Family Travel

Canadian Canoe Museum - Bill Mason’s famous red canoe, featured in his films and paintings - Photo John Geary
Canada’s Canoe Museum: Paddling Back Through History

The father of Canadian canoeing, Bill Mason, once said: “I have always believed that the Canadian wooden canoe is one of the greatest achievements of mankind. There is nothing that is so aesthetically pleasing and yet so functional and versatile as the canoe. It is as much a part of
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Do Winter Right in Jasper at Marmot Basin

Gliding through the forest following the ski instructor, as we cross from the mountain shadows into a burst of sunlight and open slopes, brings a vivid spark of joy. This is winter at Marmot Basin ski resort, just outside the town of Jasper in Jasper National Park, Alberta. With most
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Tips to Enjoy Safe Family Skating on Canada’s Natural Lakes & Ponds

I have early memories of my parents strapping BOB Skates onto my bulky winter boots, and letting me shuffle around with my siblings on a natural lake in Southern Alberta. The sense of wonder and freedom I felt at the wide-open space still remains with me today. Now with kids
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I Wasn’t a Country Music Fan Until I Visited Nashville, Tennessee. The Grand Ole Opry Changed That.

I wasn’t a country music fan until I visited Nashville Tennessee. A work conference took me to Nashville, where I could have a few days of rest and relaxation before the conference started. The Gaylord Opryland Resort was the perfect location for my planned escape. The resort features an indoor waterpark,
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How to Travel Greener, When We Can Travel

Every choice you make has an impact. You and your family can make a difference in the environment when travelling, based on how you choose to spend your money, so you travel green(er)! Calgarian Tatiana Teevens, cofounder of Adventure With Purpose – a tour agency focused on conservation, education and
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7 Great National Historic Sites in Metro Vancouver

Canada may be a young country, but it is filled with historical places, markers and people that are worth learning about and experiencing in real life on our very doorsteps. In British Columbia, several National Historic Sites are dotted throughout the province. These seven sites are located in Metro Vancouver, all
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Holidays are Over but Winter Driving is Here a Lot Longer. Here’s How to Stay Safe on Winter Roads

The holidays may be over, but winter is here. If you’re planning a winter road trip, the best way to help ensure smooth travels is to plan ahead. Here are the top tips to get ready for a winter road trip and stay safe on winter roads from two Canadian
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How One Family’s Ski Habit Turned Into a Growth Chart at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Euphoria Isn’t a State of Mind, It’s a Tradition… The run is called Euphoria but when many people stand at the top of it, the last emotion is that of intense happiness or self-confidence. It’s a typical black diamond run at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort overlooking the town of Golden B.C.
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Pandemic-Proof Holiday Activities for the Family

While this Christmas season will be like no other, many of our beloved annual traditions and activities are or can be made pandemic-proof. In the spirit of giving, we’ve selected a few of our festive traditions to share, which may become new favourites for your own family this year. However
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Bao, A Chinese Christmas Tradition {Recipe}

Part of the magic of Christmas – in addition to snow, twinkling lights, decorated trees and amazing music – is food. Christmas food traditions can make memories that will last a lifetime, with treasured recipes handed down through families, and shared with good friends. At Christmastime, my mother and her
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