Thank you Facebook for reminding me that, one year ago, we were camping in one of the most gorgeous park I’ve eve seen: Golden Ears Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada. This was the final destination in our summer road trip, all the way from San Francisco, California, to Vancouver, British Columbia. Almost a thousand miles driven (or 1,600 kilometers) to reach the park and camp in Beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
Funny story about the camping: so far we got very lucky with the weather. We camped in Northern California and in Oregon without ever worrying about the rain or anything. So when we arrived to the supposedly fully booked campsite, we got surprised that a lot of spots were unoccupied (despite the “reserved” sign). Looking around, everyone is adding extra tarps onto their tents. Surely, they know something we don’t, right?
Got off the camp, got some network, checked the weather: light rain scheduled for the night. Ah well, we should be fine. We still stored most of our stuff in the car this night, but left the firewood and our shoes outside the tent. And then, we went to sleep.
It is now 3 AM, I hear the light rain, very little noise. Sweet, everything is alright, this should stop soon, right? Falling back to sleep, only to be woken up 2h later by my hand touching some water. Wait, what? Water in the tent? Oh right, I forgot, I’m wearing ear plugs when camping. Looks like it has been pouring rain for the past 2 hours, and it’s not looking to stop anytime soon.
And that’s how we discover that (1) the tent is not fully weatherproof (only in the corners though, due to some condensation) and (2) you should always trust the locals rather than the weatherman! 😀
For the rest of our trip, we enjoyed a beautiful weather. We hiked in the wood, used a canoe to go in the middle of the lake, and overall we got subjugated by the beauty of Canada.
Can’t wait to go back!