Bridge the Travel Gap

Hidden gems in British Columbia: A Journey from Vancouver to Chilliwack and Killarney Beach

2012 was a big year!

It was my 50th birthday, 50th wedding anniversary of my in-laws and my father in-law, Joe’s, 70th birthday.

We made a decision to meet up in Canada and do a trip together with my brother and his future wife, neither had ever been to Canada.


Our 1st stop was Vancouver where we visited all the familiar haunts of Stanley Park, Lions Gate Bridge, Gastown, Yaletown and the famous harbour front.

Chilliwack/Cultus Lake

After Vancouver we took a bus up to Chilliwack to Cultus Lake on our way to Kelowna and a lovely camp ground where there was even a 9 hole golf course (sadly that’s gone now).

Cultus Lake offers lots of water based activities and there are some lovely walks. If you’re interested, click on the link for more information about Chilliwack lake.

Okanagan – Kelowna, West Kelowna, Fintry & Killarney Beach

After a few days, we headed up to Kelowna and the West Kelowna by Lake Okanagan with my in-laws in their RV – the Dutch Flyer. Our destination was Killarney Beach where we stayed for a week chilling out and having a few parties to celebrate the milestones.

It’s a beautiful drive along this side of Okanagan Lake and often voted #1 of the most dangerous roads in Canada to drive. A few hairy bends but it is sealed all the way and has some beautiful spots to stop, in particular Fintry. If you get the chance it’s a lovely drive, just watch out for the motorcyclists whizzing by you!

Just click on the link to find out more about Fintry, it’s part of a provincial park and you can camp there, maybe even see a bear!


Have you been to Chilliwack and if you have what did you most enjoy?


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