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  • Vancouver Island, British Columbia Off-Season Adventures

    SnowShoeing Mt Washington, BC

    Snow Shoeing Mt Washington, BC

    Canada's Mediterranean', is how I like to refer to Central Vancouver Island. It offers more year-round outdoor recreational opportunities in mind-blowing scenery, than I'll ever have time to enjoy in one lifetime. But I’m trying-- and the best part is that so many activities are absolutely free! Continue Reading

  • Snowbirds! Spending Your Winter in the Vancouver Area? Check Out These Side Trips

    Heading east from Vancouver through the Fraser Valley via scenic Highway 7 to Harrison Hot Springs, cityscapes soon open up into country with stunning views over fields and mountains. Continue Reading

  • Chasm Provincial Park – A Hidden Gem in British Columbia’s Cariboo Region

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    Chasm-Provincial-Park-Cariboo

    In British Columbia we are fortunate to have a wealth of spectacular destinations. Sometimes, however, on our way to somewhere else we stumble onto a gem hidden in plain sight. Chasm Provincial Park, located just north of Clinton in the Cariboo region, is one of those destinations. Continue Reading

  • Discovering Camping in British Columbia in the Fall Season

    It’s time to bring out the sweaters and store the flip flops! The fall season is a perfect time to avoid the crowds and explore BC while camping. In the shoulder season, Provincial Parks and private campgrounds usually have space available, allowing you to be spontaneous in where you camp. Continue Reading

  • Porpoise Bay Provincial Park on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast – A Great Place for a Camping Holiday

    Kayaking at Smuggler Cove

    Kayaking at Smuggler Cove

    Porpoise Bay Provincial Park is an ideal destination for family fun. At only four kilometres north of Sechelt and at the very south end of the Sechelt Inlet, Porpoise Bay Provincial Park makes an excellent base camp for a larger exploration of the Sunshine Coast. There are plenty of opportunities to get active, whether your chosen speed be relaxing and swimming at the beach, hitting the trails, or exploring the local waterways and marine parks. Continue Reading

  • Travel Scenic Highway 23 North of Revelstoke, BC to Mica Dam & Begbie Falls

    Kinbasket Lake

    Kinbasket Lake

    Travel Scenic Highway 23 North of Revelstoke, British Columbia to Mica Dam and Begbie Falls and enjoy some back country camping. Continue Reading

  • Travel the Stunning Stewart-Cassiar/Highway 37 in Northern BC

    View from Mountain Shadow campground near Iskut

    View Near Iskut, Northern BC

    The Stewart-Cassiar Highway is 724 km of stunning scenery in British Columbia’s north. My husband and I took our time exploring this amazing area from the Yukon border in the north, to Kitwanga in the south and over to Stewart and Hyder, Alaska. Continue Reading

  • Plan a Trip to Smithers in Northern British Columbia – Where There’s Plenty to See & Do

    Dipnetting at Witset Falls

    Dipnetting at Witset Falls

    Smithers is an Alpine-themed town halfway between Prince George and Prince Rupert. We had fun wandering the six-block main street where 7 ft. tall Alpine Al plays a giant alphorn carved out of a 1,000year-old cedar. The Sausage Factory (1107 Main St.) has been providing the best sausages and deli goods since 1974. We went back twice for more goodies. Around the corner, we found decadent cream puffs at Paul’s Bakery. At Smithers Brewery (3832-3rd St.) we bought a flight of 3 beers and 1 cider and sat in the sun enjoying them. I found a pretty blouse for $5 at a thrift store, my kind of shopping. Bovill Square has a bandstand for summer concerts. These stops are but a fraction of what you can find along Main Street. Continue Reading

  • Visit Bromley Rock Provincial Park in BC’s Okanagan Similkameen

    Relaxing at Bromley Rock Provincial Park

    Relaxing at Bromley Rock Provincial Park

    Bromley Rock Provincial Park is a small and extremely popular campsite in the south Okanagan. Offering just 17 sites, Bromley Rock can be tricky to get into, but last summer we were fortunate to get a last-minute Discover Camping reservation. This allowed us to extend our annual day use visit and spend a few days relaxing under the shade of Douglas Firs along the banks of the Similkameen River. Continue Reading

  • Hiking Etiquette: 6 Tips for Sharing the Trails

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    HighNoteTrailWhistlerTarynEyton header

    Unlike team sports like basketball or hockey, hiking and camping have no rulebook. But there are several unwritten rules of hiking etiquette that keep everyone happy and safe while protecting the wilderness too. Keep these camping and hiking etiquette tips in mind so we can all share the trails. Continue Reading

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