July 08, 2011 | Tips from Travellers >
Fort Nelson, Sightseeing Tours
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Living in Fort Nelson my entire life, I have grown used to
the sites around me and some days I forget to really see the beauty around me
and my home town.
Last weekend, I took a day trip to Prophet River, which is
one hour south of Fort Nelson. I went with my boyfriend, Clifford, his sisters,
mom and niece. The drive was very nice, minus the rain of course! One great
thing about rain though is that every tree and patch of grass is green, BRIGHT
Arriving at the farm, the rain had finally stopped; we unloaded
the quads, and the ranger. Shortly afterwards we got into our quadding gear and
headed out into the bushes.
Our destination; the mouth of the Prophet River, never being
there myself I expected a smooth, quick ride out. Soon I found out I was wrong,
but of course being from the north where getting muddy on the quads is a must!
I enjoyed myself very much. After a few of us getting sunk in the muskeg and
some bush whacking. We finally made it to our destination; it was a breath
taking spot, the waters rushing by. Birds flying around, sand mixed with big
rocks, and trees as far as your eye could see!
It’s amazing how a relatively short ride off the highway you
find the untouched beautiful scenes of British Columbia. We were gone for about
3-4 hours, on our arrival back to the farm we were greeted with a fabulous
dinner. Made up of ribs, potatoes, broccoli and many other delicious foods. I
would have to say no one cooks better than a pair of grandparents and a few
grand kids to help! Later I sat outside; looking over the fields and watching
the horses run about the corral. After twisting his rubber arm Clifford’s niece
got a piggy back ride over to the horses where she talked to them, fed them and
got to pet a few of them. Coming back she was the happiest little 2 year old I’d
On the drive back the rain decided it had held off long
enough and it started to pour, accompanied by thunder and bright flashes of
Just another trip that has made me appreciate the beauty of
our amazing province, and the joy of families spending a Saturday just playing,
visiting and having fun.