Sunday, August 30, 2015

#GPinCanada: Alouette Lake

On the first Sunday of our vacation, we went to Alouette Lake at Golden Ears Provincial Park where Kuya Boy, Ate Mel, and their group of friends from their church had scheduled a get-together there. Since there were 8 of us and we couldn’t all fit in one car without breaking the law, Hubby drove my brother’s new SUV (making use of his international driving licence for the first time) while Kuya drove their sedan.

As we headed towards the Lake, we went through the Golden Ears bridge

On the way, we enjoyed so many beautiful countryside views.  I couldn't help but be amazed, excited and thankful at what we were seeing.  Everything looked so serene!


Finally we saw this as we approached our destination
From BC Parks, As one of the largest parks in the province, Golden Ears Provincial Park is prized for its recreational opportunities. The extensive system of trails within the park provides an excellent opportunity for hiking and horseback riding. Alouette Lake is a popular spot for swimming, windsurfing, water-skiing, canoeing, boating and fishing. The park also has three large campgrounds. Vegetation is typical of the coastal western Hemlock forest of B.C. and the mountainous backcountry is extremely rugged.

Being a Sunday, many people had made the same plans, so the good spots (benches, tables and shady areas) were already occupied by the time we arrived.
Luckily though, some of their friends were already there and had found a shady area under some trees.

Alouette Lake and snow-capped mountains in the background

Cousins
With my eldest niece, Elaine
After lunch, the group broke up. Some went swimming, some played volleyball, some just stayed and chatted with each other, and some lay down for a nap. As for us, we ventured into the woods where the tall trees were to take some pictures.


Caila came upon a log which she walked across several times, pretending to be a gymnast.

Seeing that her sister was enjoying herself, Sophie did the same thing...with Hubby's support, of course.
Alouette Lake is definitely a great place to spend a relaxing weekend with family and friends. You can do so many things, or do nothing at all…and you’ll still enjoy yourself. Especially if you’re a nature lover (or simply one who misses being surrounded by green trees and plants and blue bodies of water) like me.  You just need to arrive early to get a nice spot ☺

More posts about our trip coming up!  You've only seen a part of British Columbia so far ☺

4 comments:

  1. Your two nieces are your younger versions ;) Nice pics, everything and everyone look so relaxed.

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    1. A lot of people have actually thought my eldest niece and I are sisters, or even twins! ☺
      Thank you. Yes, the place exudes a relaxed vibe, doesn't it?

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  2. Hi Ate Pam, kamukha mo nga pamangkin mo. Parehong pretty :)
    And ang gaganda ng pictures. So refreshing specially yung lake and mountains!

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    1. Hahaha! Salamat, Mauh. Kaya mahal na mahal ako ng Kuya ko ☺
      Thank you. Nakaka-relax talaga yung view. Kahit pumunta ka dun at tumunganga, ok lang siguro ☺

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