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4 Beautiful Winter Hikes for Families around Calgary

The weather outside is getting colder and mountains are slowly being capped by snow. The cold weather and extra layers to go outside and explore with kids can be a daunting task. It is not always easy convincing toddlers and preschoolers to keep their mitts on. However, it is worth the struggle. Trust me. The trails turn into a beautiful winter wonderland. For children, this means entering the land of “Frozen”. Hot chocolate by the fireplace is also so much more enjoyable after a day of exploring in the cold. These 4 hikes, located in the Born to be Adventurous “Hiking Guide for Families”, are perfect winter hikes for everyone to enjoy. They are rated for little kids and range from easy to difficult for little feet. This means that toddlers and their grandparents can find a hike to enjoy together this winter.  

3 Winter Hiking Tips: 

Bring along Ice Cleats in the backpack in case the trail gets slippery.

Plan to take a little longer finishing the trail as hiking in the snow can be a little more challenging for kids. 

Be prepared and consider using some of these 7 hiking tips for hiking in the winter with kids.  

4 Beautiful Winter Hikes for Families around Calgary

Troll Falls

Troll Falls is an easy 2.4 km hike with minimal elevation located in the stunning Kananaskis area. In the winter, Troll Falls turns into a natural frozen masterpiece. Use caution when exploring the falls as it is very slippery, and pieces of ice can break off from above. Park at the Troll Falls Day Use area. The trail starts passed the end of the parking lot on the left side. 

If the trail is packed down with snow in the winter, then consider bringing a sled to pull the kids when they get tired of hiking.  Even though the downhills are not too long or steep, it is best to get off the sled during the downhills to avoid accidently hitting a tree or another hiker. 

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February 27, 2018

3 Calgary Hotels With Awesome Pools For The Whole Family

Whether you’re travelling to Calgary with kids or planning a staycation finding a hotel with a great swimming pool is important and we’ve picked our top 3 Calgary Hotels with awesome pools, complete with some pretty cool waterslides too!

Calgary Hotels With Awesome Pools

Deer Foot Inn & Casino

A hidden gem that’s for sure! The waterpark at Deer Foot Inn & Casino features a spacious pool with a ‘deeper end’, a shallow little kids pool area, waterslide, and 2 Hot Tubs. You’re going to want to check out this pool that for sure. Local? You can also rent this pool area for birthday parties for $22.95/child with lunch and cake provided.
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Port’O’Call

Calgary Hotels With Awesome Pools

Probably one of the most popular places to stay for families this waterpark is more than 8,000 square feet and features a wading pool and slide for little ones, 2 slides, leisure pool, and 2 hot-tubs.
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Sheraton Cavalier 

Calgary Hotels With Awesome Pools

This waterpark is 3,000 sq feet of fun for the whole family complete with 2 waterslides, a swimming pool, kiddie pool, 2 hot tubs, and a sauna. No need to leave the area for lunch or a drink because this area also has a snack bar with food and drink (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) and lots of places to sit too.
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Do you know of other Calgary Hotels with awesome pools? Comment below and let us know!

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