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Whistler Blackcomb is one of the top ski resorts in the world, and they love families! Top reasons why you should plan family ski fun at Whistler resort. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Why you should plan family ski fun at Whistler Blackcomb

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We love to ski and board as a family. Living so very close to the awesome snow playground of Whistler Blackcomb, we try to get up there as often as time and life’s responsibilities permit. The resort has made families a priority for some time now, so if you’re thinking of a snow holiday with the family this season, here are some great reasons why you should bundle the kids and skis and plan a trip to Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Whistler…

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

Thrill-seeking in Calgary: Bobsledding with Olympians

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Confession: I am not a thrill seeker. However, I’ve enjoyed my fair share of thrilling activities – ice climbing, camel riding, zip lining, indoor skydiving and bobsledding with Olympians – so the proof of my adventurous side would have you believe otherwise. During my time in Calgary, Alberta, 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…

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Every busy mom deserves a break at this time of year. Grab your BFF and follow these tips for a festive girls getaway in Vancouver at Christmas | thetravellingmom.ca

A Festive Girls Getaway in Vancouver

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Every busy mom deserves a break at this time of year. It’s never easy to get away from all the many things that need our attention during the holiday prep time (it’s a never-ending list!), but hey, moms need attention too. With that in mind, my friend and Seattle-based blogger Keryn Means of Walking On Travels and I took one for the team and hit Vancouver for a moms mini-break girls getaway weekend, enjoying all of the great holiday events and activities that the…

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On the wild west coast of Vancouver Island, Tofino is a family-friendly, beach-combing paradise destination for winter or summer travel. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Tofino with Kids – a stormwatching + beach-combing paradise

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Have you ever stood on the edge of the world? That’s what it feels like standing on Long Beach, Tofino, Vancouver Island, on the (nearly) most westerly point of Canada. Standing on the beach, there is nothing between you and Japan except the cold, vast, churning Pacific Ocean. It’s been a long time since we visited Tofino ourselves, so we were thrilled to interview local Tofino resident and guidebook author John Platenius. John has published the Tofino Guide book, offering great advice for…

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What do you like about the Great White North? My Top Five Canada list includes the cottage, the great outdoors, and yes, sushi. What's on your list? (via thetravellingmom.ca)

This is My Canada – 5 Great Things about the Great White North

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As a Vancouver-based family travel writer, my first and most loyal allegiance is to my home and native land: Canada. I’ve lived in three provinces over my lifetime – Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia – and we’ve been lucky to have travelled in all of them as a family as well. Canada is a BIG country, the second biggest in the world in fact. It’s tough to describe the many wonderful things about the people, places and things in our…

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