Golden Ears Provincial Park is one of the largest in the province of British Columbia and it's incredibly stunning. We live not too far from it, and have only just scratched the surface with our first visit. They have an extensive trail system, great for hiking and horse back riding as well as camp grounds and play areas for the little ones.
Our first visit we stuck close to the Alouette Lake area, we're glad we did. In the summer apparently the lake is popular for swimming and water sports. It also gives you a great view of the narrows, and of course the peaks that give the park it's name. Now that we have a proper hiking carrier for our baby girl, we will definitely go back to explore some more.
Visiting Golden Ears is listed as one of the experiences to have while visiting British Columbia, so if you are looking to get out Vancouver, the drive is probably about an hour from the city so it's a trip I would highly recommend. (If you do, be sure to pay a visit to the Port Coquitlam area while you're out that way - check out my page for more information!)
Open to the public at the first weekend of October till end of October for a family fall farm harvest. There are thousands of pumpkins in the fields to choose from that range from small sugar pumpkins to the larger ones.
Food was very good. Only one waitress but she did a good job. There are not many tables so it is wise to reserve - even on a weeknight it was full. I had one of the specials - pasta and it was tasty. The prices are the usual for this type of restaurant (around $15-$20)
BC Hydro dam at Stave Lake. 4X4 recommended, but not required. Followthe logging road to various beaches. Lake fed by glacier and very cold for most people. Be careful of the gravel road when active logging is taking place!
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