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What To Do When Your Child Has a Tantrum on the Ski Hill

You’ve pulled the kid from school early, loaded up all of the gear (4 snowboards, 8 boots, 4 helmets, 4 goggles, 8 socks, 4 neckwarmers, 4 pants, 4 jackets, 8 underlayers, 8 gloves). You've got healthy snacks and hydration loaded for the ride to and from the mountain. Lift tickets were purchased for a [...]

By |2020-02-25T09:34:55-08:00January 21st, 2020|Outdoor Education|0 Comments

Say Yes to New Adventures When It Is Much Easier to Say No

The e-mail showed up at the very end of May. Our family had an opportunity, three weeks later, to go to Tofino for two days and try surfing. It was the kind of all-expenses-paid-everything-planned-out-for-you invitation we could not refuse—but we almost did. Why? Well June is a busy month to take the kids out [...]

By |2020-02-25T09:37:17-08:00December 13th, 2019|Adventures In Motherhood, Outdoor Education|0 Comments

What to Buy Adult Children for Christmas!

For years you sat with your children as they carefully crafted their Christmas lists. Maybe it was at the kitchen table or perhaps you did it snuggled up on the couch. However you did it, you knew exactly what they wanted for Christmas. But those kids became adults and the lists that once hung [...]

Lensball Ideas – Gaze into the Future of Photography

Perhaps you have recently seen a photograph in an article or on Instagram with a unique ball effect, like this epic surf shot I snapped during my recent stay at Long Beach Lodge. Within the image, a small, 180-degree view of the overall scene shows up inside of a sphere, giving a reflective quality to [...]

Hiking with Kids: A Guide for Families

[vc_row]What comes to mind when you think of hiking? Silhouetted figures, traversing a Himalayan ridge with backpacks nearly as large as themselves? The truth is, for most of us, hiking is a little less Everest expedition and a little more walk in the Hundred Acre Wood (hello Pooh and Tigger!). Hiking has so much to [...]

The Making Of Adventure Racers at Kids Adventure Games

[vc_row]“Mom, can I have a 12 hour nap?” Tired and beyond exhausted, my seven year old crossed the finish line. Soaking wet from head to toe with chilly 8 degree mountain air surrounding him, he was in a bit of physical shock and wanting a warm blanket and to rest. He wouldn’t yet be able [...]

By |2020-03-27T19:28:40-07:00August 27th, 2018|Family Adventures, Outdoor Education, USA, Washington State|0 Comments

Conservation Through Education at the BC Wildlife Park

[vc_row]“We believe in conservation through education” Shayla said. “If we do a really good job and teach people how to protect and treat animals, hopefully the need for our rescue centre and park will decrease and there will be less animals in need or our care!” I’ve never heard a “zoo” employee talk like that, [...]

Immerse Yourself in the Gold Rush Experience of Barkerville

[vc_row]As soon as you step into the welcoming visitor centre at the Barkerville Historic Town and Park, you are instantly taken back to 1862 and the booming gold rush days in the Cariboo of British Columbia. As you walk through town you can almost feel the excitement that the gold prospectors felt as they mined [...]

Do you know how to keep a “bare” campsite?

[vc_row]Whether you are a seasoned camper or a new one, many people don't fully know the Do's and Don'ts when it comes to wildlife safety while camping. As humans, we need to be careful of our practices, so that we don't impact the wildlife and their natural habitat, as well as keeping all members of [...]

Guide to Making BC Parks Reservations

[vc_row]How many of you are anticipating sleeping under the stars, cooking outside, enjoying the days with no schedules, roasting s’mores and exploring new places? If you are like us, we can’t wait for camping season to be here. Now with all this rain, camping is likely the furthest thing on your mind, but it shouldn’t [...]