I like waking up early on Sunday morning, having breakfast with my kids and exploring a part of the city we’ve never been before.
Tobogganing bans are the new thing in cities across North America. Fed up with lawsuits from reckless riders, city bureaucrats are banning toboggans from city hills. But not in Calgary. And, despite a close call with a cliff, I still take my kids out for a ride.
The absolutely most perfect place to spend a day is the beach. Aspen Beach at Gull Lake features a long shallow shoreline where kids can run and play. Bring the buckets and shovels and sit on the grass while they dig and build and collaborate for hours. Too bad it took until the last weekend of summer for me to discover it.