Some provincial parks seem to be a magnet, drawing us back to familiarity and the sheer pleasure of their beauty. Blanket Creek Provincial Park is south of Revelstoke along the Arrow Lake Reservoir. The man-made lagoon in the campground becomes the centre for activities where families blow up all shapes of floatation devices to float away in the lazy days of summer.
The Arrow Lake reservoir was wide and calm so it called us to paddle across from the campsite to a somewhat vague destination somewhere at 45 degrees across and around a bend to the base of Akolkolex Falls. I borrowed this photo from the Internet as I forgot to take the camera. The thundering roar of the waterfall kept us on track until we could see the mist and roiling water. Feeling a little nervous we kept our distance, beached the kayaks and attempted to hike through the bush in flip flops but soon abandoned that plan as well and made our way back across the lake, weary after a 2 1/2 hour adventure.
The park encompasses a pioneer farming area known as the old Domke homestead. A rock wall, pond and grassy meadow are a picturesque reminder of a once most peaceful site for a family home with all it's memories of life in the 1940's.
Sutherland Falls is a short walk from the campsite
Too close for comfort as we were approached by this park dweller on our walk down from the falls. Guess he could read because he turned and ambled off onto another trail and we cautiously carried on.
Visiting Grampa and Gramma's trailer.