Quadding on the Kettle Valley Railway in Coalmont, BC

This past weekend, I visited a part of BC I’d never been to before…Coalmont which is just west of Princeton.

We were attending my girlfriend’s father’s 65th birthday party.

Camp

While they were camping down by the river, we stayed in the awesome Mozey-On-Inn Motel in town (5 minutes away), a great little 3 room motel:

Coalmont BC

We stayed in the Barber Shop room (the largest of the 3) and we had a shotgun above our bed…you know, just in case.
There is a shotgun above our bed #ready4zombies

As my girlfriend’s family are avid ATV’ers and members of a riding club, we were able to borrow theirs over the weekend. Coalmont seems to have a lot of ATVs thanks to the Kettle Valley Railway corridor (aka the KVR) which is a well used trail for getting between Princeton and Tulameen.

Quadding

Coalmont BC

Coalmont BC

Coalmont BC

Quadding

With hundreds of miles of trails, it’s a great place to go quadding. This was my first time and it was a ton of fun…the kind of fun that makes you want to get your own quad.

Washing the Quad

Quadding is some dirty business…days later and I think I finally got all the dirt and dust out of my sinuses.

Coalmont BC

The campground was just around the corner from Granite Creek (aka Granite City), one of BC’s many ghost towns.

Granite City

It’s mostly just a few collapsed buildings now but is steeped with history and plenty of ghost stories.

Granite City

Granite City

Granite City

I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen so much wildlife in one weekend. Saw two bears and well over 30 deer during the trip, plus some lamb, sheep and a bunch of chickens.

Coalmont BC

It was nice to get away for a weekend that for the most part (aside from the motel’s wifi), had no internet or even cell service.

Campfire

Things got a little crazy at the birthday party…

This won't end well

(don’t worry, it was just the empty packaging the fireworks came in…we’re not that crazy!)

I shot a TON of GoPro footage (stills & video) over the weekend…just not sure anyone is interested in a 2 hour trail ride video of me driving over logs and eating dust.

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