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What's a great destination for a family vacation in Canada?

In what ways is your home town unique from other places you've lived or traveled?

What outdoor activity do you enjoy doing most with your kids?

What's the best family vacation destination in Canada?

Ann Bibby

Three Valley Gap just outside of Revelstoke, B.C. was one of our more memorable family vacations. Closed through the winter months, it is a family owned and run chateau style resort that boasts a railroad museum with a working roundhouse and a recreation old west town. The pool area was modeled after the deck of the Titantic and the adjacent lake is available for boating, water-skiing and fishing. While we were there, we also took in The Enchanted Forest, which is just up the road. It features miniature recreations of fairy tales set back in the forest. Our daughter was just five at the time and she loved it. Our favorite holiday experience so far, however, was the week we spent in Victoria on Vancouver Island. We stayed in the harbour area, which is beautiful and holds a surprising number of attractions like a Madame Tousaud's Wax Museum, a museum of miniatures and a walkable downtown shopping district. There is a zoo and a butterfly park, and many of the hotels feature a high tea, which is delightful. It was on this trip that our daughter saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time and riding the ferry to and from was quite the experience for her. She still talks about that trip.
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What's your favorite activity to do in the winter with your family?

Ann Bibby

We live near an ice arena, and they open up for free public skating on Sunday afternoons in between the games and practices. Our daughter is just beginning to master some of the finer aspects of skating, and she is determined to skate like her ex-hockey playing Dad. After skating, it's hot chocolate and cookies for dunking. If we don't skate, it's cross country skiing. The town has a groomed trail and there are trails at a nearby wilderness centre. It's only our second winter skiing, so it's slow going for us, but it's a great way to enjoy the outdoors in the winter, and naturally, there is hot chocolate and cookies too.
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What's your go-to snack for your kids?

Ann Bibby

Fruit in any form is the go-to snack. Sliced apples, applesauce, fruit cups and little boxes of raisins are favorites. However, when the suggestion of fruit receives a wrinkled nose, I have no objections to offering homemade goodies like cookies or muffins. In moderation baked goods are not the worst choices. I try to avoid pre-packaged treats because of the preservatives, but in a pinch they will serve. The most important thing about snacks is the portion and encouraging my child to really listen to her tummy and not eat out of boredom but real hunger.
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