Camping in BC

This past weekend was a long holiday weekend, honoring Victoria Day, and our family was invited to go camping with The Howe family. The weather was perfect and the scenery was breath-taking. I was so overwhelmed by God’s beauty. He has created some of the most amazing and beautiful places.

Our camping experience was unique in that you can only access the camping area by canoe or kayak. You have to head out across Pitt River Lake and up a canal about 1 hour to find Widgeon Provincial Park and camp area. It was a very nice day on Saturday, the sun was shining and the temperature was about 15*. We were able to fit all of our camping gear and the four of us in one canoe. Miracles do happen!!!

Once we reached Widgeon we set up camp. Guitar Man and Buddy were excited to have the opportunity to use the hammock tents we had purchased a Christmas ago.

GM in his Hennessy Hammock

GM in his Hennessy Hammock


Gator in the girl tent!

Gator in the girl tent!

This was the view up the river and down the river at Widgeon.

view from our tent

view from our tent


After we set up camp and had some grub….

Lunch time for the Howe fam!

Lunch time for the Howe fam!

Then it was time to hike to Widgeon Falls. It was a light hike and the views along the way were fab!

small creek down the side of the trail

small creek down the side of the trail


blue-green water in the river

blue-green water in the river


view at our "snack" stop!

view at our “snack” stop!


group hiking photo

group hiking photo

Once we had gone about 45 min or so we reached Widgeon Falls!




The Wingo Fam!

The Wingo Fam!


Sunflower and sweet Gator!

Sunflower and sweet Gator!

I can not begin to tell you how wonderful it was to see these falls. They are breathtaking. When you sit on the rocks you can hear AND feel the power of the water. It was just amazing! We all had a wonderful rest and time of quite to enjoy the falls. The kids had fun building rock statues and climbing around.

Our walk back to camp…..

HUGE tree stump

HUGE tree stump


GM and the boys walking back to camp

GM and the bus walking back to camp

Although we only stayed for one night it was fabulous! We are blessed with great friends and are thankful they invited us to go camping. 🙂

Grace and Peace,
Sunflower

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4 thoughts on “Camping in BC

  1. Wow what a beautiful memory for all of you. Enjoy your time in B.C. These are memories none of you will forget and will cherish the rest of your life.

  2. Wow! Great photos. In one of the photos by the river there appeared to be a little collection of rocks that looked like a little rock man with a stick in his hand (13th photo down). Did the boys put that together?

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