The sun is getting stronger, the temperature is climbing and you can even go outside without a jacket on warm days. Now is the time to take the family skiing if you haven’t started yet over the winter. Your children won’t mind the occasional bit of slushy snow on the ski hill, and younger kids will do better with fewer layers on to restrict movement. And don’t worry about breaking the bank; there are some incredible deals to be had this time of year on the slopes.
Bow Valley Provincial Park is one of our favorite places to explore as a family in the Spring. The park is located 45 minutes west of Calgary just off the TransCanada Highway, and is the perfect distance for a family day trip or early camping trip when you want to try out your trailer for the first time of the year. By May, you can easily enjoy snow-free hiking in this park, enjoy wild flowers in abundance and soak up some early spring sunshine. Here are my top picks for ways to enjoy the park with your family this Spring.
Almost as soon as the Thanksgiving leftovers were put away when I was a kid, you could find me riding in the back of my parent’s car while we sought out holiday lights. These days, you’ll see me in my mommyvan with husband and kids in tow making several treks to look at lights, only we add the extra touch of snacks and hot chocolate. I also love to make fudge and sugar cookies with my kids to give as gifts like my mom did with me. Check out these traditions, designed to make the holidays fun for everyone!
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