Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations

Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations
After our visit to the Huron Traditional Site, we checked into Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations in Wendake, Québec. This beautiful boutique hotel built in 2008 is inspired by First Nations' culture and the relations they share with the rest of the world: nature, spirituality, and mythology. 

Learning and Valuing First Nations Culture in Wendake, Québec

huron wendat traditional site
By visiting the Huron Traditional Site in Wendake, Québec we were able to gain valuable knowledge about the First Nations culture and lifestyle of the past and present.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Visiting Prince Edward Island Once Again

prince edward island charlottetown
The classic novel of Anne of Green Gables I read at school as a child, and the movies we have watched was an inspiration for our trip to Prince Edward Island in 2010. In our previous trip we flew to P.E.I, so this time we planned to stop in Summerside, Cavendish, and Charlottetown during our road trip from Ontario to Quebec and New Brunswick to revisit the places our children once visited when they were little. Prince Edward Island situated in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is a place we always think of returning to because of its beautiful sandy beaches, and something about the island that always calls you back.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Learning about Mi'kmaq First Nations and Acadians in Miramichi, New Brunswick

kouchibouguac national park miramichi new brunswick
In our road trip from Ontario through Outaouais and Drummondville to Edmundston, we went to Red Bank, New Brunswick and learned about the Mi'kmaq people of Metepenagiag before heading to Miramichi. 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Our road trip through Drummondville to Edmundston and Grand Falls, New Brunswick

new brunswick botanical garden
After our stay in Parc Omega, we stayed a night in Drummondville, Québec before heading to Edmundston, New Brunswick. This year we took a different route compared to our last visit to New Brunswick. We were able to see different parts of New Brunswick by taking the Fundy Coastal drive and entered through Edmundston, which is near the borders of Québec and Maine, USA.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Surrounding ourselves with nature at Parc Omega

park omega animals coming to the car
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, July 4, 2018

Lots to do and learn at the Ontario Science Centre

POPnology ontario science centre
We love visiting the Ontario Science Centre because there is lots to do, see, and learn from. When you get an opportunity, do check out the interactive, travelling exhibition POPnology. It explores how popular films, television, books and art influence our past, present, and future.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Baby Leaves Attitude products and Giveaway

baby attitude products
We like using Attitude products because their products are effective and gentle on our skin. The line of Baby Leaves Attitude products intended for babies is enhanced with blueberry leaf extract and made with natural and worry free ingredients that are rich in vitamins and minerals known for soothing and protective properties.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Learning by reading and doing activities on these STEAM themed books

steam themed activity dk canada
The following DK Canada STEAM themed books have activities that will keep our children engaged and curious all summer long. These books are a fun way for children to acquire knowledge about the different subjects, as well as use this knowledge and ideas to do hands-on activities. 

Monday, June 25, 2018

This Month's Reads - How one person's actions can affect another

All we ever wanted by Emily Giffin asks the daunting question: In the midst of a scandal that threatens a perfect life, how far are you willing to go to protect the ones you love?