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Canada in 2017 ~ Why to Make THIS the Year You Visit

Canada is a pretty happening place these days. This vast, friendly country is rolling out the red carpet for the world’s visitors to celebrate its 150th birthday. Come experience the beauty of this nation’s landscape and the warmth of its people this year. Here are 10 reasons to visit Canada in 2017. 1. It’s Canada’s 150th birthday! There will be […]

Canmore with Kids ~ Activities for All Seasons Near Banff National Park

Most people know Banff National Park, but few have heard of its sweet little sister, Canmore. Located five minutes outside Canada’s most famous National Park, Canmore is a gem of a mountain town that’s well suited for families. With affordable accommodation options and kid-pleasing activities it’s a go-to for many Calgarians (like me!). Tourists go to Banff; […]

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 […]

Not to Miss Experiences in Saskatchewan with Kids

Hard to pronounce, yet easy to love, Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s most intriguing Prairie Provinces. Considered the breadbasket of Canada, there’s plenty of farmland here, but few folks realize that half of the province is covered by forest. There are plenty of fresh water lakes and rivers for taking a dip, too. Families find Saskatchewan […]

Calgary Stampede with Kids ~ So Much More than a Rodeo!

With a top-notch zoo, science center and historical village, Calgary in Alberta, Canada is flush with family attractions. The big draw, however, is the Calgary Stampede. Billing itself as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, the Stampede is so much more than a rodeo. For 10 days each July, the entire city gets behind this western extravaganza. […]

Northern Lights and Beyond in Canada’s Yukon with Kids

There aren’t many places more remote or wild in this world than Canada’s Yukon Territory. Situated east of Alaska, this is a frontier country full of glaciers, abundant wildlife, amazing outdoor adventures and an opportunity to see the magnificent northern lights. Families with a love of the great outdoors and keen to kick back in […]

Quebec City Winter Fun for Families

Founded over four centuries ago, Quebec City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most romantic spots on the planet. But it’s also super family friendly. Bien sûr, this French Canadian city appeals to all ages. From outdoor adventures and cultural activities to a life-sized snowman mascot, you’re sure to have a […]

Snowbound Family Fun at Sun Peaks Ski Resort in British Columbia

Rejoice snow lovers, winter is here! Skiers and snow boarders who enjoy varied terrain, champagne powder, and bluebird skies will fall in love with Sun Peaks Ski Resort in British Columbia. Here’s why to pack up your warmest sweaters and ski gear for a trip to the second largest ski resort in Canada. Getting to Sun Peaks […]

Spotting Beluga Whales & Polar Bears in Churchill, Manitoba

It’s funny how we North Americans will travel across an ocean to see exotic animals. Yet right within our own continent lies a land flush with mammals only found in but a few zoos. If your brood is into arctic creatures, then Churchill, Manitoba is your mecca. This is the world’s polar bear capital and […]

Find Vitality and Wellness at Mountain Trek Retreat, British Columbia

Signing on for a week of hiking, fitness and weight loss at Mountain Trek Retreat in British Columbia’s Kootenay Mountains may be one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself or someone you love. This realization hit me before I’d even had the chance to get out and actually experience the retreat. Whether it was the fresh […]

Fun and Educational Things to Do in Winnipeg with Kids

Located smack in the middle of Canada, Winnipeg was once a contender to be Canada’s national capital. Winnipeg may have lost out on that distinction, but the city is one of the most family-friendly in Canada. Summers are a dream here, but the abundance of cultural and family attractions make it an attractive city break destination […]

5 Things to Do on Prince Edward Island with Kids

Super pretty scenery, great food, with friendly people and affordable prices, Prince Edward Island makes an ideal spot for a family getaway. Here on Canada’s smallest province, you can easily drive from one end of the island to the other in a day. But you wouldn’t want to do that. No, visitors need to savor […]

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 with kids in Whistler in summer 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. Zip-line through a rainforest Fly through a  rainforest, hundreds of feet over Fitzsimmons […]