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A Capital Staycation

A Capital Staycation
March Break in Ottawa
First published 2014.03.06 | Ottawa | Out & About
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Mountains of Birthday Fun

Mountains of Birthday Fun
Birthday Parties at Mount Seymour
First published 2014.03.06 | Vancouver | Birthday Parties
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Kids Love Trains

Kids Love Trains
Maple Ridge Museum
First published 2013.11.21 | Vancouver | Family LifeOut & About
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Movie Night Upgrade

Movie Night Upgrade
Movie in the Park
First published 2013.08.01 | Calgary | Out & About
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Get Your Kids Back to Basics

Get Your Kids Back to Basics
Kids' Activities
First published 2013.07.30 | Canada | Family Life
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The List: The Best Outdoor Summer Toys

The List: The Best Outdoor Summer Toys
Outdoor Toys
First published 2013.07.23 | Canada | The List
Summer birthdays are awesome because there are so many great toys out there that can maximize our fun in the great outdoors. Here is our list of the Best Outdoor Summer Toys—perfect for your next...read more

On the Right Track

On the Right Track
Iron Horse Park
First published 2013.07.18 | Calgary | Birthday Parties
When it comes to trains, this ‘one-horse’ town has it covered. Iron Horse Park in Airdrie is the go-to spot for the tank engine lovers in your house. Hop on a miniature train (there are usually...read more

Put a Cork in It

Put a Cork in It
Corktown Common
First published 2013.07.11 | Toronto | Out & About
Neighbourhood playground—we need to take a break. It’s not that we don’t value the hours we’ve spent in your confines, playing with the kids and bonding with fellow parents. It’s just that...read more

Hidden Beaches and Picnic Spots

Hidden Beaches and Picnic Spots
Hidden Beaches and Picnic Spots
First published 2013.07.04 | Vancouver | Out & About
When the going gets hot, the hot go to the beach. We happen to know of a few great beaches on the North Shore that you’ll love. But be warned—these are carefully guarded secrets that locals keep...read more

Get Hooked on Bow Habitat Station

Get Hooked on Bow Habitat Station
Bow Habitat Station
First published 2013.06.20 | Calgary | Out & About
When it comes to occupying the kids during the (long) summer months, moms can get tired of fishing around for new ideas. Try diving into the interactive programs at Bow Habitat Station—Calgary’s...read more

The List: 29 Expert Sun Safety Tips

The List: 29 Expert Sun Safety Tips
Sun Protection
First published 2013.05.21 | Canada | Health & Wellness
Nothing makes you feel uneducated like trying to choose a simple sunscreen for yourself and your kids. Even the savviest among us get stumped when it comes to SPF, UVA and UVB ratings. That’s why...read more

The Best Nurseries In and Around Ottawa

The Best Nurseries In and Around Ottawa
Ottawa Seed and Garden Centres
First published 2013.05.16 | Ottawa | Green Living
Garden season comes late to the capital, but it’s finally time to sink your hands into the earth—and what better way to bond with your babes than by building a flower or vegetable plot together....read more

10 Places to Shop Local and Eat Healthy

10 Places to Shop Local and Eat Healthy
Farmers’ Markets in Vancouver
First published 2013.05.02 | Vancouver | Food & Drink
It’s not just flowers that grow in May. There is a new bounty of beautiful local produce to find at farmers’ markets that will be opening this weekend. Support local farmers by treating your...read more

Good Trails

Good Trails
Best Bike Paths in Toronto
First published 2013.04.18 | Toronto | Out & About
This Earth Day, bring the family along on an SUV. A ‘scenic urban voyage,’ that is. Keep the car parked, oil up the gears and enjoy one of the 12 Best Bike Paths in Toronto. If we had to...read more

Run About Town

Run About Town
Family Runs in Van
First published 2013.04.11 | Vancouver | Health & Wellness
Kids love to run around—and we all know that if they establish healthy lifestyle patterns at a young age (i.e. if you encourage them to keep running around), they’re more likely to carry them,...read more

The Hills Are Alive

The Hills Are Alive
Tobogganing Hills
First published 2013.01.17 | Calgary | Out & About
With the arrival of snow comes the favourite age-old Canadian activity—tobogganing. So ditch the shovels, throw on the ski pants, mitts and warm boots and head to the hills. If you’re...read more

Nurture Nature Naturally

Nurture Nature Naturally
Soaring Eagle Nature School
First published 2013.01.17 | Vancouver | Out & About
A rainy winter in Vancouver doesn’t exactly foster a love of nature for us locals. So we are thankful for the Soaring Eagle Nature School. Whether you sign your child up for their monthly youth...read more

Starry Summer Nights

Starry Summer Nights
Theatre Under the Stars
First published 2012.07.12 | Vancouver | Out & About
Want to catch a star? Head to Theatre Under the Stars this summer—you can enjoy live outdoor theatre while watching a few rising stars too. Theatre Under the Stars, in Stanley Park’s Malkin...read more

The List: 22 Ways to Have Fun Outside

The List: 22 Ways to Have Fun Outside
Kids’ Outdoor Toys
First published 2012.05.22 | Canada | The List
Enough screens. Get them outside with our picks for outdoor toys this spring in The List: 22 Ways to Have Fun Outside. Plasma Bike As you work on perfecting your own balancing act, you’ll...read more

Seasonal Secrets

Seasonal Secrets
Day Trip to Westham Island
First published 2012.05.17 | Vancouver | Out & About
If your spring season needs a kick, then a day trip to Westham Island will do the trick.  It’s a well-kept secret: just beyond Ladner’s historic village is a small, one lane, wooden bridge that...read more

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