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10 Late Summer & Fall Picnic Spots in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains, BC

This time of year, with summer soon to become a memory, we find ourselves wanting to be outside as much as possible and we’re constantly on the lookout for great spots to throw down our picnic blanket and enjoy our meals al fresco! The evenings may be getting a little cooler, and the leaves may be starting to change colour, but we think that first hint of fall foliage makes our picnic spots even more special. And, whether it’s a simple sandwich, a multi-course takeout meal, or a basket full of fresh, local goodies, a picnic is a wonderful way to experience the region. Read more…

Hiking Near Whistler, British Columbia

The Whistler area is known to offer ample outdoor fun during both summer and winter months. I love going to Whistler because it’s less than a two-hour drive from Vancouver, yet it feels like a getaway, and is close enough for a quick weekend mini vacay. Whether you’re staying at a hotel or camping in the woods, the nature and stunning views in the surrounding area are simply breathtaking. Situated in the alpine forests, overlooking the coast mountains of the Squamish area it is the perfect home base for the outdoorsy souls. Read more…

Mosquito…..help? Ideas to combat the pesky bug!

Most of us who enjoy the outside during the spring, summer and early fall months have encountered a mosquito bite or two from these pesky little flies who play an important meal role for birds, bats, spiders, fish and others – but are ever-so-hated by humans. Read more…

A Weekend Adventure in the Fraser Canyon, British Columbia

Last summer we spent a glorious extended weekend exploring the Fraser Canyon from Hope to Lytton where the rock formations along the mighty Fraser River push against the rushing waters that tumble through the narrow canyons. Cliffs rise from the edge of the canyon and one can glimpse trains making their way on what seems to be a perilous journey on rail lines seemingly hanging on to the cliff and diving into periodic tunnels through the rock. Read more…

Springtime Bucket List – 6 Things to Do in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains, British Columbia

Spring is finally here in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains and with the days getting longer, the weather getting warmer and the spring flowers blooming, we think it’s the perfect time to start planning your spring adventures. Here are a few of our must do springtime activities. Read more…

British Columbia is Best for Hiking, Watching Wildlife and Camping

According to Destination Canada, hiking, watching wildlife, and camping are the most popular activities for Canadians when traveling domestically, and where better than British Columbia to experience all three! Read more…

Three Family-Friendly Snowshoe Trips in Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia

Snowshoeing is a great way to get out and get active with your family. Manning Provincial Park, 45 minutes beyond Hope, provides numerous trails to explore. One weekend this winter, grab your family and friends, cross your fingers for clear skies, and get going! Read more…

Chasing Winter Waterfalls at Cascade Falls Regional Park, BC

Crunchy snow, glittering icicles, and beautiful emerald-coloured water are just a sampling of what you will experience on a winter visit to Cascade Falls Regional Park near Mission, BC. Read more…

Little Known Hot Springs in British Columbia

Many of us know about the popular hot springs around British Columbia that are part of a resort or destination experience such as Harrison Hot Springs, Fairmont Hot Springs, and Ainsworth Hot Springs. The main benefit is they’re easy to access, but the downside is they cost a few bucks per soak, or are only available to hotel guests. Read more…

Best Places to See Waterfalls in British Columbia

Some of the most awe inspiring scenery in British Columbia can be found by hiking through a forest to watch a waterfall cascade over a cliff, and empty into a lake or river below. Read more…