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Family Vacations

Family Vacations: Canada and Mexico

A Trolly tours visitors through Toronto.
A Trolly tours visitors through Toronto.

From Niagara Falls to Vancouver, or Chichen Itza to Cozumel, exploring the far north or south of North America reaps many rewards. From the friendly charms of Canada in places like Old Quebec, to a warm welcome in Mexico, it's worth a visit to explore the treasures both countries hold.

From December - March, whales arrive in the Sea of Cortez to mate, making frequent surface visits.Here you find more than a dozen must-see destinations and events in Canada and Mexico, accompanied by hotel and restaurant recommendations from Mobil Travel Guide.



Banff National Park

Alberta's snow-capped peaks at Banff National Park draw explorers for outdoor sports.

Calgary Stampede

With a purse of more than a million dollars, the Calgary Stampede is the wealthiest rodeo in the world.

Compobello Island

Seals swim up to this welcoming island to explore, just like terrestrial visitors do.

Hockey Hall of Fame

Toronto, Ontario's Hockey Hall of Fame is the go-to place for hockey fans everywhere.

Lake Louise

Pristine, crystal clear, and offering majestic mountain views, Lake Louise is the pride of Alberta.


Montreal's European charm brings the tourists out in their walking shoes.

Niagara Falls

View Niagara Falls from a bridge, boat or trail - and from the U.S. or Canada.

Old Quebec

Canada's walled city, Old Quebec is a dash of Europe in North America.

Prince Edward Island

Canada's smallest province, Prince Edward Island, was the inspiration for Anne of Green Gables.


Shop and explore in this cosmopolitan city.


Visit the city of Vancouver to explore a hip, trendy, international metropolis.

Victoria and Vancouver Island

Arrive at Victoria and Vancouver Island by boat to begin an enchanting journey through gardens and architecture.

West Edmonton Mall

Theme park-meets-mall in Alberta's West Edmonton Mall, where more than 800 shops are surrounded by rides.


Those in search of a getaway will be pleased with this remote and under-populated region.


Chichen Itza

The ancient city of Chichen Itza features Mayan relics and temples.

Cozumel and Isla Mujeres

Busy beaches and lots to do make Cozumel and Isla Mujeres such sought-after destinations.


A city with history and welcoming charm, Guadalajara invites visitors who want to take time to explore.

Los Cabos

Beaches stretch out to welcome visitors this sandy paradise.

Oaxaca's Day of the Dead and Night of the Radishes Festivals

In Oaxaca, Halloween is celebrated with a Day of the Dead and Night of the Radishes Festival.

Xcaret and Xel-Ha

Incorporating assets of natural surroundings into activities that families will love, Xcaret and Xel-Ha are a favorite of families.

Whale Watching in the Sea of Cortez

Visit the following links to learn about scenic drives or to get recommendations on Mobil Travel Guide's ratings on hotels, resorts, and restaurants.