This past Christmas we gave our kids a trip to Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls instead of a gaggle of gifts. Christmas morning arrived and they were delighted with their small gifts and started planning what they were going to do first when we got to the water park. Every morning Isaac would come roaring into our room, screaming the number of days left on the countdown.
The day finally arrived and we struck out bright and early so we could cram in as much time in the water park as possible. We checked in and strapped on our fancy dancy bracelets.
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We were able to sneak away for a last minute escape to Lockeport, Nova Scotia this Spring. On our way back home to Ontario, we had the chance to make a couple of stops.
Like every 5 year old I’ve ever known, my little guy loves all things dinosaur, so we headed to the Fundy Geological Museum and Joggins Cliffs Fossil Centre. While looking for a place to stay in between the two, a few spots popped up including the Cape D’Or Lighthouse in Advocate Harbour. I’m a certified lighthouse junkie and staying at a lighthouse has long been on my bucket list.
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The Illumination of Niagara Falls has been amazing visitors for more than a century. Each time we are there, my husband and I sit in our hotel room, looking out onto the falls and hypothesize how it all works. Are the lights behind it? In front? It is automated? How many lights? How did it start? Continue reading “Niagara Falls: Just How Do They Light Up The Falls?”
My name is Allison and I unintentionally lie to my husband and children every November, without fail.
Allow me to set the scene. It’s mid-November, the leaves have all fallen off of the trees, the days are shorter and getting greyer by the second. I grab my giant cup of coffee and proudly announce that this-this is the year I am going to enjoy winter! We’re going to learn to snowshoe and cross-country ski and enjoy all of the parks that are open around us. Then, before I know it it’s mid-January and I’m spending my spare moments wrapped in my Snuggie, Continue reading “The Beauty and the Brrrr: 5 Niagara Falls Attractions for Your Family This Winter”
Canada is truly free. That’s not just a word that we throw around, it really is the true north, strong and free! Canada was actually named the “Most Free Country on Earth” in 2015. One of the reasons was because 94% of Canadians believe they have the freedom to choose the course of their own lives. The current Canadian Cabinet members are equally divided between men and women, along with many different cultures because we see the value of each group of citizens being represented. Our previous Governor General, Michaëlle Jean was not only a woman, she was a Haitian refugee. Our Minister of Defense is Sikh. Many Members of Parliament are immigrants from countries such as Trinidad and Tobago, India, the United States, England and Switzerland. Immigrants are encouraged to share the traditions and stories from their homeland. This leads to great understanding and compassion along with yummy food and festivals. There are so many other reasons to list as well including the fact that Continue reading “OH CANADA! 7 Reasons For You To Explore The Great White North”
We were graciously gifted a 2 night stay at Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls, Ontario by my parents for Christmas. We have been actively trying to get rid of much of the “stuff” taking up residence in our home and are loving “experience” gifts as an alternative, to give and to receive. We were booked in from January 4-6 which is decidedly the off-season. The busiest (see: most expensive) times to go are the times Continue reading “Great Wolf Lodge, Niagara Falls (Love, Love, Love)”