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Winged Canvas Holds Juried Student & Teacher Art Exhibition

On September 15th, Winged Canvas Art Hub will be opening their 2017 Juried Student & Teacher Art Exhibition. In support of local and emerging...
Fall Fairs & Festivals

Funtastic Fall Fairs & Festivals

The Fall season is one of the best times of the year for family events and outings! This colourful (and cooler!) season brings so any opportunities to head out with the kids and make lasting memories and traditions!

Apple Picking in and around the GTA

Treat the family to a day out celebrating fall and it's local harvest of delicious Ontario apples! See below for a handy list of apple orchards in the GTA and Southern Ontario. If you know of a great spot that is not in our list please share it with our readers by commenting below.

Summer Movies under the Stars

Movies under the Stars are the perfect way to fit a family outing into the hot days of summer. The evenings are a little cooler and more comfortable for everyone, and you won't have to slather them in sunscreen or nag about putting their hats back on!

The Ultimate Sports Camp – Good Sports

Good Sports is a multi-sport camp program from Earthbound Kids which includes instruction and skill development each day. It’s main focus is game play and being a positive team player while having fun with friends.
Rookie Camper Mistakes

Avoid Rookie Camper Mistakes

Camping is a memorable experience. Whether bonding as a family or gathering with close friends around the campfire, trips in the trailer or tent are sure to inspire stories for years to come. But not everybody is a seasoned camper.

Day Out With Thomas Friendship Tour 2017

Start your engines! Thomas the Tank Engine™ will be chugging his way into Uxbridge for two weekends of fun, August 11, 12, 13 and...
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours opens early for 25th season

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours has kicked off its 25th anniversary season by setting a new record — launching earlier in the year than ever before. Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours officially opened its doors to the public in 1992 with a single boat, taking passengers for thrilling white water rides.
Strawberry Picking farms GTA

Pick Your Own Strawberries

Strawberry picking in Ontario is a ‘must do’ family activity. What could make a better family day trip than spending an afternoon with the kids outdoors, supporting local farmers and heading home with some delicious, sweet and healthy homegrown berries. It’s an affordable day out you’ll want to plan for every June.

Celebrate Canada 150 with this campfire dessert

No campfire? No problem! This oven-baked dessert dip packs all the gooey chocolatey-marshmallow goodness of the classic fire pit treat, no flames required. Keep it traditional and dive in with graham crackers or achieve sweet-and-salty nirvana and enjoy with potato chips.
Earth day events

What’s ON Earth Day in the GTA

Earth Day is officially on April 22, 2017, but you'll find many events all weekend, and even all month long. Many people are now naming April as 'earth month'. It's a great time to take advantage of the healthy planet themed events to reinforce important habits of conservation and preservation in our kids.

Talk to your kids about online privacy

Virtual gaming, social networking and online forums are an essential part of a child's life as they surf, post, play and learn. Yet many children don't understand some of the potential privacy pitfalls of these activities.

Spring Clean Your Grocery List – 20 Healthy Buys

There is an interesting correlation between what we buy at the grocery store and what we eat. It turns out if we buy bags of cookies and bottles of fruit punch, that is what we will ultimately find to eat and drink when hunger and thirst hits.

Top breastfeeding tips for new moms

All new mothers want to do what's best for their child. According to the experts this means breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of an infant's life — meaning no food or drink other than breast milk. Of course, this is easier said than done, particularly when you leave the privacy of your home.
life saving skills for parents

3 Life-Saving Skills You Need to Know

Learning simple skills that could save a loved one's life in an emergency is essential knowledge you'll never regret acquiring. Here are three skills every parent, young adult and older adult should have:
Model of Toronto made from LEGO

Five ways to spend time with your kids this Family Day

With Family Day quickly approaching, many Canadian parents are putting their thinking hats on to brainstorm fun activities to celebrate the holiday.

Best Night Ever at Monster Jam

My family and I attended Monster Jam 2017 on Saturday, January 28th. We were lucky enough to attend the main event and also to enjoy the pre-show Pit Party.
Northern Nightmare at Monster Jam

Be a part of the Most Adrenaline Charged Motorsports Experience for Families

Monster Jam® is the most adrenaline charged motorsports experience for families on the planet. The stars of the show are the biggest performers on four wheels: the Monster Jam trucks!
Disney on Ice Dream Big

Believing was just the beginning at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big!

It was a great experience to attend Disney on Ice with my 3 year old grand daughter during Christmas. The seats provided were amazing, we were so close to the front of the ice that she was able to really feel like she was a part of the show.
Christmas Tree Hunt at Hortons Magic Trees

15th Annual Christmas Tree HUNT & CHOP

Who knew that 15 years ago our first Christmas Tree Hunt & Chop would grow into a favourite annual tradition that continues to flourish? Family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances and even beloved pets join us each year in search of the perfect tree and a day of fun for all ages.
Loblaws Cooking School BIrthday Party

Turning Four Years Old at the PC Cooking School’s Birthday Pizza Party!

Are you looking for an easy way to host your child’s next birthday party? PC Cooking School’s Birthday Parties have just the right ingredients to engage children in their interactive kitchen environment, making the whole experience celebratory, delicious and fun!
Stocking Stuffers Ideas for Teen Boys

50+ Stocking Stuffers for Canadian Teen Boys

Sometimes it's the little things that are the most fun to open... and buy, but teens can be tricky, particularly boys!
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Family Guides

Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass

The Canadian Ski Council SnowPass is here - offering 4th and 5th graders three complimentary lift tickets at each of the 150 participating ski areas, all across Canada.
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