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Beauty in beaches

Activity: Beachcombing, Swimming / Snorkelling
Location: Castlegar


The sand is soft between my colourful toes. Sunscreen slathered to the nth degree, as children laugh and a teen emits a shriek. The water chilled and fresh after its time spent in the solid form of snow atop mountains aplenty. The slight breeze rustles a curly lock and I ... (read more)
The sand is soft between my colourful toes. Sunscreen slathered to the nth degree, as children laugh and a teen emits a shriek. The water chilled and fresh after its time spent in the solid form of snow atop mountains aplenty. The slight breeze rustles a curly lock and I smile and look out at the water that seems to stretch forever. Waves lazily roll in and pull children’s sandcastles and scribbles out without mercy. A dog whines briefly and a child asks if he could throw a stick for the playful canine, the owner smiles in return nodding and responding “Of course!” Slowly I wander to water’s edge dipping my toes, waves bringing water to both ankles. I shiver once and then journey in, diving out to where it’s so deep, whether it’s blue or black I’ll never quite know. My curls stick to my face as I resurface and a small laugh I emit. (collapse)

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Paddle For The Peace

Activity: Paddling, Rafting
Location: Hudson's Hope


On the second weekend of July approximately 500 avid nature enthusiasts assemble near Hudson's Hope for the annual Paddle For The Peace (paddleforthepeace.ca). If you can handle an inner tube, canoe, kayak, or raft you can do this! The Peace River is an amazing heritage river that is under threat ... (read more)
On the second weekend of July approximately 500 avid nature enthusiasts assemble near Hudson's Hope for the annual Paddle For The Peace (paddleforthepeace.ca).

If you can handle an inner tube, canoe, kayak, or raft you can do this!
The Peace River is an amazing heritage river that is under threat from another hydroelectric project that we simply do not need.

Anyone who does this trip will not want this unnecessary project to proceed. Here is one of many videos of the trip (youtube.com/watch?v=7hjvrB_4QZk).

Please consider this as a wonderful family vacation. You will not be disappointed.

Maybe you will even find the moose between Chetwynd and Hudson's Hope.

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Cheers,

Greg Shea (Lake Cowichan)

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Cultus Lake trails - year round

Activity: Hiking, Horseback riding, Other
Location: Chilliwack


Many residents of Metro Vancouver visit Cultus Lake in the summer to get away from the city and enjoy the "cottage" type feel of the area. The real jewels, however, are the trails behind the lake where hikers, horse-back runners, and trail runners enjoy the trails that go round the ... (read more)
Many residents of Metro Vancouver visit Cultus Lake in the summer to get away from the city and enjoy the "cottage" type feel of the area.

The real jewels, however, are the trails behind the lake where hikers, horse-back runners, and trail runners enjoy the trails that go round the lake.

I took up trail running after moving to Chilliwack in 2007, and have enjoyed the yearly "Round the Lake- Give or Take" around Cultus Lake ever since. Awards are given to the best runners and there are home-baked goodies for all.

I also take part in the Canada Day hike/run up Elk Mountain - the "Grouse Grind" of the Fraser Valley.

With views of Harrison Lake, Cultus Lake, and Mount Baker, people of all ages can make the hike with a bit of effort. Hikers and runners, dressed in red and white, enjoy the views while marking our nations's birthday. The three hour hike is my favourite way to celebrate Canada Day and the unofficial start of my summer.

In my travels, I've learned the best way to learn about an area is to talk to a local, and the locals of Chilliwack have taught me well. (collapse)

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Surfing on the Howe Sound

Activity: Paddling
Location: Squamish


Living in the Coast Mountains offers many recreational opportunities. However, the ocean near Squamish often gets overlooked as an adventure destination. Last September my family and I booked a wakesurfing trip through Squamishadventure.com and had a fantastic day on the water. The Howe Sound fjord is stunning. The views of ... (read more)
Living in the Coast Mountains offers many recreational opportunities. However, the ocean near Squamish often gets overlooked as an adventure destination. Last September my family and I booked a wakesurfing trip through Squamishadventure.com and had a fantastic day on the water.

The Howe Sound fjord is stunning. The views of Shannon Falls, Diamond Head, and The Chief were incredible as we pulled back into harbour after an amazing day.

This is a not-to-miss trip if you are in Squamish, Whistler, or Vancouver. (collapse)

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Renting a speed boat in Vancouver

Activity: Boating
Location: Vancouver


Prior to my trip to Vancouver I searched online for stuff to do. Renting a boat caught my eye as I had never done this before. From the wonderful reviews I read online, Granville Island Boat Rentals was the company to go with. After the helpful and friendly staff explained ... (read more)
Prior to my trip to Vancouver I searched online for stuff to do. Renting a boat caught my eye as I had never done this before. From the wonderful reviews I read online, Granville Island Boat Rentals was the company to go with. After the helpful and friendly staff explained all the different routes my friend and I could take, we decided on the seal colony adventure. The rocks were packed with seals, we were amazed how many were there. The boat trip was awesome and the best part of my holiday. This is a must do in Vancouver. (collapse)

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