It’s probably appropriate to write a post about our Smithers Canada Day adventures on the 4th of July, eh? This Canada Day we celebrated in Smithers BC by visiting the Northern Lights Society and downtown Smithers celebration.
This year we thought we would peace out of Prince George and explore something new. I originally had intentions of going to Revelstoke, but the prospects of that LONG road trip with 2 under 2 all by myself was beginning to give me some serious anxiety. I ditched that plan, and decided to visit a friend who lives in Smithers, well actually Telkwa.
Northern Lights Wildlife Society
The Northern Lights Wildlife Society is a well known wildlife rescue in Northern British Columbia. Based out of the Smithers region, they rescue all sorts of animals, and most notably they take in bear cubs. You can find out more here.
Since they were having an open house when I was in the area, we decided to go. We loaded up the kids, and got there right as they opened at 10am. Naturally, this was the best decision as people flocked from everywhere onto the Farm. When we left at 11am, it was getting quite busy.
Little Man loves birds. He enjoyed watching the Hawk (?) being fed in the hospital, and checking out the goslings. I loved the bear cubs, because they are seriously the cutest thing EVER. We also saw baby deer, wolves, cougar, moose, and horses.
Smithers Canada Day 150
Next stop was to explore the Smithers Canada Day celebration. The highlight of this adventure was getting to check out a Fire truck. The Smithers Fire Department even had a little mini jacket and hat Little Man could wear. He was unbelievably enthralled with the experience and we bribed him with a mediocre Canada Day cupcake to move onto something else.
That was about the extent of our downtown Smithers celebration. I’m still disappointed in the lack of food vendors and festivities around the Smithers Canada Day celebration. I went home hungry.
Other Random Facts
We even wore Canadian diapers including the ever awesome Outdoorable Print by Nuggles in a Tuck & Go Cover and