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Starring at TIFF Bell Lightbox: World Culture for Kids

Fueled by a weak Canadian dollar, Ontario's international arts scene, a welcoming multicultural society, and lots of new development along its beautiful harbor, Toronto is booming. That local and visiting children are able to share in the excitement is just part of what makes Canada such a great family vacation destination. One special cultural institution – TIFF - is leading the way.Toronto...

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Winterlude And Carnaval, Canada’s Winter Festivals

Here's a fun, blow-by-blog journal from FTF's train reporter on riding the rails to sample Winterlude, the cold Ottawa, Ontario festival, and Carnaval de Quebec, Quebec City's very cold festival. Both winter festivals are held annually in Canada (Winterlude the first two weeks of February and Carnaval the last three weekends in February) and are great fun for families.Day...

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Motel 6 is Back and Better than Ever

At a recent press conference hosted by G6 Hospitality LLC, the corporate entity managing the economy hotel brands Motel 6, Studio 6, Motel 6 (pronounced Seis) and Estudio 6, we had a chance to learn more about what these classic highway motels have been up to since we last stayed in 1976.Did you know that Motel 6 actually predates many Boomers? The chain opened in Santa Barbara in 1962...

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Banff, a magic winter wonderland ( part 1, family friendly lodging)

 The charming little town of Banff and its endless surroundings will steal your heart forever once you get to know it!  We have been going to Banff now every winter for 7 years, and didn't get enough of it. This splendid  wonderland is a beautiful playground for toddlers to grandparents: everybody has a blast, so many things to do, so many places to see, and first of...

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Big City Deals With City Pass Savings

Who's not interested in finding out how to save with multi-attraction passes and ticket booklets for several U.S. cities, plus discounted attraction passes to sights in the top European cities? With so many families enjoying big city weekend getaways, it's understandable how these little ticket booklets have evolved into the fastest way to get a shortlist (with tips and maps) to a destination's...

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Eastern Canada And New England Cruises Star Fall Foliage

Want to cruise, but not interested in the Caribbean -- fall is the time of year to visit ports-of-call between Baltimore and Quebec, Canada. Last year, Cruise Atlantic Canada reported nearly 650,000 Americans sailed to the region's six major ports in the four Provinces: Saint John in New Brunswick, St. John's and Corner Brook in Newfoundland and Labrador, Halifax and Sydney...

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Taboo Resort, Golf And Conference Centre, Ontario, Canada

This family-friendly resort in the Muskoka Lake region of Ontario, is the backdrop for a low key but luxurious vacation where watersports, nature, golf and fine dining keep everyone in the family happy.Editors Note: In 2015, the Taboo Resort,...

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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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