Birdwatching is an Outdoor Activity the Whole Family Can Enjoy

In some places, it’s rare to see birds or wildlife, whereas in others, like near the lake cabins of Cozy Cabins Nature Resort in North Okanagan, BC, it’s common.

Birdwatching is something people like to do while staying at Cozy Cabins Nature Resort because there are plenty of birds in the vicinity. Some are easy to spot, while others are a challenge to see. It’s oftentimes the challenging ones– or the more rare ones– that give birdwatchers the most pleasurable satisfaction. We humans enjoy a good chase, a good mystery, and a good discovery, for sure.

One of the nice things about birdwatching in British Columbia (for visitors from far away) is that you’re likely to encounter birds you don’t normally see at home. You should do some research online to figure out what kind of birds live in this part of Canada before you arrive. Then you can reference your list, checking off the ones you spot!

Bird watching can be done year round, though it’s especially nice when it’s a warm and sunny summer day. Furthermore, you’re likely to see more than 100 hundred species in a small area, so there’s a great variety out there. Best of all, it’s fun to find birds in unexpected places. Who knows– you might see something highly unusual, something tender and beautiful, or even a bird fight.

Many people like how unpredictable bird watching can be. Some days you’ll see a lot of birds, while others not so much… some birds will be so beautiful that you want to take photos of them with a close-up lens, while others will be average and you’ll hardly give them a second look. Much like collectors are always looking for rare finds, so are bird watchers.

Did you know bird watching can be done by anyone of any age and persuasion? It doesn’t matter if you’re old or young, athletic or not… birds are flying around all day long for all people to see and enjoy– they don’t discriminate.

Come to Cozy Cabins Nature Resort and bring binoculars to go bird watching. It’s a nice way to pass the time outdoors this summer, and you’ll be amazed at the variety and beauty of the birds in British Columbia.

A Family Vacation Could Be Just What the Doctor Ordered

Family vacations used to be more popular in the old days. It was a tradition that many moms, dads and kids looked forward to, getting in their station wagon and heading far from home to see some place else. Today, though, parents and kids are seemingly always busy, overwhelmed, tired and have way too many entertainment and relaxation options to choose from. That said, perhaps all these reasons are exactly why families should take a vacation.

Think about all the time you stare at a screen. People are constantly looking at smartphones, tablets, TVs in waiting rooms, at restaurants, at airports, in cars, and then some, right? Facebook is good, but it can also make people feel lonely. Instead of staring at screens, families need to spend time outdoors away from ALL media. Therefore, a family vacation to somewhere remote, surrounded by nature, is the perfect excuse to put away phones.

Families today don’t spend nearly enough time talking together, cooking together, and just hanging out for fun. Instead, everyone retreats to a different room in the house where they focus on themselves. The art of conversation is getting lost.

A family vacation forces people to be together in close proximity for a set period of time. During this time, they have to talk with one another. They have to share their thoughts, feelings and concerns. Meanwhile, they get to experience new places and new faces together, as a family unit. There may be challenges to overcome, obstacles to get over, and, most likely, a lot of laughs along the way.

Now, more than ever, family vacations matter. If you’re open-minded to taking one, Cozy Cabins Nature Resort is the place to go. It’s the kind of place people dream about or see in movies, complete with hiking trails, rope swings over the lake, jumping off the dock, trying out rowboats, catching fish, and telling tall tales around a fire at night. Don’t miss out on family bonding time.

Located in a secluded mountain area of British Columbia, Canada, Cozy Cabins Nature Resort is where family vacations equal many wonderful memories made. Don’t miss out on special times with the family at this unique and beautiful place; call 250-547-6201 to reserve your cabin today.

There is Plenty to do at Cozy Cabins This Winter

Winter ActivitiesLocated in the Canadian wilderness, Cozy Cabins Nature Resort of Lumby, BC, is a great place to escape to this winter. People come from all over the world to spend time at Cozy Cabins in the winter. Indeed, many Canadians from Calgary and Vancouver, as well as Americans from Washington State, like to get out of the city and into the country for some quiet time away from the maddening crowds.

Cozy Cabins Nature Resort is close to Echo Lake Provincial Park and an ecological reserve. During the winter, guests can do several things on the property that they might not be able to do easily at home, such as ice fishing and night skating. If you have cross country skis or snowshoes, bring them and make your own trails in the snow. Find a hill and sled down it. Groups can even play hockey while on the property. Meanwhile, for those cold winter nights, why not hang out together outside under the stars at a group campfire? That’ll keep you warm on even the coldest of nights.

Winter in this part of Canada also affords guests the chance to dogsled, go snowmobiling and even try heli skiing/backcountry skiing– these adventures are available off the property in case you want to challenge yourself and experience the outdoors in ways most people never will.

There are several holidays during the winter where people like to get together for fun. Why not consider having a family reunion this Christmas or New Year’s at Cozy Cabins? Couples who want to cozy up at Cozy Cabins around Valentine’s Day in February will also find the area to be a nice place to spend time together taking walks hand-in-hand, surrounded by nature’s beauty.

If and when there’s snow on the ground– and in the winter there usually is– be sure and bring your camera to take lots of pictures of the magnificent Canadian wilderness surrounding Cozy Cabins Nature Resort. Make reservations today by calling 250-547-6201 or emailing

Reasons to Go Hiking

Hiking Think of all the times you sit and stare at a TV or computer screen. Technology is ubiquitous. Just because it’s seemingly everywhere, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t escape it now and then. Take, for instance, a trip to Cozy Cabins Nature Resort on the edge of the Monashee Mountains of British Columbia in Canada. A vacation away from the constant need to check your smartphone could do you good.

Instead of looking at pictures and videos of other people doing great things outdoors, it’s your turn to take some time away from the stresses of everyday life. When you stay at Cozy Cabins, you’re close to many hiking trails. Wouldn’t it be nice to take a walk by a lake, up a mountain, or through the trees, surrounded by nature?

Hiking outdoors is really good for you, both mentally and physically. Besides being able to take in big lungfuls of fresh air, hiking gets your body moving so it’s a great, natural workout. Did you know hiking helps lower the risk of developing heart disease? After all, it gets the heart pumping while improving your blood pressure and your blood sugar levels. Since hiking puts some pressure on your bones, it helps boost bone density and builds up the muscles in your legs. It’s also a great way to strengthen your core, work your hips, improve your balance, and sweat off the pounds. Mentally, hiking is a mood enhancer. A hike is a smart way to deal with stress and anxiety. Your time walking in nature is a chance to get your mind off problems while focusing on everything immediately around you. Like going to the movies, hiking is time to forget your troubles and immerse yourself in a better reality where you feel free and happy.

During your visit to Cozy Cabins, take the time to explore the Salmon Trail along Bessette and Duteau creeks. Beginners can do a 1km walk while advanced hikers can opt to go 8 kilometres. You can find out more about the Salmon Trail at the Lumby Visitor Centre.

The Benefits of Taking a Family Vacation

Famiy Vacations Take a look around you when you’re out in public. Notice how many people are staring down at their smartphone screens. It’s hard for families to find time for each other these days, and when we do have free time, things like “Pokemon Go” and “Facebook” have seemingly taken over our lives. Yikes!

Perhaps it’s time to take a family vacation whereas technology is not the focus. Instead, the family gets the pleasure of talking/joking with one another, eating meals together without any smartphones constantly in hands, and, best of all, the beautiful views of nature all around at the Cozy Cabins Nature Resort in the mountains of British Columbia.

Located around a small, private lake, Cozy Cabins will allow you to take a step back in time, before technology trumped nature. If anything, the place is a welcome respite from modern life.

When’s the last time your family truly connected with one another? A family vacation forces connection, since there’s no escape from one another– at least not easily, right?

Before the kids grow up and go out on their own, wouldn’t it be nice to make memories together on a family vacation, far from home?

Imagine this: your family gets to attend a potluck cookout on a Tuesday when Cozy Cabins’ owner, Harold, cooks dinner over the fire. Your kids have spent the day swinging on ropes over the lake, jumping off the swim dock in the middle of the lake, and trying their hand at the free rowboats. You even joined them on some of their water adventures!

Too often parents spend all their time working in order to get more money to give their kids more stuff. The reality is this: kids would rather have time with their parents. Time together is actually more important than owning lots of stuff.

Why not take a family vacation to spend quality time together? Cozy Cabins Nature Resort is a great destination; call 250-547-6201 to plan your stay.