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Families/Kids

  • A Beautiful Connection…Okanagan Lake

    Sky with clouds

    We arrived at Okanagan Lake  North Campground on a late afternoon in August, after driving the breathtaking Coquihalla and stopping for a fantastic meal in Peachland. My daughter and I were instantly struck by the beauty and privacy of our campsite, the huge vastness of sky above us, and the serenity of the lake spread out before us.

    Later that evening, preparing for bed, we we... Continue Reading


  • Leaky Boat & Biggest Moat at Chilliwack Lake

    boys in canoe fishing with their dad

    It was the first camping trip of the year at our favorite place! Chilliwack Lake has become a favorite getaway for our family. It has everything we look for in a campground. Sandy beaches, beautiful green lake, hiking trails, and a playground for the kids! Its no wonder we sneak back here as often as we can! It’s also never... Continue Reading


  • Rucklefest on Saltspring

    two little girls sitting in lawn chairs

    Lisa and I camped together for years – exploring wild coastline trails with our backpacks, surviving on dried food and bags of trail mix. We still love to camp each summer, but I now have a child and Lisa has became an Auntie, and we want to continue our summer adventures, but also include the little girls in our live... Continue Reading


  • Building Memories at Manning Provincial Park

    Father and son at mountain look out point

    When I was 8 years old, my Dad took my three siblings and my Mom camping at Manning Provincial Park for the first time. We loved it so much it became a yearly tradition….even to the point when we were given the choice between driving across Canada or going back to Manning, we all picked Manning!

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  • Camping at Nicklen Lake Recreation Site

    Tiffany Szekely lakeOur first camping adventure of 2015 was May long weekend up to Nicklen Lake. Nicklen Lake is a Recreation Site with a medium sized fishing lake on the Aberdeen Plateau near Vernon.

    The preparation that comes with camping with 5 kids and 2 dogs is not an easy feat, but it was nothing short of an amazing weekend. When it wasn’t raining the kids were all lined up along the bank of the lake casting their rods and catchin... Continue Reading


  • Whistler Fun with Kids (Without Hitting the Slopes)

    Recently our family had the chance to head up to Whistler for a quick day trip. We don’t ski or snowboard, so we were looking for fun (inexpensive) activities we could enjoy off the slopes. With Easter coming up, here’s a day’s worth of Whistler fun with kids under 10, for under $40 – without ever setting foot on the mountains.

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  • Camping at Christina Lake, BC – Creating Memories to Last a Lifetime
    Beautiful lake view of Christina Lake

    View of Christina Lake

    On a recent sunny Saturday my extended family took a trip up to the Kootenays to remember my grandparents at a spot overlooking their old cabin at Christina Lake. My mom booked us a site at Texas Creek, ... Continue Reading


  • Pirates and Nature Talks – BC Ferries Extras!
    Family entertainment with fun educational marine program on BC Ferries

    Enjoy Coastal Naturalists marine presentations during BC Ferry sailing

    Most families know that a ride on BC Ferries is more than just a trip across the ocean. Kids under five ride free, there are indoor play areas, and the cafeteria has many White Spot favourites. Can you say Pirate Pack? We sure can!

    On a recent sailing t... Continue Reading


  • Lists: The Key to Successful Family Camping
    Tents are set up in campground

    Camp Is Set Up…Let’s Enjoy!

    Maps, driving directions, packing lists, playlists – these are the fodder for a good road and camping trip. Here are some (more…)

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  • Honeydew and Pikas: Traveling with (Potentially) Carsick Kids

    RV travelling in British Columbia Motion sickness can strike even the toughest of children.

    Recently our family took a trip up to Christina Lake from Vancouver (about 7 hours’ drive) and thought we had everything covered.

    Now, if you don’t have small kids, or you’re the type of parent who has already nailed this, please feel free to skip ahead.

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