2017 Summer Guide

canadian summer attractions 5 of the Top Canadian Summer Attractions - Planning a family trip this summer? Just in time for the busy summer travel season, Linda Hung, Senior Director of...
An Age-Old Battle and How to Win It: Keeping Kids Reading Over the Summer - Summer is typically a very busy time for most families with all the outdoor activities, camps, picnics and, of course,...
13 Sides and Starters for the BBQ - Move over, burgers – there’s a new gang in town. From tender grilled corn, to zippy grilled halloumi cheese to...
5 Ways Kids Benefit from Summer Camp - With summer vacation starting TODAY(!), many parents are still wondering how to fill their children’s time. Insert summer camp! Summer camp...
150 Canadian Gifts for Canada Day - Roots Canada Hoodie 150 Canadian Gifts for Canada Day - Happy 15oth Birthday Canada! To celebrate our home and native land’s milestone year, we’ve compiled a list of 150 Canada Day...
19 Supper-Ready Salads - We prefer to think of salads not as a boring bowl of wilting greens laden with tasteless store-bought dressing, but as more of...
5 Ways to Deal with Bug Bites, Naturally - There are 82 species of mosquitoes and more than 1,300 species of wasps in Canada, but all it takes is...
Slipping the “Summer Slide”: How to Keep Your Kids Learning During Summer Vacation - Many parents are well aware of the dreaded “Summer Slide” – the time of year when kids away on summer...
150 Fun Family Activities, Crafts and Recipes for Canada Day - If you ask us, Canada Day is the best holiday for families. Think about it: When else can you enjoy...
homemade ice pop 10 Tasty Homemade Ice Pop Recipes - Tip: Juice-based ice pops will freeze in two hours. Milk, yogurt and alcohol-based ones take up to eight hours. Freeze...
Top 25 Hidden Gems in Canada from Coast-to-Coast - With Canada’s 150th birthday fast approaching, there is a lot happening to remind us how incredible our country is and...
13 Essentials for Packing the Perfect Picnic - Want to go on a picnic? We think that’s a great idea. Here are our fave picnic essentials—everything from the...
35 Perfect Picnic Recipes - Make the most of a beautiful day and head outside for a picnic! Whether you’re dining in your own backyard...
A Family Summer Bucket List with 25 Awesome Activities - Take a look at our “Summer Lovin'” list—a printable checklist of summer activities you can easily do with your kids, usually...
10 DIY Summer Projects Under $10 - Looking for ways to bust rainy-day boredom or simply make the most out of your kids’ summer? Try these 10...
The Right Camp for Your Kids: Find It - Google the phrase “summer camp” and you’ll get almost 30 million hits. So how do you find the right one? Here...
Road Trip Hacks and What to Pack - Everyone loves a good road trip, don’t they? Getting in the car and driving somewhere fun, spending the day, a...
Creative Activities to Do With Kids in Canada (By Province) - We know that once the littles are done school we are going to hear a lot of I’m bored’s. Even...
5 Ways to Kid-Proof Your Backyard This Summer - Summer is just around the corner (hooray)! As the days grow brighter and warmer, legions of kids look forward to stretching...
Top Life-Changing Summer Activities for Youth - Do your kids have something to do this summer? Do you play it by ear? Are they already all booked...
5 Tips for Visiting An Amusement Park: Like a Pro - Planning to visit an amusement park as part of your March Break travel plans? Linda Hung, Senior Director of Theme...
7 Ways To Protect Your Family From Mosquitoes -   Summer has arrived and with it have come many sunny days filled with outdoor adventures and lots of cozy...
Water Safety: Keeping Summer Fun AND Safe - Getting out of town for the weekend is a great way to unwind and create memories with your family this...
11 Fun and FREE Summer Activities to do with Your Family - It’s finally summer in Canada! And as parents, we are ALL about the free summer activities. Get out and enjoy...
11 Crafts and Activities for Long-Weekend Fun - If you haven’t planned a road trip this coming long weekend, you might be frantically searching for a few simple—and...
Summer Fun for Kids: Make a Paper Bag Volcano - What could be more fun on a lazy day than helping the littles construct their own erupting (!) volcano? We...
24 Simple No-Cook Meals for Busy Summer Days - Summer is officially in full swing (it’s hot, it’s humid and everyone is busy!) and we know the last thing...
Fun Summer DIY: Liquid Sidewalk Chalk - We know that once the warmer weather hits, kids love drawing on the sidewalks with chalk, but have yours ever...
A Cute and Easy Afternoon Snack: Fruit Fish - This little fishie snack was thrown together for my kids in just a few short minutes. I make a lot...
Summer Activities: 8 Amazing Ways to Play with Ice - Ice isn’t just for cooling your drink! We’ve found eight fun ways to play with ice, and cooling off at...
5 Games to Play with a Kiddie Pool - Beat the summertime heat and have loads of fun—all you need are some common household items, a patch of grass...
Make a Backyard Water Obstacle Course - We love this adorable idea from Meaningful Mama. She used stuff she had lying around the house for outdoor play...
Beat the Heat with This DIY Water Toy - Would you spend a dollar to ensure several hours of amusement for your children? I thought so. We’ve been suffering...
Summer Treat Idea: Tangy Watermelon Rice Krispies - Who can resist the sweet gooey-ness of some homemade Rice Krispies treats? Definitely not us! And since we are also...
20 Summer Boredom Busters - There is absolutely no need for your kids to be bored during summer vacation.  Go through this list of fun...

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