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Hiking

  • 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

  • Hiking Etiquette: 6 Tips for Sharing the Trails

    HighNoteTrailWhistlerTarynEyton header

    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

  • Discover 8 Camping Experiences in British Columbia This Summer

    For those of us who are lucky enough to live in BC, we have an incredible backyard to explore. From remote wilderness experiences, family-friendly campgrounds to luxury glamping, BC offers an array of camping options. We have a short list of camping options slightly off the beaten path to pitch your tent, park your RV, or claim your cabin. Continue Reading

  • Experience Terrace Treasures in British Columbia’s North

    Nisga'a lava bed, near Terrace

    Nisga'a lava bed, near Terrace

    Let’s visit a place where you can enjoy the wilderness, hiking, cultural diversity, fishing, and great campgrounds plus convenient shopping. Welcome to Terrace, “A place to belong,” a city of about 15,000 on Highway 16/The Yellowhead. It sits at the junction of the Skeena and Kisumkalum Rivers. Below the bridges fly fisherman try their luck on the river hoping to beat the record for the largest spring salmon. Keep your eyes peeled for the creamy-coloured Kermode or Spirit bear, the symbol of Terrace. Continue Reading

  • Big Bar Lake Provincial Park in the Cariboo, British Columbia

    Big-Bar-Lake-Campground

    Big-Bar-Lake-Campground

    If you don’t mind a little jaunt off the beaten (and paved) path, Big Bar Lake Provincial Park, 42 kilometres northwest of Clinton, makes an excellent weekend escape in the South Cariboo. Continue Reading

  • Three Places Where British Columbia’s Cariboo Region Locals Like to Camp

    Kayaking on Ghost Lake, Cariboo

    Kayaking on Ghost Lake, Cariboo

    Over the past few years, these local families have shared their Cariboo Region camping experiences with us—from the new places they’ve only just discovered to those family-favourites that they love to revisit. Continue Reading

  • Camping in British Columbia’s West Kootenays: Checking out three great campsites

    Camping in the West Kootenay’s is a great way to explore the area and visit communities like Nakusp and Burton. So in July 2020, we visited three campgrounds near or on the shores of Arrow Lake and the town of Nakusp. Continue Reading

  • Camping at its best: Revelstoke to Galena Bay, British Columbia

    Blanket-Creek Provincial Park

    Blanket-Creek Provincial Park

    If you are looking for some great camping and hiking, check out the corridor (Highway 23) between Revelstoke and Galena Bay. Surrounded by stunning mountain views - Selkirk Mountains on the east and Monashee Mountains on the west - this area is worth the trip! Continue Reading

  • A Primer to Canada’s National Parks in British Columbia

    Meadows in the Sky Parkway, Mount Revelstoke

    Meadows in the Sky Parkway, Mount Revelstoke

    Canadian National Parks are a favourite for travellers and locals to visit for day use and camping. British Columbia has 19 of the most spectacular to visit. Continue Reading

  • Saysutshun (Newcastle Island) Marine Provincial Park

    Newcastle Island, BC

    Newcastle Island, BC | Photo Kim Walker

    A short passenger-only ferry ride from Nanaimo brings you to Saysutshun (Newcastle Island) Marine Provincial Park, a place perfect for rest and relaxation. Continue Reading

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