Cariboo Family Day staycation

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over, the kids are back at school, and things are finally getting back to a normal pace.

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over, the kids are back at school, and things are finally getting back to a normal pace.

However, soon enough the winter blues are going to hit and everyone will need a well-deserved break.

Thankfully, in less than one month we will celebrate the second ever B.C. Family Day on Feb. 10.

As you start planning what to do this Family Day, why not stay close to home and explore the many natural wonders found right here in the Cariboo?

With so many things to do in our own backyard, here are some suggestions to make the most of your time off for Family Day.

There are many provincial parks and recreational areas in the Cariboo, offering a plentiful amount of affordable, fun, and healthy winter activities.

You can also drive down to 100 Mile House and hit the slopes at Mt. Timothy Ski Area. With plenty of fresh powder there will be many untouched runs to enjoy.

Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and skating at the neighbourhood rink are also great ways to get out and enjoy some winter fun.

Of course, we cannot forget that Family Day is a day that should be spent with family.

Plan some one-on-one time with your loved ones.

Kick back and relax at home, sip on some hot chocolate, and gather around a warm fire on a chilly winter’s day.

The simplest activities can be the most rewarding.

However you choose to celebrate this Family Day, enjoy yourself, have fun, and make the most of the quality time with your loved ones.

Happy Family Day 2014!

Coralee Oakes is the MLA for Cariboo North and is the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.