Campbell Valley Park in British Columbia

British Columbia is seriously one of the most beautiful places ever. And Campbell Valley Park is a great example of what we loved about BC. Just a simple, unassuming little trail minutes from our house.

 

campbell valley park

 

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a place live up to it’s motto more: Super, natural, British Columbia.  It really is like stepping into a fairy tale world. In fact, if you’ve ever watched the popular show Once Upon a Time, you’ve stepped into the magical, super, natural world of British Columbia.

 

campbell valley park

 

Even though the winters are wet and cold, it never stopped us from getting out and onto trails. Even in winter, BC is green and beautiful. Perhaps even more so with everything gleaming from the most recent shower, or sprinkled with snow.

 

What We Loved about Campbell Valley Park

 

Well, again, you can’t deny the beauty. It’s also located very conveniently if you’re in the Langley area. This was one of the closest trails to our house, mere minutes away. We also dabbled in the fine, Canadian art of geocaching here. (We found that geocaching was big with a lot of our British Columbian friends.)

 

But our absolute favorite part about Campbell Valley Park were the local residents.

 

campbell valley park

 

BC is teeming with wildlife from giant slugs, to raccoons, to coyotes. But, thanks to the influence of my husband, what we’re really interested in is the birds.

 

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All lined up for a photo op and looking at a bird instead.

 

If you stumble onto a group of Bowmans in the wild you’re sure to find at least one pair of binoculars and a bird book. So what makes Campbell Valley Park so special for bird lovers?

 

The extremely accommodating chickadees.

 

campbell valley park

 

And if you’re lucky, an elusive nuthatch might accept your wares, as well. Visitors to Campbell Valley are often found with a bag of bird seed, getting up close and personal to one of nature’s cuter critters.

 

Campbell Valley Park in British Columbia.

 

There are a lot of things to do with kids in the Vancouver area and we frequented several locations to satisfy our bird watching needs, but Campbell Valley was the only one that made us feel like Cinderella.

 

Have you been to super, natural British Columbia?

 



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Camping in Squamish, British Columbia

Camping in British Columbia is amazing. It’s never too hot, there aren’t a lot of bugs bothering you, and it’s impossible to not be surrounded by gorgeous scenery.

 

Camping in beautiul British Columbia.

 

Paradise Valley Campground in Squamish, British Columbia is an amazing place. We went there two years in a row to camp with a big group.

 

Camping in British Columbia

 

Camping in British Columbia

 

British Columbia is one of the most beautiful places in the world. I’ve said it before, but it really feels like traipsing through an enchanted, fairy tale forest.

 

Camping in British Columbia.

 

There are a lot of amazing trails in the area, many accessible by foot from Paradise Valley.

 

Camping in British Columbia.

 

We basically hiked up and over a mountain to get to a cold, clear lake. I wasn’t brave enough to dip my toes in but little boys are impervious to cold. :)

 

Camping in British Columbia

 

One of the fun things about camping at Paradise Valley Campgrounds is the rock painting.  The front office provides free paint and brushes and encourages you to paint any rock small enough to fit in your hand.

 

Camping in British Columbia

 

The campground is covered with painted rocks which gives it a fun, whimsical atmosphere. They’re stuck into trees, sitting on stumps, surrounding the fire pits of each campsite – it’s really neat.

 

Camping in British Columbia

 

My daughter painted quite a few with some friends.  I thought they were pretty cute.  Except I thought the marshmallow was a tropical fish and Husband thought it was a turkey. Art is open to interpretation, right? Of course, in typical little girl fashion, she couldn’t part with her artwork and we ended up sneaking some painted rocks home in our bags.

 

Camping in British Columbia

A barn owl, paw print, and marshmallow roasting.

 

 

I definitely recommend camping in the Squamish area of British Columbia and checking out Paradise Valley Campground.

 

Do you love to camp? Hate to camp?

 



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Jessica