Category: Explore Alberta

5 Incredible Fall Day Trips You’ve Got to Plan this Year

Getting out of town for the weekend is easy when there is so much to see and do. From a pumpkin festival to a hot air balloon experience that’s going to light up the night sky – here’s what you should see and do in Alberta this fall. See Giant Pumpkins in Smoky Lake Your […]

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Four Things to do Before You Take Your Kids on a Solo Road Trip

This summer, I attempted something that took me out of me straight out of my comfort zone – and into the mountains. I was taking the kids on a solo road trip. This time, I would be out of my usual, passenger-seat, answering emails and scheduling social media, handing out the occasional snack zone. This […]

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10 Things to Know Before You Hit Up Calaway Park with the Kids

Calgary is our go-to city for weekend trips. As we were planning a mid-summer visit, my mom reminded me of all the childhood fun I had at Calaway Park.  Big dude has been obsessed with amusement parks lately so we added Calaway Park to our itinerary. We had a blast and it was just as […]

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Road Trip Tips for Parents from Hankook Tire

Five Hacks You Need to Know Before Your Next Road Trip

It’s road trip season and we’ve partnered with Hankook Tire to bring you some of our favourite road trip tips to keep you sane (and safe) while you’re on the road. We’re embarking on our third road trip this weekend with the new Hankook tires on our vehicle. When you’re trying to keep your family […]

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Day Trip: Exploring the Alberta Railway Museum

“Mom – we’re going to the train place.” Big dude shouts from the couch, where despite the soaring temperature he is bundled under blankets. I look at my husband – I have no idea what big dude is talking about – does he? My husband spins the computer around so I can see the webpage […]

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Bring the Kids: Diagon Alley Comes to Calgary for One Day Only

Get out your robes and spend the day in Kensington as it’s transformed into Diagon Alley, straight out of Harry Potter. On July 30th, local shops and restaurants will be serving up Harry Potter themed treats, sweets and drinks, activities. Admission to the day out is free, but you’re going to want to bring along […]

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10 Summer Kid-Friendly Adventures in Banff

Explore the Banff Hoodoo Trail | The hoodoo walk trail is close to Tunnel Mountain campground, and is perfect for a family, as the trail comes with a quick payoff, just after embarking on the trail. For this reason, you can choose to go as far, or as close, on the trail from the parking lot […]

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Heading to Calgary? You’ve got to Check out These Places on the Way

“Mom, guess what?” Big dude is practically vibrating with excitement, “Dad says we can go to Calgary this weekend.” I glance at our calendar and see that we have a completely free weekend.  With two sets of grandparents in Calgary, the quick weekend trip to Calgary is a regular occurrence and so is the 3.5 […]

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25 Kid-Friendly Alberta Festivals to Experience This Summer

From the Sand Blast competition that’s making a comeback this year, to festivals in Edmonton that don’t even require you to leave the city, we’ve rounded up some of our favourites for 2017, encouraging you to get out there and explore the fantastic festivals in Alberta. Kid-Friendly Festivals in Alberta Sustainaval | June 8-11, 2017 Can […]

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Six Reasons to Visit Viking for Vikings in the Streets Festival

Come out for the weekend and find your inner Viking, at the Vikings in the Streets Festival on June 16th and 17th, in Viking Alberta. It’s your chance to imagine, play and get entertained East of Edmonton at a festival for the entire family. What’s there to do while you’re there?  A Viking Parade | […]

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