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Soaring mountain peaks, glacier-fed lakes, picture-perfect beaches and action-packed cities make Canada a must-visit travel destination for families. The safe, laid-back atmosphere of the country's favourite travel destinations makes it easy for parents to relax while kids let loose. For these reasons and numerous others, kid-friendly hotels can be found across the country, from coastal Nova Scotia to the Canadian Rockies, and the following are ones your family will never forget.
Pacific Sands Beach Resort -- Tofino, British Columbia
It doesn't take much for families to fall in love with the rugged beaches and picturesque coastline of Tofino, but the Pacific Sands Beach Resort makes the setting even better. Visitors can whale watch, surf and hunt for seashells within steps of the resort grounds. The free Kids Camp features animal tracking lessons, sea life programs, scavenger hunts in the rainforest and s'mores roasts every night of the week.
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel -- Toronto, Ontario
You don't have to stay in the city's outskirts to enjoy a kid-friendly atmosphere. The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel features the city's largest indoor/outdoor pool, which makes swimming a possibility in all seasons. This family-friendly hotel even features Family Guest Rooms complete with kid-size furniture and stocked toy chests.
Four Seasons Hotel -- Vancouver, British Columbia
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Families love Four Seasons Hotels. The Vancouver location offers a year round indoor/outdoor pool and a PlayZone with the latest Playstation and Nintendo Wii video games. The hotel also caters to your little ones with a kid-friendly menu and concierge, so you can find the coolest age-specific things to do in the city. Babysitting services make this hotel even more enjoyable for adults who want to dive into Vancouver's world-famous restaurant and nightlife scenes.
FantasyLand Hotel -- Edmonton, Alberta
Likely the most famous kid-friendly hotel in the country, the FantasyLand Hotel is located inside the massive West Edmonton Mall. The hotel is equipped with 120 themed rooms to spark your little ones' imaginations, including an African Safari-themed room, a Western-themed room and the famous Truck Room. However, you may not spend much time in your suite, with the Galaxyland Amusement Park, World Waterpark, Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace and countless other attractions of the West Edmonton Mall just outside your door.
Great Wolf Lodge -- Niagara Falls, Ontario
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Niagara Falls is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, and your family can continue the fun away from the falls at the nearby Great Wolf Lodge. This kid-focused hotel features a 100,000-square-foot indoor waterpark with a lazy river, thrilling slides, pools, a dump bucket and more. Fireside stories, themed rooms with bunk beds and a kids' spa will make the stay even more special for your little explorers.
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac -- Quebec City, Quebec
The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac will transport your family into a fairytale-like setting. The hotel, which bears the resemblance of an ancient castle, features bronze elevators, a live-in dog and upscale restaurants with kid-friendly meals. Parents love that kids under the age of 18 stay free and those under the age 5 can dine for free in the hotel's eateries. The hotel's location in the heart of the historic city makes it easy to explore nearby markets, museums and other attractions on foot.
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