What’s the perfect family holiday? The answer is of course a matter of taste, but in our opinion, it’s anything that sees parents and kids bonding through adventure; one that piques kids’ curiosity, rewards their sense of adventure, and encourages their appreciation of the world around them. Finally, it’s one in which every member of the family is wowed, inspired, or entertained—or all three. Kind of like what happens when you find yourself eyeballing humpback whales from an open-air Zodiac, or watching a mother black bear and her cubs at play in the wild. It’s pretty easy to appreciate nature when you’re heli-hiking amid the massive glaciers, turquoise lakes, and airy mountain ridges of Rocky Mountains—or ziplining high above a lush valley floor.