... Continue Reading


  • Hidden Waterways in British Columbia for the Hiker

    There are many hidden waterways in British Columbia which offer some of the lesser known places to cool off in the water during the summer. Here are highlights of a few of the best waterways to cool off for the avid hiker.

    Vancouver Island Bay off Juan de Fuca Trail by Ikiwaner... Continue Reading

  • Keeping you, and your family dog cool while camping in British Columbia
    Keeping cool by the water

    Keeping cool by the water

    While most of us enjoy the hot, lazy, sunny days of summer, it is sometimes a challenge to keep cool and that goes for your family pet too. Here are some ideas that our family have found helpful on our camping trips.

    Certain breeds of dogs are more prone to overheating than other... Continue Reading

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