Wicked Campers and Ocean Adventures

If you consider yourself an adventurer and haven’t heard of Wicked Campers, you’re missing out. Do yourself a favour and check them out if you’re apprehensive about the lack of security/safety of tent camping or the navigational challenges of an RV. We ended up with the Pulp Fiction van which seats two people. It came with an outdoor table, camping chairs, a mattress, and a sink in the back.

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These photos were taken at Squamish Valley Campground, and we had heard a rumour there was a bear nearby so it felt that much safer in the van. We’ll definitely do it again soon.

Later, we wanted to go boating but we’d never been boating on the ocean before, so we were a little nervous about choppy waters. We rented a 17-foot Hourston Glascraft from Granville Island Boat Rentals and as predicted, it wasn’t like anything we’d ever dealt with—but we eventually got the hang of it. You can imagine our surprise when we learned that you don’t even need a boating license to rent from them, so no worries if you don’t have one. It’s pretty expensive at $45-75 per hour depending on the boat, so invite your friends to pitch and set aside a good 3-4 hours to make it worthwhile.

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P.S. Don’t try this. You can’t see how white my knuckles are from hanging on for dear life. But try it.

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