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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

Fun Things to Do in Ottawa in Fall with Kids

Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, is arguably one of the country’s most family-friendly. Here you’ll find historic attractions, the impressive Rideau Canal and, of course, our Parliament where the Prime Minister and elected officials get down to business. Ottawa will be the epicenter of Canada’s 150th Birthday celebrations in 2017, but this city is worthy of a […]

5 Fun Family Sleepovers in Toronto

Why not skip the hotel one night and sleep somewhere more unusual during your next family vacation? Since the release of the first Night at the Museum movie starring Ben Stiller, unique sleepovers have been springing up everywhere. These creative overnight outings allow kids to learn while having fun, and parents don’t have to vacuum up the popcorn […]

Building Fun at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto

Visiting a LEGOLAND theme park is not always possible for families of LEGO enthusiasts who aren’t lucky enough to live near one of their five amusement parks (two in the U.S., three in Europe, and one in Asia). Fortunately, there’s an additional option that just might be closer to home. LEGOLAND Discovery Centers offer a […]

Niagara Falls – Beyond the Kitsch

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 the Falls. For some, it’s the ultimate tourist trap. The kitsch that made Niagara Falls famous (or infamous) can still be found. Happily there […]

Maple Syrup Festivals – A Canadian Spring-time Tradition

Of all the harbingers of spring, my favorite has to be the start of maple syrup season. Maple syrup is symbolic of Canada and trips to the sugar bush are a spring-time tradition for many Canadian families. I have fond childhood memories of such excursions so I enjoy going with my kids now, even if […]

Hands-on Learning at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto

The Ontario Science Centre  is one of the best family-friendly attractions in the city of Toronto. Known to locals as the “OSC”—this science and technology museum provides visitors of all ages an opportunity to learn about science through hands-on experiments and displays. Participation rather than observation is emphasized throughout the center. Kids can spend hours here without […]

Creative Valentine’s Day Activities in Toronto

It’s that time of year when panic sets in as the pressure mounts to order bouquets of expensive flowers or purchase heart-shaped boxes of chocolates to demonstrate how much we love our significant others. It doesn’t take a great deal of thought or effort to buy flowers or chocolates, though. A truly romantic gesture requires a bit […]

Toronto’s Casa Loma Castle at Christmas Time

People are generally surprised to learn that there is an honest-to-goodness castle right in the heart of Toronto. It may have been constructed quite a bit more recently than those medieval castles in Europe but it is still pretty impressive and you don’t need to fly across the pond to tour it. Toronto’s Casa Loma […]

Toronto’s 5 Best Attractions for Families

Toronto is bursting with attractions for families. Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, a visit can include shopping and dining in diverse neighborhoods, visiting major attractions and museums, browsing one of the world’s best food markets, and attending a world-class theatre performance or a professional sporting event. Can’t Miss Attractions for Families in Toronto For families […]