Swan Lake Nature Reserve

Located at the north end of Vernon, on the west side of Swan Lake lies what I believe is one of the truly underrated and overlooked parks in the area. We first stumbled across this park when we had a brief stint living in the are a few years back. We used to go for […]

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Sovereign Lake Cross Country Ski

Getting out for a cross country ski is always enjoyable. But getting out for a cross country ski with a set of twin girls is getting a bit trickier. Lacking any sort of luxuries like trailers or sleighs, it only leaves us with a back pack each. The forecast predicted a cold spell heading our […]

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Family Skate On The Local Pond

With the weather being mild so far this winter we have been fortunate to be able to get outside and enjoy. With the thermometer showing -7 we were a bit hesitant to head to the pond, but the sun was shining so we chose to go for it. Our girls are still under three and […]

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A family snowshoe; the final day of 2020

Just a hop skip and a jump away is Kalamalka Provincial Park anxiously awaiting visitors with open arms. We bundled up the girls and were out exploring the freshly covered snowy trails in mid morning. We started off having the girls walk along with us and empty packs on out backs. 300m in, the trail […]

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Middleton Mountain Park and Hiking Trails

With the daylight hours shrinking so rapidly and the snow line getting lower on the hillside, getting out for a full day takes a bit more planning. This is where the local community trails starts to take over. As we close our front door behind us we set out on foot to Middleton Mountain Park […]

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Monashee Lake

The views are amazing! Hiking to the alpine with its pristine lakes, jagged rocky peaks and wide open meadows is nothing but rewarding. Round two with the Monashee Lake hike. We attempted this hike earlier in the week but were forced to turn around due to road maintenance. You can read more about that here. […]

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