Archive for the category "camping"

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 […]

Blackfoot Crossing Tipi Camping


Thursday, February 9th, 2012 — 9:48am PDT
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Within just a few days last autumn I spent the night at a ghost town hotel followed by a chilly overnight stay in a tipi at Blackfoot Crossing. The experiences were unforgettable and surreal all at once. I was on a media trip in the Alberta Badlands, a few hours outside of Calgary, with two […]

Fraser Valley Park Series: Golden Ears Provincial Park


Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 — 10:42am PDT
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When the temperatures hit record highs walking through cool forests and jumping into a glacier-fed lake sounds pretty tempting. Golden Ears Provincial Park is a great place to escape the city in summer or winter and as such, it’s my next Park Series feature. Photo credit: keepitsurreal on Flickr Metrics At 62,540 hectares it’s one […]

Fraser Valley Parks: Silver Lake in Hope


Thursday, July 8th, 2010 — 1:05pm PDT
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Celebrating Parks Month I have a few entries in my Park Series that have been contributed by readers. The first is from Michelle Kent. Silver Lake Provincial Park in Hope, BC View Larger Map Getting Here The park is 12 km southwest of Hope in Skagit Valley. From Highway 1 watch for Silver/Skagit Provincial Park. […]