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Destinations such as the Canadian Rockies are especially attractive for families, as outfitters make it easy to arrange guided hiking, biking, white-water rafting, and horseback riding adventures simply by talking to your hotel's concierge. Outfitters on the Pacific coast provide opportunities to learn to sea kayak or to journey out onto the seas to view marine wildlife, while the Rockies' foothills and the B.C. interior feature guest ranches and Old West activities.

Remember that even children traveling with parents will be required to have some sort of official ID. This can either be a passport or a birth certificate. Children under the age of 18 traveling alone to Canada will need to have a signed letter from parents.

If your travel plans take you to Vancouver, consider buying a copy of Frommer's Vancouver with Kids (Wiley Publishing, Inc.).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.