Gear List For A Family Of Four

When heading into the backcountry with kids (that can’t carry much weight in their own packs) you need to make sure you have everything you need, but at the most minimal level. Finding gear that is ultra lightweight is a really good option but can be expensive. You don’t need the best and lightest to […]

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Rockwall Trail, Kootenay N.P.

With time off arranged and no destination located we were in a bit of a situation. But as the universe would have it, we lucked out and found a cancellation for the Rockwall Hike in Kootenay National Park. This was only for the middle two nights of the four night trek. We figured this would […]

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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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Christie Falls

If and when you are in the Okanagan, Christie Falls is a must do. This waterfall is a bit of a drive but the rewards are amazing! It is in the middle of nowhere and the atmosphere is so tranquil. While you drive almost 30 km on the back forest service roads you won’t be […]

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