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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

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

    Chasm-Provincial-Park-Cariboo

    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

  • 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

  • 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

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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

  • 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

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