TWC’S BUNTZEN LAKE TRAIL HIKE
Buntzen LakeTrail, located in Coquitlam, boasts an attractive nature experience for anyone looking to get back to basics and escape the noise and bustle of the city. It is an 8 kilometer trek that offers fantastic views overlooking the tranquil and serene Bunzten Lake. Although the temperature was almost 30 degrees, the large overhanging trees offered ample shade adding to what turned out to be an exceptional day. About halfway through the hike everyone stopped for lunch and a dip into the refreshing lake. Many of the men expressed extreme gratitude and immense pleasure for what proved to be an enjoyable and relaxing way to unwind and have fun.
Many newcomers in recovery carry a tremendous amount of guilt, shame, remorse and anxiety over their destructive pasts and unknown futures. These nature hikes allow them to focus on the present and stay in the moment while experiencing the beauty of nature and enjoying the freedom that comes from living a life without the complex repercussions of active addiction. Oh, did we mention it was a load of fun?