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