Take advantage of February 29th – it only comes once every four years!

If you are like me, you are wishing there were more hours in the day. Getting extra hours only happens when the clocks change, but what about an entire extra day?!?

This year is a leap year and we have an entire extra day! I plan on using this extra 24 hours to my advantage.

It’s become the norm that when someone asks how you’re doing or how you’ve been the honest answer is always “busy.” These days, it seems as though you’re expected to be in five places at once and juggle the weight of the world – and there just simply aren’t enough hours in a day.

Leap year fun

As 2016 is a leap year, I challenge you all: take advantage of the extra day! Try something you’ve never done before as a family and enjoy your time together by embracing the great Canadian Winter with these exciting activities:

Go snowshoeing: Chances are, you’re not too far from a national park or scenic trail that is optimal for snowshoeing. Snowshoes have come a long way from the tennis racket-esque versions you’re probably expecting and are often available to rent from national parks or adventure stores. It’s a great way to take in the fresh air and enjoy the beautiful scenery – not to mention it’s great exercise and your kids will love the novelty of floating on top of the snow!

Build a snow cave: It’s also likely that there are ample amounts of snow not too far away – or even in your own backyard. Building a snow cave is a simple cold-day activity. Make sure you have enough shovels for the whole family – it’s a team effort. Once the structure is complete, let it harden for a few hours and then create an entrance way and hollow it out. If it’s big enough, you can even carve out snow benches inside! Grab your snow pants and chill out – literally – with a cup of hot chocolate to add warmth.

Visit somewhere new: Canada is chalk-full of amazing winter destinations featuring everything from scenic ski resorts to lively festivals. Whether it’s teaching the kids to skate on Ottawa’s Rideau Canal or visiting the Northwest Territories to take in the northern lights, find something your family will enjoy and will remember for years to come.

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Trying something brand new will not only be different and exciting, but will also break up the monotonous schedules we adhere to when juggling work and family. Getting outside is also great for your health!

How do you plan on spending your extra day?

 

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Comments

  1. I hadn’t really thought about the extra day and how I’d be spending it – you’ve given me food for thought!

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