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SPACES FILLING FAST IN THESE 15 AWESOME SUMMER CAMPS PICKS

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For all those families that haven't chosen your summer camps yet, they are booking up fast so make sure you get registered! Here are our top summer camps picks to help you get set up for your next summer adventures! From overnight and nature based camps to those where kids can connect with animals -…

Lorrie Holmes

2 girls and 1 boy eating watermelon.

Safeguarding Summer: Essential Water Safety Tips for Parents

5 min read

Swimming isn’t just about fun splashes and summer days; it’s a vital life skill every child should learn. Beyond the joy of splashing around on a hot day, swimming offers numerous benefits that extend far beyond the pool. The Benefits of Learning to Swim Learning to swim, especially through a well-established curriculum, provides crucial water…

Melissa McGarvey

Learn to swim with Pedalheads this Summer! 

4 min read

Join Pedalheads this summer and learn to swim with exceptional swim lessons and camps using proven teaching techniques, in-water instruction, customized swim methods and specialized equipment. See why we've been experts in swim since 1986. As we shake off the cabin fever and Netflix overload that accumulated during winter, many parents start looking for activities…

Lorrie Holmes

"A swim instructor in a blue Pedalheads shirt is teaching a child float to on their back in a swimming pool. The child is wearing pink goggles and using a blue foam kickboard.

Why Choose Summer Camps Offered At Schools?

4 min read

Summer camps at schools offer a unique blend of structure, fun, and comfort. When summer camps are offered at schools, the familiar environment breaks through barriers and kids are quick to try new experiences as there is something really fun about having their school set up a little bit differently for these experiences. Science labs…

Lorrie Holmes

Playland – Vancouver’s Thrilling Amusement Park Is Back!

5 min read

Playland, is a beloved destination for thrill-seekers and families alike. With its exhilarating rides, midway games, and unique attractions, Playland promises an unforgettable experience. This year, they have several eye-catching special events that will excite and delight families. Let’s dive into the excitement that awaits! 1. Roller Coasters and Thrill Rides Playland boasts over 30…

Lorrie Holmes

Boy and man sitting in an orange car on an amusement ride.

6 THOUGHTFUL GIFT IDEAS TO SHOW MOM YOU LOVE HER

6 min read

Motherhood is a journey of love, sacrifice, and boundless support. As Mother's Day approaches or any occasion where you want to express your appreciation, finding the perfect gift becomes a heartfelt mission. Whether this is for your mom or the mother of your children there are many ideas to celebrate her.

Carlie Parkinson

Mom on Mother's Day

9 Thoughtful Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers

5 min read

This holiday season when you and your kiddos are wracking your brains to decide upon that perfect gift to tell their teachers just how appreciated they really are, we have come up with our Editors Picks for something just a little more personal and unique as not unlike your children, each teacher has their own…

Lorrie Holmes

Exploring the Exciting Joys of Holiday Shopping on Robson Street

3 min read

Robson Street is Vancouver’s most iconic shopping and dining destination, complete with fashion and beauty flagships, lifestyle stores, cafés, patios, and fine dining. This bustling stretch of Vancouver attracts thousands of locals and visitors from around the world.

Carlie Parkinson

Holidays on Robson Street

9 Non Trick-or-Treating Ideas for Kids & Teens this Halloween

7 min read

For some though trick-or-treating is no longer a viable option. Since the challenging Halloweens during COVID, there has been a decline in trick-or-treating. There are a few other reasons why it may not be the best way to celebrate Halloween this year.

Carlie Parkinson

girl in halloween costume

Things for Young People (15-18) to Do with WILD Outside

4 min read

It wouldn’t be summer without a chance to hike through BC's most beautiful trails. The WILD Outside team hikes throughout the year, whether that’s under Douglas Firs at Lighthouse Park or climbing Mt. Seymour for a breathtaking view of Vancouver.

Samantha Mills

Teenagers gardening

Eggciting Easter Baskets

4 min read

Easter Sunday is only days away! Have you bought the items for the Easter Baskets? The baskets were traditionally filled with a copious amount of candy, but now people are moving away from all that excess. In the past, I have included a new DVD, this year I have added a few different things to…

Carlie Parkinson

easter baskets

The Perfect Gifts for Mom and Dad

4 min read

It can be tricky to find the right gift to be for your Mom and Dad, from your kids or from each other. Here are some ideas to help.

Carlie Parkinson

Mom and Dad

Awesome Gifts for the Bigger Kiddos

6 min read

This is the biggest gifting age. It's the time when your kids start telling you which gifts they want, but a little gentle persuasion doesn't hurt. We've pulled together some gift ideas that will make your kids smile on Christmas morning! From the creative story-teller to the more mature photographer, we've got you covered.

Carlie Parkinson

Gifts

Baby Gift Guide 0-3

3 min read

It's December 1st and now is the time to start getting gifts for your loved ones, unless you're organized and have already started getting them. Here are a few ideas to get you started when shopping for baby!

Carlie Parkinson

baby

Twelve Tips to Teach Gratitude

4 min read

In Canada, it is Thanksgiving weekend.  We have a lot for which to express gratitude, but sometimes it can be difficult to impart this message of gratefulness to our children.  However, there are some things we can do.

Sharon Selby

Thanksgiving

Amazing Mother’s Day Ideas

4 min read

Mother's Day is next weekend! I can't believe it's coming up so quickly. Have you thought of some gifts for that important woman in your life? I do love the home-made gifts from the kids, but as they get older they want to get mom bigger gifts or just don't have the time to craft…

Carlie Parkinson

Mother's Day

3 fun ways for a sugar-reduced Easter

4 min read

In past Easter's we've aimed to have a chocolate-free, or at least reduced, celebration. Here are some ideas if this is what you're "hopping" to do.

Carlie Parkinson

Easter

Merry Christmas!!!

2 min read

Being a parent, I'm sure your day started hours ago. But, if it hasn't started or isn't over yet, here is a plan to keep you on track. Merry Christmas!

Carlie Parkinson

Merry Christmas

5 Exciting Gifts for Mom and Dad

3 min read

With all the focus on buying gifts for the kids, I find Mom and Dad sometimes get neglected. Here are a few useful, but meaningful gifts to make them feel special this year that goes beyond socks and underwear!

Carlie Parkinson

Mom and Dad

Canvas – a creative gift

2 min read

more special than a lovely photo of the family or a canvas print of a piece of your child's art that will stand the test of time?

Carlie Parkinson

canvas

5 Fabulous Gifts for Children!

4 min read

Have you completed all your shopping? Have you figured out the Toddlers? I find they're easier to sort out. The trickier ones are the older ones. What gifts have you bought so far? As always there is one child that you haven't quite figured out yet. At least that's my situation. Here are some ideas…

Carlie Parkinson

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