Let me be the first to confess that when I sit down to think about winter holidays, I do not type ‘north’ into my search engine or choose ‘all destinations north’ when I visit travel sites. My love for beaches aside, though, Jasper has won my heart as a winter vacation destination, and there is paradise to be found if you choose to venture beyond Kananaskis or Banff for your mountain getaway.
School’s back in but the kids still get two days off each week and there’s no better place to spend that free time than at a campground. Autumn is a great time to take that final camping trip of the season and you’ll find it much easier to get spots in the popular campgrounds than it was in July or August. Many weekends in September are warm enough for a final beach day, and there’s no better time to go hiking or biking with golden colors surrounding you, cooler temperatures and quiet trails.
For parents motivated by a desire to maintain or rekindle connections with family across the country or around the globe, having children can lead to more travel than ever. But maybe you’ve put off visiting relatives or given up on your dream vacation, daunted by the uncertainties of coordinating life with children away from home. Preschoolers thrive on routine, but travel throws families into new situations and different time zones and requires a certain level of compromise. Travel-savvy parents know that routines tempered with flexibility are the key to keeping everyone happy on the road.
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.
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