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Weekend Adventures

Try Cross-Country Skiing This Winter

Cross-country skiing is an affordable winter sport that is relatively easy to learn for the whole family. It’s free to ski on most groomed trails and once you invest in the equipment, you’re good to go! I recommend starting off with second-hand skis and boots while the kids are still growing, or you can rent skis for the occasional day if you aren’t ready to commit to the sport.

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A Bucket List of Late Autumn Weekend Day Trips

Few people would say that they love the late autumn season between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Personally, it is one of my favorite times of the year, and I always look forward to November in the Rockies! Read on for the day trips that get my family excited for late autumn fun year after year.

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Harvest Events for the Whole Family

In Alberta, fall is bustling with life and growth and fun. As the seasons change, many families are looking to get out and experience the harvest feeling. There are U-Pick farms to visit, which are producing the last of their season’s yield, farmers’ markets bursting with fresh seasonal produce and baking, and corn mazes and hayrides just begging to be experienced!

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Autumn in Cochrane

The town of Cochrane is located 20 minutes west of Calgary and makes for a great day trip close to the city for a weekend family outing. You’ll experience mountain vibes, fresh air, and country living without having to make a longer drive out to Canmore or Banff.

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