Snow and Sun: Dad’s Visit to Snowlandia

House boat and Garibaldi Massif, on the way to Nexen Beach

After the weekend we spent in San Diego, my dad visited us for just over a week. We did lots of fun stuff around the city and also spent a weekend at a beautiful B&B near Pemberton. On the way up we made a few stops, including the viewpoint at Cypress, Shannon Falls, Brandywine Falls and more.

Turns out there’s a beautiful beach in Squamish called Nexen Beach. You can park a few km’s away and walk along a nice trail, or drive right up to it. They even have some public slacklines set up there.

Nexen Beach

We spent a while lounging in the sun in Whistler, enjoying the live outdoor music that day and the ice cream at Cows (the waffles have a wonderful almond flavor). The B&B where we stayed, The Cottage B&B on Lillooet Lake, on Lillooet Lake, has a deck right on the water, perfect for suntanning, relaxing, doing pilates, sleeping

Sleeping in Beautiful Places

or for taking photos with your loved ones.

On the Deck

Snowshoeing on the lower Joffre Lake

We also managed a bit of snowshoeing at Joffre Lakes, a picnic on the shore of the frozen Duffey Lake and a short hike to Nairn Falls. My dad’s wonder at the sight of all the snow took me back to our first snowy trip in BC, which was also a snowshoeing trip to Joffre Lakes, but on a gloomy wet weekend, nevertheless a new and exciting experience for us.

Nairn Falls

An old growth stump with a new tree growing on it (rebirth?). The scar on the right is a step for the loggers that sawed down the poor tree.

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