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Avid Skiers + Toddler = Thrills in Banff

Imagine taking your two-year-old on a ski trip to Alberta, Canada? Here;s how one Family Travel Forum family made it a success.Several years ago, my husband, 2-year-old son and I spent a one week ski holiday at the 3,200-acre mountain resort of Sunshine Village in Banff, Alberta, Canada.The skiing was outstanding, with a...

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Halifax: By Sea and By Land

Our ship eases into Halifax' vast harbor, foggy with mist. The pilot ship has already come alongside to guide our cruise ship, Premier's SeaBreeze, into port. There we are greeted by bagpipers in kilts, a vivid reminder of the marvelously rich heritage of Halifax, in Canada's "New Scotland" province, and a hint at the wonderment that lay ahead.  [FTF Note: Premier Cruises to Halifax...

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True North: Off Road Wilderness, Luxury Nearby

The Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello bills itself as a luxury wilderness retreat in the heart of the pristine Canadian backwoods, and that description is spot on the mark.Closer to Ottawa (1 hour drive) than Montreal (90 minutes distant), this historic resort, on the western slopes of the Laurentian mountain range (think Mt. Tremblant), Montebello offers visitors both wilderness and luxury...

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Polar Bear Capital Of The World

Want to see polar bears without the frigid temperatures? Churchill, Manitoba in Canada is the place families can experience the tundra without the arctic chill. Here, July temperatures average a warm high of 61°F or 16°C -- great summer weather for viewing the wildlife that make the town of Churchill an ideal eco-adventure destination.With human...

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Edmonton, Alberta Attractions

Edmonton, best known as home to the world's largest indoor entertainment complex, the West Edmonton Mall, was one of TripAdvisor's Top 10 Family Destinations in Canada for 2011. This friendly city in western Alberta Province also supports a civic calendar filled with cultural and heritage festivals that provide family-welcoming events all year round. Here are some of our favorite activities to try...

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Four Seasons At Whistler Blackcomb British Columbia

Get ready to hit the ski slopes, the mountain bike trails or the lake, with family traveler reviews about Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada.If British Columbia is Canada's premier outdoor recreation province, then Whistler Blackcomb is its crowning jewel, providing an adventure for every season. My family of ski and snowboard fanatics likes to visit the resort...

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Dinosaur Digs In Canada’s Prehistoric Paradise

At the incredible Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, about 90 minutes' north of Calgary in Alberta's badlands, families can ogle the world's largest collection of Triceratops, Allosaurus and other dinosaur fossils.  If you or your little ones love dinosaurs, here's the perfect, hands-on dinosaur collection and kid-friendly...

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A Youtful Dowager: Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria Island, British Columbia

The beautiful Empress Hotel is a landmark on British Columbia's Victoria Island that has attracted stylish travelers for close to a century. Many of today's grandparents (and their parents, as well) stayed in this legendary Canadian establishment in their youth; today's travelers will find that the hotel has updated their services and amenities while maintaining their original old world glamour...

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A Quebec City Weekend By Rail

Enjoy charm, history, music, adventure and great food - all with a French accent -during a weekend rail trip to Quebec City in Quebec province, Canada. Many Americans think of Francophone Canada as a way to get a slice of Europe that's much closer to home, but you'll soon find that it has a unique charm of its own. Quebec City (QC) is a perfect example. Recently we had the opportunity to visit our...

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Mont Tremblant in Summer

Even with a really long five-day weekend, there's not enough time for all the fun activities at Mont Tremblant, Quebec's top mountain resort, for active families visiting in summer. Seven miles of canoeing, six miles of mountain biking, five fun-filled evenings watching lively musicians in the streets, four laps around Lake Tremblant aboard surf bikes, three trips to the French sidewalk...

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