Paddle Boarding With Kids

A perfect activity in this Okanagan heat is paddle boarding. We are always looking for things to do with and without kids and this works out great for us. We are currently in our third summer with our paddle boards which means our girls were two when we got them. The first couple times we […]

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Thermacell

This year out in the backcountry has been quite challenging with the amount of bugs. Our trip to McCrae lake confirmed that. The mosquitos were relentless along with black flies and even horse flies. Our girls spent most of the time in the tent hiding away from them while Tyson and I tried to sit […]

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McCrae Lake

Backpacking with children is tough at times so ideally going for two nights is what we prefer. This time however we only had enough time for one night. Some would say it’s not worth going all that way into the backcountry just to set up, sleep, tear down camp and hike back out. But our […]

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Spectrum Lake

We have been taking our girls to Spectrum Lake since they were 10 months old. It is a somewhat easy hike into what we call “luxury” camping. It takes about 2-3 hours to hike depending on your pace, and if kids are hiking or being carried. We love doing this hike as our kick off […]

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Wells Gray Park

Want to go to a place that has a bunch of amazing waterfalls with most of them being within only about 100 yards from where you park? Then Wells Gray Provincial Park is the place for you. With cooler than normal temperatures this spring our alpine start was somewhat delayed. We had been itching to […]

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ACONCAGUA: Day 14-16, Summit Day and Down

Starting at the end? Click here to reset to the beginning, or here to see the previous post. Day 14 – Summit day!! We were awoken at 3:30 am by the guides and the sound of our tents flapping in the wind. Soon we were greeted with hot water as well as meat, cookies and […]

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