Craigellachie to the Enchanted Forest: 14.6 km or 10 mins. 442 km or 5 hours 30 mins remaining to Calgary.

Almost halfway between Vancouver and Calgary is one of the best kid friendly rest stops on the Transcanada (close to Revelstoke). It’s located in the Monashee Mountains, nestled amidst trees that seem to go up forever: the Enchanted Forest (for younger kids) and the SkyTrek Adventure Park (for older children).

The Enchanted Forest has been on our list of places to visit for a couple of years and we were pleased to discover that it is much larger than anticipated. Opened in the 1960s, there are lots of little houses to explore, a castle to climb, plenty of fairytale characters to discover behind trees, in ponds, and other surprising places.

The site boasts B.C.’s tallest treehouse — a fifty foot high stair climb that gives your legs a bit of exercise before it’s time to head back to your vehicle and continue to drive.