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Cabins & Cottages
Tin Poppy is a remote solar powered vacation rental located in the Larch hills between the Shuswap and the North Okanagan valley.
Tin Poppy is a 1953, 32 foot travel trailer approximately 200 square feet, encased in a modern screened-in post and beam structure bringing the space up to 1200 square feet in total.
The Tin Poppy experience changes with each season: in the summer it is a spacious airy dwelling that can accommodate up to 6 guests, and in the winter Tin Poppy transforms into a cozy ski cabin better suited to adventurous couples and small families.
All four seasons offer spectacular outdoor activities, so whether you're into mountain biking, birding, cross country skiing, fishing the Shuswap River, or simply seeking solitude in a beautiful natural setting, Tin Poppy provides a splendid and luxurious habitat.
In summertime Tin Poppy can accommodate up to 6 guests. The master bedroom inside the trailer has a comfortable queen size 8 bed. In the second bedroom there is a twin bed, and in the living room of the trailer there is a queen sizes fold-down dinette. In the screened-in spaces there is a double futon on the main floor.
The Toilet Room in the Tin Poppy has a modern flush toilet and sink; there is also a clean and modern outhouse close by with a fantastic view. All the linens and bath robes are provided and are quality, high thread-count cotton.
Just steps from the main living area there is a modern private outdoor shower equipped with hot water on demand.
The kitchen is well-equipped with a stove/oven, fridge/freezer, and BBQ and all the cooking and dining wares you would need to pull off fabulous meals. So sit back and relax in the mid-century modern dining room as you stream your favorite music..Tin poppy has high speed internet!
Winter Glamping – Shorthand for glamorous camping!
Winter at the Tin Poppy is snowy, cozy and beautiful….and for the adventurous! Wintertime at Tin Poppy is best suited for outdoorsy couples and small families who love cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just hanging out in a peaceful remote setting.
Tin Poppy is 6km from the Larch Hills Nordic Ski Trails. The cozy 200 square foot solar powered caravan can be heated with the gas fireplace and or gas furnace. Although still luxurious, during the winter months the Tin Poppy's water system is turned off. Water is provided in 5 gallon containers, and a large kettle is provided for heating water on the stove.
A beautiful outhouse provides a charming alternative to indoor plumbing, and for a shower alternative after your snowshoe outing… try the natural wood-fired Finnish sauna!
* Please be prepared for winter driving conditions*
Please do up all your dishes before you check out. Smoking around the fire-pit ONLY! Please keep pets off the furniture and supervised at all time, we have a small hobby farm and often our chickens are free ranging. Tin Poppy runs on solar power so please turn the furnace off or down whenever you leave, and the lights off too, thanks. Tin Poppy also gets its water from a shallow well, so we ask you to keep your showers on the shorter side.
I hope you have a wonderful stay at Tin Poppy and get to take in some of the beauty the area has to offer!
Paddle’ n’Go offer stand up paddleboarding (SUP) lessons, tours, and fitness classes for all levels and experiences. We are young, we love people and nature, safety is the priority in every aspect of all our programs. We begin by providing participants with the best gear and most high-performance SUP boards. Our professional team consists of experienced men and women who have a profound knowledge base. Each team member must go through Paddle Canada certification program each season.
Museums & Heritage Sites
We display the history of Mackenzie and area. From Summit Lake to Sifton Pass, we showcase the First Nations people, explorers, prospectors, trappers, and settlers that have left a footprint in our valley. We have a collection of original paintings by Marge McDougall of First Nations residents of Fort Grahame. We also have the World’s Largest Tree Crusher.
Fishing, Cabins & Cottages, Campgrounds & RV Parks
RideHub is a premiere provider of cycling experiences, headquartered in Squamish.Respectfully known as the Outdoor Adventure Capital of Canada, Squamish is also one-of-a-kind world class mountain biking destination. With a team of certified coaches and guides, RideHub is the best place to hone your skills and explore the incredible and vast trail networks that the Sea to Sky Corridor has to offer.
Parks & Wilderness Areas, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Facilities: Texas Creek Campground – 63 campsites, showers, flush toilets, boat launch. Marine Sites – 8 rustic sites accessible by boat only. Location: 20 km northeast of Grand Forks on Highway 3 at the north end of Christina Lake. Located on the popular Christina Lake in the Monashee Mountains, Gladstone Provincial Park offers fantastic camping and boating opportunities. The park also has 48 kms of hiking trails as well as backcountry horseback trails. Day-use and picnicking can be found at the nearby Christina Lake Provincial Park day-use area. Firewood and ice are available for sale at the Host Site. Marine Sites are user maintained. This Park is 100% reservable and reservations are strongly recommended. Texas Creek campground is open from the first weekend in May through the third weekend in September.
Off The Grid is fun for all ages and experience levels. Based on Okanagan lake, we offer wakesurf lessons, wakeboard lessons, boat rentals (including equipment and captain) as well as great custom rental packages. All of our drivers and coaches learn from world wakesurf competitor Bryce Wagner. Our coaches are always fun and the best part is they know how to get even the most uncoordinated person up surfing and having a blast. Everyone that comes out with us tells us that boating with us is the highlight of their vacation. We get you off the shores and onto the lake. Bring a big group of your friends or family, load up the boat and have someone take care of all the details for you. With a group on the boat a full day of entertainment is less per person then zip lining, wine tours, skiing, and other popular Okanagan activities. We are the best way to experience the Okanagan.
Facilities: 26 campsites, public beach and day-use area, pit toilets, water hand pump. There is a 10hp boating restriction on the lake. Location: 12 km from Highway 3 east of Greenwood. Jewel Lake is a popular rustic campground that attracts fishermen, campers, and people looking to explore the great outdoors. It is common to spot anglers fly-fishing for rainbow trout on this scenic 3 km long lake. This truly unique provincial park offers stunning views in a wilderness setting. Campsites are often available for last-minute campers in peak months. Open from the May Long Weekend through the second weekend in September.
Wineries & Wine Tours
We beleive any company can offer “wine tours”, but only a select few operators can leave their patrons with an aw inspiring experience. Our goal is to exceed your expectations by offering only luxury transportation, working with the best local vineyards/wineries, and by having well put together tours that make the most of your time.
Gallery 2 – the Grand Forks Art Gallery is Boundary Country’s public art gallery. Since 1984 the gallery has been a centre for contemporary visual arts and culture programming for locals and visitors alike. Gallery 2 is housed in the heritage 1910 courthouse building located right on Highway 3 at the west end of downtown Grand Forks. On the main floor, the gift shop showcases a carefully curated collection of regional crafts, the art rental gallery features a sample of local artworks available to rent, and the Heritage gallery provides a graphic overview of the history of the area. In the main galleries upstairs, engaging exhibitions will surprise and delight you and provoke conversation. Gallery 2 presents exhibits that place Grand Forks and the Boundary Region in the larger contemporary cultural context.
Farms & Markets, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Open from May to September,PineRidge is a productive farm, a fully serviced RV park, and a rustic farm market where we sell our own homegrown produce as well as local specialties. We are situated on 70 acres where we have a 5-acre fenced garden, an orchard and greenhouse, and largely undeveloped fields and forest. We are located in the pristine Spider Lake area north of Qualicum Beach near the world famous Horne Lake Caves.
Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries
Come visit our brewery in Function Junction to see our authentic craft beers in the making. Join one of our fully guided tours and enjoy a tasting of our award winning ales and lagers in the Tap House. We also offer keg and packaged beer sales, along with our signature line of wearables and beeraphenalia!
Wet N’ Wild Adventures takes you whitewater rafting on the famous Kicking Horse River every May through September and offers a variety of packages that vary from family friendly scenic floats to adrenalin pumping class 3 & 4 rapids! Included in your trip is transportation to and from the river, all river gear, and changerooms with the only HOT showers in Golden! Call to make your booking today!