Have Tent, Will Travel: Our Broadstone Adventure

According to a recent Canadian Tire survey, 90% of Canadians agree that long weekends are best enjoyed outdoors.  While earlier long weekends are spent doing yard work or cabin prep, the rest of the summer season is spent enjoying the heat.  Whether you are heading to the lake, camping, or hanging out in the city, Canadian Tire makes it easy to stock up on many summer essentials.

Like the Broadstone 7- person tent.  Rings in at a cool $159.99, making it more affordable than ever to get your family out camping!

Easy to set up!

Rocky Alberta can sometimes make
those tent pegs hard to get in!

The Broadstone looking great at
Lake Minnewanka in Banff!

We liked how easy the Broadstone was to set up with its colour coded poles.  The fly guylines had a neat little bag attached for the lines to go back into when the tent is in storage- YEEHAW for no tangled lines!  The tent floor was very durable (almost tarp-like material) and the Broadstone's two-room feature was nice for dressing privacy or a special room for the kids!

The weather was gorgeous our whole camping trip, so we did not have a chance to test out the Broadstone's rain capabilities.  The seams are taped for extra weatherproofing;  however, we did wonder if the fly provided enough coverage? The fly only covered the top of the tent, but not the sides or entrance windows. In the future, we'd consider tarping an area over the tent or hiding the tent in the trees for better protection.

If you'd like to get making family camping memories, the Broadstone 7-person tent is a good place to start.  It is spacious, affordable and easy enough for any 'Mom' to set up all on their own!   (I did.)


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