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Top Places to Picnic in the Mountains this Fall

Visit one of these day-use areas and plan a mountain picnic for the next nice weekend. Many of the picnic areas highlighted here have water features, so bring your swimsuits for a final dip before colder weather sets in!

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10 Ways to Extend the Summer Fun into September

September is one of the most beautiful times of the year to plan that final trip to the mountains, wrap up the camping season with one last trip, or cross one more hike or bike ride off of your family’s summer checklist. Try some of the following suggestions and show your kids that their summer vacation is far from over.

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Spring Family Fun in Canmore

Spring in Canmore can mean mountain biking or Nordic skiing, depending on the day. But no matter what, you can expect fun and fantastic views! Here are some ideas for Spring family fun in Canmore - only one hour from Calgary!

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Explore the Columbia Valley this Winter with Your Family

The village of Radium Hot Springs can be easily reached in a three-hour drive from the west end of Calgary via Banff and Kootenay National Parks across the border into British Columbia. It’s a distance quite doable for a short weekend jaunt after work on a Friday. For a more relaxed stay, plan for a longer trip over the Family Day long weekend or Spring Break. Once you’ve reached Radium Hot Springs, you’ve officially entered into the sunny Columbia Valley and options for family fun are endless as you travel farther south toward Invermere or Fairmont Hot Springs.

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