• 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┬áDoris & 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…

  • 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…