Daniels Divide

Or why this place is not a provincial park is beyond me.

In 2017 we did a backpacking trip that I will never forget. Just 40 km north of Powell River lies an incredible land of massive granite, alpine tarns, glaciers and vertical walls. This place is so stunning that you gotta see it to believe. Yet it is not a provincial park, or any other park, but if you’re willing to go through the logistical puzzle of getting there – it’s there, waiting to be discovered.

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Pender Island

Hills and Mermaids

Pender Island was the last missing piece of the puzzle. Over the years, we have visited and biked on every single Southern Gulf Island but I was deferring a visit to Pender as all I have heard about it was “Hills. BIG hills!”

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Quadra Island

Wind, whales and five provincial parks

Do you remember those couple of weeks at the end of March/ early April 2020 when everything shut down and the world went eerily quiet? For me, it was a sad world of not hugging your friends or visiting places. Hunkered down at home I took solace in looking over marine charts and plotting a kayaking trip for when we can travel again.

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Kettle Valley Railway

Penticton to Kelowna

90 km / 7 hrs and not much time for anything else

On Day 2 of our Okanagan weekend I set my eyes on the section of Kettle Valley Railway from Penticton to Kelowna, a trail winding through the hillside wineries and up the Naramata bench. My final destination – Kelowna, 90km away where my husband was to pick me up late in the afternoon.

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Myra Canyon

22 km out and back / 3 hrs on a bike with plenty of stops

Myra Canyon is a provincial park that almost didn’t happen. In 1993 the authorities decided that for the sake of public safety it would be better to deactivate and completely prevent access to an old rail road above Kelowna that has probably seen a few humans accidentally falling off its dilapidated wooden trestles.

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