National Parks

Canadian National Parks
A Journey Across Canada’s Provinces and Territories in 13 National Parks

From the grandeur of Rocky Mountains in Jasper to the salmon-filled streams of Gwaii Haanas, Canadian National Parks are natural treasures that draw visitors from around the country and around the world. This year, in honour of Canada 150, Parks Canada is offering free entry into all of these gems. It’s
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Campers enjoy a picnic at Green Point Campground, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada.
Don’t Delay! Parks Canada Camping Reservations Now Open

It’s time to make your Parks Canada Camping Reservations! To celebrate 150 years of our great nation, park entrance fees in our national parks and historic sites have been waived. That’s great news for a family budget, but we have a feeling it’s going to mean a very busy year in
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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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5 Must see Campgrounds in Canda
Five Campgrounds in Canada that you must visit!

May 6 2015   Summer travel planning is heating up! With our Canadian dollar weaker than it’s been in many years, now is the perfect time to consider an affordable, family camping holiday in one of our incredible Canadian national or provincial park campgrounds. There’s really nothing more Canadian than
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Crystal Cove Resort in Tofino
Family Fun at Tofino’s Crystal Cove Resort

When planning a family holiday it is easy to look to the all-inclusive resorts and the kid-themed adventure parks as the easiest solution to keeping all family-members happy. For a recent Spring Break vacation we decided to go old-school and look to Mother Nature for the kids’ entertainment. Fresh air,
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A Camping Adventure: Dinosaurs, Trains and more!

I’ll be honest. I’ve been a complete chicken about taking my kids camping. My poor boys are 3 & 5 years old and this summer was the first time they slept in a tent. They LOVED it, of course, what kid doesn’t love camping?!  So for our first camping adventure,
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Scary Heights and Spooky Sites in Banff National Park

My husband stared at me the way one might look at a dangerous and unstable person. All I had said was “I hope our vacation is relaxing.” I received the look from the other side of our bedroom which was strewn with piles of clothes, books and toys I was
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Not Quite Roughing It | Parks Canada Equipped Campsites

Things I love about camping: 1) Distraction-free family time 2) Early morning camp coffee 3) The wholesome feel of the great outdoors Things I do NOT Love about camping: 1) No vehicle on Earth can comfortably transport a  family and their camping gear. 2)Campsite set-up is the leading cause of
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