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Step Into Spring – 6 Must Do Family Adventures Close to Vancouver, British Columbia

There are family-friendly activities to do in the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region year-round, but there’s something special about shaking off winter and heading out for a family adventure in the spring. Here are 6 of our favourite spring family adventures. 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…

Some of the Best Family Biking Trails in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains, British Columbia

Vancouver is known for being a super bike-friendly city. In the past few years the downtown core has enjoyed the addition of dedicated bike lanes and in the summer of 2016 the City of Vancouver introduced Mobi, a public bike-sharing program. There are lots of amazing spots to ride in Vancouver, like the Stanley Park Seawall, Queen Elizabeth Park or Pacific Spirit Park, but I thought I’d share some of our favourite, family-friendly cycling routes from outside Vancouver. Read more…

From the Kootenays to the Okanagan: Get into the Spirit of the Season with 4 Fun Things To Do

Ready or not, the holiday season is on its way.  This, of course, means there are lists to make, gifts to get and some (hopefully) much-needed downtime to spend with family and friends.

Here are a few activities and events happening in BC’s Thompson Okanagan and Kootenay Rockies regions to help you get into the spirit of this joyful season. Read more…

Best Places to See Salmon Spawning near Vancouver, British Columbia

Fall on British Columbia’s south coast means many things … cooler days, changing leaves, visits to pumpkin fields and corn mazes, but my favourite fall activity is watching the phenomenon that is Pacific Salmon spawning.

British Columbia is home to five species of salmon, Spring (or Chinook), Coho, Sockeye, Pink and Chum, and arguably, there is nothing more epic than the voyage these fish take to return to their spawning grounds. Many travel over thousands of kilometres, guided primarily by smell as they return to their birthplaces. Read more…

Daytripping in Campbell Valley Park, Langley, British Columbia

We have had the privilege of living near Campbell Valley Park in Langley, BC since 1976 and have spent many happy hours exploring the park on horseback and on foot. Read more…

Beat the Heat This Summer in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains, British Columbia

When the local Vancouver forecast calls for soaring temperatures Vancouverites and Tourists go looking for ways to beat the heat and stay cool while enjoying the awesome weather. Read more…

Relax, Refresh & Rest Up Along the Sea to Sky Highway

Whether you’re driving alone, in pairs or with children, a successful and relaxing road trip requires regular breaks – be it for bathrooms, stretching your legs, enjoying a beautiful viewpoint or simply taking in some fresh air. Read more…

Visiting the Kermode Bear, BC Wildlife Centre, Kamloops, British Columbia

The long weekend in May, affectionately known as Victoria Day Weekend, we decided to take a pleasure trip into the Thompson region of British Columbia to visit Kamloops. The motivation for the trip was that we had seen many news stories about the Kermode bear that had been taken to the BC Wildlife Park and the May long weekend in 2015 was the unveiling of the new home that had been built for Clover the Kermode bear. Read more…

10 small animals frequently encountered when camping in British Columbia

Have you ever woken in your tent in the night to the sounds of small feet scurrying just a few feet from your sleeping bag? Nighttime interruptions can cause panic, especially if your imagination is as colourful as mine. Knowing what small species you are likely hearing may help you sleep better at night… and may also give you some happier wildlife identification moments the following day! Read more…