Wandering wallaroos, Joeys wrapped in blankets, and free roaming capybaras – certainly not the usual animals one would expect to discover while visiting a farm in British Columbia. Our afternoon spent interacting with these curious creatures at Kangaroo Creek Farm was the highlight of our recent weekend getaway to Kelowna, BC.
Towering in the distance, just off the spectacular Sea-to-Sky highway, Britannia Mine Museum’s monumental Mill 3 is hard to miss. One of 17 buildings on the site of this unique heritage site, Mill 3 was once the heartbeat of the North American copper mining industry; today, the building remains, educating the future through engaging and interactive programs and exhibits.
Squamish, British Columbia, is a short 45 minute drive from Vancouver. Driving down the spectacular Sea-to-Sky highway, it is easy to understand why the journey itself has been heralded as one of the most beautiful drives in the world. A mecca for hiking, skiing, mountain biking, and climbing, Squamish is considered to be the outdoor capital of Canada. [Read more…]
With unparalleled views of the snowy peaks of Whistler, British Columbia, the PEAK 2 PEAK gondola is nothing short of awesome.
Winding alongside the picturesque Cheakamus River, the dense forest clears to reveal an eclectic outdoor art gallery. Mangled boxcars scattered among towering cedar trees make up a kind of twisted train graveyard; local artists have laid claim to these unique canvases, creating a vibrant art installation hidden away for curious hikers to discover in the middle of the lush Canadian forest.
I can still remember the first time I visited the Royal B.C. museum as a child; standing, awestruck, in front of the life sized woolly mammoth for the first time still holds a vivid place in my memory. Because of this, I knew that a visit to the museum was one of the first things I wanted to do on our family trip to Vancouver Island.
Walking into the Royal B.C. Museum really does feel like you are stepping back in time. The museum houses an impressive array of authentic artifacts, which are displayed in highly realistic settings, making visitors feel like they are experiencing another time and place.
Experiencing the Capilano Suspension Bridge has long since been on our local to do list. Although we count ourselves among the lucky souls who can call British Columbia their home base, and despite the fact that the suspension bridge is only an hour drive away, it was activity we had yet to experience. Because of this, we decided to take advantage of a recent sunny Sunday, and make the trek out to the bridge. [Read more…]
Our youngest son, Cooper, is a builder. His favorite activities involve stacking blocks into rickety towers and drawing up imaginative magic marker blueprints. When we tuck him in at night, it is not uncommon to pull lego blocks out from underneath his pillow. When his interest in building recently turned to castle construction, we knew that a visit to Craigdarroch Castle should be on our list for our upcoming trip to Victoria, B.C.