It’s a bit of a trek, but why not use the relatively strong Canadian dollar as an excuse to embark on an once-in-a-lifetime adventure? In addition to stunning mountain landscapes and sprawling beaches, there are plenty of activities to entertain the entire family. If you’re travelling with kids, check out the country’s largest game reserve, Tswalu, which has a junior ranger program that includes bush walks, fire-making lessons and bow-and-arrow craft sessions.
The Canadian dollar is still much stronger than the Russian ruble, which is why now is the time to explore one of the world’s greatest capitals: Moscow. The city is chock-full of history and exquisite architecture. While Moscow might not seem like a kid-friendly destination at first, you can keep your crew entertained with trips to the Moscow Zoo (and the exquisite Dolphinarium at the zoo) and the Moscow Cats Theatre. Yes, it's a long-running show full of cats that do handstands and aerial acrobatics.
The yen is weak, so it's within reach for Canadians to lose themselves in the bustling streets and bright lights of Tokyo and pick up unbelievably fresh fish at the Tsukiji Fish Market. If you’re travelling with kids, visit the kid-friendly exhibits at the National Museum of Nature and Science, the pandas at Ueno Zoo and the hands-on Legoland Discovery Center.