One Last Summer Hurrah Camping At Golden Ears Provincial Park

We spent quite a bit of time camping this summer, with a total of three camping trips! We started with some time at Birkenhead Lake in Pemberton, and some time camping as we went waterfall chasing within Wells Gray Provincial Park in Clearwater. For our final camping trip at the end of summer, we found ourselves at Golden Ears Provincial Park.

Our three-year-old son, Jacob, woke up for a week straight, asking me “Mommy, can we go ‘camp-in’?” (in the cutest three year old voice ever), fuelling the inspiration to find another spot for one final summer camping adventure. We have been camping in Golden Ears Provincial Park a few times, and while I like to keep going to new places, it is really gorgeous there. Golden Ears Provincial Park is a perfect place for a swim. I know the kids love it, so I found a spot at a different campground (Gold Creek) to switch up the scenery a bit, and off we went.

We liked how spacious the campsites were at the Gold Creek campground, with large sites, but the sites were quite open. It wasn’t very heavily forested between the sites, so you could see the campsites all around you (no privacy) and as people wandered their sites and down the road, it felt like they were walking right through your campsite.

Camping and swimming in Alouette Lake was a perfect way to have one last hurrah to finish off summer adventures. We never want summer to end, but it was a great way to welcome in the changing of the seasons. It was a hot weekend, but the walk in the forest down to the lake was especially a great reminder that the seasons were indeed changing.

Take a look at the beauty of camping at Golden Ears Provincial Park:

ake vieswThe lake sure is calm in the morning, when it isn’t flocked with crazy kids living their best lives, splashing around.Aerial lake view at Golden Ears Provincial Park

Aerial lake view at Golden Ears Provincial Park

Aerial Lake view at Golden Ears Provincial Park
An absolutely perfect early morning to have some peace and quiet at the lake

Aerial Lake view at Golden Ears Provincial Park

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Mountain views at Golden Ears Provincial Park

Mountain views at Golden Ears Provincial Park

Lake views at Alouette Lake

Alouette Lake views at Golden Ears Provincial Park

Kids riding bikes at Gold Creek campground at Golden Ears Provincial Park
Riding bikes around the campground is a kid favourite

Alouette Lake at Golden Ears Provincial Park

Alouette Lake at Golden Ears Provincial Park
After we had set up camp we walked down to the lake, to figure out how to get there from the new campground. I wasn’t anticipating the kids going in the water yet, but I of course should know better …. at least they took off their shoes. 🤣
Cooking camp food at Golden Ears Provincial Park
I love cooking, but I especially love cooking when we are camping. There’s just something about cooking food outdoors on a camping stove or camp fire. It always tastes amazing. Here, I was making tacos!
Camping tacos at Golden Ears Provincial Park
Tacos with the addition of crumbled Zesty Cheese Doritos.
Eating camp food at Golden Ears Provincial Park
These kids love their tacos, but still pretty much eat it all separately. Go figure!
Getting water at Golden Ears Provincial Park
Making the kids earn their keep. Getting water to do the dishes. They all had to take their own containers and came back with more water on them than in the buckets.
Kid filling water at campsite at Golden Ears Provincial Park
Sadie did not seem to mind that she was wearing so much of the water.
S'mores at Golden Ears Provincial Park
When I asked the kids what they wanted for camping, Jacob said he wanted Smarties with his s’mores. There is no reasoning with a three-year-old, so we bought smarties and had an interesting time using them with s’mores.
Making s'mores at Golden Ears Provincial Park
Roasting marshmallows. What camping dreams are made of.
Campfire and s'mores at Golden Ears Provincial Park
Love me a good campfire
S'mores at Golden Ears Provincial Park
Caramilk and Smarties s’mores
Roasting hot dogs at Golden Ears Provincial Park
Hot dog roasting
Kid playing with a Skip-it at Golden Ears Provincial Park
The girls really have gotten good at their skip-its.
Kid playing with a skip-it at Golden Ears Provincial Park
The girls spent so much time perfecting their skip-it technique. Jacob tried but he is a little young to do it properly, though it was cute watching him try.
Baby backpack at Golden Ears Provincial Park
I forgot the baby carrier. Mom fail. Olivia is a heavy girl now, so we improvised.
Cute baby camping at Golden Ears Provincial Park
Olivia is the sweetest <3

Kids on a pizza floatie at Alouette Lake at Golden Ears Provincial Park

Family on a pizza floatie at Alouette Lake at Golden Ears Provincial Park
That water was SO refreshing. None of us wanted to get out!
Cute baby at alouette lake at Golden Ears Provincial Park
Olivia is such a happy baby.
Forest exploring at Golden Ears Provincial Park
Exploring around the campsite
Enjoying breakfast camping at Golden Ears Provincial Park
French toast, eggs and sausage for breakfast

Enjoying breakfast camping at Golden Ears Provincial Park

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Kid smiling at breakfast while camping at Golden Ears Provincial Park

 

What are some of your best camping memories from this summer?