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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 »

Parker Ridge Trail, Icefields Parkway, Alberta

Parker Ridge Trail, Icefields Parkway, Alberta

My brother hiked the Parker Ridge Trail with his family and told me that it was one of the must-do hikes along the Icefields Parkway. Since we had time for only one stop on our … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids: Highest tides in the world, Bay of Fundy, N.B.

Bucket List for Kids: Highest tides in the world, Bay of Fundy, N.B.

Everyone should go to Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick to see the highest tides in the world. This is a big deal because the tides can rise as high as … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids: The world’s largest skating rink, Ottawa

Bucket List for Kids: The world’s largest skating rink, Ottawa

The Rideau Canal runs from Canada’s Capital all the way to Kingston on Lake Ontario, 200 km away. During the winter a section of the canal in downtown Ottawa is turned into the Rideau Canal … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids: Calgary Zoo, Alberta

Bucket List for Kids: Calgary Zoo, Alberta

The Calgary zoo in Alberta is the second largest zoo in Canada and a popular destination. There are 800 or so animals (not including every single fish and insect, of course) and about 120 different … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids: Niagara Falls, Ontario

Bucket List for Kids: Niagara Falls, Ontario

Everyone should see Canada’s most famous natural attraction at least once and that is Niagara Falls. They are among the largest and most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Canada and United States share the falls. … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids: White water rafting in the Rockies

Bucket List for Kids: White water rafting in the Rockies

Is white water rafting scary? It depends in large part on the rapids. Rapids rated class 1 are little more than moving water, probably not too exciting. With class 2 rapids there are splashy waves. … Read entire article »

Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse, Ontario, Canada

Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse, Ontario, Canada

I knew nothing about Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse until the owner of the B&B where I was staying in Niagara-on-the-Lake (Darlington House) told me about it over breakfast. She described it as an intimate place, … Read entire article »

Bucket List for Kids: The Dinosaur Museum, Drumheller, Alberta

Bucket List for Kids: The Dinosaur Museum, Drumheller, Alberta

Canada’s Dinosaur Museum (aka the Royal Tyrrell Museum) has one of the largest displays of dinosaurs in the world. No worry if you know little about palaeontology (the study of fossil animals and plants). You’ll just leave … Read entire article »

Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton-Burlington, Canada

Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton-Burlington, Canada

There are several reasons why the Royal Botanical Gardens is unique, the first being that it is the only botanical garden in Canada with the right to use “Royal” in its name. Two cities (Hamilton … Read entire article »

The River Drive along the St. Lawrence in Charlevoix, Quebec

The River Drive along the St. Lawrence in Charlevoix, Quebec

If you follow the shoreline of the St. Lawrence River along Charlevoix’s Route 362, you will be on one of the most scenic drives in Canada. The drive is relatively short, a distance of 58 … Read entire article »

Les Quatre Vents, Quebec, revisited

Les Quatre Vents, Quebec, revisited

When I first visited Les Quatre Vents in mid-June, 2011, I knew I’d be seeing one of Canada’s most famous gardens for I had been reading about it and seeing pictures of it for years. … Read entire article »

Hiking the Berg Lake Trail in the shadow of Mt. Robson, British Columbia

Hiking the Berg Lake Trail in the shadow of Mt. Robson, British Columbia

Andrew Sunter and his 7-year-old son Aidan hiked the world-renowned Berg Lake Trail around Mt. Robson this summer. The trail brings you to the foot of Mt. Robson (3954 m), a “big mountain with big … Read entire article »

Montreal Botanical Garden, Quebec, Canada

Montreal Botanical Garden, Quebec, Canada

The Montreal Botanical Garden, with its rare and extensive collections, is considered to be one of the most important botanical gardens in the world. The rose garden itself has 10,000 specimens, some dating from before … Read entire article »

Hiking with kids: Stanley Glacier Trail, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia

Hiking with kids: Stanley Glacier Trail, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia

This moderate hike to Stanley Glacier, with not too much elevation gain (395m), is described by Parks Canada as being “fire and ice in equal measures”. The effect of the fires of 1968 and 2003 … Read entire article »

Hiking with kids: Bow Glacier Falls, Banff National Park, Alberta

Hiking with kids: Bow Glacier Falls, Banff National Park, Alberta

Some of the best hikes in the Canadian Rockies can be found around Lake Louise and when we were camping there last summer we looked for a trail that would be easy for children and … Read entire article »

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