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There's nothing like overcoming your fear of heights by booking a Ziptrek Whistler ziplining tour. Take the kids for an amazing family travel adventure. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Ziptrek Whistler – Ziplining with Kids

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There’s nothing like overcoming your fear of heights by suspending yourself from a metal clamp attached to what seems like a thin metal cable, 200 feet over rushing Fitzsimmons Creek in Whistler, British Columbia. But how about subjecting your beloved offspring to such an experience on a Ziptrek Whistler ziplining tour? Now that we’ve done it, I can only say – go for it! Our 9 and 11 year olds astounded us with their courage, and overcoming their own fear…

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The Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia sit like jewels in the Salish Sea. Five reasons why Galiano Island is a perfect summer getaway for families. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Summer Getaway to Galiano Island

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The Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia sit like jewels in the Salish Sea, also known as Georgia Straight, between Vancouver’s Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Galiano Island, one of these unique islands, has been our most-visited gulf island destination during our time in the province. A recent visit confirmed our love for Galiano, and here are five reasons why. 1. Short ferry ride From the BC Ferries terminal in Tsawwassen, it takes just one hour to reach Sturdies Bay terminal on Galiano Island. It’s…

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Lighthouse Park is one of Metro Vancouver's most popular family destinations for hiking, and picnics and exploring west coast tide pools. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

A Day Trip to Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver

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This Mother’s Day, my family has decided to forgo the fancy brunch and lunch plans. This decision was made easier by the fact that every restaurant my poor husband called (last night) was of course full to bursting with reservations previously booked a week or more ago in honour of mom’s’ one day (morning?) break from cooking. Rather than wallow in self-pity over a lack of eggs benedict this Sunday, I suggested revisiting an old friend – Lighthouse Park in…

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