My family believes strongly in the classic summer vacation and every year, we plan a week in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. We like to visit the beaches and water parks, seek out adventure, and spend a lot of time on our bikes exploring new trails. If we can fit in a wine tour or two, we’re doing well and we call it a successful vacation! Here are my family’s five favorite things to do in the Okanagan Valley.
Is there anything worse than a sick child? The mess, the smell, and the fact that your little one is suffering - now take all of that on the road! Motion sickness affects about a third of the population and occurs when there is an imbalance in the inner ear, caused by the repetitive motion of the car. Symptoms can include dizziness, headaches and, of course, vomiting. All prepared parents would be wise to carry a sickness kit in the car, which should include garbage bags, tissues, wet wipes, mints (if your child is old enough), hand sanitizer, spare clothes, and a hand towel.
This summer, whether you choose a staycation to visit local attractions or plan a cross-country holiday road trip, it is no secret that kids and cars don’t always get along. Travelling can be tiring and children can get bored pretty quickly, so it helps to plan ahead before you hit the road. Here are the travel necessities you need to keep everyone cool and comfortable, and avoid meltdowns while motoring.
Summer vacations in British Columbia (BC) are among the most cherished of Albertan traditions, and it’s easy to see why. The drive through the mountains is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful in the world. There are no borders to cross and the diversity of climate and landscape across the province means that there are a million different things to do. It can be hard to narrow down what to do in such a huge and exciting province, but we’ve got some ideas to help you start your own BC traditions today!
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