Summer is almost here, and Canmore is a great location close to home for those May and June weekend escapes before the kids are officially out of school and on vacation. Close enough for a day trip but enjoyable for a weekend getaway as well, Canmore offers something fun for every member of the family.
There’s still a lot of great skiing to be done in the next two months and guaranteed, Calgary will have at least a couple more snowstorms before the flowers finally push their way through the frozen ground. Where can you fast-forward Spring and find green grass in April? Head west to the sunny Columbia Valley near Radium Hot Springs and Invermere to find trails ready for hiking and biking, lakes that are ice-free for paddling and outdoor swimming pools warm enough and ready to enjoy. Spring is ready for you just across the Alberta border, a short three-hour drive from Calgary.
Many young families have turned to RVing as a great way to reconnect with family and explore the hidden Canadian gems that are in our very own back yard! In fact, more people own RVs in Canada than they do cottages or go skiing, with 14 per cent of Canadian households owning RVs compared to 10 per cent who own cottages. If you’re one of those Canadians who don’t want to stay in one spot this summer, check out our top 10 places you must see by RV.
Autumn is here, the kids are back in school, extracurricular classes are starting up again and families are busy. Camping, hiking and traveling seem like distant memories as we pack the tent away for another year and store the beach gear in the basement. Don’t put your hiking boots away just yet, though. I have three trips for you to do this fall that should be done at least once in your lifetime, if not every year.
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