Author: Billy

  • Winter camping baby step! in Porteau Cove

    Winter camping baby step! in Porteau Cove

    Winter camping is always a daunting but exciting prospect. It’s a frontier that we haven’t explored yet, and conquering it would mean unlocking the possibility for year-round camping. The risk of hypothermia in the winter is real though, when we’re separated from the elements with nothing but a few sheets of plastic. However, there is…

  • Paddling Bedford Channel in Fort Langley

    Paddling Bedford Channel in Fort Langley

    Bedford Channel is a small side channel of the Fraser River, sheltered by McMillan Island. It’s scenic, usually calm, and surrounded by historic Fort Langley and all the intrigue it offers. It’s also home to Fort Langley Canoe Club (FLCC), which operate a few private docks. For non-members, there are three public launch options to…

  • Harrison River Paddle

    Harrison River Paddle

    I’ve wanted to paddle on the Harrison River for about a year, ever since I read about the epic salmon run in the fall. The logistics made it a little tricky to plan though: the drive from Vancouver takes about 1hr and 45mins; the one-way downstream paddle necessitates at least two cars for shuttling; and…

  • White Rock Paddle

    White Rock Paddle

    White Rock Beach is a popular tourist destination. It has a chill vibe of a seaside town, and the promenade houses many restaurants and shops. Due to the popularity, only paid parking is available here, for a hefty $4.50 per hour from March to October in the city lots. The Semiahmoo parking lot is on…

  • oTENTik Glamping at Fort Langley National Historic Site

    oTENTik Glamping at Fort Langley National Historic Site

    If it wasn’t clear enough yet, our family loves camping. Most of the time, camping brings up close to the best places Mother Nature has to offer. But occasionally, camping can lead us to a completely different experience. Such was our amazing stay at an oTENTik tent in Fort Langley National Historic Site, where we…

  • Camping at Deception Pass State Park

    Camping at Deception Pass State Park

    Deception Pass is the most-visited State Park in Washington State. It boasts a rugged, spectacular coastline, walking trails set in beautiful forests, awe-inspiring cliffs, and an iconic bridge that spans the namesake Deception Pass. It’s only 2 hours by car from Vancouver, and it surely deserves a visit. Summer Programs Not only does it have…