Family vacations are an exciting part of growing up for kids and allow busy families to spend quality time together. The folks at Comfort Inn hotels witness the value of family vacations every day, so based on some unique activities this summer, here are their top three picks for Canadian city getaways, each one perfect for making lifelong memories:

index1. Vancouver

It’s the ultimate destination for active families who enjoy being outdoors, with endless hiking and cycling trails during the summer and your choice of ski hills during the winter months. The city is hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 this summer – June 6 to July 5 – and is a must for soccer-loving families.

2. Toronto

When it comes to family entertainment, the city has something for everyone with plenty of museums, shows and attractions to see. This summer, check out the 2015 Pan Am Games and Parapan American Games – July 10 to 26 and August 7 to 15 – featuring world-class athletes in a variety of sports from archery to boxing to swimming.

3. Quebec City

Give your family a distinct cultural experience by visiting Quebec City. The winding cobblestone streets, bakeries on every corner and beautiful old architecture offer a uniquely European charm. Feel as though you’ve traveled overseas at the New France Festival from August 5 – 9 this year where you’ll be taken back in time to the 17th and 18th centuries.

Wherever you decide to take your next family vacation, remember it’s about living in the moment and making new memories together. Use your holiday as an opportunity to earn hotel nights for future family trips by making use of loyalty programs like Choice Privileges.

Written by Cleo Neufeld

Cleo Neufeld

Before meeting the love of her life, Cleo was a single mother to a beautiful little girl for many years. She shares her expertise in single parenting, building a relationship, living on a budget and more.