Kidsworx at Crankworx in Whistler

The first two days of Crankworx have been full of fun and exciting events. The opening celebrations started off with the family-friendly Kidsworx Village Crit, followed by the mens’ and womens’ Fat Tire Crit.

The Kidsworx Village Crit is an awesome opening event showcasing the sports’ youngest athletes, from ages 2 – 15. My daughter was super stoked to compete in the Ages 7-9 race and had a ton of fun on . See official results of the Fat Tire Crit on the official Crankworx website. View Post

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Sea to Sky Gondola Squamish

I’ve been excited about the Sea to Sky Gondola since its’ opening in May 2014, but since we’d been so busy finishing our house build and moving in, we didn’t get the chance to visit it until July! So far, we’ve been up the gondola twice and it’s been a beautiful experience each time.

On our first visit, we went on a warm and sunny Saturday night, where we got to enjoy the sunset and the ‘Super Moon’. Our second visit was on a cloudy Sunday, and we experienced their three-course menu offerings, which were delicious and satisfying after working up an appetite hiking the Panorama Trail.  View Post

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10 Things to do in Whistler This Summer

Whistler is an exceptional place that’s beautiful in the winter and the summer. While winter has the village coated in a thick blanket of white snow, Whistler seems to come alive in a bright and colourful way in the summertime. Skis are traded for bikes, hikers take over the trails, and practicing yoginis are balancing their chakras on the great lawn.

Bringing your family to Whistler in the summer is a great time to allow children to discover nature while running free and wild around the lakes, trails, and playgrounds. Here are 10 Things to do with Kids in Whistler during Summer. View Post

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3 Singing Birds in Whistler

Tucked away in the Whistler Village, I discovered a beautiful little shop, 3 Singing Birds. The store hosts a collection of handcrafted items, ‘a gathering of small design companies that make beautiful products with a mindful and fair trade philosophy’, you can find items here crafted by local artisans, and from companies across the globe.

Filled with unique items, it’s the perfect gift shop. The shop carries stylish bags, women’s clothing, jewelry, children’s toys, home accessories, paper goods – and you can feel good about supporting companies that are local, use sustainable practices, and are handcrafted. View Post

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Alexander Falls and Train Wreck Hike in Whistle

Our family of four were heading up to Whistler on a beautiful, sunny day, when we decided to be a wee bit adventurous and check out a few places we had never been before! We had no plans that day – other than exploring! Our first stop was the stunning Alexander Falls, which is on the road to Callaghan Lake and the Whistler Olympic Park.

It stands at 43 metres/141 feet high, and is absolutely gorgeous to see. Other than sightseeing at the falls, you can take a seat at one of the picnic tables and have a packed lunch. After we took a few pictures and let the kids run around, we jumped back in the Jeep and went off towards our second destination. View Post

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10 Things to do in Squamish This Summer

Squamish is an outdoor enthusiasts playground and the adventure capital of Canada, and it has so much to offer families of all sizes and ages. Wondering what to do this summer in Squamish with kids? Squamish offers a plethora of activities for thrill-seekers and laid-back folks, alike. Whether you’re looking to work up a sweat, enjoy killer views, relax on a lake, or sharpen your artisan shopping skills, Squamish has something to offer. These 10 things to do with kids will make Squamish a destination hot spot for your family this summer! View Post

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How to Ride a Bike in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is synonomous with many things: canals, coffeeshops*, architecture, red light districts, and bikes. If you’re a first timer in Amsterdam, you might get a little overwhelmed with all the traffic on the streets: cars, taxis, buses, motorcycles, scooters and bicycles take over the streets, and one step in the wrong lane may have you running back to the airport (or at least to the safety of your hotel).

The first time I visited Amsterdam I stepped in a few bike lanes, and realised that bikes will not stop for you. Oh no, you better jump out of the way, or be with someone with the sense to pull you out of the way. If you hear that ringing bell of a bicycle then it’s almost too late! View Post

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