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Blog: August 2017

Photo: Magi Scallion | Hiking | Golden BC
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Somehow I get into a lot of fun situations with the “great ideas” my friends toss my way.  The latest grand plan was to run from the top of the Gondola at Kicking Horse Resort to Gorman Lake.  This is a pretty signature route in Golden as a traverse of the Dogtooth Range so, needless to say, I was keen! Here are a few things I wish I knew before I strapped on the shoes for the day of adventure...

Photo: Magi Scallion | Columbia Wetlands | Golden BC
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S’up, Columbia Wetlands.

I’ve always been curious as to why SUP is the short form for stand up paddle boarding and not SUP-B. I mean it’s catchier and all, but is there any danger of somebody trying to SUP a kayak or canoe.  Maybe that’s the extreme future version of the sport.

If you’re like me and SUP’ing as a way to relax and unwind, there is no sweeter place than Columbia Wetlands Adventures (CWA).  Located just south of Golden (watch for the world’s biggest paddle) CWA has a floating dock network, the cutest boat house ever and (best of all) mapped SUP routes. 

Photo: Brian Coles - Mountain Biking - Golden BC
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A weekend is fast approaching and all you know is that Golden, BC is a mountain biking mecca and you want to be there. What are the networks? Where do you bike? Where is the best food? Worry not, fellow mountain biker, I’ll show you the way.

Alpine Rafting - Golden BC
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Our two daughters sure keep us on our toes when it comes to family adventures. The goal is to come out on top with a lovely photo album to post to social media that looks like everything was smooth sailing 24-7. Am I right? If you’re a parent – we both know that’s not always the case!

Photo: Brian Coles - Thompson Falls - Blaeberry Valley
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When someone tells you about a sweet waterfall in the Rocky Mountains, what comes to mind first?

Busses? Crowds? Parking fees?

Or, worst of all… selfie sticks!?

Well, stress not my little travelling buddy. The Blaeberry Valley is where you want to be and the antithesis of tourist-havens that our amazing Parks can sometimes be. Just outside of Golden, follow the Blaeberry River as it winds up a massive valley deep into the hear of the Rocky Mountains and away from all those lame-o things you want to get away from.

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