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Top 5 Long Weekend Escapes

Long weekend season is upon us, and my favourite thing to do is head out of town! We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world and weekends should be enjoyed with a combination of relaxation and outdoor exploration. Here are my top 5 weekend escapes and what I look for when [...]

The Biggest Badass Adventure Boutique Store I’ve ever seen!

We were strolling down the streets of Powell River, window shopping and checking for souvenirs when we came across this sign: West Coast Thick … hmm… worthy of checking out for sure! Inside we were welcomed to the coolest boutique shop I’d ever seen! Everywhere I turned I was surrounded by custom designs featuring mountains, [...]

By |2020-05-22T13:48:55-07:00April 25th, 2016|Canada, Family Adventures, Powell River, Western Canada|5 Comments

Willingdon Beach Trail

The Willingdon Beach Trail is a “must-see” if you’re visiting Powell River. The trail starts in Willingdon Beach Park, the flagship park for the city. This huge park is right on the beach and has two great playgrounds, a large grass area to play, an amphitheatre, a waterpark, a huge sandy beach for exploring and [...]

By |2020-05-22T13:57:14-07:00April 17th, 2016|Canada, Family Adventures, Powell River, Western Canada|1 Comment

Sunshine Coast Trail

  Sunshine Coast Trail The Sunshine Coast Trail is one of BC’s newest hiking trails but it is quickly gaining worldwide recognition. Nestled along the Sunshine Coast, this 180-kilometre trail winds from the ocean up through the backcountry of Powell River, taking hikers on a scenic journey through amazing landscapes. The trail starts in the [...]

By |2020-05-22T14:07:54-07:00April 11th, 2016|Canada, Family Adventures, Powell River, Western Canada|4 Comments

A Family-Friendly Desolation Sound Boat Tour

My first trip to Desolation Sound was over 20 years ago, and it was a life-changing experience. My passion for the ocean was solidified there - to be able to take my children back to one of my favourite places meant the world to me. Despite the grim-sounding title awarded to the area by Captain [...]

By |2020-05-24T21:12:26-07:00July 6th, 2015|Canada, Family Adventures, Powell River, Western Canada|3 Comments

A Family Oasis – Beach Gardens Resort in Powell River

They say that the journey is just as important as the destination and that is certainly true with this trip to Powell River. Even though it took us over 6 hours to get there, it was an amazing journey and perfect for a young family. We took the Horseshoe Bay Ferry to Gibsons and then [...]

By |2020-05-25T22:21:49-07:00July 1st, 2015|Canada, Family Adventures, Powell River, Western Canada|1 Comment


You’ve heard about Geocaching, now it’s time to get out there and do it! What is Geocaching? Geocaching involves following GPS coordinates and clues to locate a hidden 'cache' at a nearby location. Geocaching communities are active all around the world, and there are bound to be some nearby no matter where you are. These [...]

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