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It’s summer vacation season, and with Canada’s 150th birthday this year and a weak Canadian dollar, many of us are choosing to stay home and discover a little more of our home and native land. But, before you go, you need to check out the new book 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit. The book, by Calgary travel writer Jody Robbins, takes you coast to coast with detailed descriptions of THE BEST places for affordable family adventures in Canada.
It has been so much fun familiarizing ourselves with our new neighborhood. Since being back in Calgary, we have noticed several things. First of all, it stays light here until so late! Honestly, it really doesn’t get dark until 10 pm – it’s awesome. Calgary also has huge off leash dog parks – the city has really done a wonderful job of dedicating wide open spaces for our pooches to run free! And, just the other day, I noticed something so cute, I just had to blog about it.
Leave it to your teenager to be brutally honest with you. “You’re slackin’ on the blog there Mom,” my oldest daughter said the other day. Imagine!!
Hey y’all! (said with a Canadian accent). The countdown is on…we are packing our bags and moving on in just a couple of weeks. We will soon call Calgary, Alberta home…again. It’s been an emotional few weeks as we packed up our house, had the last day of school and watched the moving truck leave our neighborhood for the last time.
After several years away, it felt great to be back in Alberta. The mountains were calling us, so we were excited to head west from Calgary and see the Rockies up close. And hey, it doesn’t hurt that American dollars go further in Canada these days. 😉
We decided to bypass Banff and head straight to Lake Louise, which is a little less commercial and one of our favorite ski hills.
It had been quite some time since I’d been in Calgary and, more specifically, on 17th Avenue SW. I’m going to say 7 years…has it really been that long since we moved??
So, on our recent spring break, I was able to enjoy and view this great Canadian city through the lens of a tourist. No work, no carpools, no rush-hour traffic – we were simply there as visitors.