Family Friendly Fun: Hiking with Kids
Our Guide to Hiking with Kids: Why your Family should hit the Trail, Our Fave Fraser Valley Family Hike, plus Tips, Tricks, and a Free Game for Family Fun
Why Hike with your Kids?
We are so spoiled with amazing hikes in BC, and the Fraser Valley is no exception. Make this the summer where you get out and explore our incredible surroundings with your family. Once you get started, you won't want to stop.
Here's our Guide to Hiking with Kids!
Choosing the Right Hike for your Family is a BIG deal; it's make or break.
Thinking of trying out a new hike? Ask these 8 Questions FIRST:
1. How far away is it?
Here is one of our fave Family Hikes in the Fraser Valley to get you started:
Check out Vancity Wild for directions, as well as beautiful pictures of Lower Falls Trail.
Once you know where you're hiking prepare for a SAFE trip:
Hiking is a big undertaking for our little ones. Don't be surprised to see feet dragging, or hear a bit of whining while they build up their stamina.
When hiking with your kids:
8 Sure-fire ways to make the MOST of your family hikes:
1. FOOD! Be sure to pack some delicious, and nutritious snacks to energize and incentivize those little ones! Here are some of our favourite NO FUSS Hiking Snacks:
Frozen Juice Boxes:
Apple with Nut or Seed Butter:
Planning a longer hike, or going on a hike that is further away? Then you will need a full fledged picnic. But don't worry, pack the snacks above and simply add a sandwich or tortilla roll up for each person.
Don't have the time or the energy? No worries...try Safeway Deli Sandwiches (I love them), Quiznos, Subway, Pita Pitt, Starbucks, or Sandwiches from your local coffee shop...there are tons of options.
Whatever you do, don't forget water bottles for everyone!
2. Make a game of it!
3. Act Excited!
6. Keep track of your hikes.
Happy Parents BC is on a mission to make eating out accessible and affordable for young families in the Fraser Valley. We believe that "family friendly fun" should be exciting and engaging for the entire family, and we are constantly looking for cool things to eat, drink, and do with our kids. Join us, and "drink in the moments" of family life in the Fraser Valley!