Kayaking/Canoeing/Rafting

  • Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, BC is a Great Place to Visit in the Off-Season
    Kayaking the Broken Group Isands

    Kayaking the Broken Group Isands

    Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is a popular summertime destination, but it should not be overlooked for an “off-season” getaway. In the winter, the Pacific Ocean is whipped in to a frenzy and the storm watching is second to none. No matter which season you plan your visit, you will find many things to see and do while you are there. Continue Reading

  • BC’s Gulf Islands National Park Reserve Offers Rich Opportunities for Exploring
    Mount Norman, Pender Island

    Mount Norman, Pender Island

    No matter which island(s) you choose to visit, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve offers a wide variety of hiking, wildlife viewing, cycling, and watersport opportunities. The Gulf Islands are a place where time slows down, so make sure you plan lots of time for simply sitting by the ocean and relaxing. Continue Reading

  • Terrace and the Nass Valley in Northern British Columbia are worth a Visit
    Kleanza Creek Provincial Park, Terrace, Northern BC. Photo: Destination BC/Emanual Smedbol

    Kleanza Creek Provincial Park, Terrace, Northern BC. Photo: Destination BC/Emanual Smedbol

    I remember visiting Terrace, New Aiyansh and Greenville, in Northern BC years ago. A long drive of about 15 hours from Vancouver, just under 1,400 km and multiple stops I will never forget. My father did his residency program in the smaller towns of both New Aiyansh and Greenville, small towns of no more than 2,000 residents each. Located right on the Skeena River with an abundance of nature, it makes for a great way to escape the city life and find solace in the most remote corners of beautiful British Columbia. Continue Reading

  • A Primer to Canada’s National Parks in British Columbia
    2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass & Guides

    2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass & Guides

    If you haven’t already heard, Canada is turning 150 in 2017 and in order to celebrate, Parks Canada is offering free 2017 Discovery Passes. These passes provide free admission for a group/family travelling together in one vehicle to all Canadian National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas, and National Historic Sites operated by Parks Canada. Note: regular fees still apply for services like camping. 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

  • Kayak Camping in BC: Have you tried it?
    Man and woman kyaking in the Gulf Islands

    On our way to D’arcy Island

    My wife, Katharine and I own a kayak tour company in Victoria and every summer we hire Adventure Tourism students to work ... Continue Reading


  • Rafting on the Elaho River in Squamish, BC
    river rafts on Elaho River

    Rafts on the bank of the Elaho River, Squamish BC

    When the sun is beating down as it has been in BC for the last few weeks, the only thing you want to... Continue Reading


  • Family Fishing in Whistler
    Family Paddling at Whistler

    Family Paddling at Whistler

    They say that fishing is good for the soul. As the sun suffused the early morning sky, bobbing around in a kayak on the still waters of a Whistler lake in search of a catch – it truly was a moment for inward reflection. (more…)... Continue Reading


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