The first overnight canoe trip of the year is always a much anticipated adventure for the whole family.
The southwest corner of British Columbia probably has the least amount of ideal canoeing accessible lakes in all of Canada. Ontario and Quebec get the lion’s share of calm lakes, and while we get the salmon and giant mountains and Pacific Ocean and discount real estate, we’re quite limited in placid paddling places.
Alouette Lake in Golden Ears Provincial Park, just about an hour East of Vancouver, isn’t bad at all. In fact, it’s downright spectacular!
Peace and quiet can be hard to find during the day, the powerboats cruise up and down the entire length and often blare their rear-facing speakers at full volume from dawn to dusk. This weekend we were treated to a float plane practicing takeoffs and landings over and over and over, now THAT was loud!