Tag: toddler friendly

  • Nicomekl River Paddle

    Nicomekl River Paddle

    Nicomekl is a calm, historic river in Surrey. The popular paddle section flows from the Elgin Road Dam to Blackie Spit, where the river drains into Boundary Bay. Due to the dam, which intentionally cuts off the river almost completely so that sea water doesn’t flow into the farmlands upstream, the river doesn’t actually flow…

  • Hicks Lake Paddle – Sasquatch Provincial Park

    Hicks Lake Paddle – Sasquatch Provincial Park

    Hicks Lake in Sasquatch Provincial Park is a small but beautiful lake, about 6km to circumnavigate. It’s conveniently attached to Hicks Lake Campground but also has a sizable day use area and boat ramp. Campers in the other campgrounds in the provincial park are known to drive to Hicks Lake to enjoy the cleaner water…

  • Terrell Marsh Interpretive Trail

    Terrell Marsh Interpretive Trail

    Quick Facts: On our short overnight camping trip in Birch Bay State Park, we checked out this cute little hiking trail, Terrell Marsh Trail. This is a 1 km loop trail which is very easy to complete and suitable for young kids. The whole trail is quite flat but some parts are narrow and rooty,…

  • Maple Bay Cabins Camping at Cultus Lake

    Maple Bay Cabins Camping at Cultus Lake

    A cool new addition to Cultus Lake Provincial Park is the 25 new cabins they installed at Maple Bay. It’s very close to the Maple Bay Campground, connected by a newly paved road that connects the two areas. This is a fantastic option if you or your companions prefer a little more comfort than tent…

  • 2022-2023 Ski Season Wrap Up

    2022-2023 Ski Season Wrap Up

    We just wrapped up a fantastic ski season. Big Bro was the MVP, skiing and progressing the most. But Middle Bro had amazing improvements too, and was doing significantly better than how Big Bro did at age 3. Our first skiing session of season was Dec 28, 2022. It was a big mistake to come…

  • First Time Skiing Whistler: Big Bro Takes on Big Mountains

    First Time Skiing Whistler: Big Bro Takes on Big Mountains

    This is Big Bro’s 3rd season skiing. We spent the first two seasons on our local mountains, and we saw some dramatic improvements from not willing to take more than a few steps to linking turns. With him turning 5 and starting kindergarten this year, we took advantage of the free Epic Schoolkids pass. This…

  • Lower Gold Creek Falls Hike

    Lower Gold Creek Falls Hike

    Quick Facts: Lower Falls Trail in Golden Ears Provincial Park is very popular because it’s very easy and the views are pretty great. The parking lot, although not small, doesn’t quite hold up to the popularity. In recent years, BC Parks has started a free day-pass program to limit the number of visitors to Golden…

  • Train Wreck Hike

    Train Wreck Hike

    Quick Facts: The Whistler Train Wreck trail is known as one of the most kid friendly hikes around the area, with an exciting wreckage site at the end. There’s a sizable parking lot at the trailhead near Bayly Park, but surprisingly no washroom facilities nearby. Given the increasing popularity of the trail, this seems like…

  • Skookumchuck Narrows Hike

    Skookumchuck Narrows Hike

    Quick Facts: The hike in Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park is perhaps the most famous of all hiking trails on the Sunshine Coast. It’s an fairly easy 8km hike to the Narrows, where impressive whirlpools at ebbing tide and standing rapids at flooding tide can be viewed. The volume of tide water in the entire Sechelt…

  • Smuggler Cove Hike

    Smuggler Cove Hike

    Quick Facts: AllTrails link: Smuggler Cove, modified as a 2km out and back hike to the first fork on the map. Difficulty: moderate Traffic: heavy, with lots of dogs Facilities: pit toilet a trailhead View: cool boardwalk through wetland and nice views of Smuggler Cove at the end. After the fork, it wasn’t clear how…