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Great Family Resorts in Canada
Rodd Mill River Resort and Aquaplex in O’Leary, PEI: an indoor pool with a 90-foot waterslide and tennis or snowshoe or ski along illuminated trails
Fairmont Le Château Montebello in Montebello, Québec: the biggest log cabin in the world and the ultimate activity base for boating and riding or dogsledding, sleigh rides and skating on two outdoor rinks
Station Ecotouristique Duchesnay resort just outside Quebec City is a family-friendly summer resort and adjacent to Canada’s unique Ice Hotel in winter
Delta Grandview Resort in Huntsville, Ontario, is known for its inventive family nature programs such as summertime moose observation or winter star-gazing
Minaki Yurt Adventures near Winnipeg or yurt accommodation in the Pinery and McGregor Point Provincial Parks in Ontario and Gatineau Park in Quebec
Gull Harbour Resort, in Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park (about a two-hour drive from Winnipeg, offers a 40-foot indoor pool, hot tub and full-size gymnasium with a volleyball court and lots of outdoor space to roam
Delta Lodge at Kananaskis, just one hour west of Calgary offers the perfect mountain setting for round-year activities such as horseback riding in summer and guided snowshoe walks in winter
Unique Sleepovers: At the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, families can bed down beside the belugas; at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta, and at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, kids can snooze under the dinosaurs. Bunk down on a vintage survey ship at the Canadian Princess Resort in Ucluelet on Vancouver Island or the Maritime Museum in Victoria for a nautical sleepover.
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