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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 and the […]

25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit ~ Review, Author Interview & Giveaway

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vancouver Island Treasures – Parksville & Qualicum Beach

Lazy days spent in the sun at a sandy beach are what vacation day dreams are made of. Add day trips to caves, a cathedral of old-growth trees, ocean kayaking, and quirky shops (including goats on the roof), and you have the recipe for a spectacular family vacation destination. So where is this magical place? Look north […]

Victoria’s Butchart Gardens and Empress Tea – A Match Made in Girlie Heaven

Call me a girlie girl. I adore wandering through botanical gardens to gaze at nature’s prettiest petaled creations and breathe in the scent of sweet blooms. And I love little more in life than dining on delicate finger sandwiches and petit fours over a cup of hot tea (pinky finger pointed upwards). So when I saw […]

Kayaking with Kids in Victoria, British Columbia

Said to be more English than the England itself, Victoria, British Columbia, is green, clean and charming. But the town’s quaintness isn’t what draws my family here each year. It’s the water. The town’s centerpiece is its sparkling inner harbor, where float planes land every 15 minutes and water taxis ferry passengers from one side […]

Romantic Getaway in Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler is well-known as the number one, biggest ski resort in North America. But not everyone who decides to visit Whistler skis or rides, or is even interested in hitting the slopes. Sacrilege to us skiers, I know. Whistler’s success as a resort destination goes far beyond its acres of skiable terrain and vertical drop. Whistler Village […]

Big Family Fun at Big White Ski Resort

“It’s the snow.” The Big White motto says it all, but that’s not all you need to know about this Canadian ski resort. There’s also the wintry activities for families, great village atmosphere, and the natural beauty of the British Columbia interior that appeal to ski enthusiasts from all over the world. Big White’s famous Champagne Powder snow Family Focus […]

Vancouver’s Granville Island: Foodie Paradise Found

Since its transformation from an industrial wasteland to one of the most popular artistic and tourist-friendly spots in Vancouver, Granville Island has a treasured status in the city. Its artisan studios, theaters, restaurants, and its Public Market attract locals and tourists in droves, particularly in the high summer season. It’s a place Vancouverites are very proud […]

Tubing Big White Adventure Park – A Screaming Good Time

I drove a van full of pre-teen girls to Big White Ski Resort, one of North America’s best skiing destinations, drawing skiers from around the world in search of the magic Okanagan powder. It’s been almost 30 years since I’ve been on skis, and the only kind of powder I search for these days is talcum. My chances […]