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Spring Family Biking Adventures in Alberta

My family loves going for bike rides, and we try to make each outing a fun adventure. A successful family biking day might include a stop for ice-cream, a stop at a coffee shop to keep the adults’ energy levels high, and a stop at one playground, at least (bonus points if it has a wading pool or spray park), as well as a stop at interesting terrain (bridges, riverside pathways, a mixture of paved and natural surfaces, etc.). Here are three of my family’s favorite family biking adventures we enjoy each year in May and June.

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Winter Mountain Adventures to Try With Your Family

Can’t afford to jet off to the Caribbean or to some other tropical locale this winter? Plan a few family days or weekends in the mountains instead, and try some of these fun activities with the kids!

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Three Must-Visit Spots in Western Canada for Summer Family Travel

We all know this is the summer to travel within Canada, right? With our dollar not doing us any favors, plus all the 150th celebrations, it’s a golden opportunity to stay within our boarders and explore the Great White North. I’ve spent the past two years sussing out the best Canada has to offer families. The result is my first book: 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit. If you want to stick close to home this summer, here are my top picks for engaging and affordable destinations.

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Winter Camping 101: The Essential Guide to Enjoying the Outdoors in Winter

Camping is a beloved Canadian pastime, but booking a popular campsite during the peak summer months can be as challenging as catching rare Pokémon. For more and more families, a great alternative to enjoying camping is during the ‘off’ season, when the air is crisp and the woods are lined with pristine layers of white snow.

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