Vancouver Pirate Adventure Review

Looking for a different adventure with kids while in Vancouver?  Look no further than the family-friendly Pirate Adventure on Granville Island.  Here is our review of the Vancouver Pirate Adventure.  It is just one of the highlights of our trip to Vancouver, British Columbia.

Vancouver Pirate Adventure Review

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Top 10 Tips for  Toronto’s Ripley’s Aquarium

In 2013, the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada opened its doors in Toronto at the base of the CN Tower and next to the Rogers Centre.  The aquarium boasts having 5.7 million litres of water and is over 135,000 square feet, making it the largest aquarium in Canada.

Top 10 Tips for Toronto's Ripley's Aquarium
For your trip to the aquarium, consider our top 10 tips to make the most of your visit:

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Savvy Vancouver Adventures with Kids

We made our first family trip to the west coast of Canada in May.  British Columbia is absolutely beautiful with so many great activities for the kids.  The best part of British Columbia are the many outdoor activities – many of them can be done for free if you are a savvy traveler!

Savvy Vancouver Adventures with kids

Stanley Park

Stanley Park took top spot in TripAdvisor’s 2014 Top 25 Parks of the World list and for good reason.  This massive park is located in downtown Vancouver and surrounded by water.  There are 4 different play grounds, trails for walking or riding your bike, a train that you can take around the park, and a great big pool to name just a few of the features at Stanley Park.

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The Ultimate Wagon for Kids

For shorter journeys with kids, we often use our wagon to transport our kids. Nearly every time,  someone asks us where they can get our wagon.  If you are planning to buy a wagon for your kids, this is the ultimate wagon and only one you will ever need for the following reasons:

The ultimate wagon for kids

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Crossing the Border Quickly with Kids using NEXUS

Back in the good ol’ days, people could quickly cross the Canada-U.S. border without any trouble. Nowadays, increased security measures make border crossing lines longer – both on land and at airports. While no one doubts the importance of border security, it can be difficult to manage kids while waiting in line.  The best solution to crossing the border with ease is to get a NEXUS border crossing card.

Cross border with Kids
The NEXUS card allows either Canadians or Americans to quickly cross the border into Canada or the United States.  What’s more, you can use the NEXUS card to get through airport security faster! The Nexus card costs $50 and is good for five years. Better yet, the card is free for kids under the age of 18!

Passports are strongly recommended to cross the border.  If you have a NEXUS card, you don’t need to have a passport!  If you don’t need a passport to travel overseas, you can save a few bucks by getting a NEXUS card instead. Continue reading