Get out of TOwn. Road trips, day trips and general family travel in Ontario and beyond.

FAMILY TRAVEL: FLOATING WATER PARKS

Calling all wannabe ninja warriors. On a recent trip out west to visit family in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, we made a pit stop at Splish Splash Water Park in the small prairie town of Minnedosa, MB. Manitoba’s first floating water park, the series of floating...

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FAMILY TRAVEL: JACO, COSTA RICA

Hot holidays should be compulsory for Canadian families. We are feeling hugely grateful for the opportunity to head south to escape the snow, ice, freezing rain and general routine of Toronto life for a week this winter. Our family with grandparents in TOw spent a...

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PEACH PICKING WITH KIDS IN TOW

My favourite time of year – peach season! Ontario’s garden goodness is overflowing at farmers’ markets across Toronto. But instead of picking up a basket of the local sweetness, we headed southwest to fill our own at Parkway Orchards. The pick-your-own fruit farm...

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TERRE BLEU LAVENDER FARM

Lavender fields forever. About an hour’s drive west of Toronto are fields of purple – and, on the day we visited, a whole lot of people obsessed with these pretty purple plants. Terre Bleu Lavender Farm in Milton is a family-run farm, growing eight...

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FAMILY TRAVEL: TREMBLANT with Kids in TOw

“It’s not a life skill,” said my eight-year-old when we told him that he’d be in ski school on the first day of our family ski trip to Tremblant, one of Quebec’s biggest ski resorts located about an hour drive north of Montreal (six hours from Toronto by car.) Truth...

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Arrowhead Provincial Park Skate Trail

What is more Canadian than skating through a forest? It seems that all roads head north in the summer, but we say head in that direction in winter too. A 10-minute drive north of Huntsville in the heart of Muskoka is Arrowhead Provincial Park....

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Family Travel: Montreal with and without Kids in TOw

We jumped on the 401 and headed east to la belle province. Five hours later it’s like we’ve been transported to Europe. From the streets of Vieux Montreal to cosmopolitan grit of Ste. Catherine, here are some must-visits when you’re playing tourist in Montreal. Music...

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Road Trip: Chasing Waterfalls in Hamilton

Getting the heck outside in nature is always a good idea for kids in TOw. Add waterfalls as the destination and you're sure to get those little legs moving. We hit the road and discovered a few kid-friendly hikes near waterfalls in and around Hamilton. It may be...

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Family Travel: Ottawa with Kids in TOw

It is so easy to be a tourist in Ottawa. And the best part is that there are so many family-friendly destinations in walking distance, even for little legs in TOw. We spent a quick weekend in the National Capital. It’s impossible to fit in all the sights in one go but...

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Family Travel: The Bruce Peninsula in Ontario

Oh Ontario. There is so much of you to discover. We skipped TOwn and went west and north to explore the Bruce, a gorgeous piece of the province filled with beaches, bays, forests and farms. With the Georgian Bluffs (near Wiarton) as our home base, we day tripped up...

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