Leap Year – Take Advantage of the Extra Day!

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.

I think of this each and every night when I’m exhausted to the core, with many things still on my to-do list. Sometimes I even wish we didn’t have to sleep – think of all the things we {hopefully} would get done!

As we all know, 2016 is a leap year. We all wish for extra hours in our days but this month we have a whole extra day! 24 hours of extra time that we always wish for! So, let’s take advantage of that extra day!

Two kids sliding with sledding in the snow.


Why not try something you’ve never done before as a family and enjoy your time together by embracing the great Canadian Winter with these 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!

What will you do with your extra day this month?


This is a compensated post yet as always, opinions are my own.




  1. I didn’t even realize it was a leap year! It will probably just be another regular day around here.

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