• Top Five Bike Trails Across Canada

    May 21, 2019

    Biking is a great low-impact way to exercise and enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you’re up for a leisurely bike ride or something more intense, there are numerous trails to explore in Canada. Timbercreek Communities has a list of the top 5 biking trails across Canada.

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    Toronto Waterfront Trail

    For a nice leisurely ride, the Toronto Waterfront Trail is amazing. The trail is mostly asphalt and it extends from Etobicoke all the way to Scarborough. If you’re feeling energetic, you can bike from one end to the other. The great thing about this trail is that it’s adjacent to the lake pretty much the entire time, making it one of the most scenic rides in the country. You can find parking along the way, too, which is nice if you are driving to the trail. And if you don’t own a bike, you can use Bixi, a bike share service with pick-up/drop-off points along the trail.

    Edmonton River Valley

    The River Valley is the largest urban park in Canada. It features numerous bike trails and is a beautiful place to be in the summer. It boasts gorgeous views of the North Saskatchewan River. The River Valley has over 150 km of trails scattered throughout the city, so don’t worry about getting bored! You can cycle on the paved roads or go off the beaten path if you’re looking for something more challenging.

    Saskatchewan's Battleford Trails

    If you’re a beginner or intermediate cyclist, the Saskatchewan Battleford Trails are for you! With over 40 km of grassy and paved trails, you can spend your entire summer here. Don’t forget to check out Finlayson Island, located between Battleford and North Battleford. Here you’ll find a variety of flora and fauna and a beautiful place to take a break.

    Corridor de la Rivière-Saint-Charles

    Enjoy gorgeous views of the Saint-Charles River as you bike along this beautiful path. Located in Quebec city, the trail extends from the Scott Bridge to the Samson Bridge and is about 9 km long. When you’re in need of a break, there are a few places to stop along the way including Cartier-Brébeuf Park and Victoria Park, as well as a few historical sites.

    Duck Mountain Provincial Park

    This stunning park is a wilderness lovers’ paradise. Duck Mountain Provincial Park is located approximately 450 km from Winnipeg near the Saskatchewan border. The park has well-groomed trails with some beautiful views and areas to take a break by the lake. It’s also good for kids as most of the trail is easy-to-moderate difficulty.

    Timbercreek Communities wants you to enjoy the great outdoors this summer by exploring one of these amazing Canadian bike trails. To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • Activities to Take Your Mom To This Mother’s Day

    May 07, 2019

    Mother’s day is just around the corner, so don’t wait to make last-minute plans. Timbercreek Communities has you covered with 5 great activity ideas for an unforgettable Mother’s Day.

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    Yoga

    Try something a little different this year for Mother’s day and take your mom to a yoga class. It’s a great way to bond and nurture your mind, body and soul. You can also try puppy yoga, which is a 1-hour yoga class with puppies running around. The Hive is a company that organizes classes in a few Canadian cities, so be sure to check out their site to find a puppy yoga class near you!

    Wine Tasting

    If your mom enjoys a glass of red after a long day, treat her to brunch and a wine tasting for Mother’s Day. This is a really fun way to spend time with your mom and celebrate this special holiday. There are many wineries to choose from in Niagara On the Lake, Prince Edward County or in Quebec. Most places will serve a full menu, or at least appetizers. If you don’t want to venture out too far, you can also try The Wine Shop and Tasting Room. You’ll get pretty close to a winery experience without having to drive out to one.

    Family Bike Ride

    Head out for a bike ride with the whole family this year. This is a great activity that everyone can participate in and it’s a fantastic way to get some exercise and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. There are many great hiking trails to choose from, so you have plenty of options. Check out the Martin Goodman Trail or the Toronto Islands for a beautiful ride along the water, Taylor Creek for a wooded trail and the Humber Valley Heritage Trail for a scenic ride through forests and meadows.

    Sip and Paint/Plant Night

    Another unique Mother’s Day experience is a Sip and Paint Night. It’s a super fun and creative evening where you can enjoy a glass of wine while creating your very own masterpiece. You’ll learn a little about painting and mixing colours, but mostly it’s about having fun and exploring your creative side. Check out Paintlounge or Art Tonite for some upcoming events. And if painting is not your thing, you can try something similar where you get to create a tabletop planter while sipping on your favourite glass of wine. To find paint and plant events near your, check out Yaymaker.

    Botanical garden

    If you’re looking for a relaxing and peaceful activity for you and your mother to enjoy, think about visiting a botanical garden. You can spend a couple of hours exploring the local and exotic plants and flowers, strolling through the garden and even learn something new! Allan Gardens and Edward Gardens are great options to check out in Toronto. Visiting a botanical garden is a great opportunity to get a closer look at a variety of plants that you might have only ever seen on TV, and the best part is that admission is usually free!

    Forget about buying gifts this year and focus on making memories with these unique Mother's Day experiences. Timbercreek Communities hopes that these suggestions help you plan the best Mother’s Day!

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • Weekend Getaways From Toronto

    Apr 11, 2019

    Sooner or later, we all need a break from our busy lives, and weekend getaways are the perfect mini vacations that allow you to recharge your batteries. To help you plan the perfect getaway, Timbercreek Communities has some ideas for fun weekend trips from Toronto.

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    Wine Weekend

    Plan a weekend trip to Niagara on the Lake or Prince Edward County. These areas are known for great Ontario wines, beautiful wineries and charm. Niagara on the Lake is a 1.5-hour drive from Toronto, making it ideal for a weekend getaway or even a day trip. Spend some time exploring the Heritage District, where you’ll find all kinds of shops, restaurants and cafes. Next, visit some wineries (there are many to choose from), do wine tastings and even grab a bite to eat. To find a winery best suited to your taste, download the Niagara On the Lake Winery Map. Keep an eye out for upcoming events like the Shaw Festival and Sip and Sizzle.

    Prince Edward County is a bit further away from Toronto (about 2.5 hours by car) but it’s worth the drive. Choose between Wellington, Bloomfield or Picton when looking for accomodation. To choose, decide which wineries you’d like to visit in the area. Even though they are all pretty close to each other, Bloomfield is the most central. A great way to spend your weekend in Prince Edward County is to rent a bicycle and hop from one winery to the next. To plan your wine tour, check out the PEC Wineries Map.

    Camping and Glamping

    When planning your weekend getaway, consider camping in an Ontario Park. It’s a great way to recharge and reconnect with nature. There are many campsites available, but if you want to reserve a popular site be sure to book early. If you’re not much of a camper, but still enjoy the wilderness, glamping (luxury camping), might be your thing. Check out the Ontario Parks website for yurts (roofed accommodation) or book a fancy tent at Whispering Springs for an incredible glamping experience.

    Spa getaway

    There’s no better way to relax and alleviate stress then to visit a spa. Just 2 hours away from the city is the popular Scandinave Spa, which is surrounded by nature and is known for its specialty treatments and outdoor hot and cold baths. Another great option is St.Anne’s Spa, located 1.5 hours from Toronto. It's known for its traditional spa treatments and excellent service ans it’s one of the best spas in Ontario. In case you’re looking for something closer to the city, The Millcroft Inn and Spa is only 1 hour away. You can visit any time of the year, but if you want to enjoy the lush, picturesque surroundings then summertime is best.

    Winter Resorts

    Escaping to a winter resort is the perfect way to unwind in the colder months. It doesn’t have to be all about winter sports either. At Deerhurst Resort, you can enjoy spa facilities, gourmet food and a cozy atmosphere. Located 2 hours away from Toronto, the Deerhurst Resort is also close to Arrowhead Provincial Park -- a great spot for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and skating in the forest! There’s also Blue Mountain Resort, which is a safe bet if you’re looking for some good skiing and snowboarding. In addition to fun winter sports, Blue Mountain Village has a lot to offer -- from bars and restaurants, to the famous Scandinave Spa.

    Don’t delay your winter weekend getaway plans! Timbercreek Communities hopes these getaway ideas have inspired you to start planning a relaxing weekend away.

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • March Break In Calgary

    Mar 04, 2019

    March Break is just around the corner and there’s so much to do in town! Plan a staycation with your family and check out all the amazing things that Calgary has to offer this month. Timbercreek Communities wants to share the best things to do in Calgary over March Break.

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    Telus Spark Science Centre

    There’s always something fascinating to discover at the science centre! From now until June 9th, you can check out Circus! and learn more about the science behind it. Get ready for elastic acrobats, juggling, sword swallowers and interactive exhibitions. Visit the Dome Theatre and discover everything about the universe through a movie or live planetarium show. Whatever you end up seeing, you won’t be disappointed. Grab your tickets at Telus Spark -- they're a steal at just $26 for adults and $19 for kids.

    The Hanger Flight Museum

    This museum is the perfect place to learn everything about flying and airplanes. The Hanger Flight Museum, formerly known as the Aero Space Museum of Calgary, holds 20 aircrafts, as well as uniforms, exhibits and stories from people who designed and flew the aircrafts. There are some historically important aircrafts here that will fascinate both adults and kids -- so there’s something for everyone to enjoy here. Tickets are just $15 for adults and $8 for kids.

    The Calgary Zoo

    The Calgary Zoo is always a great place to visit with your family. This March Break, check out the Penguin Walk, which happens daily at 11 am, and allows visitors to observe king penguins as they waddle through the zoo. You can also take the opportunity to see giant pandas and learn more about these incredible animals -- all while you eat breakfast! Plus, don’t miss a very unique Safari brunch event, which happens every Sunday, in the heart of Destination Africa. If these activities are of no interest to you, spend your time exploring six acres of botanical gardens, a prehistoric park and 1000 creatures.

    Bow Habitat Station

    The Bow Habitat Station is another great option for a fun family adventure day. Get ready to learn all about Alberta’s fish, wildlife and the importance of water in our world by visiting the Discovery Centre. Check out the Interpretive Wetlands and wander around the natural trails. The Bow Habitat Station is open Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is just $10 for adults and $6 for kids.

    Calgary Police Interpretive Centre

    If you’re looking for something fun and free, Calgary’s Police Museum is the place to go. Explore 50 exhibits, true-crime displays and learn all about what it takes to keep a city like Calgary safe. Don’t miss the Forensic Lab, where you can learn all  about identifying fingerprints and blood spatter analysis, and also put your crime-solving skills to the test. The Calgary Police Museum is a great place for both kids and adults!

    If fun is what you’re after this March Break, Timbercreek hopes this post helps you find a few exciting places to visit in Calgary.

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • The best places to ski and snowboard in Canada

    Feb 14, 2019

    While some may dread the long Canadian winter, many of us have learned to embrace the snowy season as the best time of year. If you’ve been waiting to get out and carve up some fresh powder, Timbercreek Communities wants to help point you in the right direction. Here are some of the best places to snowboard and ski in Canada.

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    Nakiska Ski Resort, Kananaskis

    Nakiska Ski Resort in Kananaskis is only an hour from Calgary, so it’s perfect for quick day trips. The resort features Olympic grade runs. In fact, it was built for the 1988 Calgary Olympic Games. Nakiska features some of the best snowboarding conditions anywhere, thanks to mother nature and some of the best snow-making equipment anywhere. A trip to Nakiska should be on the bucket list of every Calgary snowboarder.

    Banff Norquay Resort

    Banff Norquay is located close to the Trans-Canada highway, about 90 minutes from downtown Calgary -- so it’s very easy to get to. Prices can be a little high, but so are the peaks, and you get what you pay for. Watch for “Toonie Days” discount days. They are usually held once a month, on a Tuesday. You can carve the runs all day long for just $2 with all proceeds going to charity. Additional donations are accepted and benefit Bow Valley and Calgary area charities. 

    Blue Mountain Resort

    Blue Mountain in Collingwood is the third most popular ski resort in the county, right behind Whistler Blackcomb and Mont Tremblant. There are 42 total runs, 16 chairlifts, and 3 freestyle terrains. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a double black diamond demon, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Best of all, it's only 90 minutes or so from Toronto.

    Mont Tremblant

    Mont Tremblant is a world-class ski and snowboard resort about an hour north of Montréal in the Laurentians. The conditions and runs at Mont Tremblant are among the best in the province and the apres ski life at Tremblant is extraordinary. The Village looks and feels like something straight out of a fairy tale. Enjoy live shows, great night life, try your luck at the casino, and get some world class runs in! What more could you want?

    Le Massif de Charlevoix

    Even if you’re not fluent in French, you can probably deduce that Le Massif de Charlevoix (1350 Principale St, Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois, Quebec) is massive. It's one of the tallest peaks in Quebec and boasts one of the most incredible views over the St. Lawrence. There are runs for beginners and intermediates, but this is truly an advanced skiers paradise.

    These amazing runs may make you wish winter would last forever! We hope to see you out there this year!

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities in Canada, please visit our website.

  • Unique Winter Date Ideas

    Jan 29, 2019

    It’s easy to want to cozy up and stay home on cold winter days, but there are lots of fun activities to enjoy, too -- especially for couples. If you're ready for winter fun, Timbercreek Communities has some unique winter date ideas to enjoy.

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    Dog Sledding Near Toronto

    Mushing with a team of sled dogs might not be a typical date-night idea, but maybe it should be! Going dog sledding is an exciting and surprisingly comfortable way to enjoy a unique outdoor experience. You can learn to drive your own team of dogs or just ride along and enjoy the scenery. There are tours that provide round trip transportation from Toronto, dog sledding instruction, a trail ride, lunch, marshmallows around the campfire and more. You’ll feel like you’ve conquered the Great White North, together.

    Tour the Ice Castles of Edmonton

    Exploring the spectacular Ice Castles display in Edmonton is like spending the night in a winter wonderland! Bundle up and plan a date night to remember. The giant Ice Castles castle is made by hand using icicles and water and takes up an entire acre. There is a waterfall, throne room and even an ice maze to get (kind of) lost in. Don’t miss out on this romantic, enchanting, and incredibly Instagramable date night. You can explore the castle at Hawrelak Park (9330 Groat Road) from December 31st to March 10th. Don’t let the opportunity melt away!

    Plan A Fun Staycation at Travelodge in Saskatchewan to go water sliding

    You don’t have to get on a plane to experience a resort escape. Plan a fun overnight staycation date night at Travelodge by Wyndham Hotel & Conference Centre in Regina (4177 Albert Street South Regina, Saskatchewan). Make a splash at the Soaked! Waterpark that features two water slides, a pool, a hot tub, a spray pad and even a digital water curtain. In Saskatoon, head to Travelodge Hotel by Wyndham Saskatoon (106 Circle Drive West). Take a thrilling ride down their 250-foot water slide into one of two heated pools, then relax in one of the hot tubs.

    Olympic Park Watercourse in Montreal

    You’ll feel like a kid again when you plan a daytime date at Olympic Park Sports Centre in Montréal during Wibit Sundays. The Olympic pool is transformed into an aquatic obstacle course with inflatable tracks!

    Glamping

    If you've never heard of glamping, it's a portmanteau of “glamour” and “camping”. Why rough it when you can glamp it? From luxurious yurts to posh tree houses, spend the day in nature and spend the night in a king sized bed by candlelight.

    Timbercreek hopes these unique winter date night ideas bring a little whimsy and romance into your life this season.

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities across Canada, please visit our website.

  • Cozy winter meals to warm up with

    Dec 19, 2018

    The best winter meals are all about comfort and fabulous flavour. Timbercreek Communities has some delicious and cozy winter meals to share with you. Warm up with them this season.

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    Butternut Squash Lasagna

    Traditional lasagna is great, but when winter rolls around this beautiful and creamy Butternut Squash Lasagna may make you feel even more cozy and comforted. To make it, preheat the oven 425°F. Divide a peeled and cubed butternut squash into 2 baking pans and toss the cubes with olive oil. Bake the squash until tender (about 20 minutes). Cook lasagna noodles according to the package directions. Meanwhile, make the herby bechamel sauce. Start by bringing milk and rosemary to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer the mixture for 10 minutes before straining. Saute garlic in butter, stir in some flour and season with salt and pepper. Add in the rosemary milk. Boil and stir until it thickens. Reserve one cup of the herbed bechamel and add the squash to the remaining sauce. Layer the reserved sauce with cooked noodles, the squash mixture, and grated fontina and Parmesan cheese. Beat some heavy cream until peaks form and spread it on top. Bake at 375°F for 30 minutes. Your apartment will smell incredible.

    Chicken Enchiladas

    If the winter chill is getting you down, bake up a batch of these Chicken Enchiladas. To make them, brown boneless, skinless chicken breast in a little oil. Season with cumin, garlic and chili powder. Remove the chicken from the pan and saute onion and garlic in the drippings. Add corn, chiles and canned tomatoes. Shred the chicken and return it to the pan. Dust the whole mixture with flour to set it. Fill corn tortillas with canned enchilada sauce and the chicken mixture. Arrange evenly in a baking dish, then top them with cheese and more sauce and bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes, until the cheese melts.

    Beef Stew

    A pot of piping hot Beef Stew simmering on the stove on a cold winter day is the definition of cozy. It’s super hearty and surprisingly easy to make. To prepare it, coat cubes of boneless beef with flour, salt and pepper. Brown the beef in butter or oil over medium heat, then remove it from the pot. Add more butter, plus celery and onion. Add in tomato paste, dry red wine and return the beef to the pot. Add potatoes, carrots, parsley, thyme, bay leaves, beef broth and Worcestershire. Cover and braise in your oven for 45 minutes at 350°F. Add in cocktail onions and braise for another 15 minutes. Cook the stew, uncovered, for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove te parsley, thyme and bay leaves before serving.

    Spaghetti and Beet Balls

    Spaghetti and Beet Balls is a vegan-friendly way to enjoy a cozy and hearty meal this winter. Make the beet balls by blending walnuts into a flour. Saute some onions in oil over medium heat, add minced garlic, carrots and a little water. Add in nutritional yeast, oregano, paprika, chili powder, ground fennel, chipotle and a pinch of salt. Blend some peeled and grated beets in your food processor with cooked rice, Dijon mustard and tahini until you form a paste. Add in the carrot mixture and 1 tbsp of ground flax mixed with 3 tbsp warm water. Finally, add the walnuts and combine. Form balls with the mixture and arrange on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350°F for approximately 25 minutes as you prepare the pasta according to the package directions. Serve the cooked beet balls on top of your pasta with store-bought pasta sauce.

    Timbercreek Communities hopes that these delicious winter recipes keep you feeling warm and cozy all season long.

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities across Canada, please visit our website.

  • Spooky Halloween Desserts Your Kids Will Love

    Oct 08, 2018

    The spooky season of Halloween is almost upon us! Timbercreek Communities wants to help you create sweet and spooky desserts for a scary soiree or fun Halloween hangout. Here are some devilish Halloween desserts your kids will love!

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    Frankenshake and Bride of Frankenshake

    Shake up your Halloween with these spooky Frankenshake and Bride of Frankenshake milkshakes. Decorate the inside of the glass by dipping a toothpick in coloured candy melts. Draw on mouths, eyes and a few stitches and let it dry before adding the milkshake to the glasses. Top it off with crushed chocolate wafer cookie hair, and whipped cream for the bride.

    Vampire Lips

    These spooky Vampire Lips are simple enough for kids to make themselves, with a little supervision. It’s not exactly health food, but with apple slices, peanut butter, blanched almond ‘fangs’ and marshmallow teeth, it’s as close as Halloween treats get to healthy. 

    Strawberry Ghosts

    These Strawberry Ghosts are a freaky fresh fruit treat. Dip strawberries in a generous amount of melted white chocolate and let the kids easily decorate them with spooky ghost faces with just 3 chocolate chips -- 2 for the eyes and 1 for the mouth.

    Bloody Cups

    These gory, gluten-free, vegan Bloody Cups are super sweet and simple to make. You only need 3 ingredients to whip up a batch from scratch -- raspberries, maple syrup and vegan baking chocolate. Pour melted chocolate in paper-lined muffin tins. Heat the raspberries and syrup to make the bloody sauce. Sandwich the sauce between thick layers of chocolate and let it set in the fridge.

    Spooky Fingers

    Your kids will love the taste of these Spooky Fingers. You’ll love how simple they are to make -- they can practically do it themselves! All you need is melted white chocolate, thick pretzel rods, and pumpkin seeds. Coat the pretzels in melted chocolate, leaving some of one end uncovered. Press a pumpkin seed onto the tip of the coated end as a creepy finger nail. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes and you’re done!

    Timbercreek hopes these cute Halloween desserts will help make your holiday a spooktacular success!

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • For Cold Winter Days: Sew a DIY Teepee Play Tent

    Mar 07, 2018

    Kids love enclosed play spaces like tents, forts, boxes -- anything that’s cozy, compact, and good for private play time. If you want to raise the bar on playtime, sew a DIY Teepee Play Tent! To help you craft your own teepee, Timbercreek brings you this how-to guide.

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    Before You Begin

    Before you buy your materials, it's good to know what you're getting yourself into. For a toddler-sized teepee, the dimensions will be roughly 36″ x 36″ and 5′ tall. For a larger size, you just have to buy longer dowels and account for the added fabric. The project requires a bit of sewing, but it’s easy to do both by hand, or with a regular sewing machine.

    Materials

    You don’t need a lot for this badboy. Just four lightweight wooden dowels (easy to find at Home Depot),  a painter’s cotton canvas drop cloth, 1 1/2 yards of printed cotton fabric (for the entrance), and either a needle and thread, sewing machine, or staple gun.

    Frame Set Up

    Get your dowels (get 6 foot lengths of ¾” width dowel from Home Depot), and tie them together about 9” to a foot from what would be the top. Spread out the bases evenly to get the proper width for the interior.

    Fabric Walls

    From here, there are two ways to go:

    Method #1

    Drape the drop cloth around the dowel frame. With a pencil, mark lines along the outer edge of the dowels. You can use just the one side of the frame as a mold for the other 3 sides.  After marking, cut the four triangles from the drop cloth.

    Door

    For the door piece, take one of the precut sides. From the bottom to about 1 foot from the top, cut a line right down the middle. This will be the entrance. Cut a section from the printed cotton fabric that’s the same length as the door slit, and cut in the same length door line to match. Sew this piece onto the panel, and along the entrance slit as decoration.

    Sides

    Sew together the 4 sides leaving space at the top for the dowels to pop through. It doesn’t have to be super pretty. Remember, that A) it’s for an infant, and B) the sewing will be hidden on the inside of the structure. Still, use light thread color for max finish value.

    Method #2

    Instead of cutting or sewing at all, go old school. Wrap/drape the entire length of drop cloth around the dowel skeleton. With the right amount of material, as long as you place the folds over the door area, the entrance almost makes itself. If too tight, you can do the same as #1, cutting a hole or slit in the doorway to create the entrance. Use a staple gun to attach the canvas together (in a circle around the top, with a few well placed staples along the bottom, or in a line up the doorway-front side of the teepee).  And voila. Teepee. Read more.

    Timbercreek hopes this helps you build the perfect DIY teepee for your little munchkin. For more information about Timbercreek Communities in your city, please visit our website.

  • Fun Family Day Ideas

    Feb 13, 2018

    Family Day, a day for the little things, like hanging out with parents and grandparents, playing with your kids, seeing cousins, and otherwise making time for those most important people in your life. It’s also a small miracle during February, the “cruelest” month of the year, when Easter break is still months away. With this in mind, Timbercreek brings you a list of ideas for things to do on Family Day weekend this year.

    Snowsports

    Whether it’s skiing or snowboarding, snowshoeing or tobogganing, skating or snowmobiling, there’s a winter activity out there to suit every locale and taste.  And yes, snowman making and snowball fights count too.

    A Walk in the Park

    Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t get outside. Every city in Canada has a quality park (or collection of them) worth strolling through on family day. Lace up your boots, throw on a parka, and get outside.

    See a Movie

    Perhaps #1 in the collective mind for a family day event, going to the movies is the perfect holiday hang. Get a jump on this popular activity by buying tickets online. Click here to find out what’s premiering in February.

    Art for Art’s Sake

    Whether you hate art or love it, galleries are guaranteed at the very least to be cool buildings to explore. They generally boast interesting architecture, history, art, fun and often free activities for kids, and a restaurant or cafe where you can grab breakfast, lunch or dinner.

    Concert

    While tricky to find genres and bands that satisfy the entire family’s musical tastes, a concert is a great way to enjoy some culture with the family. The symphony, an opera, or a ballet performance are also good options.

    See a Play

    From indie theatre to Fringe festivals, musicals to mainstage productions, a theatrical performance can be a fun way to spend an afternoon on family day.

    Movie Marathon

    Whether you’re a Trekkie, prefer The Wars, love the Matrix, or Finding Nemo, a movie trilogy is a killer way to entertain the entire family in one room.

    Family Cook-a-thon

    From smoking to grilling, braising to brining, there’s nothing more satisfying, time consuming, or fun for the whole family than cooking. Don’t just pick something easy -- explore slow cooking, making something from scratch, baking, or a new-to-you cuisine.

    Do Absolutely Nothing

    Family Day is a great opportunity to rest, enjoy the little things, and spend some time together. You don’t have to do anything special to make the most of the long weekend. Sometimes a quiet chill-out day is all it takes.

    Timbercreek hopes that this article gives you some ideas for how to spend your Family Day this year. For more information about Timbercreek Communities in your city, please visit our website.

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