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

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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Road Trip: Decew Falls

Chasing waterfalls? Here is one – actually two - not to miss. About 100km southwest of Toronto, just outside of St. Catharines is Decew Falls. It is home to two waterfalls, the larger falls are a short (and accessible) walk to view from the Morningstar Mill. For...

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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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Family Travel: Niagara Falls

Travel abroad and ask non-Canadians where they have been to in Canada and chances are they’ll respond with Niagara Falls. Mother Nature’s big stamp on southern Ontario – the powerful waters are a beacon for tourists and a symbol for Canada. Ask any Canadian if they’ve...

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Road Trip: Fallsview Waterpark in Niagara Falls

  Waterslides. The greatest invention ever if you ask most kids. And they’ve come a long way since my childhood days of singular slides at your average chain hotel. Waterparks take any family getaway to the next level. And for Toronto families this means you can...

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Toronto Christmas Market with Kids in TOw

Hello December! If you haven't already jumped on that holiday train, no better place to get those festive feelings flowing than at the Toronto Christmas Market at the Historic Distillery District. It’s been an annual outing for me and my kids in TOw since my youngest...

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