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Thursday, January 2, 2020

A Cozy Winter Camping Experience at Silent Lake Provincial Park

Silent Lake Provincial Park winter
We love camping at Ontario Parks in the summer, which allows us to enjoy the serene outdoors and all the wonderful things we can do in the warm weather - thinking of it makes me miss summer! We have also learned to embrace the beauty of winter; the fresh cool air, soft snow, the beauty of trees covered with white snow, and all the fun activities we can do in the winter from skiing, tobogganing to snowshoeing and more. 
Silent Lake Provincial Park winter
When we travel in winter to enjoy the festive season or to explore winter themed events and activities, we usually stay in hotels. We tried winter camping in one of the roofed accommodations at Ontario Parks, which is truly a lovely way to get close to nature, away from the everyday hustle and bustle. 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Beauty of Canadian Wildlife in Winter at Parc Omega

parc omega in winter
Once you discover the fun at Parc Omega, you will want to visit every season and multiple times too, as it is very exciting for the entire family. Since the first time we stayed over and explored Parc Omega, we visited it again in the summer, and promised ourselves to check its beauty in winter.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Winter Adventure at Scenic Caves

Winter Adventure Scenic Caves
We had a fantastic time at Scenic Caves doing a variety of fun family friendly winter activities like snowshoeing to the Suspension Bridge, and learning and practicing to Cross-Country ski. Over the years we have learned to embrace winter by learning new sports and activities, so we can look forward to enjoy the long winters. Scenic Caves located in Collingwood, a couple of hours from Toronto, is a wonderful place to try these winter activities. We like that they have different trails giving us the option to choose depending on trail distance and skill. There is still a few more weeks to enjoy these sports before the season comes to an end - see their website for details. 

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Aurora Winter Festival in Toronto

toronto aurora winter festival
Toronto's Aurora Winter Festival will be happening until January 5th at Ontario Place, West Island. This is a beautiful way to spend the holidays with loved ones!

Saturday, October 9, 2021

How To Keep Healthy and Warm During Winter

winter
The winter season is a tough time for families to be healthy and warm. The cold temperatures make it hard to get out of bed in the morning or stay active during the day. It is also easy to catch a cold that can lead to a week's bed rest.

However, there are several ways you can keep your family healthy and happy through these long winter months. 

Monday, December 2, 2019

Shopping for Winter Gear and Holiday Gifts at Sport Chek

sport chek winter outdoor
Sport Chek is our go-to place to purchase best quality sports gear, clothing for all our indoor and outdoor adventures, and everything related to fitness and training. Here are our picks from Sport Chek for this winter - these items would also make functional gifts for loved ones! 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Prepare Yourself with Winter Boots

Having the proper winter boots is very important! When I buy winter boots for my family and myself I look at three things: how warm the boots will keep our feet, the grip on the boots so we can avoid mishaps, and the style. I love the quality of Columbia brand winter boots because of my prior experiences with them. They not only last long, but also keep me warm, and it is footwear I can rely on. 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Gataga Helly Hansen Winter Boots for Men

Gataga Helly Hansen men's Winter Boots
My husband has been enjoying the warm Helly Hansen Gataga winter boots for men, as they are comfortable and provide the perfect protection during all types of winter weather. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Helly Hansen Men's Juniper Sports Winter Jacket

My husband has been wearing his regular fit Helly Hansen Juniper Sports Winter Jacket, and loves it for many reasons. He says it doesn’t feel bulky yet keeps him really warm and cozy. We love the stylish sporty design of the jacket. It has every feature you can think of! Wearing this jacket is comfortable because it is extremely light and airy.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

One Stop Holiday Shopping for Men and Women at Mark's

My husband and I love shopping at Mark's because it is a one-stop-shop for us to buy clothes and footwear that we enjoy wearing. If you are looking to get outfits for yourself or planning on purchasing clothes and footwear to give as gifts to your loved ones, I would recommend shopping at Mark's online or at their store locations. We can always find quality, comfortable clothing that are sure to be loved.  

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Helly Hansen Outdoor Winter Clothing for Children

Helly Hansen jacket
My son enjoys wearing his Helly Hansen Junior Progress Jacket. This jacket has Primaloft Insulation that gives the warmth and softness we all look for in winter jackets.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Win a Copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: O Canada The Wonders of Winter


Chicken Soup for the Soul: O Canada The Wonders of Winter is a book that celebrates winter with stories from coast-to-coast that I enjoyed reading by myself, and reading to my children. Children will enjoy listening to these stories and ask for us to read more. These touching stories will remind us of our own experiences and make us feel proud to be Canadian.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Winter Wonderland: Ice, Frozen, Snow and Storm

The first week of this winter holidays for us is all about Ice, Frozen, Snow and Storm. We had an awesome start to our holidays watching the opening night show of Disney on Ice Princess and Heroes at the Rogers Centre. Disney on Ice is a wonderful live show to watch with the family. We enjoyed watching the Disney characters coming to life and beautifully skating on ice. 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A list to make sure our vehicles are ready for upcoming road trips

This post brought to you by Insurance Hunter. All opinions are 100% mine.
We are very excited that it is almost time for road trips. This means we will be spending more time in our vehicles visiting attractions. I think it is a good idea to make sure we give our vehicles love and care they need especially after the long winter we have had. Here is a list of vehicle spring cleaning reminders from Insurance Hunter that will be useful to have.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Scenic accommodation and dining at Horseshoe Valley Resort

At the first sight of snow my family and I get very excited to get outdoors and have fun.  During the December holidays when we had some snow in Toronto, we were too sick to go out and enjoy it :(  However, I am glad we had planned to go to Horseshoe Resort in Barrie, Ontario before the school holidays ended and miraculously got well a day before our trip.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Importance of CO safety during winter with FirstAlert

firstalert carbon monoxide alarms
Thank you FirstAlert for sponsoring this post. Help ensure your home and family is protected with CO alarms!

Many of us have heard about the tragic carbon monoxide (CO) gas related deaths that happen, especially in winter. This poisonous gas is called the silent killer because it is an invisible, odourless, and tasteless deadly gas, which can be produced by any fuel-burning device. The only way to detect CO in a home is by installing a CO alarm.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Shopping for everyone on our list at Sport Chek

sport check for everyone
We enjoy shopping at Sport Chek because they have quality, brand name sports equipment, indoor and outdoor clothes suitable for sports and active lifestyle, as well as technology products useful for fitness and equipment to capture moments especially during adventure sports.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tips For A Safe and Happy Summer On The Road and a Giveaway

Summer is around the corner and, in addition to BBQs, sandals, and sunglasses, I am sure many of us are also thinking of road trips. There is no better time than now to get ready for summer driving. To prepare us for the season, Ted Mansell, Service Technician with over 30 years of experience working on Hyundai vehicles has a wealth of knowledge on automotive safety to share with all of us.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Cheering For Team Canada as they go to 2014 Winter Olympics

We are proud to be Canadian, since there is no place like home. There are lots of reasons for our love and pride, which we show by being kind to those around us, travelling to see the different and unique parts of Canada. We support events that appeal to us in our local community as well as all over Canada by participating and being part of. Being long time lovers of the Olympics, we are excited about the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics and looking forward to gather family and friends to cozy up and cheer Team Canada.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Discover Grains and Meet Celebrity Chefs By Winning Tickets To The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

On Saturday, November 2nd you can meet Canada’s Next Top Chef 2013 finalist and Grain Farmers of Ontario at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Resident Chef Jonathan Goodyear will be demonstrating his original Ontario grain recipes from inside the Grain Farmers of Ontario Growing Connections trailer.