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Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, Quebec

A previous winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Family Togetherness award, Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, Quebec, Canada, was honored along with...

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Five Tips for Finding a Perfect Spring Break Ski Resort

So you've decided that you family's best spring break trip will be sunny slopes and snow-capped mountains. Late winter and spring skiing usually offers the best combination of comfortable ski weather and a reliable base of snow. However, since the wrong resort can ruin the trip, you'll need to do a little last-minute research to ensure the location matches your family's preferences.We emphasize...

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Snow Thrills at Valcartier Vacation Village in Quebec

Imagine a snow-capped theme park that in winter has as many sled and tubing rides as the major waterparks, and in summer melts into a major waterpark, too. Say “Bonjour” to Village Vacances Valcartier, located within a half hour drive of Quebec City, Canada. For snow tubing on steroids – with toddler-friendly snow playgrounds and teen-thrilling...

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Quebec City, Canada Attractions

An 18th century European old town, family-friendly ski resorts, water parks, zoos, monuments, a river and more make Quebec City a great, four seasons family destination. Seated atop cap Diamant and overlooking the Saint Lawrence River, the great family vacation spot Québec City has been influential in North American history since Samuel de Champlain recognized its potential and...

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Whistler Blackcomb Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Whistler Blackcomb Resort, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada previously a winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Family Travelers Award, gets a fresh look in 2015. Located in British Columbia, Whistler Blackcomb is one of North America's most popular recreational areas. With over 8,100 skiable acres between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains (combined...

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Quebec’s Mont Sainte-Anne Resort

Hit the slopes at Mont-Sainte-Anne, a child-friendly Canadian mountain resort where cheap lift tickets and lessons mean learning the sport is affordable and fun.It's French-ish, it's snowy and it's very welcoming, with children of all ages giggling on the beaten snow paths around the base village. It's Mont-Sainte-Anne Resort,...

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Chill Out At The Ice Hotel In Quebec

"Beautiful. And frigid," is the comment left by one guest at Canada’s Ice Hotel, about 15 minutes from Québec City. And it gets its name, not surprisingly, from the fact that nearly everything in the hotel is made of frozen water. That includes the walls, ceilings, beds, furniture, chandeliers -- even the glasses you drink from at the bar.We took our kids there for winter...

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Extreme Ice Canoeing, Only In Quebec

The "snap, crackle, pop" of crunching ice does little to distract me from the notion that ice canoeing is supposed to be fun.  Of course, that overused word – FUN - one too often associated with adventure travel, would never have occurred to the early French settlers who braved the treacherous Saint Lawrence River of necessity.  Back...

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Massive Skiing at Le Massif, Quebec, Canada

You can't talk about Quebec's rustic Le Massif mountain resort without understanding how it towers above Charlevoix, a ruggedly beautiful region of fjords, bays and rolling pasture designated a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Mixed in among hearty farmers are artists, artisanal cheesemakers, and die-hard ski and snowboard fans who cherish Le Massif’s views of...

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Winter Brings On Fun And Festivals Around North America

Here's a preview of some of the top shows and festivals for the winter of 2014-2015, ones often designated as among the American Bus Association's "Top 100 Events in North America." Note that they take place approximately the same time each year.Fun Winter Festivals & Events around the USA and CanadaAnchorage Fur Rendezvous - Feb. 27-March...

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