We have camped in Golden Ears PP before, but since it's so close to home, we often make day trips instead. We rented a kayak for an hour and the 5 of us took turns paddling to the quiet beaches across Alouette Lake.
On the same day, we made the short-ish hike up Gold Creek to the lower waterfalls and had a short glacial float down the river.
I would highly recommend coming to Golden Ears for the day. If you are a runner, there are wonderful trails throughout the park. Just bring your trail shoes and a running buddy. It's always cooler in the woods.
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