Have you ever wanted to get out on the trail with your kids but didn’t know where to go? Or maybe you wanted some company and encouragement? Hiking with a group can be one of the best distractions to minimize the “how much farther?” and the “I’m tired” comments.
This summer I am leading a series of hikes specifically oriented to hiking with kids. During the weekdays we will do smaller hikes 4km and under geared for children 5 and under with little legs and on the weekends and evenings I’ll lead us on slightly longer hikes 5km and over for those of us with school aged children.
If you’d like to join us then head on over to our Facebook group at Hiking with Kids in Kamloops https://www.facebook.com/groups/394394494034509 and click on the events page. We’ve also posted them on the events calendar here at KamloopsParents.
Here is a little sneak preview of our hikes planned for this summer. Maybe they will inspire you to get out on the trail with your friends and family.
Sunday July 6th – Coyote Crossing in Valleyview Nature Park
Sunday July 13th – Dew Drop Trail out on Red Lake Rd
Sunday July 20th – we are in Kelowna at the Kids of Steel Triathlon!
Sunday July 27th – Gibraltar Rock at Paul Lake
Sunday August 3rd – My sister gets married!
Sunday August 10th – Tower Loop at Kenna Cartwright
Sunday August 17th – Mara Loop in Lac Du Bois Grasslands
Sunday August 24th – Our Preschool Open House!
Sunday August 31st – McConnel Lake Trails up in Lac Le Jeune
We will also be planning a Needles Peak hike at some point in the summer so be sure to stay tuned to our Facebook page for the announcement of when that will be.
Hikes for Little Legs
Wednesday July 9th – Tower Trail in Kenna Cartwright
Wednesay July 16th – Scenic Loop at Valleyview Nature Park
Thursday July 24th – Bridal Veil Falls in Peterson Creek Park
Tuesday July 29th – Mara Loop in Lac Du Bois Grasslands.
Stay tuned for our August little legs hikes. I might be pretty busy putting our preschool space together but I do hope to continue to connect with you. I’ve already met some amazing parents out there on the trail and I can’t wait to chat with more of you.
About the author
Krystal Williams-Gardener founder of KamloopsParents.com is a mom to three children under 10 in Kamloops BC. She is passionate about fostering her children’s connection to nature. She is also the owner of Kamloops first Waldorf inspired preschool for children aged 3-6 years. To learn more visit www.lovinglearning.com
Krystal Williams-Gardener started Kamloops Parents in 2007 and is now the owner/director of Loving Learning Preschool where they offer Waldorf & outdoor based preschool classes for children aged 3-6.
She actively studies child development & anthroposophy (a philosophy of inner development & spiritual growth) and strives to inspire parents to be their best selves for the highest good of all man-kind.