Swimming

  • Soaking it up at Lussier Hot Springs, Kootenay Rockies, BC
    Lussier Hot Springs, Kootenay Rockies

    Lussier Hot Springs, Kootenay Rockies

    A hot spring that we had at the top of our list was Lussier Hot Springs. These natural springs are located in Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park. 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

  • Paul Lake Provincial Park, a Picturesque Camping Spot Near Kamloops, BC
    Paul Lake Day Use Area

    Paul Lake Day Use Area

    We chose Paul Lake for its variety of recreational opportunities. I had heard the day use area was excellent, and a quick look on the BC Parks website confirmed that the park offered both canoeing and hiking. Continue Reading

  • “Camping with Teenagers: Is there WIFI?”
    Kayaking

    Kayaking

    Camping with teenagers, can be much more challenging. It can be tough to pull teenagers away from WIFI, friends and video games. So how do we do it? Continue Reading

  • Coast Along British Columbia’s Famed Fishing Highway 24 in the Cariboo
    Sheridan Lake by Fishing Hwy 24 Tourist Association

    Sheridan Lake by Fishing Hwy 24 Tourist Association

    While travelling east-west between the Southern Cariboo’s 100 Mile House (above the Fraser Plateau) and the town of Little Fort in BC’s Thompson River Valley, you’ll find the historic Highway 24 – also known as BC’s Fishing Highway. Continue Reading

  • Plan a Memorable Vacation in BC’s Stunning Telegraph Cove and the Broughton Archipelago
    Swimming in the Burdwood Group Islands | Kim Campbell-Walker

    Swimming in the Burdwood Group Islands | Kim Campbell-Walker

    Broughton Archipelago Provincial Park, sandwiched between Northern Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia, is certainly in contention for one of the most beautiful parts of the province. With towering cliffs, midden beaches, rocky islets, and protected passageways through lushly forested islands, the Broughton Archipelago makes up the largest marine park in British Columbia. Continue Reading

  • Golden Ears Provincial Park has Lots of Camping Options
    Golden Ears Park Steve Young

    Golden Ears Park | Steve Young

    There are three main campgrounds as well as a walk-in Campground at Alder Flats on the West Canyon Trail. There is a boat launch, a highly popular day use area that has canoe rentals. The lake has a roped off area for swimming and water fun and is large enough for water skiing. Continue Reading

  • Osoyoos & Oliver, BC Offers Plenty To Do in the Summer
    Osoyoos Oxbows

    Osoyoos Oxbows

    A 20 minute drive north of Osoyoos is the town of Oliver. Described as the “Wine Capital of Canada” thanks to the more than 35 wineries that surround the town, Oliver is known for it’s abundant orchards, spectacular vineyards, and arid climate. 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

  • 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 fo... Continue Reading


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