Christmas in the Rockies
Celebrate Christmas in the Rockies

Here’s where and how to have a very Merry Christmas in the Rockies! Just picture it: your family is full and happy after a delicious meal you didn’t lift a finger to make.You get up from the table that you don’t have to play after-dinner-who-flinches-first chicken to determine who has
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Waterton National Park
Family friendly hiking in Waterton Lakes National Park

Isn’t it amazing (or pathetic, I’m not sure) how you can live in the same province for decades, and still not see some of the most beautiful places just hours from home? After twenty-two years in Alberta for me, and thirty-years for my Alberta-born husband, we were finally making the
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Buffalo Mountain Lodge Winter Main Lodge
Little Girls Need a Girl’s Trip Too! Buffalo Mountain Lodge in Banff Awaits

The setting was perfect – an upscale mountain retreat surrounded by nine acres of towering fir, pine and spruce trees and chattering squirrels and singing birds. The generously-sized hot tub under the stars was perfect for an evening soak, as was the luxurious claw foot tub in our large and
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The Best Family Friendly Mountains in Canada

Written in collaboration with Expedia.ca The leaves are still changing colour, but it’s not too early to begin planning your next winter ski holiday at one of Canada’s fantastic ski resorts. Here are some of the best family-friendly mountains in Canada. Whistler Blackcomb The biggest ski resort in Canada has
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Hotel Foster Dogs
Hotel Foster Dogs: Bringing Home Love on Four Feet

Hotel foster dogs are helping travelers rethink the idea of  “souvenir.” What’s the best thing you ever brought home from a trip? There are many happy reminders of trips past scattered throughout our home: a vial of teeny tiny seashells carefully collected from a Cuban beach, the enormous glass hooka we
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CN Tower
Towering Above: Four Must-Visit Towers in Canada!

Built to commemorate Olympics, World Fairs, to drive tourism or display a city or business’s astonishing skill in architecture and engineering, there are dozens of towers around the world. Canada has four towers across the country, appearing in the background of many a tourist photo, or as the perfect vantage
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Wagging Tails and Happy Trails
Wagging Tails and Happy Trails! Pet Therapy at the Edmonton International Airport

Man’s best friend is doling out stress-busting relief with Pet Therapy at the Edmonton International Airport. Let’s play a little word association game. When I say “Airport” what do you think? If you said “peace” “serenity” or any synonym of “calm,” you are a liar. You should probably be working
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Fort Whoop-Up Photo credit Sarah Deveau
A historic time at Fort Whoop-Up

“This was way more fun that I was expecting it to be,” my five-year-old said in a stage whisper as we sat at a picnic table enjoying ice cream cones after a three-hour adventure through Fort Whoop-Up, a national historic site in Lethbridge, Alberta. Considering the competition for her time
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Family Fun in Red Deer
Rip Roaring Summer Family Fun in Red Deer – Yes, Red Deer!

If you have every had a conversation with a 6 year old, you know they rarely start with anything so mundane as “Hi” or “How are you?” More likely they start with some pressing fact in the 6 year old’s life. “My dog smells like Doritos, but he doesn’t eat
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Sundance Lodges, in beautiful Kananaskis Country AB, offers trapper tent and tipi camping, plus regular campsites.
Camping in Comfort: Sundance Lodges, Kananaskis Country

As far as family camping weekends go, this one was not off to the most auspicious start. Our Calgary weather, which had been 30ºC and sunny on Thursday, had taken a sharp nosedive to 5ºC – with pouring rain no less – by Friday lunchtime. Half of our parental team was still
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