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September 2, 2016

Labour Day Escape – The Last Stand of Summer


The long weekend approaches. With that, a myriad of options but remember, it’s the last summer long weekend we’ve got. It’s the last stand of summer, made even more bittersweet with the addition of that extra day. Choice upon choice! All of the possibilities! With that in mind, here are a few possible suggestions you can take into consideration. Get going!

Take a Dip

You’re going to need to make sure to remember the last time you jump, spelunk or kayak down the lake because it’s going to be a long season before you can do that all over again. Thunder Lake is a great place to get your last few dips in. West of Barrhead, it’s a huge space providing plenty for families and friends looking to water ski, swim, canoe or kayak. There’s campgrounds on site so you won’t have to go too far to set up for the night. Conversely, you could also go fishing; there’s enough in the water for everyone.

Take A Trip – Back in Time

While you’re in the neighbourhood, pay a visit to the Barrhead Centennial Museum. Having been established for just over a hundred years, the museum pays tribute to Barrhead’s past as a major trade nexus on the Klondike Trail, evidence of which can be seen in the form of pioneer-era artifacts, newspaper clippings and more. The museum also hosts the third largest collection of African artifacts in Canada.

Spend a Night Outdoors

For the long weekend to cap off long weekends, you’re going to need a campground that does it all for you. With its focus on escape, Freeman River Campground aims to provide a quiet fulfilling camping experience. Activities and amenities include canoeing, fishing, plenty of scenic hiking trails, river tubing or swimming or gold panning. There’s also plenty of ATV trails nearby if you’re the type looking for a rip or two.

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