Canada’s Wonderland: Let Your Teens Lead the Way

“I’m not sure I really like roller coasters.” We had just pulled into the parking lot of Canada’s Wonderland and caught a glimpse of the towering roller coasters doing their dry run before the gates opened. I raised an eyebrow at my oldest, the one who was having second thoughts,
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Gananoque aerial from 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours Photo Stephen Johnson
Gananoque Ontario – All That You Expect, and More!

I love it when a travel destination surprises you. I came to Gananoque, Ontario expecting charming small restaurants, scenic views of the St. Lawrence River and friendly local residents. I found all that, plus helicopter rides, horseback riding, and grooming donkeys. We started strong on our trip to Gananoque with
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Canadians Are Travelling Again; Here’s 3 Places They’re Going & Why It’s Still A Challenge

Canadians are travelling again, but travel abroad isn’t quite back to normal yet. When it comes to international travel, “nothing is set in stone right now,” says Chris Myden, founder of Y Deals, a Canada-wide website that offers email deal alerts for unusually great airfare deals around the world. “Definitely,
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Load up the Mountain Bikes! We're Going Biking in Whistler - Photo Codi Darnell
Pack Up the Mountain Bikes, We’re Going Biking in Whistler!

If you’d have asked me 16 years ago, when my then-boyfriend sold his mountain bike to buy me an engagement ring, if I thought our future family would go on a biking holiday one day, I’d have laughed at you. I wasn’t the adventurous type; I didn’t enjoy the crunch
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Things to do in Victoria - There's always lots to watch around the Ferry Terminal - Photo Annie Smith
5 Must-Do Outdoor Family Adventures Outside of Downtown Victoria, BC

We stood on the top deck of the ferry, breathing in the familiar salt air and watched the black vultures fly high overhead, small quivering v-shapes up in the blue sky. We floated past the Gulf Islands, tree-green with rocky cliffs and private beaches, passed white sailboats and looked for
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The Wild, Wild Westley – Calgary’s Newest Boutique Hotel

It took a wagon load of optimism to plan a new boutique hotel in downtown Calgary when 4th  Avenue was as deserted as the main street of a spaghetti western at high noon. But Canadian, family-owned Silver Hotel Group saw potential in a perfectly square, 70’s era, former oil and
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The Leaf – Canada’s Diversity Gardens at Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park Conservancy

Take time to savour the slow pace of nature in the midst of the city. Learn about Indigenous culture and traditions. Inhale the sweet scents of an edible and aromatic garden. All this and more awaits you at The Leaf – Canada’s Diversity Gardens in Winnipeg, the first garden attraction
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An eagle enjoys a shower after exercising. Photo Carol Patterson
Where the Wild Things are in Southern Alberta

Where can you take your nature-loving youngster once they’ve devoured all the animal videos and picture books in your library? When children express an interest in nature, the next step might be to take them outdoors where they can encounter animals in their natural habitat. That can be intimidating if
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