How far in advance do you make plans for spring break? We usually have a rough idea early in the New Year and book by mid-February (is that late?). This year, we’re Maui bound. While I’m looking forward to tropical breezes and drinking from a coconut, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit I’m a bit freaked out about the tumble the Canadian dollar has taken. Canadians travelling to the US will be paying 20% more than they did a few months ago. With that in mind, here’s a smack down of staycation versus vacation destinations to consider in these last few weeks (months?) of winter.
Family Trips for Calgarians
Staycation: Drumheller. The Royal Tyrrell Museum is world class and only a 90-minute drive away from Calgary. Spend the day at the museum, explore the hoodoos (I’m amazed these aren’t yet fenced off and people can scramble over them) or climb to the top of the world’s largest T-Rex. Stay at either the Ramada or Super 8. Both have a pool and water slide. Or recreate Night at the Museum and Camp In at Royal Tyrrell.