Wow. Summer is here already. Usually we don't have any heat until into June but not the case this year. The daffodils are up and blooming, trees are green already and except for a few spots in the trees the snow is gone around Vagabond Lodge. There is still snow in the upper elevations on the mountains.
Kicking Horse Resort opens on May 27 for the sightseeing gondola with everything else such as downhill mountain biking getting going later in June.
Vagabond Lodge will open for the summer on June 15 with our first guests arriving.
We have had a chance to take advantage of the quiet time and great weather to do some playing. One of our favourites is kayaking on either the Columbia River and the Kicking Horse which are both within a short drive.
Friend Patrick and I had our first kayak trip on the Kicking Horse a few days ago and as usual, outstanding. We start just upstream from Golden on the Kicking Horse and then end on the Columbia so we get the best of both worlds. Some whitewater to start with(nothing serious ) and then have a gentle float on the Columba. This is just one of the many things you can do in our backyard.
Ken and Lori built Vagabond Lodge in 2003 and have been operating it since. It is the centre piece of the amazing Kicking Horse Resort near Golden BC Canada