Beachy-keen: make the most of summer with a beach-perfect picnic

Looking for the best way to spend a late-summer afternoon in British Columbia? Pack a picnic with your kids and head to the beach! Today, we’re sharing a step-by-step tutorial on what to bring - and how to prep with your family for the perfect day at the beach.

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Step 1: Chop up fresh veggies and fruit together

Salt air and sand make everyone thirsty, so start by prepping a container or two of fresh snacks. Check out our tutorial on teaching your kid knife skills if they're new to the idea, and then get chopping.  

Step 2: Make sandwiches

The perfect beach lunch from our favourite classic children’s books always includes sandwiches (Famous Five, anyone?)—so pack a ripping lunch with our sandwich suggestions

Step 3: Add snacks and treats like granola bars, muffins or cookies

A little sweet stuff always helps make a day at the beach feel celebratory. Try this no-bake granola bar recipe, or pick one of our muffin or cookie recipes to try. 

Step 4: Don’t forget water and cold drinks

Get refreshed with some summer drinks from around the world—and definitely make some Watermelon Shirley Temples to go with! (Drink umbrellas optional). 

Step 5: Level up

A beach picnic is the ultimate easy getaway, but if you’re looking to level up your beach plans, we recommend these tutorials:

Where's your favourite spot in BC for a beach picnic? Share with us here or on Facebook—we’d love to hear from you!

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