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Banff National Park is the crown jewel of Canadian National Parks. From lakes to skywalks, how to explore beautiful Banff with kids in Canada's 150th year.

How to Explore Beautiful Banff with Kids

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For many international visitors, Banff IS Canada. Banff National Park represents the epitome of the wild natural beauty that exists throughout this vast country. Banff’s lakes, mountains and glaciers live in locals imaginations too. Our family’s summer road trip to Banff is a highlight among many years of family trips. Here’s how we recommend exploring beautiful Banff with kids. Banff Travel Tips Banff National Park was established in 1885 as Canada’s first National Park. It is the busiest and most visited national…

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Canada is the place to visit in 2017, and entrance to all National Parks is free. These five campgrounds are the perfect place to enjoy camping in Canada.

Amazing National Parks for Camping in Canada this Year

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Have you heard? Canada is the place to be in 2017. From Lonely Planet to the New York Times, the Great White North is Number Uno this year. This is due in part to the celebration of its 150th birthday year, and an enticing weaker Canadian dollar. It’s as if the entire country is on sale. In celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday in 2017, Parks Canada is offering its annual Discovery Pass free of charge. This pass – which allows entrance…

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Summer season is camping Banff season. How to pitch a tent and plan your camping adventure in beautiful Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.

How to Pitch a Tent in Beautiful Banff

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Summer travel planning is heating up, and that means camping season. Are your tent skills sharp? Well, we’re not going to go over the exact details of how to pitch a tent in beautiful Banff National Park (mea culpa), but we are going to cover the ways in which you can get into nature while camping in Banff, Canada’s oldest and greatest national park. Camping remains one of the most affordable, family-friendly holidays you can enjoy. Even if you’ve never tried sleeping out under the stars,…

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I'm not a thrill-seeker, but bobsledding in Calgary at Winsport Canada Olympic Park changed all that. Why you should consider the rush of the bobsleigh. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Thrill-seeking in Calgary: Bobsledding with Olympians

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Confession: I am not a thrill seeker. However, the events I participated in last year – ice climbing, camel riding and bobsledding – would have you believe otherwise. On my visit to Calgary last year, I had the opportunity to explore the Winsport Canada facility at Canada Olympic Park, a legacy of the 1988 Winter Olympics in that city. Winsport Canada hosts many national sports organizations, amateur athlete training facilities, and a sports academy for kids to develop in winter sports. There’s also…

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