• Royal BC Museum Egypt

    VICTORIA with the KIDS | What We Loved About This Coastal City

    Ferry rides, history, and hands-on fun; It’s truly a wonder that we hadn’t done Victoria with the kids sooner! When my husband got called away for a work conference, I decided it was the perfect excuse to explore the city. It had been nearly a decade since my last visit. I knew Victoria was beautiful, being a picturesque city nestled on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island, but what did it have to offer families? I’d been to Craigdarroch Castle, wandered the Legislature Building, and enjoyed meals with a view of the harbor. You can do these things with little ones in tow, but my goal was to find out the…

  • Snowshoeing on Cypress at night time

    Snowshoeing On Cypress At Night | A Fondue Tour Review

    Have I ever mentioned that I hate being cold? Like, I really hate being cold. And yet, when an invitation arrived for me to go snowshoeing on Cypress at night, I accepted. I said yes because I realized that this was one of those ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences. Not only that, but they mentioned the words chocolate fondue to me, and that pretty much sealed the deal. What can I say, I’m helpless when you dangle chocolate in front of my face. The day for us to go snowshoeing on Cypress Mountain arrived. My husband got off work early, we handed the kids off to Nana, and hit the road. I…

  • Horsethief & Horseshoe Canyon - Visiting Drumheller with Kids

    Drumheller With Kids | What To See and Do In The Badlands of Alberta

    Thinking of visiting Drumheller with kids? It’s a really fun trip for young ones and doesn’t require a ton of time. Drumheller is an easy stop while traveling through Calgary, Edmonton or the Canadian Rockies. I had been eager to head to Drumheller for quite a few years, but wanted to wait until the boys were old enough to have an appreciation for dinosaurs. At the age of nearly four and six, they were totally into these prehistoric creatures and eager to see them up close! We booked two nights at one of the few hotels in town, the Super 8, and arrived around dinner time. The rooms were clean…

  • Main room inside Stave Falls Powerhouse

    Stave Falls Powerhouse | A Gem In Our Community

    Part of our oldest boys grade one curriculum is getting to know his community. We’re suppose to study the local wildlife, the people, and the history and landmarks that surround us. Thanks to a recent visit to Stave Falls Powerhouse, we learned that we’re actually living in a very important area of the Fraser Valley! The Stave Falls Powerhouse is owned and operated by BC Hydro. It’s located between Maple Ridge and Mission in British Columbia and is situated between Stave and Hayward Lakes. This power-generating facility is over 100 years old and considered a National Historic Site in Canada. You may recognize its facade from the many TV Shows…

  • A Fairy Tale Walk Through The Enchanted Forest in Revelstoke, BC

    Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to visit Snow White in the tiny cottage of her dwarf friends? Have you dreamed of skipping down the yellow brick road? Are you brave enough to descend a spooky staircase into a castle dungeon? We were! And you can do all these things and more at The Enchanted Forest in Revelstoke, BC! The Enchanted Forest is a labor of love created by Doris & Ernest Needham. Doris was an artist who created figurines from cement by hand, a skill that didn’t use any molds or forms to help her. Completed in the 1960’s, the Needhams wanted a place where visitors could step…