View from the top of Sulphur Skyline Trail

Miette Hot Springs and Sulphur Skyline Trail in Jasper

What will you see and do in Jasper National Park?  There are mountains, and marmots, and miles to hike… and not enough time to see it all! Have you heard of the Miette Hot Springs?  Yep, Jasper has hot springs too.  And, next to the spring fed pools there is this amazing hike you can do called the Sulphur Skyline Trail.  There are tonnes of big horn sheep living in[…]

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15 free printable camping activity sheets your kids will love

Are you looking for some printable activities to bring along to the campsite? Or, maybe you’re looking for some worksheets for some camping themed fun at home? Either way, below you’ll find a whole bunch of various printable camping activity sheets perfect for preschoolers to late elementary aged kids. And, don’t forget to check out the printables products at the bottom of the page too! Those might not be free,[…]

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Tacos in a bag, easy camping food ideas

Have you ever made walking tacos or tacos in a bag for your kids?  If not, you ought to give them a try!  They are super easy to make.  And they’re so yummy your kids will absolutely love you! How to make Tacos is a Bag? You might know them as tacos in a bag, walking tacos, or Frito pie.  It seems that different geographical areas have different names, but the[…]

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Fun Mapping Activities and Learning Games for Kids

Maps provide awesome guidance for learning! Despite GPS, map reading and map skills are still super important skills for kids to learn. Plus, map skills for kids are something they will use their entire lives! Map Reading for Kids Mapping Activities for Kids Map reading is for children of all ages! It is never too early (or late) to start kids on mapping reading worksheets. Children’s maps are easy to[…]

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supplies to make campfire apple pies, bread, stewed apples, pie irons all on a red checkered picnic table

Yummy Campfire Apple Pie with a Twist!

Do you consider yourself an outdoorsy person?  If I made you a bush pie would you know what that is?  Well, I’m almost ashamed to admit that I had no idea these things even existed until a few years ago when my cousin treated us to campfire apple pies made with pie irons. And, wow!  They were so yummy! Since then, we’ve purchased a few campfire pie irons of our[…]

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Best healthy hiking snacks kids will love!

What do you pack to eat when you’re heading out on the trail?  Does your family have any snacks for hiking?  Or, do you just rummage through the cupboards and grab whatever randomness you find? Below you’ll find a whole bunch of suggestions – all sorts of relatively healthy and easy options for the trail, most of which you can pick up at the local grocery or make in your[…]

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Camping with Kids Checklists (Is lazy-mom camping possible?)

It doesn’t have to take you three days to pack for a two day camping trip. Gather up all those random scraps of paper and camping lists and grab these camping checklists instead! I’ll tell you a secret:  your kids don’t care if you bring the foldable kitchen or if there’s a table cloth on your picnic table.  They don’t need clean clothes every day, complicated toys, or fancy meals. […]

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Nature activities for inside & the backyard (bucket list & calendar)

Have you been asked to work from home? Or perhaps you’re doing school at home or you’re practicing social distancing… or (and hopefully this isn’t the case) your family has been asked to self-isolate? Or, maybe it’s nothing at all to do with this current state of affairs… you just happen to be stuck at home. Whatever the reason, below you’ll find a list of various ways you can still[…]

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Camping in Jasper National Park (updated for 2021)

Every summer tens of thousands of people’s summer vacation includes camping in Jasper National Park.  And what about you? This post will give you some basic starting points for choosing a campground to make sure you get the most out of your trip to this beautiful park. And, in case you’re burning to know the answer to this question- Do you need a reservation to camp in Jasper National Park?[…]

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