It’s not often you are able to spend quality time with your children or loved ones without distractions especially the technology kind. Opting for hiking trips with the family offers you the opportunity to tune in to your loved ones on another level , even when you step off the grid just for a few days.
It’s summer time and that usually means mum and dad have something planned for the whole family to get together and bond — and activity that often lends itself to grown siblings flying in from different locations around the country or world, sometimes with children in tow, to meet in unique settings which often involve eating too much and moving too little while often spending entirely too much time cooking and not enough time just having fun!
But times are changing — more and more we are seeing families looking for something a little different for their holidays. Hiking trips with family are becoming more and more popular as research has shown spending time actively in the outdoors with friends or family or peers is physically and mentally fantastic for your overall well-being. Unfortunately, children are spending less time outdoors, which is why taking your family out into the wilderness is fast becoming a more worthwhile way to spend your holiday budget.
“The natural world has long been associated with health and described as a therapeutic landscape, and a growing body of research demonstrates the benefits of interacting with nature for mental and physical health. However, concern is growing that children have lost connection to the natural world and spend less time outdoors, despite the known health benefits of doing so.”
Actively hitting the trails and getting into the great outdoors with your siblings can be a great experience; more than you’d expect! Joining a company that specializes in guided hiking tours or adventure tours, takes the stress out of mum and dad planning and organizing all the little things that make adventure holidays awesome. It also offers the opportunity for the whole family to relax and let someone else take care of the finer details that you may not have experience handling. This is of special importance if you want to give your family a true wilderness experience — be sure you are going with a company that knows the wilderness so they can teach your family critical wilderness skills for the wilds.
Travelling into the wilderness also helps you see family members in a new light. Participating in an activity that you as an individual or family haven’t done before, such as an active adventure tour, opens up the doors for excitement, challenge and playfulness within a safe environment for everyone. Mum and dad can leave the stress of vacation at home, while enjoying a holiday for themselves for once. Let’s be honest; would you want your dad (who’s only outdoor adventure comes from watching Naked and Afraid on reality TV) be the one organizing your wilderness adventure trip? I’d say leave it to the experts and enjoy the laugh as a family!
Family Adventure Travel is one way to ensure the experiences of a lifetime while creating lasting memories with the most important people in your life. So why not join an all inclusive family adventure vacation?
Yoho Adventures creates custom family adventure trips for your unique interests as a family or group, and always set within beautiful remote wilderness areas. One specialty that defines our family hiking adventures is where we stage our adventure experiences. An example of this in the pristine backcountry of British Columbia’s Coast Mountains. Families can enjoy an exclusive private backcountry log cabin in the towering glaciated peaks of the Coast Mountains. We fly your family into the deep wilds in the West Chilcotin Wilderness, taking in some of the most glaciated ice fields remaining in the world along the way.
A stunning scenic flight gives access to a slice of private paradise with an alpine lake all to yourselves. From here, depending on the family’s physical capabilities, days are spent exploring beautiful alpine meadows, nearby peaks and alpine flowers, wildlife viewing and connecting with the great Canadian wilderness and one other. Family hikes vary in ease and difficulty, and not to worry when you have two private professional wilderness guides taking great care of you.
Our wilderness guides offer guests and family members the chance to experience a family hiking adventure like no other — private, intimate and within some of Canada’s most breathtaking wilderness. Hiking within these remote landscapes of alpine wilderness allows family members to connect with their senses in more ways than one. Not being able to plug their iPhone or laptop in, or pick up a wireless signal really forces all of the family to download, unload and recharge because the only signal out here is connecting with vitamin N for Nature.
It may be a wilderness setting, but that doesn’t mean we’re roughing it too much. Evening meal time offers everyone a chance to relive the highlights of their day and family adventure camaraderie over home-cooked delicacies made with love. Bonfires and night-time and star gazing opens the door to reflection into the expansiveness of the beautiful world we live in — something we seldom do in the rush of daily life. This quality time spent with our family, especially growing children and young teens creates memories they will carry into adulthood.
Other days can be spent fishing in nearby streams, canoeing, doing yoga on the deck, reading or exploring more of the incredible hiking terrain right outside the cabin door. The good thing about private hiking trips with family is that the schedule is given to you depending on what everyone is feeling on the given day — and you don’t need to think and plan it all through; that’s what your guides are there to do.
To experience a unique family adventure trip in the great Canadian wilderness contact the Yoho Adventures team with your desires and requests and they will surely create an incredible family vacation and a memorable bonding time in the great outdoors.
View more information on our unique 5 and 7-Day Remote Wilderness Adventures to get an idea of what we could offer you and your family for an unforgettable vacation together.
Family Adventure Vacations are held in both British Columbia and New Zealand.
July, August, September dates available | British Columbia
November – May dates available | New Zealand