June 22, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Prince George, Boating & Sailing
British Columbia has approximately 34 kazillion lakes. That's right. I did my research. Even on Wikipedia, there are 312 pages for BC lakes, and those are only the big and well known ones warranting articles. But when was the last time you headed out onto one of these lakes? Has it been a while? I just went out a few days ago, and paddled around in my grandfather's ancient aluminum boat with a friend. We packed some snacks, put on the oar locks, and rowed across Ness Lake to tie up to a tree and drift while enjoying the breeze. It was fantastic, and reminded me how much we need to stop and enjoy little pleasures like a nice day or a cool breeze. Borrow a canoe or find an inflatable dinghy, and remind yourself too. No matter where you are in BC, I guarantee one of those 34 kazillion lakes is close by.