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 was eerily quiet, people hunkered down? I remember it vividly. I remember the sadness I felt over the world where you were no allowed to hug your friends or visit places and see the beautiful world near and far. It was during those few weeks that I took solace in looking over marine charts and studying tide tables. It was in mid-April that I promised myself to spread the wings and go kayak around Quadra as soon as we can.

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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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