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25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit

by (author) Jody Robbins

TouchWood Editions
Initial publish date
May 2017
General, Family, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2017
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    May 2017
    List Price

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Silver prize-winning guidebook in the Society of American Travel Writers' Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition

Now is the perfect time to explore this vast country with your kids while finally experiencing the spectacular Canadian destinations you’ve been dreaming about.

Planning a family getaway can be overwhelming, but award-winning freelance travel writer and blogger Jody Robbins puts you on the right path with savvy suggestions for families who are keen to explore Canada with their little loved ones. With the insight and enthusiasm of a trustworthy, well-traveled friend, Robbins lays out 25 of the top destinations for families, and provides detailed information on the most enjoyable activities, sites, and attractions. From child-friendly family hikes in the wilderness to exciting and affordable urban adventures, you’ll create memories of a lifetime as you visit destinations that welcome families with kids of all ages. Be inspired on where to go, learn what to bring, and hit the road!

About the author

Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Jody Robbins grew up Alberta and now calls Calgary home. She has taught English in Japan, travelled overland from Beijing to London, worked in Europe as a marketing executive and lived in London with her family, and spends as much time as she can travelling. She is currently the editor of the travel blog, and is a contributor to publications such as the Globe and Mail, Today’s Parent ,WestJet Magazine, the Calgary Herald, PostMedia News, MSN Travel,, and others.

Jody Robbins' profile page

Editorial Reviews

Unlike some family travel books, which are just general guides with a few tips for kids thrown in, this one is completely focused on making trips memorable for both parents and children.

Ottawa Road Trips blog

With Canada celebrating it’s 150th, there is no better time to explore this amazing country of ours. And Jody Robbins is just the woman to share her advice on the best places to visit—she also includes fantastic tips such as where to stay, where to eat, how to get around and also suggests books to read as a family to get you excited about your trip. The photos are stunning and the suggestions have us seriously debating a trip to Prince Edward Island to 'dig for our dinner.

Mommy's Weird blog

"For any parent who loves to travel and wants to share this incredibly beautiful country with their kids – this book is an awesome and helpful resource. And one that you should definitely pack in your carry-on." —Savvy Mom blog

Savvy Mom blog

Jody Robbins knows how to write a travel book that you will not only use as a resource but you’ll also read it just for fun . . . you should run, not walk, to buy this gem of a Canada travel guide.

Merry About Town blog

What happens when you take one of Canada’s top travel and family writers, add a dash of ambition and two years of commitment? You get one heck of an awesome travel book packed with tips, advice and inspiration for families that love to go places. 25 Places In Canada Every Family Should Visit deserves a place on your bookshelf for dreaming and planning and one in the car for last minute ideas when you’re already on the road—with some time on your hands and a couple of squirming kids in the backseat.

HikeBikeTravel blog

Unique . . . it focuses on the family.

Penticton Herald

What I love most about this book is the tone that resonates within every page. Jody Robbins clearly loves travel and loves Canada. This book is her way of sharing those loves with the world. Through it, she is encouraging families from places near and far to truly experience the land she and I call home . . . Whether you are a seasoned family traveler or ready to plan some new adventures, 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit is a great read. Her love of travel is inspiring and her recommendations will help you and your kids get excited for your next Canadian adventure!

Solo Mom Takes Flight blog

A gorgeous book worthy of a spot on your favourite book shelf, stuffed full of tips and tricks for travel, and of course that list of ultimate family friendly places that we all must visit when exploring this incredible country of ours.

How to Survive Life in the Suburbs blog

It feels like listening to a reliable friend tell you the facts you need to know . . . Grab this book and get started on your summer adventures!

Parenting Power blog

"Considering a vacation in Canada? 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit will inspire and guide any parent planning a trip in the world's second largest country. This book is filled with funny, relatable anecdotes about exploring Canada with kids. It's also packed with destination-specific recommendations and photos. There's even a handy section on travel tips, featuring advice from travel experts (ahem, like moi!). My dog-eared copy has me dreaming of witnessing the Northern Lights in the Yukon, clamming for dinner on Prince Edward Island, and seeing wild polar bears in Churchill." —Colleen Lanin, Travel Mamas blog

Travel Mamas

This is not a "borrow from the library" kind of book. You'll want to own it so that you have it in your collection for future planning.

Family Adventures in the Canadian Rockies blog

"As a Calgarian travel writer and blogger whose many amusing posts revolve around the trials and tribulations of travelling with kids, Jody Robbins hits her stride in her first book. Chock full of bite-sized tips and tricks on how to plan a family trip, it also provides insight into Canada’s must-see spots — with your sprogs in tow." —Toronto Star

Toronto Star

"This book is a godsend."

Best Health Magazine

The beauty of 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit is that there really is something for everyone. And unless you have the unlimited travel funds to get to all these places this year, Jody Robbins’ book will prove handy for many years to come as you vacation plan and explore Canada.

Mint & Heritage blog

Jody Robbins chats with Roundhouse Radio's Strong and Sharp about where to celebrate the country's 150 celebrations in BC, what city your kids might pick, and how the family can get the most out of an east coast adventure.

Strong and Sharp on Roundhouse Radio

Once you have decided on a vacation in Canada, this guidebook will help you narrow down the choices and select the best destination for your family. (Fair warning - it will also inspire you to draft a wishlist of Canadian destinations that might take you years to complete!)

Gone with the Family blog

25 Places features a diverse mix of urban and nature-filled destinations . . . so readers will get a great sense of Canada’s varied landscapes, as well as some surprises . . . it’s a wonderful time for families to explore the wonders of the country. You just need the right information to do so, and 25 Places serves as a worthy reference guide. In addition to extensive write-ups of many of Canada’s most beautiful locales, the book’s modern feel . . . brings Robbins’s work to life. This makes the mouth-watering prospect of a trip to the land of poutine ever more enticing.

JQ Magazine

25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit outlines why you should Canada this year. It also whets the appetite for future visits . . . The comprehensive nature of the guidebook make’s it valuable to readers . . . It will offer trip inspiration that will get the whole family excited about holiday planing in every season.

The Travelling Mom blog

This brand-new book can help you solidify your summer travel plans. Between our struggling dollar and uncertainties some may have about crossing the American border, there’s never been a better summer to travel in Canada. Plus, what an excellent way to celebrate #Canada150!

Savvy Mom blog

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