Staycation Giveaway

Spring break is upon us – which used to mean a break from teachers and books and homework… but now it means our children are home and B-O-R-E-D and it’s our job as parents to entertain them (NOT). I’m a huge believer in allowing our children to get bored, but sometimes even that gets old.

Kids Skiing in Whistler Blackcomb

With a full-time job it can be difficult to get away for spring break, so this year we’re opting for a ‘Staycation’. We sat down as a family and thought of fun and different things to do on each day of Spring Break. Some of these things are indoors, some are new, some are favourites – check out some of our ideas below!

Our Staycation ideas include:

  • Going to the museum! We stopped by the new Audain Art Museum in Whistler to experience the beautiful art.
  • Having a ski day! We love to hit the slopes with the kids and we make a whole day out of it, complete with Beaver Tails and snowman building. Whistler Blackcomb is our favourite local resort!
  • Camping & Games Day! This is our indoor day – we turn off all the lights and all electronics are off. We pitch a tent (indoors), play board games, read stories, and finish the night off with a real fire (outside!) and cook sausages & s’mores!
  • Window Shopping & Cafe Hopping! We live very close to Squamish and love to discover their quaint downtown area, full of interesting shops, cafes, and restaurants.
  • Sea to Sky Gondola Day! Spending the day outdoors at a local attraction is fun for the whole family!
  • Cooking Day! We spent hours poring over my extensive cookbook collection to create a day of gourmet cooking, new recipes made from scratch – but be sure to include the whole family!

Audain Art Museum in Whistler

Whether you want to pre-plan a Staycation or play each day be ear, taking the time to check out local attractions, doing “nothing” outdoors, and unplugging from electronics to spend time with the family is a great way to spend Spring Break!

Spring Break Prize Pack


On behalf of your family’s most trusted brands, here’s a staycation giveaway for you to enjoy: ·

  • Vitafusion™ Women’s Complete Multivitamin
  • Vitafusion™ Men’s Complete Multivitamin
  • L’il Critters™ Gummy Vites™
  • Ella Henderson for Batiste™ Dry Shampoo
  • OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover (not pictured)
  • Arm & Hammer™ Truly Radiant Clean & Fresh Paste (not pictured)
  • Arm & Hammer™ Spinbrush™ Truly Radiant™ Clean & Fresh Battery Brush (not pictured)
  • Arm & Hammer™ Spinbrush™ Paw Patrol Battery Brush (not pictured)
  • Arm & Hammer™ Spinbrush™ Disney Descendants Battery Brush (not pictured)
  • Nair™ Wax Ready-Strips Legs & Body (not pictured)

The giveaway is open to all residents of Canada (excluding Quebec, sorry!). Contest runs until April 4th at midnight. Good luck!



  1. joy
    March 22, 2016 / 9:27 am

    exploring your city, or neighborhood — going for nature walks and picnics — visiting places you have always wanted to visit but have never had the chance, in your own city

  2. ivy pluchinsky
    March 22, 2016 / 9:42 am

    Watching movies, going shopping, enjoy the outdoors

  3. Cheryl
    March 22, 2016 / 10:01 am

    Camping & Games Day is my fave idea 🙂

  4. stacy kozier
    March 22, 2016 / 10:08 am

    Camping is one of our favorite staycations!

  5. Amanda Fontaine
    March 22, 2016 / 10:13 am

    My staycation ideas are buying some goodies fruits and dips and curling up and watching a movie…

  6. Florence C
    March 22, 2016 / 10:23 am

    We like to hike on the local trails and take in local events.

  7. Cheryl
    March 22, 2016 / 10:55 am

    We love baking and watching movies

    March 22, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    I like baking together and watching their favourite movie

  9. Glogirl
    March 22, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    Since I love to shop, I love the staycation idea of shopping locally and discovering new stores.

  10. andrea amy
    March 22, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    Sleeping in lol (but that won’t happen) so visiting a different neighbourhood park every day

  11. Ashley Bree Perez
    March 22, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    We love to cook. (:

  12. Josh S
    March 22, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    I like going for hikes outdoors as a family.

  13. Maritess
    March 22, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    Participate in local community activities and doing crafts at home.

  14. maria
    March 22, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    I like exploring different parts of the city we have never been to.

  15. Jonnie
    March 22, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    Camping out in the backyard is always lots of fun!

  16. Gord
    March 22, 2016 / 11:51 pm

    Long walks and bike riding on our trail system. Going for a swim at an indoor pool. If it is dry enough outside we set up camp in our large backyard. These are some things we like to do when staycationing.

  17. Arik Issan
    March 23, 2016 / 12:05 am

    Give me a long warm and sunny day, and my pup will enjoy many walks and we could chase some animals and bark at all the little dogs.

  18. Amy C
    March 23, 2016 / 12:20 am

    I like to bake and do crafts with my kids.

  19. kelly tupick
    March 23, 2016 / 3:31 am

    I love taking day trips to the local attractions. Sometimes we take it for granted the beauty of our own back yard. We will take the ATV’s out for the day or just take a nice hike, either way, it’s beautiful here in New England.

  20. Julie L
    March 23, 2016 / 7:11 am

    We love going to the park and then going out to eat some yummy food!

    March 23, 2016 / 8:45 am

    I love checking out local events. There is a lot to discover in my city.

  22. Brenda Penton
    March 23, 2016 / 8:46 am

    Being a tourist in your own town. Visiting all the sites and checking out restaurants.

  23. Piroska
    March 23, 2016 / 9:10 am

    We love going to parks, for walks and picnics.

  24. lori butler
    March 23, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    mine is geo caching

  25. Robyn Bellefleur
    March 23, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    Camping in the backyard would be fun.

  26. Lynda Cook
    March 23, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    I like having backyard fires and being able to cook supper over the fire, weather permitting, and my spring time staycation is the start of cleaning

  27. Wendy hutton
    March 23, 2016 / 3:25 pm

    we love to explore the local park and rivers trails

  28. Juliee Fitze
    March 23, 2016 / 3:37 pm

    I like the Camping & Games Day idea.

  29. loucheryl
    March 23, 2016 / 4:21 pm

    Do something with your family that you haven’t done before. Visit a new place or a new restaurant.

  30. Elena
    March 23, 2016 / 5:19 pm

    We like to discover new places to hike and explore in our area.

  31. Tainan Lu
    March 23, 2016 / 7:34 pm

    Watching movies

  32. Leanne
    March 23, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    We like going to the Aquarium and other local destinations.

  33. Tammy Dalley
    March 23, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    Hiking and camping

  34. Carole Dube
    March 23, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    My idea of a staycation is to relax but have fun! We love the Calgary zoo, local swimming pool, and westEdmonton Mall.

  35. Tina L.
    March 23, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    I like going to the movies and also visiting local attractions

  36. 409cope
    March 24, 2016 / 8:35 am

    We like to visit the local museums.

  37. Nate Fuller
    March 24, 2016 / 8:52 am

    Planning a day out in your own city is a great way to get out of the house and spend some time getting to know your own area!

  38. Lisa Lundstrom
    March 24, 2016 / 8:59 am

    We love to bake!!

  39. Monique L.S.
    March 24, 2016 / 12:47 pm

    We love exploring our neighbourhood – going for walks and most likely ending up at the park.

  40. Karla Sceviour
    March 25, 2016 / 6:53 pm

    Go for a drive,,a favorite restaurant ,or a different restaurant you`ve never been to before,,explore your town

  41. Sunshine H
    March 26, 2016 / 3:50 pm

    I have heard lots of great things about Harrison and would love to go there one day, but even having an overnight visit in Vancouver would be lots of fun for us.

  42. Leela
    March 26, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    You can have theme days like Hawaiian and Italian.. decorate and have themed meals.

  43. Roger Simmons
    March 27, 2016 / 2:01 pm

    We staycation because of lack of funds and there isnt much to do a home except clean, do housework, make food for the kids.

  44. March 27, 2016 / 4:36 pm

    getting to stay in bed one day with my wife would be amazing

  45. Lisa bolduc
    March 27, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    We have a local hotel that has an indoor Waterpark. We like treating the kids to a night there over march break

  46. heather sibley
    March 27, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    I like to explore my own city and go to a local museum, gallery or park.

  47. Betty S
    March 28, 2016 / 4:20 am

    I like to explore the museums and local attractions, many are just the price of a donation

  48. Maggie C
    March 28, 2016 / 4:39 am

    Love to try new Pinterest recipes and go hiking!

  49. naiddia p
    March 28, 2016 / 6:26 am

    We like to bake, go to the mall and the movie theater.

  50. Travelbuds
    March 28, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    Some of my staycation ideas would be the beach or the park. Perhaps a movie.

  51. Julie bolduc
    March 28, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    We toured our own city how fun it was

  52. Elaine G
    March 31, 2016 / 9:34 am

    Finding things to do in our small community. Having movie nights and baking days.

  53. Valerie Mallette
    April 1, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    My favourite Staycation ideas are to go hiking, visit local museums and do a few crafts.

  54. Yuen C
    April 2, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    I like to visit the park and take walks

  55. April 2, 2016 / 10:56 pm

    We love having bbq’s and picnics together, going for walks. If it is nice we go to the lake.

  56. Eldon L
    April 3, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    I like to make new food dishes

  57. April 3, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    We love outdoor fun so we are helping some friends in the maple
    sugar bush to make some maple syrup.It takes team work and
    some great exercise to collect all the buckets of sap.We like to
    make sugar candy in the snow too for the kids.

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