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3 Ways to Plan a Successful Family Ski Weekend

As a family, I have taken many ski getaways, and have learned over the years how to plan a trip that will really stand out as our winter highlight. My suggestions below are the consistent top three factors for my family’s ski weekends success.

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Family Exploring on the High Rockies Trail in Kananaskis

The High Rockies Trail is a newly-completed 80-kilometre long multi-use trail outside of Canmore. The trail starts at the popular Goat Creek Parking Lot on the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Lakes Trail and ends on the Alberta/BC border at Elk Pass in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, paralleling the Spray Lakes Road until you reach the Lower Kananaskis Lake.

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A Trip to the U-Pick Farm

One of the pure joys of the summer are mouth-watering flavors of fresh fruit and vegetables - and picking them directly from a local farm is even better! Here are some tips to make the most of a family-friendly outing at any Calgary and area U-Pick farm. 

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Ski Resorts Without Snow

Ski resorts are quickly becoming year-round destinations for adventure and fun. This summer, families can visit 10 different resorts spread across southern Alberta and the BC Rockies, trying everything from a thrilling rollercoaster ride down the hill to lift-accessed hiking through alpine meadows. 

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