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10 BC Parks to Visit For Camping Season


Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 — 1:44pm PDT
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Call it a wish list, bucket list, or a “I must camp there again” list but I’ve been eyeing the BC Provincial Parks website lately and my urge to unroll my sleeping bag and toast s’mores by a campfire has been rising. When I was young we used to go on a week-long camping trip […]

BC Camping Reservations Open For 2015


Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 — 9:14am PDT
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This Sunday, March 15th, BC’s camping reservation system will open for the season. From Cultus Lake and Sasquatch Park to Liard River Hot Springs, Wells Gray, and Mount Fernie, you can start planning your summer of camper, trailer, and tent camping around our beautiful province. Alouette Lake – Golden Ears. Photo credit: Ludovic Chabant on […]

SPES Saturday: Nature Ninjas Urban Camping


Saturday, November 8th, 2014 — 11:14am PDT
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This post has been contributed by Kathleen Stormont, Fundraising & Communications Specialist with the Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”). I have been following SPES since I moved into the West End almost a decade ago and I have been a member for two years. I wanted to offer the team an opportunity to share their […]

Protect Against Mosquitos Naturally


Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 — 9:49am PDT
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A warm but soggy summer so far has proven to be the perfect incubator for pests with officials now warning of mosquito bites. With the words “West Nile Virus” showing up in subsequent headlines this week, I’m certain many are scooping up their bug repellent. Photo credit: Scapevision on Flickr Closing our eyes and spraying […]

Camping in North West Washington State


Thursday, May 17th, 2012 — 11:02am PDT
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Camping options in BC are abundant but as I noticed from the comments on camping post about campgrounds within 2.5 hours of Vancouver, some aren’t too happy with the consistent sold-out status of these popular outdoor destinations. To stay within the 2 hour travel zone, I’m going to dip down into Washington State and help […]

Camping Around Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Sea to Sky, Sunshine Coast


Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 — 9:44am PDT
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Summertime when I was growing up meant family camping trips. We’d pack up our van, head across BC, pitch our tents, and swim in lakes. It seems harder and harder to “get away from it all” as we grow older and have kids of our own. Quick trips aren’t usually that quick and take a […]