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.
Spring is almost here, and it’s a great time to plan the family’s first hike of the season. Many trails in Kananaskis come into condition by March or early April, and you’ll find that parks are much quieter this time of year. Check out these suggested trails and put one on your calendar for a fun Spring-break outing.
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.
Winter is always an amazing time of year to visit Banff National Park because there are fewer crowds and there is generally a more peaceful atmosphere. And to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday this year, there’s no better time to experience the magic of a winter wonderland in Banff because admission to Canada’s National Parks is free for the whole year of 2017! Seize this rare opportunity to explore Banff without having to buy a Park Pass, and try some of my family’s favorite winter fun activities.
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