Tag: fraser valley

  • 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…

  • Island 22 Bike Skills Park

    Island 22 Bike Skills Park

    After our camping trip at Chilliwack Lake, the boys really wanted to go somewhere biking. After a quick search, we came across this bike park. Compared to a few pump tracks we went to in the Lower Mainland, this bike park is fairly big with many different levels to try out. And the best part:…

  • Derby Reach Regional Park

    Derby Reach Regional Park

    Quick Facts: AllTrails link: Derby Reach Regional Park, 9.2km with 70m elevation gain Difficulty: easy, doable with a stroller but the Houston Trail has some steep hills Traffic: heavy on Edge Farm Trail, light to moderate on Houston Trail Facilities: pit toilets, sheltered picnic area, picnic tables, grassy field, water access to Fraser River View:…

  • Rolley Lake Paddle

    Rolley Lake Paddle

    Quick Facts Parking: 49°14’30.4″N 122°23’20.3″W Launch: 49°14’33.4″N 122°23’23.3″W Launching type: sandy beach Difficulty – very easy Boat traffic – no motor boats allowed View – conifer-covered lakeshores Facilities – pit toilets, no running water. Picnic tables, sandy beach. Overall score – 7/10 Paddle Report: September 2020 For the Labor Day long weekend, we stayed close and…

  • Mill Lake Park (Mill Lake loop)

    Mill Lake Park (Mill Lake loop)

    One our final home stretch of our road trip, our search for a nice park with playgrounds brought us to the city of Abbotsford. Mill Lake Park was highly rated for its diverse activities for the kids and it certainly did not disappoint. The loop around Mill Lake spans about 2 km with several different…

  • Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park

    Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park

    Along our road trip to the Rockies, we decided to explore Interior BC as we haven’t done many hikes along this direction. After a couple hours on Highway 1, we arrived at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park as our first stop. Trail Condition This is a fairly short, 1km loop hike that is suitable for…

  • Stave Lake Paddle

    Stave Lake Paddle

    Stave Lake is a large and fairly rugged lake north of Mission, only accessible by a winding gravel road with fair number of potholes. Due to its ruggedness, it’s much less frequented than the nearby Aloette Lake and Pitt Lake, making it a good option on a busy summer weekend. There is a boat launch…