Playground at Whistlers Campground with Whistlers Mountain in the background

Why Whistlers Campground is Perfect for Family Camping

Every summer I bring my kids to Whistlers campground for a week of playing, exploring, marshmallow roasting, and campsite spying. Yep, I said campsite spying.  Are you a campsite snoop?  Do you enjoy seeing how other people are camping just as much as you enjoy the camping itself?  You know, walking around the sites and checking out all the different get-ups:  Jeeps with roof-top tents, converted school buses, tiny tents,[…]

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A dad and 3 kids on a family hike in the mountain alpine of Jasper National Park, Canada

Growing Outdoor Kids with Take Them Outside

I don’t get my kids outside everyday.  I might want to take them outside and they won’t go.  Or, maybe it’s cold and I don’t want to go outside either.  Am I a hypocrite?  Sometimes the kids just say “no” even if I’m standing at the door dressed and ready for adventure.  I can’t force them, can I?  Do you?  What’s the big secret?  How do we make our family[…]

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Learn how to get your kids to go outside with these easy strategies

10 tips to get your kids outside (because it’s not always easy)

We hear it all the time “kids need less screen time, more outside time”.  Intentions aside, in today’s world of social fears, urban living, and over-scheduled lives, it’s hard to get your kids outside.  It’s hard to get ourselves outside!  We don’t need more lectures on why kids need outdoor time.  Instead we need practical solutions on getting them out.

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Wilcox Pass in Jasper National Park is a rewarding family hike with amazing views of the Athabasca Glacier

Wilcox Pass, Spectacular Views Above the Icefields Parkway

Did you know that the Icefields Parkway is one of the most beautiful highways on earth?  That’s a pretty grand claim to make for a little highway winding through some mountains in the wilderness of Canada.  And yet, while I haven’t driven on every highway on earth, I’m pretty comfortable agreeing with this statement! The Icefields Parkway brings you into the heart of the Canadian Rockies connecting the towns of[…]

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make backcountry camping with kids a success with these good preparation tips and tricks

Backcountry Camping with Kids: How to Prep for Success

No internet.  No running water.  No electricity.  Just lots and lots of fresh air; just ourselves and our surroundings for entertainment.  Pure adventure.  Are you ready to bring your kids backcountry camping for some intimate wilderness and family time?  Does this idea terrify you or you are considering this type of adventure?  Read on for some practical advice for getting your family ready for camping in the woods (For your convenience,[…]

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A view down snowy Patricia Street in the town of Jasper. Whistlers Mountain is in the background.

There’s More to the Town of Jasper Than Souvenirs and Chocolate!

A visit to Jasper National Park will leave you with beautiful memories of mountains and wildlife… and hopefully stories to share of adventure and exploration.  While most visit Jasper to partake in its wilderness, there are many ways to enjoy yourself within the town of Jasper itself. Exploring the town of Jasper The town of Jasper is small and quaint.  Summer is the busy season here, when the streets are[…]

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Jasper National Park Campsite with tent, picnic table, and trees

Camping in Jasper? You absolutely need to know this!

Thousands of people’s summer vacation includes camping in Jasper National Park.  In fact, I read somewhere that Jasper is home to Canada’s largest campground.  And what about you?    If you’re planning to bring your family out to Jasper and hoping that you’ll be able to grab a camping site the day you arrive… well, you may want to rethink your plans!   If you plan to go camping in Jasper,[…]

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Learn how to get kids excited and interested in nature with indoor birdwatching

Invite Learning & Curiosity with Indoor Birdwatching

Do you have a little bird-lover in your family?  Want a fun way to nourish that interest?  Well, we have a bird enthusiast in our family and I’m going to share with you how we set up an indoor birdwatching station so our daughter could enjoy the birds even when she was inside the house. This indoor bird watching station is one of many indoor nature activity ideas.  Sometimes kids[…]

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Jasper Park Lodge is one of many family friendly restaurants in Jasper

Yummy Eats: Top 5 Jasper Family Restaurants

Make eating out decisions easier with a few top recommendations below.  If you’re planning a family trip to Jasper National Park, chances are you’ll want to eat some food at some point.  There are so many choices to choose from, that sometimes making that decision can be overwhelming.  To help, I’ve narrowed down a few top Jasper family restaurants for you below. Top 5 Jasper Family Restaurants: Top all-round family[…]

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