Showing posts with label canada. Show all posts
Showing posts with label canada. Show all posts

November 24, 2016

Give the Gift of Experiencing Nature

culture and nature discovery walk Toronto
With gift-giving season arriving, and the wish lists assembling, now is the perfect time to consider giving the gift of experiences to our family and friends, which will be cherished and bring lots of happiness.

July 31, 2016

Relaxing, Homely Stay at Viamede Resort

viamede resort
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. 

July 26, 2016

Experiencing Wilderness Aboard Agawa Canyon Tour Train

Agawa Canyon Tour Train
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.

July 22, 2016

The Entomica Insectarium in Sault Ste. Marie

Entomica Insectarium in Sault Ste. Marie
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.

July 20, 2016

Canal Historic Site in Sault Ste. Marie

Canal Historic Site in Sault Ste. Marie
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. 

July 8, 2016

Hot Wheels® Build It, Race It, Win It Contest

My children enjoy playing with Hot Wheels because it allows them to build, as well as race it! Hot Wheels has lots of cool play sets that allow children to develop cognitive skills in subjects such as science, as they think about how infrastructure systems are constructed.

May 23, 2016

Fun Educational Experience at Aga Khan Museum

Aga Khan Museum toronto
Aga Khan Museum located in Toronto has been designed by architect Fumihiko Maki around the concept of light suggested by Aga Khan with a design that invites direct and diffuse light into the building in ingenious ways. Light is an enduring inspiration for the world's religions and civilizations since earliest times.  

May 15, 2016

Everything You Need at Giant Tiger and Giveaway

My family and I enjoy shopping at Giant Tiger because it is a one-stop shop for us. They have a variety of products from food items to beautiful home décor, gardening, fashion, outdoor, and more at reasonable prices.

May 5, 2016

Delicious Desserts from Delysées Delivers Across Canada

Delysées bakery toronto canada
We can now enjoy Toronto based Delysées Gourmet Bakery desserts and Limited Edition Mother's day creations delivered right to our door throughout Canada via Giftagram.

March 16, 2016

Win 4 Clifton Hill Fun Attraction Passes

Niagara Falls is a fun place to visit all year round. If you are planning a trip to Niagara Falls then a visit to Clifton Hill is a must because of the awesome attractions that everyone in the family will enjoy. We love going to Clifton Hill, and spending a day having fun at the attractions.  

March 9, 2016

Win 1 of 3 Klutz Prize Packs to Engage Your Kids this #MarchBreak

klutz craft kit
My children and I enjoy kits that teach new craft techniques, and include everything we need to get started like the #KlutzHandmade kits. Klutz has a beautiful selection of activity books for children over 8 years. These kits will keep children engaged and excited during March Break, as they make fabulous handmade items such as bracelets, clay crafts, and more.

March 4, 2016

Becel Now Made with Simpler Ingredients

salmon wasabi appetizer
Although, my family and I continue to look for simplicity in the food we consume daily, it is quite difficult to know about all the different ingredients that go into basic kitchen supplies like margarine. Mainly because of this reason, a few years ago I completely stopped using margarine and used butter instead as it is easier to tell what goes into butter. Recently, I got a chance to attend the launch of Becel made with simpler ingredients and learn how margarine is made, as well as ask questions that have changed my perspective about margarine.

February 20, 2016

Nominate a Canadian That Makes a Difference Through Food and Win

homemade bread
I believe food plays a powerful role in building and keeping communities together. We see this both in times of celebration, as well as in times of hardship. On a regular basis, many of us help our own and other communities by either donating to food banks, charities, or simply cooking or baking and sharing with others.

February 8, 2016

Enjoy Oatbox for Breakfast or Snack

oatbox breakfast cereal
We like having Oatbox cereal for breakfast, as it is delicious and flavourful without being too sweet. This granola type cereal is made using natural and healthy ingredients. Oatbox, a Montreal based company started making this breakfast cereal inspired by entrepreneurs, foodies, artists, early birds, and busy people.

November 22, 2015

Everything You Need for the Holidays is at Giant Tiger

Giant Tiger is a Canadian, family owned discount store chain where we can buy everything we need for the holidays for everyone we know. I love that it is a one-stop shop! They carry wonderful deals from clothes to groceries and everything in between.

September 4, 2015

Explore: Saint Andrews By the Sea

We loved our stay at Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, which is a beautiful small coastal community. It is a wonderful place to relax and feel the slow pace of life that we are loosing in our fast paced city life. We enjoyed the atmosphere, as we strolled along the streets of Saint Andrews and checked out the stores, restaurants, and attractions.

August 3, 2015

Exploring Halton Parks: Crawford Lake, Hilton Falls and Kelso

By staying at Toronto West KOA, my family and I were able to explore three different Halton Parks that is in the Halton Hills, Milton, and Campbellville area. We enjoy exploring conservation areas and appreciate what they do to preserve the natural beauty.

August 2, 2015

Carefree Camping at the KOA Deluxe Cabin

We loved our two-night weekend stay at the Toronto West KOA in Campbellville, Ontario. There are more than 485 Kampgrounds of America (KOA) locations in the U.S.A. and Canada since founder Dave Drum constructed a campground on the banks of Yellowstone River in Billings, Montana in 1962. The campgrounds are conveniently located close to the highways and byways so we can stay overnight and relax during road trips without detouring before proceeding with long journeys. 

July 31, 2015

Cruising on the Niagara Belle

Niagara Belle cruise
My family and I had an amazing time cruising on the Niagara Belle. This new Niagara boat tour allows the entire family to soak up the beauty and history of the stunning Niagara River from the decks of a fully restored New Orleans-style paddle wheeler. As we spent two hours sailing and enjoying our lunch cruise we enjoyed the beautiful scenery and was able to have a relaxing time. 

July 29, 2015

Exploring Places like Green Gables and Fort George with the Family Discovery Pass

Parks Canada Discovery Pass for families are wonderful if you want to explore and appreciate Canada's unique and diverse wildlife, wilderness, and natural environment, or discover the inspiring people, places and events of our fascinating past. With the Parks Canada Family Discovery Pass we can make multiple or longer visits to about 100 National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites across Canada that charge entry fees.