Category Archives: Mini Adventures

Keeping it short, simple or close to home

kids cliff jumping

Top 17 of 2017

What a year 2017 has been!  We have had more amazing adventures than we could shake a stick at.  We have beenView full post »

kids Waiting to be hit by a snowball

Camping in Kananaskis: The Snow Edition

Canada really is full of surprizes.  Every year I think I know all about winter, because, after all, I am about to headView full post »

Hike Mt Proctor Fernie

Hiking in Fernie: Mt Proctor

Mount Proctor is one of the peaks that surrounds the alpine town of Fernie.  It can get a little overlooked because theView full post »

Bisaro Cave, Three Sisters Hike

Hiking in Fernie: The 3 Sister’s

If you are in the East Kootenay’s, and looking for a challenging day hike, with the rewards of a spectacularView full post »

Child climbing at Goblin State Park

Seeing Arches National Park. Experiencing Goblin State Park.

I have been having a little debate with myself over these last few weeks about the difference betweenView full post »

Hiking Little Wild Horse Canyon

Hiking Little Wild Horse Canyon, Utah

Slot canyons are a specialty of Utah, and something we wanted to experience while visiting.  Little Wild Horse CanyonView full post »

kid mountain biking

Hike ‘n Bike at Premier Lake

Flexible and Innovative.  Two words that I believe sum up our ability to get into the outdoors as a family.  NothingView full post »

Kids Mountain Biking

Success is a Motivator

Do you ever have a hard time getting your kids to want to do anything?  Us too, sometimes.  The suggestion of going forView full post »

Camping at Premier Lake

Great Places to Camp: Premier Lake Provincial Park, British Columbia

Premier Lake is tucked out of the way in the Columbia Valley of British Columbia, 72km north of Cranbrook, on theView full post »

Scootering in Banff

Great Places to Camp: Tunnel Mountain Campground, Banff

It is a challenge to find campgrounds that are open at this time of year.  In Alberta and BC they generally don’tView full post »

Camping Fairmont Hot Springs

Solo Parent Camping: Fairmont Hot Springs

I have been in a rut lately, tired of doing the same-old, same-old.  Being uninspired and going through a discouragingView full post »

Floating on air mattress

7 Ways to Make Outdoor Adventures with Kids More Fun

In our experience, it is pretty tough to make kids like hiking, canoeing, biking (or whatever), just for the sake ofView full post »

XC Ski Lessons Fernie

Kids Extra Cirricular Activities: Cross Country Skiing

Let me start by saying we are not *that* busy family!  I am not wired to be the energizer bunny and I don’t enjoyView full post »


Great Places to Camp – Kikomun Creek Provincial Park

Turtles, turtles and more turtles!  What an awesome bonus to an already great area to hang out in.  Though you wouldView full post »

Winter Sliding Kids

Letting the Fun Unfold – Hiking & Sledding

We don’t always have some some grandiose ambition when we head out the door.  We mostly just want to be outsideView full post »