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Family Scouting

Summer is a special time for Scouting

Many Colonies and Packs wind down for the summer holidays, but that doesn’t mean that Beaver and Cub Scouts can’t still enjoy great outdoor adventures!

Summer is a great time for Beavers and Cubs to get out and share a Scouting adventure with their families. Discover new Outdoor Adventures Skills as a family and enjoy fun challenges or Scouting events together, from hiking to cycling to paddling.

Check out some of the adventure opportunities in your part of the country!

There are many provincial parks throughout British Columbia and the mountains of Alberta where families can enjoy comfort stations, beaches and hiking trails. If you’re in Kamloops, why not share a day of family fun at nearby Paul Lake Provincial Park? Find hiking trails and other great activities for everyone to enjoy. Families on the south end of Vancouver Island will enjoy the spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains while visiting French Beach Provincial Park. For a complete list of provincial parks in British Columbia, visit BC Parks.

For an international adventure, visit Glacier National Park in Montana – it’s right on the border. The park has many spectacular hiking trails.

MOUNTAINS

PRAIRIES

Southern Albertans will enjoy a visit to the grasslands at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park. The park is situated on the Milk River, so bring along a canoe and explore the park’s geological formations from a unique perspective (water levels permitting). There’s also a beach – perfect for hot summer days!

Head 25 minutes east of Calgary for a day of family biking at the Chestermere Family Bike Park, with hills, jumps and courses for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy. Explore trails and splash in the water at Aspen Beach Provincial Park near Edmonton.

For an international adventure, visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota and explore the park’s remarkable grasslands and badlands.

There’s no shortage of provincial parks in Ontario. Wherever you are in the province, you don’t have far to go to share a great camping adventure. From the remarkable mesas of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park on the shores of Lake Superior, to the sandy dunes of Pinery Provincial Park on the shores of Lake Huron in southwestern Ontario, there are plenty of gems to explore. Check out Killbear Provincial Park and Awenda Provincial Park on the unforgettable shoreline of Georgian Bay, and families in eastern Ontario can enjoy the famous beaches of Sandbanks Provincial Park. For a complete list of provincial parks in Ontario, visit Ontario Parks.

Families in Quebec can explore the beautiful Eastern Townships and camp at Parc national du Mont-Orford. The hills in the park offer spectacular views and fantastic hiking, and it’s a great place to enjoy summer activities like swimming and canoeing. For a complete list of national parks in the province, visit the Sépac website.

CENTRAL CANADA

ATLANTIC CANADA

Newfoundland has a variety of provincial parks throughout the island, many of which offer overnight camping – including Butter Pot Provincial Park and La Manche Provincial Park near St. John’s, Lockston Path Provincial Parknear Bonavista and Blow Me Down Provincial Park near Corner Brook. To find more parks and book a site, visit Newfoundland and Labrador’s Provincial Parks Campsite Reservation Service.

Sugarloaf Provincial Park and Mount Carleton Provincial Park are two great New Brunswick destinations for camping and hiking.

Families in Nova Scotia should visit Five Islands Provincial Park and explore the majestic cliffs and rocky beaches along the Bay of Fundy. If you’re farther south in the province, visit Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park to enjoy woodland hiking trails, paddling and fishing. For a complete list of provincial parks in Nova Scotia, visit the province’s parks website.

Prince Edward Island has some of the best beaches in Canada, and many are found in provincial parks across the island – including Red Point Provincial Park in the east; and Jacques Cartier Provincial ParkCedar Dunes Provincial Park and Cabot Beach Provincial Park in the west. For a complete list of provincial parks in Prince Edward Island, visit the province’s tourism website.

Acadia National Park in Maine offers a wide variety of summer adventure activities, including cyclinghikingswimmingfishing and tidepooling!