August 15, 2011 | Tips from Travellers >
Fort Nelson, Farms & Markets
The Fort Nelson Farmers Market is on! I hopped on that band-wagon as soon as I could and took full advantage of it!
When I last went, there were tents of homemade goodies, soaps, preserves, children's bibs & hair-things as well as vegetables, jewelry, music and...wait for it....BUNNIES!!!
Naturally, I marched over to the bunnies first (because I was obviously in the market for fuzzy-eyed animals)! The people who were selling them graciously allowed me to snuggle one of them! What a treat!
I then made my way through the tents talked to the local farmers, homemakers and artisans about their items. Oh how hard they work to make the most perfect of things!
I bought myself two jars of jam (locally picked berries!) and a hearty loaf of bread. These goods allowed me to make the most delectable of french toasts for an entire week! Yum yum!
The market continues to grow every week! It only gets bigger and better as the summer progresses and the picking season of locally-grown produce increases. Plus, more and more locals are finding the market to be a great opportunity to sell their items and join in on this community tradition.
Held every Saturday between 9am-2pm until September 24th, the farmers market is available for you to experience Fort Nelsons best products! You will no doubt leave with a bounty of deliciousness too! And maybe a bunny too!
August 13, 2011 | Tips from Travellers >
Fort Nelson, Sightseeing Tours
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We all have long days, don't we? Whether it be after a long day at work or on the road, we all need to take some time out afterwards to stretch, refresh and recharge!
Well, you will be pleasantly surprised to hear that I found a really great way to do that here in Fort Nelson...and the secret is found in the great outdoors.
What's that you say?
The great outdoors as a way to relax is not a secret? That in fact, exercising outdoors has been scientifically proven to help people unwind?
You know what? It doesn't really matter that it is - or is not - a secret...what really matters is that I found a great place in town to get out there and have fun!
It is called the community walking trail. A beautiful 4.7km trail that winds its way through the trees around the town perimeter and through the downtown core.
Summertime in Fort Nelson often times can be very hot! On one particular week there was sunshine for days, not a cloud in the sky, I had worked my tukas off in the heat and thought to myself "This is it! I need to chill out!"
And I meant this both figuratively and literally.
So at 8 pm, I leashed up the dogs, put some bug spray on my ankles and behind my ears and hit the trail. And boy was that ever the best thing I had done for myself all week!
The sun combed through the tree canopy, filtering ever so slightly onto me and the pups. There was a warm breeze blowing the sweet smell of clovers all around. In essence, it was pure bliss!
The trail was slow, not another soul out there, but I was okay with that! More open road for the three of us! We did almost half of the trail and called it a day. We cut through town and lolly-gagged back home.
We were refreshed yet tuckered out; ready for bed when the sun decided to set. The trail had melted away everything from the long day...everything but the slight scent of bug spray :)
Zzzzz....until next time!