We had an opportunity to celebrate the joys of winter in Canada's capital region, Ottawa-Gatineau. The annual Winterlude will be happening until February 18th. There are lots of free activities for the entire family! Check the official Winterlude site for details on hours and locations. There were a lot of fun activities to do despite the cold weather.
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Sunday, November 18, 2018
We were thrilled to explore Toronto's newest attraction, Museum of Illusions, located at 132 Front Street East close to St. Lawrence Market. Museum of Illusions first opened in Zagreb, Croatia in 2015, and now they have franchises in cities such as New York, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, and Berlin. It was mesmerizing to experience the trickery of our senses at the different displays and interactive spaces.
Friday, July 13, 2018
We had the pleasure of experiencing Park Omega last summer, and was able to have another wonderful opportunity to learn at the park during Canada day long weekend. There are many different accommodations we can stay at while exploring Parc Omega. This year, we stayed a night in a Tipi.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Ontario Parks celebrate 125 years of pitching tents, cooking over campfire, enjoying picturesque sunsets and starry nights, and having unforgettable adventures! In celebration, there will be many special events at various parks across Ontario such as cultural heritage programs, stewardship activities, concerts, and legacy projects.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
I believe that every one of us is unique in every way, and with opportunities we can all strive to do our best and feel proud of ourselves. February is Inclusive Education Month in Canada and Microsoft is working with partners like Fair Chance Leaning to bring inclusive learning tools to the classroom. They want to highlight how a classroom that includes technology can strengthen inclusivity and ensure children, of all learning abilities, are set-up for success.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017
The Canadian Museum of History with its dramatic, curved lines designed by Canadian Aboriginal architect Douglas Cardinal is considered one of the most striking architectural masterpieces of the 20th century. This museum is a wealth of knowledge, as it presents the national narrative of the history of Canada and its people.
Monday, July 24, 2017
When we go on road trips and camping, we find having convenient tools are a big help along the way. The variety of functional, compact MSR Gear cookware are easier to take along because they do not take up space. MSR Gear cookware are available at camping and outdoor gear stores in Canada and USA and are useful for all types of outdoor adventures.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
We love shopping online! There are a few reasons, why my family and I love to shop online and have been doing this more frequently in the recent past. With online shopping, we can conveniently buy what we want, when we want without trying to beat traffic, driving to a store and looking for the items in the shelves, or carrying the items and standing in line. Especially with the busy lifestyle, making purchases online is quick - simply search for the items and buy it - and the products get delivered right to our front door. Also, depending on the items, it is quite easy to return without regretting the purchasing decision.
Monday, June 5, 2017
In the past few years, we've done a number of different renovations around the home and most recently renovated our basement, bathroom and kitchen. When undertaking these big scale home renovation projects, it can become quite stressful when living in the same space. Clearing the space helps, but finding additional space to store the items can be difficult. We also found everything in the home gets covered with fine dust, which means we need to constantly clean up; so, having lots of things around doesn’t make it easy. In our experience, we felt when the space is not cleared the furniture and belongings get in the way and become a hassle, and it is hard to envision the full potential of the space.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
My grandma always reminds me about the ample benefits of yogurt; for example it helps cool our body, strengthen the immune system, and aids digestion. In our family, we have lots of yogurt in different forms - from making side dishes like raita, or including it in beverages and desserts to adding it to meals when we cook and bake.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Fallsview Indoor Waterpark located on the Falls Avenue Entertainment Complex features three acres of indoor water fun! It is a fun place for everyone in the family to visit anytime of the year. We loved every moment, as we enjoyed the different aqua activities. The waterpark features 16 waterslides, a 1000 gallon tipping bucket, jungle beach play area, year-round outdoor pool and sundeck, two oversized adults only Jacuzzis, a tiny tots splash area, and a full size wave pool.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Sunday, July 31, 2016
We enjoyed a relaxing stay at the Viamede Resort in Kawartha Lakes, while enjoying a variety of activities. The staff at the front desk were friendly and welcoming; we got a run down of all the activities available at the resort when we signed in.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
We went on a fun one day wilderness rail excursion from 8 am to around 6:30 pm aboard the Agawa Canyon Tour Train. This unique scenic ride carries us 114 miles or 183 km north of Sault Ste. Marie and is open from June to mid October.
Friday, July 22, 2016
I am glad my family and I visited the Entomica insectarium in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The visit helped us see how insects are important for vegetation, wildlife, and the eco-system. Getting to take an up-close look at the different insects during the tour by an expert in the insectarium really helped us see how each insect is unique. We enjoyed touching, holding, and observing the different insects from around the world. I felt this visit has helped us to become more empathetic towards insects.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
During our recent road trip to Sault Ste. Marie, my family and I enjoyed visiting the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site. We can learn about how canals and locks operate at this site either by discovering at our leisure or joining a guided tour. By taking the guided tour and exploring the visitor's centre we learned a lot about the lock system and canals.