Author Bio:

Annie B. Smith is a freelance writer based outside Nelson, BC. She writes about parenting and travelling with her three-monkey circus. You can follow her on Twitter at @ASmithWriting.


Posts by AnnieBSmith:

5 Days of Family Adventures in the Golden Triangle: A BC Rockies Road Trip

Posted on: May 24, 2022

I was suspended in midair hundreds of feet above rocks. The 200 ft waterfall below looked like a tiny spring from where I swayed, trembling and hanging between two cliffs. I had just learned five minutes ago from a sign that this was the highest suspension bridge in Canada. I
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The Stories Are Alive: Learning From Lil’wat and Squamish Teachers

Posted on: November 17, 2021

We stood in front of the cedar pole carving while the drumbeat began, strong and in time with the earth’s heartbeat. Qawam Redmond Andrews, our cultural ambassador, closed his eyes as he lifted his voice and joined his drum to begin the same song his ancestors used to call the
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Chasing Waterfalls: One Day, Three Secret Waterfalls in the West Kootenays

Posted on: September 24, 2021

The footpath was unassuming. Starting beside a bridge over a little gurgling stream, it snaked around moss-covered logs and big rocks. My five-year-old intended to show off his trail-running skills so I had to try to keep up with him while the other two kids hiked a more normal pace
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5 Must-Do Outdoor Family Adventures Outside of Downtown Victoria, BC

Posted on: August 18, 2021

We stood on the top deck of the ferry, breathing in the familiar salt air and watched the black vultures fly high overhead, small quivering v-shapes up in the blue sky. We floated past the Gulf Islands, tree-green with rocky cliffs and private beaches, passed white sailboats and looked for
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