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pumpkin picking – greater vancouver 2015
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  If picking your own pumpkins is part of your family plan for this October, here is a rundown of some favorite pumpkin patches around Vancouver and the Lower Mainland (including Richmond, Langley, Delta, Maple Ridge, Surrey and Abbotsford).  Google … Read More

halifax, nova scotia – 8 places to enjoy with kids
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  It seemed so suitably Maritimes. After a day of touring Halifax in the sunshine, our family was excited to climb to the top of the city’s landmark Citadel fort, to watch a fabulous display of fireworks. Doubt set in, … Read More

the train station inn – nova scotia
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  On a family road trip through the Canadian Maritimes, we were lucky enough to enjoy several unique hotels. We had stayed at the haunted resort (The Algonquin – Saint Andrews, N.B.) and spent a night in a lighthouse (The … Read More

peggy’s cove lighthouse, nova scotia – with kids
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      Honestly, as we approached Peggy’s Cove I had one thought on my mind – “How good could this really be? It’s another lighthouse.”. Now please let me explain that by this point on an epic Maritimes road … Read More

lunenburg, nova scotia – with kids
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  I wanted to visit Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, because it really is as pretty as a picture (see pretty photo below). I also wanted to share a little Canadian fishing folklore with my kids since Lunenburg is the home port of … Read More

sundance guest ranch – with kids
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  I have longed to visit a guest ranch (dude ranch) for as long as I can remember. Actually, I think it may have started with the 90’s Billy Crystal comedy City Slickers, if any of you remember that one. Regardless, … Read More

8 things to enjoy with kids – prince edward island
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  Like a good Canadian girl raised on a healthy dose of Anne of Green Gables, I grew up with a very romantic notion of Prince Edward Island. Despite never having visited before, I knew I would immediately feel at … Read More

sensational sandcastles on prince edward island
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While researching family-friendly activities for a trip to Prince Edward Island, I stumbled across something that seemed custom tailored for our family – building a sandcastle with a sand sculpting expert. Having long made a tradition of building sandcastles while … Read More

the lighthouse hotel – prince edward island
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    Our family has always had a bit of a weakness for unique accommodations. We have driven 1000 kilometers to stay at an Oregon treehouse resort and taken 36 hours worth of planes, taxis and boats to stay in … Read More