Sunshine Valley RV Resort

Its been plenty wet enough since we crossed into Canada but there have been sunny breaks as well which gave us plenty of time to get out and explore the preserve and surrounding area.  Spring run off has the river on the edge of the preserve running very well.  The provincial parks up the road are partially open and we saw a few rigs come into this preserve on Friday afternoon for the weekend.  As well, the Aquadel golf course in front of the preserve is now open.
Rhododendruns in bloom
We’ve had a busy few days since arriving at Cultus Lake.  Originally, we planned on leaving PP on a site here while we head for England but the park is going to be very busy over the May long weekend so that was no longer possible.  We could have moved PP into their storage area but there wasn’t much room left and it wasn’t a secure area.  We explored running it up to a park in Kelowna but the weather on both  Coquihalla and Crowsnest Hwys has been brutal these past few days and we did not want to drive in snow and poor road conditions.
Snow at Sunshine Valley RV Resort
Friday we heard about a brand new resort near Hope called Sunshine Valley RV Resort that had just opened.  I called them up asking about storage and they agreed to look after PP until we get back.  Clicking on the title of this post will take you to the Sunshine Valley website.  We packed up this morning and headed east on Hwy 1 to Hope, BC and then east again on Hwy 3 towards Princeton and Penticton.  Sunshine Valley is about 13 km east of Hope very near the site of the Hope slide, the largest landslide in Canada which occurred in 1965.  The clouds were hanging so low and the falling rain made it impossible to see the slide which is usually plainly visible to motorists traveling east or west on Hwy 3.  To be honest, we were a little disappointed when we pulled in to Sunshine Valley RV Resort.  This is going to be a fabulous resort once it is finished but there is still lots of work to be done.  The sites are massive 50 amp, full hookup sites but  getting to our site was difficult given the gravel, rain soaked roads.  There is still plenty of construction ongoing about the resort as well.  Once we set up I found out they didn’t even have their water turned on yet.  No worries though, we have enough in our tank to last one night.  We’ll pack up the Vue in the morning to head for Alberta.  PP will be left plugged in on this site with all slides in and jacks stored while we are away.  Looking forward to seeing our friends Garry & Jean in Salmon Arm area who are proud new grandparents (again).

One Comment

  1. Handmade Crafts Done While RVing Blog April 18, 2011 at 3:48 am #

    Your first pic made me think. Do RV folks put real flowers in their rigs as much as stick folks…. I can't because of my cat and so I like through your pictures…. Just beautiful… eek still seeing white stuff.