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Bucket List for Kids: Stargazing in a dark-sky place

Bucket List for Kids: Stargazing in a dark-sky place

When was the last time you saw a starry sky? If you can’t recall it could be that you, like most Canadians, live in an urban area where artificial lights glow all night long causing … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids: Jumping in a lake

Bucket List for Kids: Jumping in a lake

Every summer when I was a kid we would go jump in a lake. It was like the rule. It was usually a lake in one of Canada’s provincial or national parks. Sometimes we’d go … Read entire article »

Bucket list for kids: Riding Via Rail

Bucket list for kids: Riding Via Rail

Children have long loved toy trains that run on wooden tracks, stories about fast trains/slow trains/adventure trains. So what could be better than a ride on a real train? Via Rail is the passenger train … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids: Skating under a glacier, Lake Louise, Alberta

Bucket List for Kids: Skating under a glacier, Lake Louise, Alberta

There’s an emerald lake in one of Canada’s most magnificent settings that was once called “the lake of the little fishes” by the people of the Stoney Nation who lived close by. This lake is … Read entire article »

Canadian Children’s Museum, Gatineau, Quebec

Canadian Children’s Museum, Gatineau, Quebec

If you want to expose your kids or grandkids to the value of travel then take them to the Children’s Museum, which is part of the Canadian Museum of History across the river from Ottawa’s … Read entire article »

Bucket list for kids: Agriculture and Food Museum, Ottawa

Bucket list for kids: Agriculture and Food Museum, Ottawa

Canada is the only country to have a working farm right in the middle of its capital city and it is a great place to take the kids. I recently took my two young grandkids … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids: Toronto Zoo

Bucket List for Kids: Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo has been around since 1974, a long time. It’s the largest zoo in Canada with more than 5,000 animals (that includes invertebrates, like insects and crabs, and fish). It’s divided into geographical regions … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids: Ontario Science Centre, Toronto

Bucket List for Kids: Ontario Science Centre, Toronto

Going to the Ontario Science Centre with young grandkids, as I did earlier this month, made me wish I had paid more attention to science at school or at least remembered what little I had … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids: CN Tower, Toronto

Bucket List for Kids: CN Tower, Toronto

The elevator that my young grandkids and I took up the CN Tower has two panels of glass in its floor and as we went up, up, up at a speed of 22km/15mph it was … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids: Ripley’s Aquarium Canada

Bucket List for Kids: Ripley’s Aquarium Canada

Ripley’s Aquarium in downtown Toronto is Canada’s largest indoor aquarium. It’s a happy place and I think most kids who enter it will leave wearing a big smile. There are moments when it can be … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids: Whale watching

Bucket List for Kids: Whale watching

Canada is a great place to watch whales, on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts and even in between. Whales are very interesting to watch. They’re big so it’s hard to miss them. In fact, … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids: Wilderness canoeing

Bucket List for Kids: Wilderness canoeing

Wilderness canoeing is the ultimate rite-of-passage for Canadian kids. A true wilderness canoeing experience should include at least one portage, where you have to carry the canoe and all your stuff overland for a while … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids: Tree hugging, Cathedral Grove, Vancouver Island

Bucket List for Kids: Tree hugging, Cathedral Grove, Vancouver Island

Cathedral Grove is an old growth forest in British Columbia. Some of the trees here are more then 800 years old. There are giant Douglas firs, one measuring 9 metres in circumference, and groves of … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids: PEI National Park

Bucket List for Kids: PEI National Park

Kids love Prince Edward Island because no matter where you are you’re not too far from the beach. And what’s so great is that in summer  the temperature of the ocean isn’t too cold and … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids: Rock climbing, Peggy’s Cove

Bucket List for Kids: Rock climbing, Peggy’s Cove

Peggy’s Cove is a largely untouched fishing village just 43 km from Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital. When you bring your kids here they’ll probably first notice the red-and-white tower with a beacon on top. That’s … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids: Ingonish Beach and the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton

Bucket List for Kids: Ingonish Beach and the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton

Every second summer when I was a kid, my parents would pack my four sisters and me into their much-too-small Ford car and head for Cape Breton. We lived in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley then, … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids: Iceberg Alley and L’Anse aux Meadows, Nfld

Bucket List for Kids: Iceberg Alley and L’Anse aux Meadows, Nfld

  The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the best places to see icebergs. In fact it’s called the ‘Iceberg Capital in the World’ and between 400 and 800 of them float along Iceberg … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids in Canada

Bucket List for Kids in Canada

Here’s our Bucket List for Kids in Canada that we’ll add to every month. Many of these suggestions come from grandmothers (aka Nana) who seem to be out in droves enjoying life with their grandkids! Bucket List … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids: Biking the Myra Canyon Trestles, Kelowna, B.C.

Bucket List for Kids: Biking the Myra Canyon Trestles, Kelowna, B.C.

The old Kettle Valley Railway use to run through southern British Columbia and a 9 km section of it has been transformed into a bike trail that is great for families. It’s through the Myra … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids: Path of the Glacier Trail, Jasper National Park, Alberta

Bucket List for Kids: Path of the Glacier Trail, Jasper National Park, Alberta

The Path of the Glacier Trail in Jasper National Park takes you close to the north face of Mt. Edith Cavell, the highest mountain in the area with peaks of 3,300m, and to the glaciers … Read entire article »

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