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The Sea to Sky Gondola is the newest attraction along the beautiful Sea to Sky highway between Vancouver and Whistler that puts Squamish firmly on the map. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

High in the sky with Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish

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The newest attraction along the beautiful Sea to Sky highway between Vancouver and Whistler puts Squamish firmly on the map as a must-stop destination. The Sky to Sky Gondola opened in May, and has immediately become a hit with locals, day-trippers and tourists. Located just 45-minutes from Vancouver, the Gondola has opened up a whole new area around the climbing mecca of the Stawamus Chief, by allowing those of us who can’t (or won’t) rock-climb the granite cliff face, or hike up from…

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There's a new festival in town. GO Fest Whistler - Great Outdoors Festival, kicks off the village's busy summer event season on the Victoria Day Long Weekend. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Whistler’s GO Fest Great Outdoors Festival

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There’s a new, family-friendly party in town on the May long weekend in Whistler. Whistler’s newest and most active festival may be just the thing you’re looking for. The inaugural GO Fest Whistler – Great Outdoors Festival, kicks off the village’s busy summer event season this Victoria Day Long Weekend, from May 16-19, 2014. GO Fest allows the opportunity to combine Whistler’s seasonal offerings into a festival that celebrates a unique time of year when people can enjoy Whistler in their own…

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Looking for a family day trip from Vancouver that combines natural beauty with modern comforts? Sail away for a day to beautiful Bowen Island. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Sail away for a Day to Beautiful Bowen Island

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Looking for a family day trip from the city that combines natural beauty with touches of modern civilization? You can’t do better than a visit to Bowen Island with kids, just a twenty-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, northwest of Vancouver. There is no shortage of great, family-friendly activities to do on the Island, and for some of them you won’t even need your car. Bowen Island has long been a weekend playground for Vancouver residents and visitors, going back nearly one hundred…

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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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