The Family Day weekend is around the corner and I’ll bet the kids are about ready to blow off some steam after a snowy start to 2020. Here are some family vacay ideas that can be had over a long weekend and are packed full of fun! 


Mexico is one of the best countries in the world to travel with children. The culture is very family centered and many resorts are family oriented. There are also many attractions that are designed with families in mind. Here is just a small list of what some of Mexico’s awesome family friendly resorts offer.

  • Generations Riviera Maya – Eko Kids Club cooking classes.
  • Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa, Playa del Carmen – 29 waterslides & Xcalacoco heritage program, which includes daily activities like wilderness hikes, interactive traditional ceremonies, Mayan ball games, and classes on jungle survival skills.
  • Nickelodeon Resort, Riviera Maya – Appearances by Spongebob Squarepants and Dora the Explorer, a children’s spa, and the Pineapple Villa themed after Spongebob’s Bikini Bottom home.
  • Hard Rock Hotel, Puerto Vallarta – Circus performers entertain at a poolside amphitheater. Angela the Ballerina and Bob the Builder lead activities at the Little Big Club while teens get their own backstage lounge at the Cavern Club.


Ski Trips

From tots (and maybe even adults) working on their snow plowing to tweens honing their advanced skills, ski resorts have recognized the importance of catering to families and are helping kids progress their skills and enjoy their time on and off the mountain like never before. A ski trip is a great way to spend time as a family over a weekend. Here are some great destinations to hit the slopes with the kids that are family friendly.

  • Marmot Basin – Jasper
  • SunshineVillage – Banff & Lake Louise
  • Canada Olympic Park – Calgary
  • The Summit at Snoqualmie – Washington
  • Stevens Pass Mountain Resort – Washington
  • Big Sky – Montana
  • Sun Valley – Idaho
  • Northstar – California


Las Vegas

While Sin City may not stand out as an obvious choice for your next family vacation you might be surprised by the list of kid-friendly activities in Vegas. Considering there is now an NHL franchise in the city, it is becoming very clear that Vegas has turned over a new leaf and is far more family friendly than days gone by. Here is just a small list of activities the whole family can enjoy.

  • Las Vegas Golden Knights game
  • Adventuredome
  • Shark Reef Aquarium
  • Discovery Children’s Museum
  • Big Apple Coaster
  • Marvel Avengers Station
  • Blue Man Group
  • Mac King Comedy Magic Show
  • Game Works Las Vegas
  • Tournament of Kings



Why not let us show you a great time in your own backyard? Cities like Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Kelowna, Victoria etc. offer up some really fun ways to spend the Family Day long weekend. One great way to “get away” is to book a hotel close to the action and be a tourist in your own city. Many hotels in areas that are close to Family Day activities offer up spa treatments, dining experiences or the tried and true hotel pool; which we know can entertain kids for hours.


So gather up the kids, contact us or any of our experience specialists, and let us book you an amazing Family Day weekend getaway. 


Sean Mitchell

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