Sunday, 6 July 2014

Family Adventure: July

As I've mentioned before, my family doesn't really sit still, whenever we have a day or two off together we usually find something to do, go exploring somewhere or experiencing something.

My whole family managed to have a saturday off together, which currently is a rare thing so my dad pulled out his backroads adventure book of maps for British Columbia and we picked 4 stops to experience.

We left at 9am and drove to Bridal Veil Falls in the Rosedale area. The falls were named by a romantic who envisioned the way the falls thinly fell as the veil of a bride. They were absolutely beautiful. My dad and I have a habit of ignoring the "Do not stand on rocks" "Do not pass this point" signs and going a little further, so we hiked up the rocks to get as close to the falls as we could (a lot of other people were doing this.. the signs were more of a guideline).

Our first view of Bridal Veil Falls
My dad and I hiked closer to the falls, to take selfies of course
My dad and the falls, the water falls so thinly..
Our next stop was to Sasquatch Provincial Park, to visit Deer Lake and Hicks Lake. The park is called Sasquatch Provincial Park because many recorded sightings of the Sasquatch are noted in the area every year. The lakes were beautiful, the picturesque mountains in the background make it look unreal.

The water was just too cold, so we only put our toes in

We took our jeep for our adventure and boy were we glad we did, our 3rd stop was to Cogburn Beach, which required taking a Forestry Road for 20 kilometres. Forestry Roads are the ones used by logging companies and are gravel poorly maintained roads. It was the closest to off roading my sister, mom or I have done so it was a bumpy, bouncy ride. On our way we spotted some portions of Rainbow Falls, which is a continuous flow of water that actually goes through many different falls. The beach was beautiful.
My mom is often behind the camera, but we make it a point to get one of her every trip
Our final stop was to Harrison Mills, which is a beach side town, and the resorts pools are fed by the Harrison Hot Springs. We walked along the beach, but sadly it was raining so we didn't go swimming or stay for very long. We bought a Potato Tornado, which is essential a coiled potato on a stick that has been deep fried (it was delicious). My mom and sister got Baskin Robbins, while my dad and I got Gelato.
Potato Tornado seasoned with Salt and Pepper
We took a picture with the Sasquatch
I got Vanilla-Strawberry Swirl and Double Chocolate Gelato

 We left at 9am and we returned home at 8pm. It was a very long day, but it was a good experience and a lot of fun for the family to do :)

What are some of the things your family likes to do together? Leave me ideas in the comments!


  1. I totally love how you family goes exploring together. I have a big family and we are all older, so it's harder these days to have everyone available at the same time. I would love to go on a cruise with mine sometime soon. Thanks for sharing. Looks like you had such a great time - and such beautiful places visited too!

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

    1. It's really hard for us to find the time to do things together, so it is often a last minute plan, but it's something we are committed to as a family so we make it work as often as we can!