A Late Winter Jaunt Around McArthur Island

The weather has been absolutely beautiful lately, so it’s time to get the youngsters out to explore the world around them. One of our favorite places to explore is McArthur Island, a 2.3-3.1 km loop that is stroller friendly with plenty of places to stop and play along the way.

I took my 4 year old earlier this week. Armed with her own pair of binoculars, we set out on our adventure at the McArthur Island Sports & Events Centre, walking in the counter-clockwise direction past the Xeriscape Garden.

McArthur Island is more than just baseball diamonds and soccer fields – this urban park has a well established trail system offering 360 degrees of views from anywhere in the park.


Were we successful in finding any birds or wildlife in general?

Absolutely! Not only was my daughter excited about stumbling

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Hiking with Kids: Isobel Lake

Today we feature a family friendly hike at Isobel Lake, located a short drive from Kamloops. 

Driving Time: ~20 km from Batchelor Heights on gravel roads.

Hiking Time: Plan for a 1-2 hours hike with the family.

Distance Travelled: The loop around Isobel Lake is approximately 5 km.


Stroller Friendly: Passable for strollers with larger tires

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Summer Hiking Series – Hiking With Kids in Kamloops

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

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