Our kids seem to really enjoy camping. In the last
few years we have taken them to Rathtrevor (twice), the Shuswap and
the Okanagan. This year, when looking for a place we
wanted somewhere less likely to forest fire smoke. Miracle
beach checked a few additional check boxes - we have family in the
valley and drive isn't that far. Finally, we were able to make
reservations and booked our longest trip yet - 8 days in the same
We didn't book a reservation to Nanaimo
because we appreciate the flexibility in case something
comes up last minute. Unfortunatly we just missed an
11am ferry so we were were on a 1pm ferry. That got us
into the campsite late in the afternoon. Like last
year, I made a video of the process of unpacking. The
first thing to do is get the bikes off and the kids ride off
exploring while we setup camp.
To make life easier, Helen brings a
heat and eat meal from home so it's quick to get dinner done.
Hiking at Mount Washington
Last year we went to the Sunshine coast and
I found a stable that offered pony rides for kids.
The kids loved it, but not a lot of places have miniature horses
or ponies for young kids. The farm I found in Black Creek
only had full sized horses so we got half hour training on how to
ride before we went out on an escorted trail ride. The kids
of course loved being on a horse without anyone else helping them.