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Canoe trips, Yukon River

Paddling Marsh Lake to Whitehorse

September 4, 2016

Waking up in a comfortable bed at Six Mile River Resort I didn’t feel like I was on a canoe trip anymore. The cabin was nice but we did hope it wouldn’t interfere with the flow of the trip, especially for the kids.  After a home cooked breakfast at the resort Chuck and I butt […]

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Canoe trips, Yukon River

Paddling from Carcross to Tagish

August 28, 2016

We arrived in Carcross fairly early in the morning. Bennett Lake was windy most days so we had started paddling early that morning to get to Carcross before the wind was too strong.  At Carcross there is a narrow section between Bennett Lake and Nares Lake where we paddled under the pedestrian bridge, the train […]

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Canoe trips, Yukon River

Paddling Bennett Lake

August 22, 2016

We arrived at the Bennett train station after our scenic train ride over White Pass from Skagway Alaska. We were very excited about being at Bennett Lake as it was one of the more remote parts of our trip and it was very beautiful with huge mountains and sandy beaches.  Since the train continues on […]

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Canoe trips, Yukon River

The train trip to Bennett Lake

July 5, 2016

The first day of our canoe trip started with a train ride from Skagway, Alaska to Bennett, BC.  Since the kids don’t go to sleep until very late at night (11 pm) getting them up for a 7:45 am train was our first challenge.  Luckily the train turned out to be on Alaska time so it […]

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Canoe trip through the Southern Gulf Islands

May 28, 2016

The weather forecast said it was going to be nice so I put an “out of office” notification on my email and we took off for a 5 day canoe trip in the Southern Gulf Islands. It was our first time camping with the kids besides setting up the tent in the yard a couple […]

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Camping with kids, Canoe trips

Packing Toys for a Canoe Trip

May 25, 2016

We recently took a 5 day canoe trip to prepare and plan for our 50 day canoe trip this summer. One of my packing questions was what toys to bring for the kids? Do we bring new toys that they haven’t grown bored of yet, but which are untested?  Or do we bring the well […]

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Day Paddle to Wallace Island Marine Provincial Park

March 28, 2016

We are planning on canoeing 1,000 km this summer with our kids. We’ve been talking about it for months now.  We are committed to the plan, but when I heard my husband telling a friend today, out loud, it seemed a little farfetched.  The friend was skeptical.  “That’s ambitious” he said. We have two training […]

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Day Paddle to Russell Island, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

February 9, 2016

Russell Island is a small island at the mouth of Salt Spring’s Fulford Harbour.   We chose Russell Island as the destination for our first ocean paddle with the kids because the island itself is only half a kilometers off Salt Spring Island and does not involve crossing the path of a ferry . The island […]

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Our first paddle with the kids and they ate it up!

February 1, 2016

We took the kids out paddling for the first time on January 31st.  In truth we enjoyed telling our relatives in Ontario that we were going out canoeing in January.  We have to have some consolation for suffering through all this rain!  But we were also excited to get out in our new canoe. We […]

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Camping with kids, Canoe trips, Fun with kids, Hiking with kids

Our Wild Children

January 13, 2016

This blog is about taking our kids outside, on hikes, paddling, beachcombing & into the wilderness.  Our hope is to inspire and educate others to allow them to do the same.  We would like to build a community of like-minded families.  We intend to get the most from these experience by living in the moment while we are out […]

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