Category: Canada

Destination Overview: Vancouver, British Columbia

Last month, we took a short trip to Vancouver – My Mom, Three-year-old daughter, Taylor, and myself. We flew direct from Winnipeg With WestJet. As always their service was fantastic and they were very helpful and supportive of us using the car seat on the plane. My next blog post will be about traveling with a car seat, which is rarely an easy feat. Our trip was short, but jammed full with excitement to keep the three of us entertained. Of course, Taylor’s schedule was amok, but there was enough to keep us busy for her to forget about being grumpy. Here’s a breakdown of the venues we used and my review. Holiday Inn – North Vancouver Coming from Winnipeg, I’m always surprised by the cost hotels in major cities. We paid well over $200 per night, but it was well worth it. The room was spacious and clean, the service exemplary, and the amenities reminded me of the four stars at home. The hotel was equipped with a pool and fitness area, that included a sauna and hot tub, which made for a happy Taylor. The hotel had several dining options within walking distance and was located in the...Read More

Destination Overview: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Up until my brother moved to Halifax six years ago, most of my travel has been transborder and international. It wasn't until then, that I really started to appreciate the beauty and diversity of each Province. I have had the privilege of visiting Halifax four times, twice included my daughter, but all were heavily geared toward family activities. My brother and his wife, have five kids ranging from one to nine. Needless to say, it's a full house when we stay. Halifax is an incredible city for kids to grow up, and just as great to visit. Between spending the day at the Halifax Waterfront and taking day trips to the charming towns, there is something for everyone and busy kids will be kept amused. I'll highlight some of the best kid-friendly attractions below: Halifax Waterfront [caption id="attachment_140" align="alignright" width="300"] Taylor and Theodore Tugboat, August 2017[/caption] Located in the heart of Halifax's downtown, this is the home to many attractions - Theodore Tugboat, the Halifax-Dartmouth ferry (oldest salt-water ferry in North America), Seaport Farmers' Market, and COWS Ice Cream, just to name a few. During the tourist season, each weekend brings festivals and unlimited activities. We were fortunate enough to...Read More