Alberta was made for family fun. Pack a picnic, load the kids in the vehicle and hit the road to discover unusual attractions, remarkable sites, and beautiful scenery. Even with higher fuel prices, road trips are still one of the most economical forms of travel and they provide the opportunity for families to connect with each other and with the natural world.
Our family goes into full “weekend warrior” mode during May and June as we count down the days until school lets out for summer and we can go on vacation. While we patiently wait for the last day of classes, we pack our weekends full of fun hikes, bike rides, and day trips around the city to hold us over.
A road trip is one of the simplest and most economical family vacations. Whether your children are teenagers or infants, there are many amazing sites to see and explore in Alberta. The province is filled with natural and human made attractions that are unique in the world. Unusual sites can be a stop on the way to visit extended family and friends or they might be a destination in themselves.
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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