Soaking it up at Lussier Hot Springs, Kootenay Rockies, BC
This year we set out to explore as many hot springs in the Kootenays as we could squeeze into a four-day road trip. We started with Radium and Fairmont in the East Kootenay area and finished up with Ainsworth and Halcyon, both in the West Kootenays. All of these are developed hot springs, but one that we had at the top of our list was Lussier Hot Springs. These natural springs are located in Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park. Back in the early 1990s we lived in Windermere, just south of Invermere, so this was a place we visited often and always Continue Reading
Tunkwa Lake Resort in BC’s Gold Country – Come for the Loons, Not the Tunes
It was August long weekend and we were looking for a premier fishing destination, yet without too much travel. Tunkwa Lake Resort checked all the boxes, plus also added some sentimental value as it was where my husband learned to ride his bike many years ago. Located just a one-hour drive from Kamloops, Tunkwa Lake Resort is on the other side of Logan Lake when coming in from Highway 5. It offers both campsites and cabins, as we Continue Reading
Bowron Lakes, BC: Not Just a Place to Portage!
With its pristine views and rugged adventures, you would think that the Bowron Lakes only attracts highly skilled hikers and paddlers. We found this was not the case! Yes we love hiking, camping and paddling but we had no intention of strapping on a backpack or carrying our canoe. We heard what a beautiful area it was, so we set out to explore it.Continue Reading
Kentucky-Alleyne Provincial Park near Merritt, BC Offers Lots to Explore plus New Campsites
I have many fond camping memories from my childhood. Countless weekends spent in tree-shaded sites, camping dinners eaten around the picnic table, falling asleep in my family’s tent – and later, when we upgraded, our 1975 tent trailer. One camping memory, however, stands out in my mind and this little adventure occurred at a place called Kentucky-Alleyne.Continue Reading
Powell River, British Columbia, Insulated by Nature
Two ferries from the lower Mainland or one from Vancouver Island to get to Powell River could leave you feeling isolated, but locals prefer to think of it as being insulated from the busy world and high crime. Powell River, situated on the side of a mountain is wrapped in forest, insulated by nature. With hundreds of lakes behind it and the ocean at its feet, locals have the best of both worlds.Continue Reading
Tofino, BC – A Bucket List Trip
When planning a trip to a place as unique as Tofino on Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim, be prepared to get busy and enjoy everything it has to offer. With only 4 days and 7 of us in our group, we had a jam packed but amazing visit. Relive our stay in one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever see.Continue Reading
5 Reasons You Should Go Fishing While Camping in BC This Year
“Camping with Teenagers: Is there WIFI?”
Ah yes, the first question my teenage sons ask when we suggest or venture to a new campground, “Is there WIFI?”
Gone are the days when our sons would hop in the car without questioning where we were ca Continue Reading
Learn to Fish – a British Columbia Program that Teaches You How to Fish
It may still be winter but that doesn’t mean we can’t think about things to do in the spring. One activity to plan for, especially if you have youngsters, is participating in a Learn to Fish program. Check out below.
What does someone who knows absolutely nothing about fishing, and lives in BC, do Continue Reading
5 BC Places to Visit for Outdoor Fun and Winter Camping
If you thought that camping and RVing was devoted solely to those months without snow, you would be wrong. British Columbia is fast becoming a destination for RVing and camping, particularly with those who live in colder climes. Here are 5 blogs that we have published during the past year that showcase some of things to do and places to camp in BC’s winter months.