Lake Louise Hiking

My family and I did some great hiking at Lake Louise recently and it got me to thinking about hiking as a family.

When my twins were babies we hiked with them in their Baby Bjorn carriers. They weighed around 10lbs and were pretty easy to carry. Luckily, they liked to sleep whenever we carried them this way.

When the twins were toddlers we moved them into backpack carriers. They liked sitting up high and being able to look out over top of us as we hiked. As they started to weigh closer to 30lbs it became challenging…

This year my twins are 6 years old and we are learning about how to hike with them at this age.. It’s more about the carrot and the stick for them than it is about enjoying nature but in the end we all get what we want. The kids get to eat candies on the way up the mountain and my husband and I are able to enjoy the scenery.

Family hiking in Banff/Lake Louise

I love seeing other families find creative ways to hike with kids at any age. Here is a quick photo I snapped of a Chariot carrier making its way up the Mirror Lake hike at Lake Louise.

Travel with kids- new experiences

My 5 yr old learned to snorkel on a recent trip to the Hawaiian islands.

I was amazed when my son jumped right in and was able to figure out how to breath through the snorkel with ease. It is one of my best memories of our family vacation.

5 yr old Snorkleing

New experiences like this, are just one of the reasons I think travelling when the kids are young is so important.

Lots of my customers are young families travelling for the first time as well. We help them with the essential gear they need to get out there and share some new experiences with their own children.

Our MEC backpacks have been used to hike the littlest visitors up Tunnel Mountain in Banff and our Zooper Strollers have explored some of the best views of Johnston’s Canyon.

Where will your next family adventure be?