Camping

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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It's no secret. British Columbia has some of the best provincial campgrounds in Canada. Here's a list of our favorite campgrounds and camping BC. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

The Best Campgrounds and Camping in British Columbia

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It’s no secret. British Columbia has some of the most well-designed, best-located provincial (state) campgrounds anywhere in North America. We’ve camped all over this great land (and in the south too), and those of us living and camping in BC know how lucky we are to have this all at our doorstep. The firewood may no longer be free, but camping remains the cheapest and most fun family holiday you can have (without crashing at your parents’ cottage – but where’s…

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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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Camping with the kids is great fun. These super camping hacks for families will help make your outdoor camping experience a breeze! (thetravellingmom.ca)

Camping Hacks for Families – make camping a breeze

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Our family LOVES to camp. Even when the kids were babies, we ventured out with them swaddled in MEC Chuck Roast onesies, strapped in to Baby Bjorn carriers and hiking backpacks to introduce them to the great outdoors. Taking the kids on even a modest camping trip is no small feat. In addition to cooking, cleaning, and providing the usual supervision, you need to anticipate their needs that may be unique to the outdoors. This adds up to a lot of preparation,…

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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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