After having to cancel for two consecutive years (thanks COVID), we finally made it to Canada last summer. When you’ve planned something for so long and looked forward to it so much, there’s always that nagging feeling that it might not live up to your expectations. I’m so pleased to say that absolutely wasn’t the case. We LOVED Canada and the range of things it had to offer.
For as long as I can remember I have wanted to visit Banff. I remember having a book given to me as a teenager which was amazing places in the world and one of the images I remember from there was the river in Banff, as well as Lake Louise, but that’s a whole other article! It was the colour of the water I recall being so memorable, alongside this image of mountains all around.
Winnipeg is a mass of wonderful things to do with children. If you are visiting, the hardest part will be narrowing down what you want to do. One of the things you must have on your list however is the stunning Assiniboine Park.
One the the stop off places on our Trans-Canadian adventure was the Amethyst Mine Panorama. We stopped here on our way to Thunder Bay. If you have children (especially those who enjoy digging and exploring and all things shiny), or love of amethyst yourself, this is an absolute must stop off place.
After leaving the humidity of Niagara Falls, where we had felt as if we were melting, we drove a couple of hours to Barrie in Ontario, where we made a very welcome stop off at Splash ON.
Toronto seemed like a really family-friendly city from what we could tell. Although busy, it was not the shoulder to shoulder busy that you find in so many cities around the world. It felt safe, people were friendly, there was lots of inner city parking available and once in the city it was easy to navigate.
One of the places we intend to travel as a family is to Canada. It is somewhere I find hugely exciting because it has so many of the things we love to do as a family.
I have mentioned a few times on the blog my passion for skiing. I really do think it is an amazing way to spend time together as a family, if only we lived in the mountains! The bulk of my skiing over the years has been in the French Alps, although I did ski in […]