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”

December Drives

Saturday I found myself up Woodside FSR again, this time with a little more daylight and time to explore! We drove up the main FSR and didn’t pass too many other people along the way. The views were once again gorgeous!! I can not believe I waited so long to explore this FSR, the viewsContinue reading “December Drives”

Exploring Woodside FSR

I haven’t been posting much lately but decided to share this adventure from a little while ago. Social Distancing in our own vehicles with our own dogs, up the mountain we went! We had planned for awhile to get out for an adventure together and neither of us had been up Woodside FSR so weContinue reading “Exploring Woodside FSR”

Halloween Fun at the River!

This year with everything Covid related, my daughter and I decided to spend Halloween at the river! We had hot chocolate, a fire, the amazing Full Moon rose across the river and we were treated to a Free Fireworks show! They were going off all around us, it was hard to decide which direction toContinue reading “Halloween Fun at the River!”

Alice Lake Provincial Park

Alice Lake Provinical Park is a popular spot located approximately 13km North of Squamish, BC off of Highway 99. It is a beautiful spot surrounded by mountains, dense forests and grassy picnic areas. There are four fresh water lakes that make swimming and fishing very enjoyable in this area. The trail around Alice Lake isContinue reading “Alice Lake Provincial Park”

River Therapy With My Fur Baby

This morning after a week of smoky skies and not being able to see the local mountains, I woke up to blue sky, mountain views and my dog waiting to get out of the house. After a recent knee injury flared up, I have been off of my feet and not able to 4×4 likeContinue reading “River Therapy With My Fur Baby”

Foley Lake

Foley Lake is a beautiful place that I have not visited since I was a kid! I am not sure why it took me so many years to get back up there but I went twice last week! I am fortunate enough to live in Beautiful British Columbia and be part of a 4×4 WomenContinue reading “Foley Lake”

Wondrous White Rock, British Columbia

We arrived mid afternoon and cruised most of Marine Drive looking for a vacant parking stall! Once parked, we wandered from the far parking lot along the sandy beach enjoying low tide all the way to the pier. Then we walked under the pier almost all of the way out, finding lots of creatures (andContinue reading “Wondrous White Rock, British Columbia”