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Beautiful family-friendly snowshoe trails near Calgary

Snowshoeing is an awesome winter activity for families, especially when you live in a place where it snows for half the year. Imagine floating on snow past marshmallow trees, to an alpine lake surrounded by snow capped peaks. Squirrels chitter in the trees and the kids laugh as snow drops from low branches (perhaps aided by a well-aimed snowball).

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Try camping this winter (no tent required)

My family loves camping year-round, but I draw a line at pitching a tent in a snow drift. Fortunately, there are several ways to enjoy winter camping in total comfort and warmth, and you might not even need a sleeping bag!

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The best family bike trails to ride around Kananaskis and Canmore

My family loves exploring on our bikes and we’ve discovered many fun trails to ride around Kananaskis and Canmore, some paved, and others perfect for beginner mountain biking. Below are our favorite trails and areas to bike from Calgary as a day trip or while camping near the city.

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Go climb a mountain – family-friendly first summits

There are many summits, ridge tops and scenic lookouts near Calgary that are quite feasible for families to reach in an easy day hike. Make it a goal to try at least one of the trips below with your family this summer, and then reward the effort with ice cream or a fun dinner out afterwards. Each hike can also be done while camping in Kananaskis or Banff for an extra special weekend the kids will remember well through the fall as they head back to school. 

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