Historical Fintry Provincial Park

Blog and photos by: Iain Robert Reid History and accessible nature come together at Fintry Provincial Park in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. This is not just a wilderness park with undisturbed nature. In fact, there is a long history of human use in this area by First Nations, Europeans settlers, and more recently … Continued

Jerry’s Search and Sketch, the Ultimate Scavenger Quest, is happening now!

This past summer BC Parks, in partnership with Camping RV BC Coalition and Fresh Water Fishery Society, launched a fun, new park activity for kids and families called Jerry’s Search and Sketch, the Ultimate Scavenger Quest! If you and your family had fun participating in Jerry’s Search and Sketch, the Ultimate Scavenger Quest, it is … Continued

10 tips for camping with a toddler

Prior to having children, we considered ourselves avid campers and BC Parks explorers. When our daughter was two years old we planned an amazing ten day trip to Cortes Island at Smelt Bay Provincial Park. Below are our top 10 tips for car-camping with toddlers: A hammock. Makes for a great swing, a great place … Continued

Top 10 tips for hiking with a baby

Last September we took our 11 month old son on his first big hiking trip: an 8 hour day hike around the “Rim” in Cathedral Provincial Park from Quiniscoe Lake (Cathedral Lakes Lodge) to Pyramid Lake, Devil’s woodpile, Stone City, Smokey the Bear and back down through Ladyslipper Lake to Cathedral Lakes Lodge. In my … Continued