Last year around this time we just started planning a trip to the Yukon. I really wanted to go canoeing up there, so we figured that we needed to try it out close to home first. It turns out though that there is not many place ideal for canoeing in the lower mainland, but one place that kept coming up was Widgeon Creek just south of Pitt Lake.
We went together with Jon, Jen and Lauren. The canoe in is only about 5 km, so we took it easy. It didn't take long before F was comfortable standing in the front of the canoe looking ahead or into the water. She was pretty excited about the whole thing. We had a nice lunch in the canoe and the two toddlers got to hang out in the same canoe for a little while.
Shortly after lunch we arrived at the campsite. We set up the tents and the little once played for a bit before we went for a hike to Widgeon Falls. F enjoyed a few salmon berries along the way and then fell asleep in the carrier. After ~5 km we arrived and enjoyed the views, while F and Lauren had a little free time on the rocks. Back at the campsite we had dinner and played before bed. For once F slept most of the night, even when a Barred Owl tried to wake up the rest of us with his loud hoots.
The next day we paddled up one of the creek branches. Lauren slept most of the time in the canoe, but F denied to sleep - it was just too exciting. After an hour or two on the creek we paddled back to the cars. It was a success. Since the canoe weekend F gets really excited when she sees pictures of canoes - or nues as she calls them.