May Long Weekend – The Unofficial Start of Summer #ChurchAndDwight

Although the kids are still in school and warm sweaters are still in the back of our minds – for many Canadians, May is the unofficial start of summer and Victoria Day is the first long weekend in a set of many that the summer months bring. We have always lived in a tourism town close to the lake. So many tourists visit where we are and crowd our streets. So I am always looking for a more, quiet place to hang out.

For some, the May long weekend is left for tedious household tasks. This year instead of prepping the gardens, opening up the cottage or doing your annual spring cleaning, try doing something new and start the summer off right! Have your kids turn off the T.V., shut off your computer and head outside to enjoy your natural surroundings.

Readers Digest has put together an amazing list of the best hiking in Canada. While many of these trails are better suited to adults, Canada is also home to some amazing family friendly hiking spots. The Gold Creek Falls trail in Vancouver, B.C. or Webster Falls trail in Hamilton, Ont., are both great examples of outdoor trails that you can tackle with your kids. Be sure to pack a lot of snacks, bottles of water and sunscreen to keep everyone happy and energized throughout the day.

If you are not comfortable with the winding car rides that often occur when escaping the city, I suggest throwing some Gravol™ in your bag. Gravol™ Ginger Liquid Gels are easy to swallow, non-drowsy and will help prevent any motion sickness on long car rides – ensuring you are ready to explore! Don’t be put off by the aches and pains that may accompany you after your hike. It is only natural to be a bit sore after hibernating all winter.  Try Rub A535™ Extra Strength to ease those aches and pains.

Victoria Day EN

The unofficial start of summer and family hikes also mean short season is upon us, which can be a bit daunting after bundling up in heavy sweaters and thick pants for six months. Try using Nair™ Wax READY-STRIPS before you put on that first pair of shorts. These ready to use strips are simple and convenient, just place and peel! Most importantly they will leave your legs looking smooth and summer ready!

There are going to be many great long weekends this summer so try to enjoy them the best you can! I think we will be heading to a small lake to do some fishing 🙂

lake boat

What are you and your family planning on doing for the May long weekend?


Disclosure-This post is part of the Church & Dwight ambassador program. All opinions are my own 


  1. I’ve tried using Nair before. Unfortunately, I happen to be allergic to it. It makes my skin feel like it’s burning off. 🙁

  2. Erika Letson says

    I would love to tackle the Webster Falls trail this summer with the kids, it sounds great. I can’t wait for the long weekend!

  3. I just want a few weeks off of work

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