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Go climb a mountain – family-friendly first summits

There are many summits, ridge tops and scenic lookouts near Calgary that are quite feasible for families to reach in an easy day hike. Make it a goal to try at least one of the trips below with your family this summer, and then reward the effort with ice cream or a fun dinner out afterwards. Each hike can also be done while camping in Kananaskis or Banff for an extra special weekend the kids will remember well through the fall as they head back to school. 

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Great day trips from Calgary with the grandparents

Are you looking for something fun to do while your parents are in town? Try one of these kid-approved day trips with fun for all ages! Make memories while trying a new-to-you activity, and learn something new about each other. When’s the last time you asked your parents what their favorite dinosaur was?

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5 easy steps to planning a successful hike with the grandparents

Grandparents love to be included in family outings and many fit seniors enjoy hiking near Calgary. To make a hike enjoyable with extended family members though, I have discovered a few things that greatly contribute to a successful outing.

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Family camping trips - How to make the most of your getaway

Camping is the ultimate in outdoor family fun and is loaded with benefits for parents and kids alike. It provides adventure and unlimited opportunities to experience the great outdoors. It's also an excellent way for kids to learn about nature, from plants and animals to the weather and skies. Historical landmarks and different regions offer lessons in history. And parents get a break from the daily responsibilities of life and a little relaxation. Not to mention, it's an affordable way for families to vacation.

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