Tips on How to Have the Perfect Family Vacation in Canada
When it comes to having a family vacation, there are many destinations to choose from in North America alone. Yet, if you want to go somewhere that has a landscape that is as diverse as its culture and attractions, Canada is one of the best places to visit as a family.
If you do a quick Google search of Canada, you could be forgiven for thinking that it is simply a land of mountains. Admittedly those mountains do play an integral part in its enticement for tourists due to its numerous ski resorts, but the country is much more than that. Diverse and modern cities, various UNESCO World Heritage sites, a large number of national parks – there’s something for everyone, which makes it a great place for families.
So if you want to visit the country, look at the following points to ensure you have a perfect family holiday in Canada.
If you have ever been the one in control of the money for a family vacation in the past, you will know one thing: it is expensive.
This is understandable, as you are dealing with the costs of multiple people. Take the typical four-person family (two parents, two children) for example. That’s four airplane tickets, four passes to any attractions/shows, four meals at a restaurant, a four-person room at an accommodation, and so on. Basically, it all builds up fast. To battle this to an extent, have a budget in place from the beginning. Also, search around price comparison and coupon websites for potential deals to help cut down on your expenditure.
Go with self-catering accommodation
A hotel might be the norm for you, but more and more people are electing to go with self-catering as their form of holiday accommodation. As far as using this type of accommodation for a family, well it’s perhaps the best option available.
Just take a second to think about it: with self-catering, you are replicating the comfort of home to the best possible standard. This will no doubt help younger travelers to settle and feel more at ease. Additionally, you are also provided with the practicality of home – there’s no need to dine out every evening; thanks to the provided kitchen you can cook your own meals. Oh and there’s also the point that other guests won’t be a distraction and you can focus solely on your family.
As for picking an appropriate self-catering accommodation, it depends on your needs. If you were going to Mont-Tremblant for instance, there are great Tremblant rentals available that will provide contemporary condos which have everything you could require.
Choose activities that everyone will enjoy
When you are trying to achieve the ‘perfect’ family holiday, this isn’t possible if your family isn’t on the same wavelength. By that, this means that if you don’t agree on all of your vacation activities, one (or more) member of your group is not going to be best pleased – which doesn’t match up to that ‘perfect’ tagline!
So whenever possible, try and go with activities that every family member will enjoy. As it is Canada, you have an innumerable amount of things to choose from – whether it’s skiing or exploring museums. You might have to make concessions now and again, but the overall happiness of your family revolves around the planned itinerary of the holiday. Get it wrong, and it might well be a holiday to forget. Get it right, however, and it will be a holiday to remember.