Where to go camping
Visit these kid-friendly Parks Canada destinations with your kids. Amazing wildlife, fun times in nature, and family bonding guaranteed!
If your kids aren't quite ready to go camping in the woods, try camping in the backyard. Here are some tips to make sure they enjoy their first outdoor sleepover.
Pack a picnic and sand-proof your diaper bag, because we’ve rounded up the best beaches in Canada—guaranteed to inspire an outing the whole family will remember.
These road trip routes won't break the bank and were designed for families. Pack up the car, get on the road and make some memories with the kids—it's a great way to see Canada.
It’s time to lace up the hiking boots, roll out the tents and get up-close-and-personal with Mother Nature. Adventure awaits.
The arrival of summer means getting out as a family and, of course, camping! Don't forget to bring these camping essentials with you when you brave the great outdoors with the kids.
We spoke to the experts to get advice on choosing the best sunscreen to ensure your kid is protected from harmful UVB and UVA rays.
Tent? Check. Marshmallows? Check. Make sure you're prepared for your next camping trip with this printable checklist.
Itchy red bites might seem like an inevitable part of summer, but we’ve got expert tips on avoiding insects, buying new products to repel mosquitoes and soothing bug bites.
What to eat
When you’re out in the wilderness, you want your food warm, hearty and quick. These delicious recipes are truly out of (camp)site!
We've done all the planning for you with this kid-friendly picnic menu. There are easy recipes for bite-sized nibblies, grilled meat and dessert, too.
Looking for a twist on traditional s'mores? Here are five creative ideas that will make your roasted marshmallows even more delicious.
Are you ready to make the most delicious s'mores ever? By adding caramel and using a skillet, you can take this campfire treat to the next level.
You don't have to go camping to indulge in s'mores! These s'mores cones don't require a campfire (just an oven) and the best part is you can stuff them with your favourite toppings. You of course need chocolate, but try adding toffee and fruit too.
Camping tips + tricks
Communing with nature isn’t usually done in complete isolation. Consider your neighbours — and the planet.
Always the reluctant camper, Susan Goldberg finally joins her family for a little getaway—and loves every minute of it.
You don't have to be a boy scout or girl guide to build a good fire. With a bit of pre-planning and these easy steps, you'll have a roaring campfire in no time.
If you’re considering taking your infant on a camping trip this summer, read this first.
Games + activities
Ensure the words “I’m bored” are never uttered during your camping trip with these awesome non-tech activities for kids.
No need to go out to get some quality time in. Have a fun and inexpensive family night by playing one of these kid-friendly card games.
Grab some colourful T-shirts the kids have outgrown and turn them into adorable friendship bracelets.
Gather your campers, marshmallows and instruments because it’s time for a classic campfire sing-a-long!
If you don’t have this life-saving water gear for your child, it’s time to invest.
A camping trip with the kids can be all kinds of fun, but there are some dangers lurking in the great outdoors. Learn how to keep your family safe.
Dehydration can put a damper on hot summer days. Here’s how to recognize the signs.
Lyme disease is scary, and kids are particularly at risk. We talked to an expert about how to keep kids safe from tick bites.
Whether you're camping close to home or travelling abroad, these 12 essentials may come in handy for minor aches and pains.