For many Canadians, May is the unofficial start of summer and Victoria Day is the first long weekend in a set of many that the summer months bring. Is it just me though or does it seem like time speeds up from Victoria Day on? It feels like winter lasts forever and summer is gone in a blink.
How did you spend Victoria Day weekend? Often, it’s left for tedious household tasks. So maybe once the kids are out of school, you still need to try doing something that will help kick off summer right! Have your kids turn off the T.V., shut off your computer and head outside to enjoy your natural surroundings. There are so many options here in Canada!
Readers Digest has put together an amazing list of the best hiking in Canada. While many of these trails are better suited to adults, Canada is also home to some amazing family friendly hiking spots. The Gold Creek Falls trail in Vancouver, B.C. or Webster Falls trail in Hamilton, Ont., are both great examples of outdoor trails that you can tackle with your kids.
Even right here in London, we have some great places for hiking like the Thames Valley Trail which in total is over 110 km connecting the Elgin Trail and the Avon Trail from Delaware, through London to St. Mary’s. Be sure to pack a lot of snacks, bottles of water and sunscreen to keep everyone happy and energized throughout the day. And make sure to cover as much of your body and consider using an insect repellent to keep the ticks away.
Don’t be put off by the aches and pains that may accompany you after your hike. It is only natural to be a bit sore after hibernating all winter. Try Rub A535™ Extra Strength to ease those aches and pains.
If you are not comfortable with the winding car rides that often occur when escaping the city, I suggest throwing some Gravol™ in your bag. Gravol™ Ginger Liquid Gels are easy to swallow, non-drowsy and will help prevent any motion sickness on long car rides – ensuring you are ready to explore! Some great day trips out of London include Sparta (stop at the Sparta House Tearoom for lunch and check out the beautiful art and rustic surroundings at Winter Wheat), Port Stanley (hang out on the beach and be sure to head to Mackie’s for some fries and orange pop), and Stratford (take in a play or just explore this charming town).
The unofficial start of summer and family hikes also means that shorts and bathing suit season is upon us, which can be a bit daunting after bundling up in heavy sweaters and thick pants for six months. Try using Nair™ Wax READY-STRIPS before you put on that first pair of shorts. These ready to use strips are simple and convenient, just place and peel! Most importantly they will leave your legs looking smooth and summer ready!
What are you and your family going to do to kick off summer right?
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