July 27, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Burnaby, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Who knew? Renting a boat at Deer Lake
is really, really AWESOME! If I hadn't a reason to go, this local
would've scoffed at the suggestion of spending a prized Saturday
afternoon at lake buttressed by major traffic congestion routes.
SCOFFED! And I would have been wrong.
Here's what great about
renting a boat at Deer
- Deer Lake is big. Big enough for a couple of hours tootling around it.
Though it's off Hwy 1 and Canada Way (yuck), all you can see are
mountains, greenery and the lake.
- They rent rowboats, kayaks, canoes and peddle boats for 1-4 people. Huge
- The staff are extremely proactive, friendly and
- In just 20 mins from downtown, you can feel like
you're at an imaginary friend's lakeside cabin, dragging your toes in
their water, sunning yourself caring only for how much humous and goat
cheese is left.
- It's serene, pretty and easy (who doesn't like
that combo?) rejuvenating one's passion for living in this magical place.
May 15, 2008 | Tips from Travellers >
Find more information about Hope - Attractions
The Othello Tunnels near Hope were a surprisingly magnificent find for this BC resident. After visiting, I wondered how it was possible that I had not heard of this fantastic rest-stop before. Best visited when approaching Hope from Princeton (Hwy 3), or Merrit (Hwy 5), this stop is not just about old railway tunnels.
Perhaps more dramatic, are the roaring rapids cutting the canyon floor and the refreshing, cool air the thundering velocity of their water offers a road-weary traveller. The tunnels themselves are dark, damp and cavernous - the path daring you to venture in. Your reward? Viewing the next hairpin turn of the rapids and another tunnel before you. Adults, kids, and dogs will return to your vehicle entertained, exercised and rejuvenated.