Fun summer ideas for the whole family

Summertime is the perfect opportunity to venture outdoors and create memories with family and friends. From exciting summer activities, to travel tips and cool recipe ideas, here's your all-in-one guide to making the most of the warmer months.

By Zenaira Ali

Summer fun, camping essentials, and first aid
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For a nation that’s known for snow, igloos and ice-skating, Canada gets its fair share of heat during the sizzling summers. And with summer vacation underway for kids, there’s a wide range of things that you and your family can do.  
 
Whether you decide to go on a camping adventure or travel to an exotic destination, we have tips to make your trip all the more worthwhile.

If you’d rather stay at home, then we have a wide variety of activities you can do and summer-friendly recipes you can try out. 
 
Regardless of whether you’re close to home or far, remember that safety comes first. Find out how you can stay safe this summer by avoiding heat strokes, bug bites, dehydration and more.

Summer fun for the kids
60+ kids' activities to make the most of the summer months.
 
Get out and enjoy the sunshine with two great activities that will get your family moving. 
 
Trying to stick to a budget this summer? Check out some great fun and free things to do for a great time.

First aid and safety
Print and save our handy summer first aid guide.
 
Bug spray, insect repellant or citronella candles? Find out how to tame mosquitos, avoid fly bites and protect your skin. 
 
How to keep yourself and your children safe when you go swimming.

Camping essentials
Tips on organizing your camping food kit and cooking delicious meals, PLUS keeping dangerous animals away from your food.
 
Check out these camping tips to make your outdoor adventure a blast.
 
Sending your kids to camp this summer? Find out what to pack and how to ease their fears.
 
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