Posts by: arcturusretreat

Sprockids Mountain Bike Park

Sprockids Mountain Bike Park is a special place. Last year it celebrated its 20th anniversary sharing our amazing forests with kids through the love of mountain biking. Teaching kids to ride safely with family and friends in a sanctioned park with educational components. This system is now used across Canada. Here it is 2km from my front door and I place where I love to hike. Capilano University‚Äôs Mountain Bike Operations students have built a number of trails over the past few years as part of their coursework applications. Recently, students organized a workday to install over 30 signs throughout […]

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Skookumchuck Narrows Adventure

You just have to love the potential for adventure in BC.  We were entertaining guests from the States, so we took a beautiful May day to explore the Sunshine Coast.  The highlight was an evening cruise with Bryce of Sunshine Coast Tours to explore Skookumchuck Narrows in Egmont.  Bryce is an excellent tour guide who freely shares stories and information about the area.  It was an extra large current day, and we happened to find some avid kayakers taking advantage of the rapids.  Even though it had been a rainy day, the skies cleared for our late afternoon cruise and we […]

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Hopkins Landing Beach

Hopkins Landing is a short walk from the Langdale ferry terminal and a lovely place to spend a sunny afternoon while visiting BC’s http://www.TravelInBC.com/SunshineCoast.cfm . There is a park bench out on the dock which stretches far enough out into Howe Sound, that you get the feeling you are actually out on the water. You can gaze back at the public beach that stretches 5 km all the way into http://www.TravelInBC.com/Gibsons.cfm . You can sit, relax and listen to the birds and the constant ebb and flow of the tide. In the summer, this is a popular swimming spot and […]

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