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Melissa is a co-founder of Family Fun Canada. She loves taking her kids to all the places she visited as a kid and sharing her adventures online.

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Jasper Park Lodge | Jasper’s Best Family Resort is Open for Business

Posted on: July 28, 2020

“Don’t move, don’t even breathe”, I hissed at my 10-year old daughter. No, we weren’t facing down a grizzly bear on a back-country trail. I was steering a stand-up paddleboard on Lac Beauvert in Jasper National Park. It wasn’t my first time manoeuvring a SUP but it was the first
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How to Learn a Language During a Lockdown

Posted on: May 19, 2020

Like many people, the shutdown of international travel and closed borders thwarted my travel plans. I have never been to Italy but I have dreamed of going for many years and over those years I have dabbled in learning some Italian words and phrases in preparation for my eventual Italian adventure.
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Winter Wonderland Adventures at Sun Peaks Resort

Posted on: January 31, 2020

I switched off my headlamp so my eyes would adjust to the darkness. I could see the glittery stars above and the twinkling alpine ski village below as our group trudged along tight trails between snow-laden trees. I was on the Moonlight Snowshoe Tour at Sun Peaks Resort with my
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Kiahuna Plantation Resort | High Value on a Low Budget in Kauai

Posted on: February 28, 2019

Affordable family vacation and Hawaii’s island of Kauai are not generally synonymous. Although most of the island is exceptionally expensive, your accommodations don’t have to be at the Kiahuna Plantation Resort. Located on the sunny south shore in Poipu, this 35-acre beachfront property offers spectacular sunset views, sprawling grassy lawns,
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3 Posh Hotel Pools in Palm Springs

Posted on: April 2, 2018

An avid list-maker, I wanted to make sure I had a stack of activities and outings planned for a trip to Palm Springs before heading south, so I asked a local acquaintance, “what is there to do in Palm Springs?” The reply? There are loads of fun things to do,
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Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival | Kitschy Fun For Everyone

Posted on: October 16, 2017

“What the heck are those?” we both blurted in unison. My husband and I were startled by the eery greeting of scarecrows welcoming us to Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. Their toothy grins and haunting stares were a combination of kitschy and creepy. Garish and gaudy, these handcrafted scarecrows are everywhere
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From Sailing a Brackish Sea to Catching a Fenian Spy – 15 Unforgettable Adventures for Kids in Nova Scotia

Posted on: July 7, 2017

I was basking in the sunshine while bobbing on a boat dock on Springfield Lake 30 minutes north-west of Halifax. It was our last day of our holiday, and I was mentally selling everything and moving to Nova Scotia. Our family had spent ten short days of our summer vacation
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FORD Winter Adventures in the Heart of the Laurentians

Posted on: April 5, 2017

“Un, deux, trois….” a 10 year old girl, her mother, and grandmother counted as they waited for the boiled maple sap poured on snow to harden. I am at La P’tite Cabane d’la Côte, a sugar shack not far from Montreal, about to indulge in a true Canadian delicacy –
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A Great Canadian Bucket List Heli-Yoga Adventure

Posted on: July 29, 2016

Update (2019): Rockies Heli no longer operates from the Kananaskis Base, just the Icefield Base located at Cline River between Lake Louise and Jasper. Yoga is meant to connect the body with the breath and to reach ultimate tranquility. I’m finding it impossible to find my inner calm in downward dog
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Surf Town Tofino for the Non-Surfer

Posted on: June 10, 2016

I’m wrapped in a cozy blanket to ward off the early spring chill while I watch surfers master the waves from my balcony at the Long Beach Lodge Resort on Cox Bay in Tofino, BC. Tofino is Canada’s surf capital and holds a coveted rank on National Geographic’s world’s best
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