As my belly grows it is getting a bit more difficult to adventure. However, we have an abundance of easy to moderate hikes and locations to explore that this mama is able to do. Almost a month ago now, wow time goes at the speed of light sometimes, we packed up and headed towards Vancouver, BC to check out Whytecliff Park.
Whytecliff Park is about an hours drive from the Langley area. Located in the West Vancouver area near Horseshoe Bay. The park opened in 1909 and is one of the first Marine Protected areas in Canada. You may even get lucky to spot some sea lions sunbathing on the beach during the summer months.
Instead of heading straight to the famous rock surfaces that you tend to always see on social media we checked out a different look out and explored some of the rock faces there. What we loved about this side of the park were the numerous benches that are set up. There was also a couple that had laid a blanket down and was just reading. This would be a perfect spot to distress or have a romantic picnic together.
Having small children with us it is always so important that they understand the dangers that are around them and to be aware. Safety first, right friends?!
After we explore on this side we stopped for a little snack and refuel break. When exploring with kids it is always a great idea to pack a little extra food wise than you normally would. We also try to make it as healthy as possible.
On this adventure, we packed:
Martins Apple Chips
We had also packed a thermos of hot chocolate to enjoy together but my husband and I both forgot about it!
It is also vital that we teach our kids to leave nothing behind. Meaning we take all of our garbage with us. If there isn’t a garbage nearby we pack it in our bags until we find one or get home.
Finally, we headed down to the beach area and the spent the rest of our time exploring there. We had a few freak outs from the waves that came in against the rocks due to boats passing by. Jon was in his glory while I was trying desperately to calm my three screaming children. They thought daddy was in danger and themselves. It was a teaching moment for sure but I’m not 100% sold that it won’t happen again. Pictures don’t always show the full story. It isn’t always easy when we go adventuring with the kids but we think it is worth it in full.
This park also has a really awesome playground for the kids as well. It’s the perfect place to sit down after an adventure and just let the kids play while mom and dad rest.
Happy adventuring friends!