From Chips to Granola: Our Families Journey to a Monthly Garbage Jar

During the month of March, our family of 4 reduced our waste to a single small mason jar. We invited our readers to join in our Green UP Challenge, whether that meant reducing their waste to a single jar or choosing a smaller Green UP goal, like only using reusable coffee mugs. Everyone participating was…

Embracing each stage of life…

Embracing each stage of our daughters’ lives has been so important to the enjoyment of our outdoor family activities. Before they  could walk,  our hearts would swell as we watched them simply explore tiny rocks or dig in the sand. These little moments in the early days are wonderful BUT… the excitement that comes when…

Family Adventure Giveaway : Enchanting Iceland Land and Sea Vacation!

Going on family adventures is a great way to bond as a family and create new memories. Our family sure has enjoyed travelling Europe together after we had our first daughter and then touring in Dusty our VW van after having our second daughter. I want YOU to have the opportunity to adventure with your family and so I…

Quarry Rock, Deep Cove, North Vancouver, BC

Location: Deep Cove, Vancouver, BC. From Vancouver take the Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 W. Take MT Seymour Pkwy W to Deep Cove Road which is in North Vancouver. Take a left on Deep Cove road until you reach deep cove. Turn left of Panarama Drive. The Trail is located on Panarama Drive. When looking at the ocean in Deep…

Johnston Canyon, Banff, Alberta

Hike: Johnson Canyon Location: Located about 25 minutes from Banff. Follow the Trans Canada Highway/ Alberta 1 West to Bow Valley Parkway. Drive on Bow Valley Parkway (~18 km) until you reach Johnston Canyon. The trail head is easy to find and starts at the end of the parking lot beside the washrooms. Distance and Elevation…

Packing and Preparing a Baby for a Beach Day!

Every day, I am reminded of my outdoor education class that I took at the University of Alberta. We discussed questions related to ‘where can you engage with nature?’, and ‘what is the importance of the human connection with nature?’  My husband and I often find ourselves discussing similar questions.  Cam often comments on the potential…

Lower Falls Trail, Golden Ears Provincial Park, British Columbia

Hike: Lower Falls Trail Location: Golden Ears Provincial Park, British Columbia near Maple Ridge. Located about 1 hour from Vancouver, BC and about 20 minutes from Maple Ridge, BC. Driving instruction available on Google Maps. The Trail head is easily located in the Gold Creek day use parking lot in the Golden Ears Provincial Park. Distance: 2.7…

Tips for Backcountry Hiking with a Baby

These tips are based on our first backpacking trip with our 1 year old.  The tips posted here are based on my reflections post-trip and what I might have done differently on my first back-country trip with a baby “If I knew then, what I know now”. Please keep in mind that most of the tips…