It's about the journey, not the destination: Ice Age on Ice hits Montreal

It’s about the journey, not the destination: Ice Age on Ice hits Montreal

I realized, after making plans to see Ice Age on Ice at the Bell Centre, that I hadn’t ever even seen the Ice Age movies. My kids, however, seem to be very familiar with them. According to 5yo Babe, the Ice Age on Ice production is original, and not a live, on-ice enactment of the […]

Hiking at Greenwich Dunes, PEI (6 of 7)

Hiking at Greenwich Dunes, PEI (6 of 7)

The sand is not red, but this beach is still magical. The last day of our trip was spent at Greenwich, and it was a highlight for all of us. We were fortunate to meet up with friends who know the island like the back of their hands. If it wasn’t for them, we’d have […]

Our night at Anne of Green Gables: The Musical (5 of 7)

Our night at Anne of Green Gables: The Musical (5 of 7)

Once we’d decided to take our vacation out this way, I tried my best to introduce Anne of Green Gables to my kids. A friend gave us the French version of the Emily of New Moon books and admittedly, I couldn’t read the first few pages with any sort of ease. Another friend lent us […]

Basin Head, sea glass and a Mouse's Lighthouse (4 of 7)

Basin Head, sea glass and a Mouse’s Lighthouse (4 of 7)

The rain started to sputter as our boat tour in Souris ended. But it was warm and the day was young. We were very close to the famous Basin Head provincial park, so we headed to it. We had the intention of walking around on the beach, but the second Bug saw sand, he took […]

Watching whales with Captain Jeff in Souris, PEI (3 of 7)

Watching whales with Captain Jeff in Souris, PEI (3 of 7)

When we stopped in at the Cavendish visitor’s centre to collect a couple maps and pamphlets, I asked about whale watching on the island, something we’ve been wanting to do as a family for a long time, and was told there’s really only one guy that does it. He wrote down the name Capitan Jeff […]

En route to PEI, first comes New Brunswick (2 of 7)

En route to PEI, first comes New Brunswick (2 of 7)

We had two weeks booked off work and no solid plans. Everyone I spoke to said, “Have you been to PEI?” I hadn’t, and no time like the present! Both kids hated the car for a very  long time. They screamed and cried driving around the block– we’d never have been able to take a […]

MTL to PEI and back. That's 30+ hours in a car with two littles (1 of 7)

MTL to PEI and back. That’s 30+ hours in a car with two littles (1 of 7)

Vacations feel like a time warp, don’t they? We seemed to have all the time in the world ahead of us, and we woke up and it was over. Before leaving for our 10-day trip to PEI, I came across this post about the difference between taking a trip and a vacation, largely depending on […]

GIVEAWAY! Visit to Santa's Village: Weekend in the Laurentians Part II

GIVEAWAY! Visit to Santa’s Village: Weekend in the Laurentians Part II

Santa’s Village (Le Village du Père Noël) is one of the coolest things we have done as a family. Last weekend was the second time we visited the village in the summer. (You can read about last year’s trip here.) Somehow, this time was even more fun. We arrived and felt instantly at peace. There […]

Visit to Pays des Merveilles: Weekend in the Laurentians Part I

Visit to Pays des Merveilles: Weekend in the Laurentians Part I

Last weekend was a big weekend. We had a lot of big plans. But life gets busy and sometimes you drop the ball. Luckily, there’s always a way to get out of a funk and we found a way to have an action-packed weekend. I’d originally wanted to plan a surprise 40th party for Papa. […]