Pinnacle Lake

With this “heat dome” temperature increase we decided to pack into the truck and head for the Monashees with neighbour Bruce for one of our favourite hikes. We have done this one a few times, first time as a day hike then another as an overnight. See our previous blog for more details. We arrived […]

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Kettle Valley Railway. Day 1 of 4, Midway-Zamora

Some may call it impulsive, others spontaneous, but no matter what your choice of words are the end result is always the same, memorable. With a little over a week in advance we decided to take advantage of the spring weather and bike the Kettle Valley Railways (KVR) section of The Great Trail formerly know […]

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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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Kinsol Trestle

With early spring weather threatening rain for the day we made a choice for some close proximity outings with easy access to the truck incase the precipitation was to much. 45 kms south of Chemainus on Vancouver Island, we wind our way through the Cowichan valley, past Shawnigan Lake to the Kinsol Trestle parking lot. […]

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Askew Creek Park in Chemainus

This park is located right in the heart of Chemainus, a small town located just 30 minutes drive south of Nanaimo on Vancouver Ialand. The park is a hidden little gem worth stopping in to see. You can find the entrance at the corner of Chemainus Road and Oak Street. I was out for a […]

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