Spend quality time with friends.
Remember when you’d spend all day, every day, with your friends, laughing until your face hurt? I resolve to do more than a quick coffee catch-up with friends, and there’s nothing better than an extended weekend wine-touring trip to re-connect.
Do something that scares me.
In 2017, I’ll face my fear of heights in a big way on the Sea to Sky Gondola’s Via Ferrata. The view from the top is a motivational bonus. Who knows, I might be inspired to take it a step further on Mt. Nimbus, North America’s longest Via Ferrata.
Break a world record.
I’ve attempted to break a few records (no luck so far). This year, I pledge to join others at Panorama Mountain Resort in an effort to shatter the Guinness Book of World Records’ cross-Canada simultaneous snow angels record. The winged action will take place Feb. 6th, in celebration of Canadian Ski Patrol Day.
Try something new.
In 2016, I caught my first fish, and snorkeled for the first time in the Campbell River among salmon. I’m hooked. These new fishing experiences are on my “try” list: fly fishing, ice fishing, and maybe joining the Tyee Club of BC by catching a 30-pound or larger salmon in a rowboat.
Go outside–be in nature.
A quick reconnect in nature is never far from reach when you live in Vancouver. This year, I plan to take a longer break, and the Sunshine Coast Trail is ideal. The 180-kilometre (112-mile) route stretches through old-growth forests, towering mountaintops, and coastal shorelines. The trail also has 13 huts, making it the longest hut-to-hut hiking experience in Canada.
Take the ultimate road trip.
The Alaska Highway celebrates its 75th anniversary next year, and that means one thing: road trip. The diversity of wildlife, the scenery, and Liard River Hot Springs make this on-the-road adventure a “must” 2017 resolution.
This year, I resolve to attend a meditation retreat. A weekend of solitude in the mountains of southeastern BC at Yasodhara Ashram offers both the meditation and yoga needed to rejuvenate and prepare for 2017.
Run a marathon.
This is the resolution I’m least likely to accomplish, but the Nakusp half-marathon has the added incentive of being near Nakusp Hot Springs for a soothing mineral soak post-run. If I fall short on my training, there’s also a 5K or a 10K option.
What’s on your 2017 resolution list?
Featured Image: Heli-hiking Mt. Nimbus Via Ferrata in Glacier National Park. Photo: Ryan Creary.
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