Lovable llamas, playful hay wagon rides, fresh juicy berries or fantastically fragrant lavender: these are some of the attractions that may entice your family on a summer visit to an Alberta farm. As our society grows hungrier for healthier, close-to-the-land and back-to-nature foods, we are also looking for leisure activities ‘close to home.’
When you think of having a picnic in Kananaskis, what first comes to your mind? If it’s Elbow Falls, you aren’t alone. The popular picnic site is crowded and filled to capacity with Calgarians every weekend from May through September. Wouldn’t you love to find a different picnic spot, though, that is just as beautiful, equally close to the city and much less busy? Enter Allen Bill Pond.
Our family believes in making the most of every season, and it isn’t hard to do that when spring is around the corner. The warmer weather beckons us to get outside and bask in the sun. Our favorite place to be on a lovely spring day is exploring one of the many family-friendly trails in Kananaskis. Below are my top choices for a family day hike:
Skiing solo was always a breeze: Put on the latest ski fashions, pack your wallet, throw skis into the car and head for the hills. With a family in tow, it’s a whole new ballgame. But, with a bit of forward planning, it can still be fun for all and worth the financial and physical investment.
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