Parks Canada

Our Home and Spooky Land! Parks Canada at Halloween

Parks Canada at Halloween is the place to be for genuine Canadian creepiness! The national parks system is home to some of the most beautiful vistas in the world, powerful and important historic sites, and experiences that will educate and delight your whole family. If you thought that was enough,
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Lake Louise Sleigh Ride
From Sleigh Rides to Skiing with Santa – Celebrating Christmas in the Canadian Rockies

Heading to Banff for a weekend or even just a day over the holiday season has become one of our favourite Christmas family traditions. There’s just something extra-magical about being surrounded by the majestic mountains and snow-laden trees combined with the twinkle lights and sparkly decorations all along Banff Avenue.
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Big Family Travel Unique and Affordable Accommodations for Big Broods!
Big Family? Here Are Some Unique and Affordable Accommodations for Big Broods!

Let’s face it. Travelling as a family of five or more in an accommodation world built for four can be challenging. I know this all too well. When my kids were small, it was possible—though never preferable—to cajole the wee three into one bed. Now that the oldest tops me
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Recreated sod house at L’Anse aux Meadows By D. Gordon E. Robertson - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0
If Your Family Is Up for Adventure, Take a Gander at Newfoundland!

Newfoundland, that fascinating landscape affectionately known as “The Rock,” is home to both natural wonders and historic sites of international significance. If your family is looking for an adventure, take a gander at what Newfoundland has to offer! Just Arriving is an Adventure An island off the Eastern coast of
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_ Gros Morne National Park The Top of the Bottom of the Earth
The Top of the Bottom of the Earth at Newfoundland’s Gros Morne National Park

Almost defeated by the terrain and strong wind, I hugged the rugged Tablelands hillside in relief.  We had reached what would be our highest vantage point expertly guided by Parks Canada interpreter extraordinaire, Cedric Davignon. The surreal, red rocky panorama in all its grandeur lay before us, in stark contrast
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A Pedal on the Point_ The Wildlife and Wilderness Within Reach at Point Pelee
A Pedal on the Point: The Wildlife and Wilderness Within Reach at Point Pelee

When reminiscing on Point Pelee National Park, I return immediately to my last night under its Carolinian canopy, a campfire throwing short-lived lashes of light into the crushing dark of surrounding vegetation. Sharing my company was interpretation coordinator Andrew Laforet, a Parks Canada staffer setting up a small speaker on
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Camping Parks Canada Photo Courtesy Parks Canada
Unforgettable Experiences Await! Camping in Canada’s National Parks with Parks Canada

Camping in Canada’s National Parks can be an unforgettable experience with memories that last a lifetime. To help ensure your family has the best experience possible, it’s essential to plan ahead and be prepared, according to Ed Jager, Parks Canada director of visitor experience. Because camping is becoming more and
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A proud gardener at Upper Canada Village demonstrates how the vegetables are grown - Photo Jan Feduck
Tasty Time Travel: Food History at Canada’s Historic Sites

Children sat quietly around a harvest table eating with their family and talking about what farm chores needed to be done for the day. This French family was dining as if in the 1700s at New Brunswick’s Acadian Village. A little boy, visiting with his family stood around the outside
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Percé rock is a well-known landmark on Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula. Photo Carol Patterson
Rock(ing) Tourism in Quebec’s Gaspe Peninsula

The quiet town of Percé on Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula is best known for the large rock jutting out of the Gulf of St. Laurence that’s graced a million Instagram feeds, but there’s a new geologic attraction in town. In 2018 Géoparc de Percé – the first UNESCO Geopark in French-speaking
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Jasper Park Lodge
Jasper Park Lodge | Jasper’s Best Family Resort is Open for Business

“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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