Beer Tasting at Tree Brewing Company in Kelowna

Two beer sample trays at Tree Brewing Company, Kelowna.

Checking out local dining and drinking establishments is always at the top of my list of to do’s when traveling (and should be on everyone’s in my opinion!). Although I’ve been to Kelowna, BC dozens of times over the span of my life – quick breaks from my beloved north to visit family – it wasn’t until a recent trip earlier this year that my husband and I visited Kelowna’s one and only craft brewery, Tree Brewing Company.

This was my second microbrewery experience (read about my first, in Valemount, here) and I was getting pretty excited about this whole craft beer thing. I definitely wouldn’t have called myself a very discriminating beer drinker, but luckily, I had my very willing, personal malt and hops beverage tester with me (my hubby)!

Read the full post on Destination BC’s Explore BC blog…

Local’s Tip: Best lakes to kayak near Prince George

Kayaking on Amanita Lake

August may be coming to a close, but if you ask me, it’s the best time to hit the lakes with your kayak. The sun is still high in the sky long into the evening and the lakes are nice and warm, but it’s not melt-you-into-a-puddle hot during the day – the perfect time to fit in some solid paddle time.

Eena Lake

I’m so lucky to live in Prince George, where I can strap my kayak to the roof of my SUV after work and be at a lake within fifteen minutes. Or I can drive an hour on the weekend for a bit more solitude – whatever I want. But either way, I’m in for a beautiful paddle.

Read my original post on Destination BC’s Explore BC blog for my favourite lakes to kayak near Prince George! …

Hiking in Prince George: A Day Hike for Each Direction

View from atop Teapot Mountain.
View from atop Teapot Mountain.

One of the best things about living in Prince George is you can drive just 15 minutes in any direction and find yourself on the edge of wilderness. Beautiful forests surround us and of course that means excellent opportunities for epic hikes. There are so many to choose from, whether you feel like driving a mere half an hour or a few hours, but I’ve picked out four of my favorite hiking destinations, one for each direction out of Prince George. They all make for great day hikes, so pack a lunch and your bear spray, and get moving!

Read the full post on Destination BC’s ExploreBC blog…

Rocks and rapids in the Fraser River within Fort George Canyon.
Rocks and rapids in the Fraser River within Fort George Canyon.