Rapids Recreation Site – One Peaceful Night By the River!

Located in the Beautiful Chilliwack River Valley, off of Chilliwack Lake road, is a gorgeous Recreation Site located on the banks of the river. Fall asleep listening to the sounds of the river, the calls of birds and the wind rustling the trees.
Popular for dirt bikers and quads on the weekends, you can ride right out from the campground, making it convenient but also less peaceful.

Mother’s Day Adventure 2021

This year was a little different, both because of Covid and because I am 2 weeks post op from knee surgery! I am healing well and have good range of motion, but am still pretty sore and need to take it easy. Certain things (like putting on socks) are still a challenge and have helpedContinue reading “Mother’s Day Adventure 2021”

McDonald Park Dark Sky Preserve

McDonald Park Dark Sky Preserve is a beautiful setting, both during the day and at night. This park is located on No. 3 Road, just over the dyke, making for easy walking access to the Sumas River dyke trail. The Fraser Valley Astronomers Society had McDonald Park officially deemed a Dark Sky Park in 2000Continue reading “McDonald Park Dark Sky Preserve”

Solo Adventure to Find the Mt. Woodside Gliders Launch Site

I have explored Mount Woodside several times, and I enjoy the gorgeous views along the way every time! I have driven different trails and the main road, yet had never discovered the Gliders Launch Site in my travels. On this day, I had a rare opportunity where my husband was home from work and availableContinue reading “Solo Adventure to Find the Mt. Woodside Gliders Launch Site”

Twenty Mile Bay – April Version!!

My first trip to 20 Mile Bay was last June and it rained all day. We still enjoyed ourselves and the drive, however the clouds definitely obscured some of the gorgeous views. To compare that trip to this one, read my former post Here. We stopped a few times to take pictures, stretch our legs,Continue reading “Twenty Mile Bay – April Version!!”

Serenity at Skwellepil Rec Site

I was long overdue for an off-road adventure and this time my husband decided to join me. It turns out we are both nervous passengers so we compromised and I drove up, he drove down! This past summer I brought our kids up here for a camping trip with a couple other Moms and kidsContinue reading “Serenity at Skwellepil Rec Site”

Exploring the old Thurston Correctional Facility Grounds – Chilliwack River Valley Series

Located 16km down Chilliwack Lake Road is the site of what used to be Thurston Correctional Facility. This was a Minimum Security Facility used for prisoners serving time for petty crimes. I remember camping nearby as a kid and the bus would pull up and the prisoners would get out and start picking up garbageContinue reading “Exploring the old Thurston Correctional Facility Grounds – Chilliwack River Valley Series”

Chipmunk and Rapids Recreation Sites- Chilliwack River Valley

Welcome back to my Chilliwack River Valley series! Today we will be exploring Chipmunk Peninsula and Rapids Recreation sites – these are three separate recreation sites and the drive is full of gorgeous scenery along the way. Thanks for joining me and I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did! Located 26kmContinue reading “Chipmunk and Rapids Recreation Sites- Chilliwack River Valley”

Camp Foley Recreation Site – Chilliwack River Valley Series

So when researching this Recreation site it piqued my interest because I had heard of it before and had been up to Foley Lake many times but had never seen the sign for it along my way. Well imagine my surprise when I found out it is literally just off of Chilliwack Lake Road andContinue reading “Camp Foley Recreation Site – Chilliwack River Valley Series”