Family Travel

How I Spent my Summer Vacation – Saskatchewan Style

I’m a full-time mom who writes from home, so summer vacation isn’t ALWAYS a vacation. But we only had two months to live it up now that my son is in Kindergarten, so this is how I spent my summer vacation: trying to do it all! We had a true
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prince edward county photo melissa mohaut
Enjoy Fresh Air and Food in Prince Edward County

We recently visited Prince Edward County for the second time, and I’m already planning our third. Living in Toronto, it gives our family an escape from the hustle and bustle, but having grown up in a small town in the Ottawa Valley, I also feel instantly at peace in cottage
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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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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 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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Family Travel with Non Family Members – How to Mix Friends and Family

The world is slowly opening up again and you know that means! Dust off those passports. Whether it’s to the next province or to the next country, many of us can’t wait to travel again. However, vacations come in all shapes and sizes, and they are not all limited to
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The Two Types of Travellers (And How they Voyage Together Without Killing Each Other)

Picture two travellers in the days before leaving on a trip. This may be a journey backpacking in the Andes, a month in Europe, a weekend in Vegas or camping for the long weekend, it doesn’t matter. But let’s say they’re packing. One creates a detailed list, makes sure everything
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