Joffre Lakes Hike, Pemberton, British Columbia

Location: From Pemberton take the BC-99S for 29.6 km. Eventually you will see a sign that says Joffre Lakes hike. Turn right  into the parking lot. This road into the parking lot is also called Pemberton Portage Rd. Distance & Elevation Gain:  First Lake: 50 metres (5 minutes), Elevation Gain not significant Second Lake: 3 km…

Ptarmigan Cirque, Kananaskis, Alberta

Location: Ptarmigan Cirque Hike is located in Highwood Pass. From Calgary drive on the AB-1 W. Go left on the AB-40 S. Drive down here until you reach Highwood Pass. Distance & Elevation Gain: 4km, 280 metres Difficulty: Moderate Child Carrier Accessible: Carrier access. Toddler could hike themselves but the start would be difficult for them. Facilities: Outhouses, 1 picnic table…

8 Toddler Activities around Tofino and Ucluelet

The west coast is such a great place to take a family. Tofino and Ucluelet offer a relaxed laid back atmosphere with tons of beach for little hands to dig and lots of wild places for little feet to explore. Looking back at the type of activities that we did with our two kids aged 1…

Preparing Kids for a Beach Day in Tofino

Tofino and Ucluelet located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia is one of our family’s favourite places in the world. The surf is amazing and the local shops and restaurants are superb. But… What really sets this section of the west coast apart is that it is typically not overcrowded and it still seems so…

A Toddler, Baby and Surfboards

Growing up in the prairies in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan I dreamed of big waves and surf boards when in front of me was wheat fields and yellow canola. I fell in love with the waves and the ocean breeze when my mom introduced me to a movie called Gidget from the late ’50s, about a girl who surfed…

Grouse Grind, North Vancouver, British Columbia

Location: Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver, British Columbia. 23 minutes from downtown Vancouver. From Lions Gate Bridge take a slight right onto Marine Drive. Turn left onto Capilano Drive and continue onto Nancy Greene Way until you reach Grouse Mountain. Distance & Elevation Gain: 2.9 km, 2,800 ft Difficulty: Difficult. Child Carrier Accessible: Carrier access only. Facilities: Full service washrooms, gondola, restaurants,…