Shuswap River Kayaking

The Okanagan Valley is known for many of its adventures and hidden secrets. Everything from wine tours in the summer to deep powder skiing in the winter. One of its un-spoken excitements is the white water available to kayak enthusiasts. I first got into kayaking back when I was 16 years old and never really […]

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Rock Climbing in Cougar Canyon

The sun was shining and the sky was blue on this early spring day. Loaded into the car we took an easy 15 minute drive and arrived at the Cougar Canyon parking lot within Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park in Vernon, B.C. The dirt lot has enough room for 20 some odd vehicles, and is often […]

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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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The Rimrocks

As spring pushes into summer we always try our best to get out for the low lying hikes before the weather gets too hot. We decided again to hit the trails with our neighbour Bruce. He is always a good sport and puts up with our crazy antics and our two littles bounding around. This […]

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Bluenose Hike

Mid spring conditions make for a perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy some of the amazing mountain scenery. Just like our previous hike up Mt. Rose Swanson we are looking for an opportunity to have our two young girls get out and off our backs for a while. Well that was the intention anyways. […]

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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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