Unwind and Unplug at Nipika Mountain Resort


In the breathtaking British Columbia Rockies, there is a mountain resort called Nipika, nestled in a valley just outside Kootenay National Park. Just a 20 minute drive from Invermere, Nipika Mountain Resort is a place that brings you back to the basics. It's a resort that the family goes to unwind, connect, unplug and play. Accommodations at Nipika Mountain Resort are hand-built and beautiful log cabins. The … [Read more...]

Around the World at The Calgary Zoo


I'm fortunate that the City of Calgary is just a quick drive from where I live. It's a city that we visit often - to take in attractions, do some fantastic shopping yet usually our stay is a wonderful mix of it all. One favourite through the years is a visit to The Calgary Zoo. The Calgary Zoo Botanical Garden and Prehistoric Park has seen me as a child, a teen, met each of my babies and has watched us all grow … [Read more...]

Prince Edward Island – #1 Place to Travel in Canada for 2014


Ever since I was a young child and completely enthralled with Anne of Green Gables, I've always wanted to visit Prince Edward Island (PEI). Having been born and raised in Alberta, I've had a fascination with Canada's smallest province and island. Perhaps it's because when compared to the plains and mountains of Alberta, it looks like a whole different country. While my part of Canada has much to … [Read more...]

The Calgary Tower {Yikes!}

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I've lived here all my live and never went up the Calgary Tower. That fact is very odd to me.  This Summer I decided to change that when my family and I set out to seize the Summer with Travelocity.ca. While in Calgary for our weekend getaway, we took the kids up the Calgary Tower, which was built in the 60s. Pretty isn't she?  Views all around of the city of Calgary, noticing all the landmarks from … [Read more...]

Banff National Park: Seize the Summer and Travel

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  Last month my family was asked to seize the Summer and travel thanks to Travelocity.ca. We decided to take two mini-vacations in order to #goandseizethesummer, the first one being a trip to the Canadian Rocky Mountains.  We took in some super fun attractions such as the Banff Gondola up Sulphur Mountain, the Columbia Icefield Adventure tour, and a Boat Cruise on Lake Minnewanka {full posts at the … [Read more...]

Family Travel: Banff Lake Cruise on Lake Minnewanka

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  Just a short drive across the highway from the town of Banff is Lake Minnewanka. I had been there many times before, since it's such a scenic drive with gorgeous views. Yet, never have we stopped at the lake and took a good look around. On our last family trip to the Canadian Rockies, we changed that. Walk to the dock and you can get tickets to take the 1 hour Banff Lake Cruise, a sightseeing … [Read more...]

Family Travel: Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure

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  Our family trip to the Canadian Rocky Mountains started with a scenic drive to the Jasper area. Our destination: take a tour on the Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure. The last time I had gone to the Columbia Icefields was 13 years ago, and the rest of my family have never been. We knew it would be 'pretty' considering the location, yet we never imagined just how educational and awe-inspiring it would … [Read more...]

Mountain Climbing

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  Disclaimer: We didn't actually climb this mountain as the title implies. I think my 5 year old twins would complain just a little too much for my liking and patience. Instead, we had a little {fun} help climbing this mountain! On our family trip to Banff National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, we did what we always do when in the town of Banff - take the Banff Gondola up Sulphur Mountain! No matter … [Read more...]

We’re Back from our Canadian Rocky Mountains Family Trip!

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  This weekend we took a family trip to Banff National Park, a popular gem hidden in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. We are fortunate to live just a few hours away, so we try to visit as often as possible. Each time we go, we have new adventures, see new things. So, I can report from personal experience that there is something for everyone to do, even kids at every age. Here's just a tiny snippet of what we … [Read more...]

Santa Maria, WEM

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  Last weekend our family took a little day trip into Edmonton. One stop was to West Edmonton Mall. It used to be the world's largest mall {record held until 2004}, yet at the equivalent to 48 city blocks, it's still one huge mall to walk. One of the girls' favorite things to do at the mall is check out the Santa Maria, a true replica {hand carved and hand painted} of Christopher Columbus' ship, inside the … [Read more...]

One Dino-Mite Night at the Royal Tyrrell Museum


  The Royal Tyrrell Museum is a popular Canadian tourist attraction in Drumheller, Alberta. The location also referred to as 'the badlands', the Tyrrell Museum is a leading centre of palaeontological research noted for its collection of more than 40 dinosaur skeletons with more than 110,000 fossil specimens. While we have visited this museum many times as a family, my daughter went for the first time with her … [Read more...]