This is my it’s post in a while, because we now have two babies!! Elijah was born in April, 2018, and Erik was born in April, 2019. They have made our world complete :) Hiking adventures have taken a hit, but we try to get outside as much as possible. One of our adventures last summer involved staying in an oTentik in Terra Nova National Park (located about 200 km west of St. John’s). These structures fall into the category of “glamping,” which its our needs great since we have a 14 month old and a 2 month old. For any new parents out there, OTentiks are a great way to spend some quality time outside with the new addition(s) for slightly over $100 per night.
Booking the oTentik was fairly straightforward, although the Parks Canada booking website needs a refresh, and, they charge a $11 reservation fee for booking online (2018 rate).
This heater was adequate for the cool Newfoundland nights during the summer. We found out the hard way this was not the case for nights below 10 Celsius. During a September stay, the outside temperature lowered to 5 Celsius, inside it got down to 15 Celsius. For the safety of our 5 month old, we left the OTenTik and stayed with a family member.
Sheldon Huelin is a proud Newfoundlander and enjoys all things outside.