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Fun Things to Do in Ottawa in Fall with Kids

Fall in Ottawa is particularly pretty and full of fun activities for kids. Ottawa, Ontario is where your family will find historic attractions, the impressive Rideau Canal and, of course, our Parliament where the Prime Minister and elected officials get down to business. Here’s a look at seven fun things to do in Ottawa in […]

Best Things to Do at Niagara Falls with Kids and Teens

Niagara Falls became one of North America’s original modern-day vacation and honeymoon destinations in the 19th century. Everyone’s heard about it, and millions of people from every corner of the world have visited these beautiful waterfalls on the U.S.-Canada border. Discover the beauty of this famous international landmark with this list of the 12 best […]

What is the only continental U.S. city from which you can drive due south into Canada?

Everyone knows that Canada is located north of the continental United States. There is, however, one city in the contiguous U.S. from which you can drive due south into Canada. Weird, right? Do you think you know which city we’re talking about? Take a look at the cities below and then scroll down to find […]

Things to Do with Kids in Whistler in Summer

You might think Whistler, British Columbia is a winter-only destination. Think again! There are as many things to do in Whistler in summer with kids as during the mountain town’s popular ski season. Here are nine fantastic family-friendly activities that will ensure an action-packed summertime holiday. 1. Zipline through a rainforest. Fly through a  rainforest, […]

Le Boat Fabulous Family Houseboat Vacation in Ontario, Canada

If anyone were to tell me I’d have an epic holiday aboard a houseboat, I would have told them they were crazy. Houseboats reminded me of my university days, when we’d cruise along Canada’s Lake Okanagan, drinking like fishes until we crashed into crammed sleeping quarters. But that was before I set sail with Le […]

8 Best Hotel Pools in Canada for Families

When traveling with kids in Canada and beyond, smart parents know to always book a hotel with a fabulous pool. Some of the Canadian hotel pools listed here feature incredible views, while others boast waterslides or amazing amenities. All of them offer the chance to have fun and splash the stress away after a long […]

Nordic Spas in Canada to Add to Your Bucket List

For spa lovers, quite possibly the best reason to visit the Great White North may be to explore its proliferation of Nordic spas. Scandinavian baths or Nordic spas are a time-honored tradition, especially in chillier climates. Spa goers cycle through a circuit alternating between hot, cold and relaxation. In the first phase, you sweat it […]

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort with Kids ~ A Wild Luxury Vacation

For the traveling family that’s been there and done that, the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort presents a new, grand opportunity to do something completely different. Located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, this resort is a place to reconnect with the natural world and to each other. Here you will feel removed from the city […]

Top 10 Things to Do in Ottawa with Kids

Canada’s capital city of Ottawa combines cultural attractions with outdoorsy fun for family travelers. Ottawa is a pretty and welcoming city that is easy to explore on foot. Located on the border of Québec, visitors eager to put their high school French to use can brush up on their language skills in this bilingual city. […]

Summer Fun at Banff National Park with Kids

It’s easy for families to experience a Rocky Mountain high when they’re playing in one of the world’s greatest natural playgrounds. Banff, Canada’s first National Park, may be old but it sure isn’t tired. Families flock here for alfresco adventures that range from skiing and skating in winter to hiking, biking and beyond is summer. Here’s […]

Tips for Visiting Canada’s Wonderland Theme Park

While Canada may not be as well known for its theme parks or roller coasters as its U.S. neighbor, there is one place that certainly satisfies amusement park lovers above the 49th parallel: Canada’s Wonderland. Located north of Toronto, this beloved park has been in operation since 1981. Every year it gets bigger as it adds new rides, […]

Christmas Markets Around the World You Must Visit

In many cities, the holiday season is marked by the opening of Christmas markets overflowing with tasty treats and darling handicrafts. We’re highlighting five of the best Christmas markets to visit in the world so you can keep your spirits bright. Christkindlesmarkt in Nüremberg, Germany The Christkindlesmarkt in Nüremberg is one of the most popular and well-known Christmas markets […]

25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit – Book Review & Author Interview

Considering a vacation in Canada? 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit will inspire and guide any parent planning a trip in the world’s second largest country. This book is filled with funny, relatable anecdotes about exploring Canada with kids. It’s also packed with destination-specific recommendations and photos. There’s even a handy section on travel […]