• Calgary Zoo Review

    Calgary Zoo a Delight For All Ages!

    When I began researching options for our visit to Calgary, multiple friends told us to visit the Calgary Zoo. My middle child is obsessed with animals, so if there’s an opportunity for him to get up close and see funny and furry creatures, we usually take it. We’ve been to our fair share of Zoos. We even have a local conservation site near our home town that we pop by every now and then. But we were very impressed with the Calgary Zoo! In fact, I’d say it was the best we’ve been to in all of Canada! Unlike most, this Zoo was smack dab in the middle of the…

  • Heritage Park in Calgary Review

    Heritage Park Calgary: A Must Visit With Kids

    I didn’t have high expectations for tourist attractions in Calgary. After all, our family was from Vancouver, a city that was world renowned for fun and adventure! But since we were passing through and were always up for some education, we thought it’d be a great opportunity to visit Heritage Park Calgary. We’d been to historical villages before, but not long after walking through the wrought iron gates we realized we hadn’t dedicated enough time to this gem. This place was massive, and we’d only given ourselves 2.5 hours to experience it! Heritage Park History Heritage Park Historical Village in Calgary is the largest in all of Canada. It opened…

  • Harrison Hot Springs Lake cruise

    Harrison Hot Springs | Where Relaxation is Just Up the Road

    As much as I love international travel, sometimes I feel the need for a quick getaway. I want to journey somewhere that won’t require a passport, refreshes my soul, and truly relaxes me. A place where twenty four hours is all I need to breath in a bit of fresh air. Harrison Hot Springs Resort, just over an hour from Vancouver BC, does exactly that! As a busy Mom of three I don’t get a lot of time to myself. Sitting down for a hot meal or reading a book by the pool is a luxury I hadn’t experienced in quite a while, so when the offer came up for…

  • Visiting The H.R MacMillan Space Centre In Vancouver

    Many homeschool jokes ran through my head as we packed up our three littles and headed for the big city. Now that we’re further out in the Valley, it really is a trek to get to Downtown Vancouver. It was my husbands last day off work for the Christmas holidays and we were overdue for some family time! Our mission for the morning was a visit to the H.R MacMillan Space Centre! I decided that for the month of January we’ll learn about Astronauts, planets, and all things Space. It’s been an area of interest for my oldest recently, and a homeschooling field trip seemed like a great way to…

  • Entrance to SpringHill Suites located in Old Montreal

    SpringHill Suites Old Montreal, Quebec

    When we decided to visit Montreal in Quebec, I knew we’d be short on time to sight-see. This meant that we needed a hotel that was central, comfortable, and close to the main tourist spots. The main things I looked for was a place in Old Montreal that also included a full breakfast. There was only one place that fit the bill – SpringHill Suites Old Montreal! Located at 445 rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste, it doesn’t get more centrally located to Old Montreal than this place! We were walking distance to Place d’Armes, a historic square that features the Notre-Dame Basilica, the original Bank of Montreal, and the Maisonneuve Monument. Many museums and the science…