Dive into activities that offer fun, exercise, and a sense of accomplishment without team pressures.
Learning how to ride a bike is a quintessentially childhood experience. With these helpful, practical tips, you can help your toddler learn to ride.
When Tina Singh struggled to find a helmet that accommodated her son’s Sikh turban, she decided to design one herself.
Is there room in kids’ outdoor time for screens and apps? Learn how some Canadian programs are using tech to enhance experiences in nature.
Winter is a great time for kids to try new sports. Here are a few of the best ones to get into this season!
Traditionally, loot bags are full of candy and treats. Why not change that up and stock them with fun, active toys for kids?
How do parents know when their kids are ready to bike independently? These tips will help inform you while building your kids’ confidence too.
Children pick things up faster when they’re having fun. So here are five fun activities that can help build your child’s bike-riding skills.
We can (and should!) celebrate moms every day, but their particular special day is coming up. Here are some ways to celebrate Mother’s Day!
Through Trips for Kids Ottawa, Cat Weaver is doing something special for her community: teaching youth how to ride bikes.
Winter here in Canada is long, cold, and dark These play ideas will get you and your kids through the depths of it!
Instead of dwelling on what we can’t do this summer, we’re going to use the next two months of unscheduled days as an opportunity.
Whether your child is skateboarding, cycling, or scootering, here’s how you can pick the right helmet for them.
Riding a bike can be one of the most freeing activities. Here are some of the current best practices for how to raise a skilled, bike-loving rider.
CBRM Recreation, in partnership with FrameWork Cycle & Fitness, is currently offering a Try A Fat Bike program in various communities within the CBRM. Why fat tire bike? Why try a fat tire bike? Fat bikes are durable, versatile, comfortable, and can go places you’ve never cycled before. Make no mistake, although these bikes handle … Continued
Here are some ways to get moving together as a family in the New Year.
At first glance, you might think that the Bromont National Cycling Centre (BNCC) is only for elite athletes, but think again. The centre also makes basic cycling skills a priority. The BNCC, located in Bromont, Que., gives adults and children the chance to discover all cycling sports—BMX, mountain biking, cyclocross, road cycling, track cycling, as … Continued
The kids are back to school and it’s just as important as ever to keep up activity levels each day before and after classes, and to plan active outdoor time on weekends. Check out these suggestions for some fun family bike rides this fall before you bring the skis and sleds out. 1. Invite the … Continued
With the start of the school year fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how to get our kids to school. Recently, there’s been a significant push for active school travel (AST). Programs are popping up across Canada to identify routes and educate students and their parents on safe active transportation. In Alberta, Ever … Continued
Teaching a child to ride a bike must be one of the toughest activities. It certainly has been in our house. “Parent fail” reverberates in my head when my daughter tearfully says she doesn’t want to ride her bike. We started with a pedal-less strider bike, which was great for her to learn to balance … Continued
Across Canada, parks are adding BMX tracks and pump tracks to appeal to older and more adventurous kids. But these features aren’t only fun for big kids. Even children as young as three years old can develop the fundamental movement skills they need to master a balance bike on the track, with a little help … Continued
If you’re anything like us, you want your family to live an active lifestyle. Maybe you have a workout routine at the gym, register your kids in a few sports, or take advantage of the summer by biking, swimming, River Surfing, and hiking. But when it’s vacation time, it’s all too easy for healthy habits … Continued
Editor’s note: This article was updated March 12, 2021. Every year, Canadians celebrate Bike to School Week. You can take part by encouraging your child or student to ride to school during this week and beyond. When done safely, cycling to and from school leads to children who are healthy, happy, and ready to study … Continued
Learning to ride a bike without training wheels is a rite of passage for many of us. This journey for most comes with many falls, cuts and bruises even with our helmets, elbow and knee pads on. Though there is not a way to completely bypass falling off our first bike, there is a steadier way … Continued