Happy Canada Day!
We spent several days swimming in the Millennium Pools. They are a series of three shallow pools (connected by little rivers and water slides between each step down) that draw water from the fridged Columbia River. The pools get warmer as the water flows from one to the next. And the well groomed sand was fun for the kids to muck around in.
These ponds were so extraordinary that they would easily make Castlegar a MUST for anyone with young kids. The setting is beautiful, the beach is well groomed and the water is calm. Even Uliana (who hates most water parks) became an enthusiastic swimmer.
Hans Christian Anderson's stories and Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang was very academic for us as well. Apparently there was quite a bit of violence in Children's stories!
(I just included these last two photos because I liked them.)