This fun-filled event gives families the opportunity to absorb the beautiful outdoor camp setting in Taylor, offering swimming, hiking and close to nature encounters.
Located off the Alaska Highway, it makes for an easy day trip from Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.
Five professional sand carvers, each holding a world champion title, will participate in this year’s ‘Cowboy Country’ theme.
Dan Belcher from the United States and Susanne Ruseller from the Netherlands are new to the event, while David Durcharme from Winlaw, B.C., a sculpture known for his crowd-pleasing art work. is poised to direct preparations.
Of course, all eyes are on hometown hero Peter Vogelaar, famous for his snow, ice and sand carving, anticipated to create amazing sandwork while interacting with spectators.
The Family Challenge takes place on August 2, coinciding with the weekend Gold Planning event at Peace Island Park.
The sand coming from the banks of the Peace River is provided by Nels Ostero Sand and Gravel, while Poorboy Trucking transports it to the site.
Equipment is provided by Bandt Tractor, Peace Country Rentals and Conway Electric.
Sand Sensation B.C. runs from July 26 – August 3, and offers family registration to create sculptures with tips from the pros.
Standard camping fees apply, so book your campsite early before they’re all filled.