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A Fall Stroll down the Kettle Valley Railway

The Kettle Valley Rail Trail was a Railway line founded in 1915 by the CPR that snaked its way around the Kettle Valley and that formed part of the Transcontinental railway that made its way through the Rocky Mountains. Abandoned in 1961, this section of the route was converted into …

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DIY: Kid-Proof Bench

When Mr. and Mrs. Adventure first got married, we were given a fancy maple dining set. It lasted us very well for six years and we packed it away into storage when we moved to South America. Within a year of returning with four Jr. Adventures they were falling apart. …

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5 micro-adventure must-haves for families

We all love getting outdoors with our mini adventurers, but we’d be lying if it wasn’t a challenge. Just getting the kids in the car can be adventure enough and when you start looking at your empty day pack and empty cupboards you may be tempted to opt for an …

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The worst family backpacking trip ever

As I finished digging the last cathole with my ultralight trowel and dumping the remaining disaster from the night before, I considered my bruised and aching hands and wondered if I had been wrong the whole time – was the wilderness really the right place for kids? My wife and …

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DIY Bouldering wall – Part 2 – Done!

After many months of outdoor adventure we took an opportunity to finish off this indoor adventure project. We started our bouldering wall a while ago, but this weekend was a weekend in (due to rain) and we made a lot of progress.   The kits came with a tool to …

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DIY Bottle Catamaran Kit

On a recent tour of garage sales in our area, we found this little treasure: A DIY Bottle Catamaran kit. At $3 I figured it’d make a great spring project for my son and I to work on. Typically these things retails for $15 on amazon so it was a …

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Project: Kid’s Bouldering wall – Part 1

What do you do when someone breaks in and damages the drywall in the playroom? You do the obvious thing: Make a bouldering wall.   Last fall I started working on converting a downstairs wall into a multi-angled bouldering wall for the kids. It frequently got sidelined by more important …

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Canadian Winter Camping

As a kid, I remember reading stories of prospectors and adventurers living in Canvas tents with tiny wood stoves to warm them. Over time that spirit of adventure was renewed, but due to their price tag (over $800 for the tent alone, not including the stove) those dreams had to …

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Canoeing at Greenbush Lake, BC

Family Canoeing on Greenbush Lake

One of the amazing things about British Columbia is that you can head out to backcountry lakes on long weekends and have epic family adventures without seeing another soul. Our recent trip to Greenbush lake was an awesome example of this. Greenbush Lake Protected Area lies east of Vernon and about …

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Canoeing the Bowron Lake Circuit with Kids

This summer we did something crazy… and had a blast doing it. We took our two youngest kids (3 years old and 1) on a week long canoe and portage trip through the Bowron Lakes. To be honest, it wasn’t that crazy as we had a bomb-proof Clipper 18′ 6″ …

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OR Show Summer 2013 Highlights – Kids and Camp

There was a lot of items catered to the kids and camp category that stuck out at the Outdoor Retailer Show. Let’s grab a for and dig right in! Grand Trunk Goods‘ Micro stool is 10 ounces of ultra-compact seat that can hold up to 250 lbs. It even has …

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Family Backpacking the Ozette Triangle, WA – Part 2

I can’t say enough how much of an amazing hike the Ozette Triangle is. In my previous post I looked a little bit at the logistics, now I want to take some time to share part 2 of the video and talk about the hiking itself. Day 1 We left …

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