Victoria Day traditions to start with your family

Victoria Day weekend is a Canadian favourite to spend time with family in great weather and to celebrate. Because traditions to look forward to each year create better bonds among all family members, why not start a Victoria Day family tradition this year with the help of these ideas?

Family camping and smiling in front of tent

Go camping

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The weather is just starting to be consistent and perfect for camping, so why not take the family camping for the May long weekend? You can stay at the same spot each year or make it a little more fun by choosing somewhere new every time. Camping allows a lot of time to connect, grow and strengthen that family bond.

Host a family reunion

Summer weather always brings about an urge to get outside and barbecue. While you could host a small barbecue with immediate family, think about hosting a family reunion barbecue each Victoria Day long weekend. Relatives from near and far can catch up, enjoy great food and wonderful weather and have something to look forward to each May.

Escape to the cottage

If camping isn’t really your family’s thing, how about renting a cottage? You still get that out-of-your element bonus, away from daily stresses and technology, but you’re not completely on your own in just a tent. Take that long weekend off work, and reconnect with your family to make memories that will last a lifetime. Your kids will long remember those fun-filled Victoria Day weekends, and it will give you something to look forward to when the winter seems never ending.

Watch the local fireworks

What says Victoria Day better than a spectacular firework display? Make it a yearly tradition to have a picnic under the light shows in your town. To make it really memorable, hit up a new firework show each year — there are some pretty well-known ones you don’t want to miss. You can also take in the local festivals happening at the same time all across Canada.

Get out on the water

With the warmer weather settling in during the Victoria Day weekend, make it a tradition to get on the water. Go kayaking or paddle boating, take out the family boat or rent some jet skis. Spending time together out in the sun and enjoying the first taste of summer can be a fun tradition to look forward to each year. So many fond memories can be created by trying something new, laughing about it and spending time together.

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