Urban Adventures

Ditch the Liquids Carry-On (Family Fun Canada)
Ditch the Liquids! How to Manage Toiletries When You Travel Carry-On Only

Pack your bags and grab your passport, we’re heading for the airport! How do you pack when you fly? The biggest suitcase you can find or a carry-on bag that fits under your seat? The upper classes of earlier times often travelled with multiple trunks and valises. Golda Meir, a mid-20th
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A Few Nights Alone = The Mom-Cation of my Dreams

Every year, around my birthday in the Fall, I give myself a night off at a hotel in town. Once a year is all I take off as a parent and this year, I decided to give myself two nights away, in another city!  I spent my Mom-Cation in another
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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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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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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 Wild, Wild Westley – Calgary’s Newest Boutique Hotel

It took a wagon load of optimism to plan a new boutique hotel in downtown Calgary when 4th  Avenue was as deserted as the main street of a spaghetti western at high noon. But Canadian, family-owned Silver Hotel Group saw potential in a perfectly square, 70’s era, former oil and
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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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day trips on Prince Edward Island: PEI Beach goats, photo by Helen Earley
Beach Goats and Spaghetti Sundaes: 7 Fun Family Day Trips on Prince Edward Island

PEI was made for summer vacations. Here in Canada’s smallest province, you’re never more than 10-minutes away from saltwater, which means you’re always near a beach, most of them covered in soft, fine, red sand, perfect for sandcastles. You also find yourself steps away from your next seafood restaurant, ice
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Halifax: Canada’s Ocean Playground

Founded in 1749 and known for playing a key role during the Titanic’s aftermath and becoming the final resting place to many of her victims, Halifax is home to a rich history, culinary creations and many wonderful discoveries. The Haligonian hospitality is warm and embracing; the welcome you receive upon
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Why is Edmonton one of the Best Places to Visit in the Summer

There are many stunning locations and famous events all over Alberta. So why should Edmonton be on your top destination list? For so many reasons! Here are just a few. Edmonton is a foodie’s paradise. Into great food? Looking to tease your pallet with something new? Edmonton as a foodie
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