Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Evening in Skookumchuck

The Burger BarN was a lovely spot to eat. That's good, because it was the only spot. The restaurant across the road is open for breakfast and lunch, but closes for the day at 2:30 p.m. Outdoor seating, all it has, offers a soothing feel. The area itself is scenic and peaceful. We were alone for most of our meal and it was quiet enough to hear the birds.

What you see in the photo across the road is a flea market. I wanted to have a look around, but it was closed when we got there and stayed so until after we left. The restaurant/gas station is beside it.

This was immediately behind our motel room. We heard plenty of robins and siskins and I heard a small woodpecker at one point, but the soothing sound of running water was the best. There was even a duck in the water down the stream.

And in the morning:

We enjoyed ourselves there. It was an easy getaway for us and we'd go back in a heartbeat. If you ever get a chance to go, do so. It is scenic and soothing and well worth the effort.

I've seen Skookumchuck spelled different with a "c" and without one. I suspect it's because there's no real spelling in English for a Chinook word.

Disclaimer: I am not now nor have I ever been employed by Skookumchuck or BC Tourism or anyone connected with same. This is my opinion. If the place had been awful I'd have said so.



Hilary said...

Great photos. It does sound and look like a lovely getaway spot. I'd have loved to have seen their flea market too. Perhaps when you return, it'll be open. Thanks for the vicarious tour.

Happy Canada Day, eh?

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Hilary.

From what we could see in the store window the flea market looked pretty interesting.

the Bag Lady said...

I wanna go to Skookumchuk! It looks gorgeous. And I want to be able to say "I've just returned from Skookumchuk!" or, "I had a lovely time in Skookumchuk!"
(Can you tell I like the sound of "Skookumchuk"?)

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Leah,

Happy Canada Day and thanks for showing us more of your beautiful country!!


Reb said...

Looks lovely Leah. One day, I'll be able to afford a holiday and just might plan to go there.

Barbara Martin said...

The photo of the creek when enlarged shows crystal clear water and the rocks on the creek bed. I could almost hear the chirping of the birds come via the scene.

Looks and sounds like a great place I would be able to immerse myself with.

Leah J. Utas said...

Oh df Bag Lady, I love the sound of it too. It is fun to say. And you would have a lovely time.

dfTerrie, thanks and you're welcome. I'm happy to show it off.

Reb, you have my strongest possible recommendation to go there.

Barbara, it was clear and very soothing. It's a great spot for thinking about nothing.

Lover of Life/ Nancy said...

I love the sound of running water. The creek behind our house gives constant music.

Beautiful scenery. I adore BC.

Redbush said...

That sounds like a Skookum place to visit! I've heard of it before, but didn't look it up. Too bad you didn't get to go to the flea market. I'll bet there would have been some interesting items there!

Leah J. Utas said...

Nancy, I do too. You're lucky to have a creek so close.

Hello Redbush, it sure was! I hope I get a chance to go there again soon.