Life Travel

Camping at Chilliwack Lake

July 5, 2014

Summer is here, so now we can go camping without freezing our asses off… much. 
We headed off after work to Chilliwack Lake (about 1 hour 40 minutes drive from Vancouver), the sun was shining and the weather perfect. 

Chilliwack Lake hike, BC Canada
Chilliwack Lake hike, BC Canada
camping food - beer, salsa, chips and marshmallows!
camping at Chilliwack Lake, BC Canada

Going camping is still something I’m getting used to, no back country for me thanks, not yet anyway. But I still want the best of both worlds and prefer it if I can’t see or hear anyone else. Lucky for us the camping area here is HUGE and not very full at all. We found a perfect little secluded spot, with a view of the lake between the trees and access to the hiking trail right at our door.  If anyone is interested, its $16 a night and fire wood is $8 a bundle.

Time to set up camp, the best part is this tent…

the quickest to set up tent ever!

Pop and its all done!
Simon is left in charge of making the fire whilst I make the bed. Then it is a camping tradition to stick some sausages on sticks and roast them over the fire. And as per tradition, Simon yet again dropped his last sausage in the fire… and then attempts a rescue, resulting in an ash laden sausage, to which he declares “it adds flavour”.
Of course camping wouldn’t be complete without toasting some marshmallows. I know s’mores are the thing here… but I just can’t get my aussie taste buds to like the taste of graham crackers, so sweet and dry. Ill take my marshmallows on their own thanks.

camping at Chilliwack Lake, BC Canada
Camping
Chilliwack Lake hike, BC Canada
Chilliwack Lake hike, BC Canada
Chilliwack Lake hike, BC Canada
Chilliwack Lake hike, BC Canada

A nice walk part way along the hiking trail was the perfect start to the day. The scenery really is stunning in this area, we are so lucky to have such great places right at our door. The path climbs up and down along the edge of the river. Small flowers are sprinkled along the sides of the path. And Simon is spending most the time hypothesising what each man made object we come across was used for. 

Chilliwack Lake, BC Canada
Chilliwack Lake, BC Canada
Chilliwack Lake hike, BC Canada
Chilliwack Lake, BC Canada
Chilliwack Lake, BC Canada
Chilliwack Lake, BC Canada

It would of been nice to laze by the lake all day, but we had to head back home. On the way back we indulged on a tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream while we sat at the base of this lovely waterfall (being eaten alive by giant mosquitos.

What a perfect Little get away

Chilliwack Lake, BC Canada

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