Category: Camping

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Paddle Camping at Moyer Creek Marine Campsite in Golden Ears Provincial Park

    Paddle Camping at Moyer Creek Marine Campsite in Golden Ears Provincial Park

    After a 2-year hiatus from paddle camping since our unforgettable trips to Granite Falls and Sechelt Inlet, the stars aligned for Johnny and I to team up once again for another quick but impactful overnight paddling trip at Moyer Creek Marine Campsite on Alouette Lake. We had 2 days to plan, and we quickly narrowed…

  • 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…

  • Checklist of our camping gears

    Checklist of our camping gears

    Camping has always been a fun activity for our family; however, when it was our first time the packing part stressed me out. I have no idea what to bring and was afraid of not bringing enough, so I ended up over packing. After our many camping trips over the last few years, we have…

  • Camping at Moran State Park on Orcas Island

    Camping at Moran State Park on Orcas Island

    Quick Facts: Moran State Park is located on the Orcas Island, the largest of the San Juan Islands (basically Washington State’s continuation of our Southern Gulf Islands). It is consistently described as one of the best state parks in Washington, so it naturally became a prime target for our southern expeditions this year. Visiting Orcas…

  • Camping at Larrabee State Park

    Camping at Larrabee State Park

    Quick Facts: Larrabee State Park is set on the seashore near Bellingham, which is only a short drive from Vancouver. The campsites are set pretty far back from the day use area where the beach is, so there aren’t any ocean views to be had from camp. The campsites were fairly close together, and like…

  • Camping at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

    Camping at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

    A highly anticipated campground this season was Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, which is one of the most popular provincial parks on Vancouver Island. Thanks to Billy’s lightning-speed reservation skills, we were lucky to snatch up the last spot for our week-long trip after camping on Gabriola Island. Before getting there, we made a quick stop…

  • Camping on Gabriola Island – Descanso Bay Regional Park

    Camping on Gabriola Island – Descanso Bay Regional Park

    Quick Facts: After our brief visit to Gabriola Island last year, we were determined to come back for a better look at the beautiful island. After our stay in Nanaimo, we hopped on the ferry and headed to a 2-night camping getaway at Descanso Bay Regional Park. Malaspina Galleries Before we headed to our camp,…

  • Camping at Porteau Cove Provincial Park

    Camping at Porteau Cove Provincial Park

    Quick Facts: The most stunning waterfront campsites are usually reserved for paddle campers who have to put in the work, but there’s one location where you can park your car next to your tent: Porteau Cove Provincial Park. It’s an easy 1 hour drive from Vancouver, and it allows you to camp right on the…