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"Are We There Yet?": Tips for Planning a Family Road Trip

Last summer my husband and I chose to drive from Toronto, Ontario to Halifax, Nova Scotia, with our two daughters, then aged twelve and nineteen. It was one of the most memorable and awesome summer vacations we had ever experienced as a family. Along with being able to capture the historic beauty of Quebec, we also visited New Brunswick and PEI for the first time. After spending time with friends in Halifax, we were awe inspired by the breathtaking Green and White Mountain ranges as we drove back home through Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Never having experienced a family road trip before, I wasn't sure how everyone would adapt to spending so many hours on the road but planning ahead really paid off and we can't wait to do it again.

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Head for the Hills - Summer Fun in Banff

No matter the size of your adventurous spirit, it could take a lifetime to explore the 1,000 kilometres of trails, multitudes of lakes, rivers and streams, and illustrious scenery of Banff National Park.

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Family Hikes less Traveled

Summer is here and if we lived out East, we’d be packing up to head for the family cottage or beach house. Warm lakes not being plentiful here, we do what we can to escape the city, and we head for the hills or the Rockies as the case may be. Our favorite thing to do as a family is hiking, and I’ve been exploring the local trails since I moved to Calgary 12 years ago.

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Tasty Trips and Fascinating Farms

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.’

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