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.