Category Archives: Adventure

Vancouver Island Adventure

When some of your favorite people in the whole world live 4000km away…it’s super important to plan an adventure every couple of years. 2018 was one of those years, and this time, the Ritz family flew to BC for some island time. We met in Cowichan Lake and spent 7 days on our own “loop”…

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Hangin’ in Ucluelet

A few weekends ago, thanks to my parents, Cam and I got away for the weekend to explore Ucluelet. We headed up after lunch on Friday and headed back Sunday morning so that we’d be back in time to take care of regular kids/school night/chores. Weekend Warriors! Ucluelet was a little sleepy this time of…

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A Birthday Portrait – Clio Magnolia

Every year, I try to create some kind of portrait of my children on their birthdays. I never really have a plan for it – I just go with the flow of the day and see what happens. This year, we were spending the weekend in Qualicum with family (read more about those adventures here!),…

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Adventures in Qualicum Beach

This past weekend was Clio’s birthday…and it also happened to be a long weekend – so we ventured off to Qualicum Beach with the family for a little get-away. I have a habit of getting overly excited about adventure weekends…and I want to bring EVERYTHING! Bikes, boats, climbing gear…everything! But, because I’m learning that when…

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Family Canoe Trip – The training begins!

We’re joining some friends in the Kootenays this summer for a 4 day canoe trip with the kids. A family canoe trip with a 2 year old and an almost 6 year old is ambitious…and has real “gong-show” potential…so we thought it would be a good idea to do some training. Last summer, Clio wanted…

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Ski Camping – A Crazy Family Adventure?

Ever since moving to Vancouver Island 3 years ago – I’ve daydreamed about ski camping. I wondered if I was crazy thinking up such wild family adventures…especially with a 5 1/2 year old and an almost 2 year old. You see, ski camping with young kids could really only happen if weather conditions were perfect….

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Hiking Holmes Peak with the kids

When Clio was a baby – our go to family adventure was hiking Mt. Doug. We knew it well, and at that stage, day-to-day life could go sideways any minute – so it felt easy to stick to a trail we knew well. Now that she is coming close to her second birthday (and we’re…

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