• Family Fun,  homeschooling

    Fort Edmonton Park 150 Summer Pass + Special International Children’s Festival of the Arts Offer

    I have lived in Edmonton just over 12 years, and last summer was the first time I experienced Fort Edmonton Park.  The girls and I enjoyed a full day there, learning about the first settlers to Edmonton, the growth of the city and way of life in a different time. We explored the old fort, town buildings, learned about different modes of transportation, and had fun at the carnival.  It was an excellent learning experience for them and myself and I can wait to go back this summer!  Fort Edmonton Park is opening for the year this weekend, starting May 20.  Many families opt for the membership that gives you…

  • Get Back To Nature

    Get Back to Nature: Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park

    Named after a former politician and Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, the Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park is a nature escape NW of Edmonton / west edge of St. Albert. Take the short dirt road across from LeClair Way into the parking lot and make use of the outhouse if necessary before heading out on the trail. With a boardwalk over wetlands and a scenic trail along the water, there are lots of opportunity for birds and wildlife viewing.  Ducks and geese are abundant, you can see a beaver damn on the edge of the lake, and on our first visit to the park we spotted a moose and two calves across…

  • Get Back To Nature,  Uncategorized

    Get Back To Nature: Braeside & Forest Lawn Ravines, St. Albert

    We came across the Ravines while on our way to swim class last fall.  A barely noticeable sign and a path down into the woods caught our attention as we drove by, and we made a note to come back and check it out when we had more time. We first visited during our 31 Day to Get Out and Explore, but we have come back to visit both ravines and explore further each time! Braeside Ravine is to the North and Forest Lawn Ravine is on the south side of Sir Winston Churchill Ave in St. Albert, just south of Boudreau Road. I usually come down Sir Winston Churchill…