It has been about a year since we have visited Cascade Falls in Mission, BC. The last time we went they were in the end stages of the new suspension bridge they have now. It wasn’t open to the public yet so we just explored around the picnic area.
Since then it has been on my list to go back. I was hoping it could have been a family date day but since the days are hit and miss with the weather once that sun was shining I did not want to miss an opportunity to get out there.
I packed up the kiddos and snacks and we headed out. The drive is about an hour long from Langley. Hour drives are not my favorite with the kids as we have one that is always asking, “Are we there yet.” However, this time I stuck on one of the kid’s CD’s that I can actually stand, Take me Outside by Jessie Farrell and the drive was pleasant.
Once we arrived I made sure they were all dressed properly, a bathroom break and we were ready to explore.
The suspension bridge and falls is just a short little hike. It took us about 5-10 mins to get there and I was the slowest of the bunch. There is a bit of an uphill and a few flights of stairs to climb but my kids did awesome they are, 6, 4 & 3. The closer we got the louder the falls were and when it came into view the kids took off running with excitement.
Both my girls were a little apprehensive of walking across the bridge but took to the side for the most part and headed over. My little man was not so brave and there were a few tears in the beginning before he got up his courage, with mama’s hand of course. This was a great place to get them to feel comfortable as we will be checking out Capilano Suspension Bridge this season!
and I could have just stood there and watched for at least an hour getting
sprayed by the mist it was giving off.
After we got our fill on that side of the park we headed toward the picnic area once again to do a little more exploring before we headed home. If you take a little stroll along the path near the tables you will find that you can get down near the rocks and water. The water wasn’t high so we ventured down there and threw rocks and splashed in some of the little puddles. David ended up falling into a deep puddle so that ended our time a little earlier than expected.
Adventures are never easy with small children but they are always worth it in the end. I always get such a sense of wonder and freedom from them when we are out in nature. The open paths and all the greenery to observe always leaves them in such a great mood and this mama as well!
Happy adventuring friends,