Get Your Summer On with Shoppers Drug Mart {Giveaway}

Now that summer is right around the corner, how will you and your family enjoy the season to the fullest? Does your family create a summer bucket list? As parents we often have a list of ideas in our head of fun things we want to do as a family, but it’s really neat to get the kids involved as well to see what memories they want to create during their summer break from school. Sometimes kids surprise you and it’s not the big expensive vacations that they need but the simple times spent together that they cherish the most. 

Summer Bucket List

My boys tried fishing this spring and loved it so they’ve already been asking to go again this summer. The list above is some of our favourite summer activities that we try to get in during the warm months. We all still laugh when we think about the time we got attacked by a million mosquitos at the drive-in one year and we try to sneak in as many beach days as possible each summer.

beach chair

Shoppers Drug Mart is making it easy to Get Your Summer On with everything we need for summer all in one place, and lots of chances to win great prizes. To create all the fun memories on your Summer Bucket List, you are going to need to grab a few essentials, plus a few special extras and Shoppers Drug Mart is the best place to grab it all.

Shoppers Drug Mart

Body essentials like razors and deodorant are a must during warm months and even with the products you use all year round like lotion and shampoo it’s really nice to pick up some new summery scents like coconut! It’s the best way to make a staycation feel like a little vacation! 

Sun Bum

Sunscreen is a must, must, must item to stock up on. Be sure to check the expiry dates on sunscreen you have left over from last year and toss any that are past their dates. We like to keep a few different SPF levels on hand and both spray sunscreen for the body and a lotion for faces. Sun Bum is a great brand that comes in a small container that is easy for kids to pack in their backpacks for school and easy to apply themselves. My middle guy has sensitive skin and we are still trying to figure out which sunscreens are best for him, he is liking the Sun Bum already this year because of the fun monkey on front and it smells amazing. So far his skin is agreeing! I like that it is water resistant for up to 80 minutes and has a SPF of 50. 

To help you get your summer on, Shopper Drug Mart is giving away lots of prizes this month… If you live in the greater Toronto area, a giant Shoppers Drug Mart summer bucket will pop up at various locations with chances to win prizes. You’ll get to create your very own Summer Bucket list moment and take an interactive selfie to share.

Look out for the giant bucket at Square One Celebration Square Movie Nights in Mississauga on Thursday nights (June 1, June 8, June 15), the Barrie Waterfront Festival (May 26 – 28), and other fun-filled activities!

There are chances to win prizes in store AND find out how you can win 1 of 5 prizes of 1 million Optimum points by visiting

To gear up for summer road trips and backyard barbecues be sure to stop by Shoppers Drug Mart for everything you’ll need like snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, beach toys, bath and body items and don’t forget the band aids! You know you’re going to need more bandaids!

I have a chance for you to win right here too! Enter below for a chance to win a $100 Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Card! (Canada only, excluding Quebec)


The products mentioned above were provided free of charge. Regardless, I was not obligated to feature this item and all opinions expressed belong to Mom vs. the Boys and are not influenced in any way.


  1. kathy downey says:

    My summer bucket list start with a road trip across Newfoundland !

  2. Cheryl H says:

    Summer bucket lit is to hopefully go to the USA for the first time

  3. Glogirl says:

    On my summer bucket list is to take some local day trips.

  4. Alison Braidwood says:

    I’m going to take a lot of long weekend breaks, and get outdoors more.

  5. Dianne G. says:

    My summer list includes enjoying my yard, visiting my children and grandchildren, and checking out some local attractions.

  6. Rosanne Robinson says:

    My summer bucket list includes 3 weeks of fun with my grandson staying with us. We’ll be taking him to the beach, splash pad, playground, picnics in the parks, bike riding, playing soccer, baseball and getting together with his cousins.

  7. Elaine G says:

    on my bucket list is camping, expanding my gardens and reading a lot.

  8. I really want to do a lot more cycling this summer.

  9. Judy Du says:

    Heading to the beach for sure!

  10. Stephanie says:

    I want to see the CN tower, visit Ripley’s Aquarium, and go to the beach this summer!

  11. We will be going to the water parks a lot and riding our bikes. Will need to head to Shoppers to grab some sunscreen, hats, flip flops and popsicles!

  12. Judy Cowan says:

    On my summer bucket lists is to try and spend lots of time outdoors enjoying our trailer, also want to try and do more swimming.

  13. Silvia D says:

    on my summer bucket list is going camping as much as we can!

  14. Sherry K says:

    A couple trips to Montreal this summer.

  15. My bucket list includes rebooting my garden, which has been sadly neglected the last three years due to family commitments.

  16. Julie F says:

    My bucket list includes visiting as many of the waterfalls around our area as possible!

  17. Doris Calvert says:

    Go to the zoo, spend a few weeks at the beach, ziplining, go on a water slide, a vacation at Banff & Jasper, eat ice cream, a weekend camping with all our friends.

  18. Jenna D says:

    w’ere excited to get out and get camping! We’re taking an East Coast roadtrip this summer too, which we’re super excited about!

  19. Camping and fishing!

  20. On my summer bucket list there’s one item, and that’s ‘remodelling’ my garden

  21. Jennifer L. says:

    I plan to explore the Ottawa area this summer.

  22. Anne Taylor says:

    Taking my grandkids to the beach as often as I can and maybe get a trip in to Seattle!!

  23. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Going to my son’s wedding in Yosemite, only there for 3 days though. It was too expensive to get married in England where they live so they say, a shame as it would have been a wonderful reunion for family.

  24. Lynda Cook says:

    On my list is to get out more and explore more and check out some new farmers markets

  25. loucheryl says:

    Going to Great Wolf Lodge with the family.

  26. ivy pluchinsky says:

    Going to the beach and exploring my city/ province!

  27. KittyPride says:

    Hanging out at the beach and looking for beach glass.

  28. Going to the beach a few times and finish reading some books

  29. HEIDI C. says:

    I hope that we will be able to visit the beach a couple of times this summer!

  30. Carole D says:

    My summer bucket list includes babysitting my granddaughters for 4 days! I can’t wait.

  31. Donna L. says:

    I’d love to visit Disney World.

  32. Cairine says:

    I would like to go camping somewhere where it is quiet.

  33. family visits. thanks

  34. Cathy Oppedisano says:

    Attending a picnic and going swimming is on my summer bucket list, amongst other things.

  35. Linda Svarovsky says:

    Going to the Great Canadian Cheese Festival in Picton

  36. Victoria Ess says:

    We are going camping and taking a road trip!

  37. Amy Heffernan says:

    To go to the CN tower with my son! Thanks!

  38. Tricia Cooper says:

    Road trips are definitely on my summer bucket list — there are so many great places to see/visit in our own backyard!

  39. Marilyn Legault says:

    I want to spend a lot of time at the lake with the grand kids.

  40. Elizabeth Vlug says:

    On our bucket list is the Toronto Ripley’s Aquarium and The Hockey Hall of Fame.

  41. Carol Denny says:

    I would love to visit Nova Scotia.

  42. I don’t really have a summer bucket list, or any bucket list at all, but I hope to have a few day trips to new places, nothing specific, just something new.

  43. Summer bucket list is Bingemans park for a cabin weekend rental for sure

    Campfire included !

    Some fishing planned and a few beaches

  44. Shirleyp says:

    I am going to do a lot of hiking

  45. Janet M says:

    I plan to plan a great deal of time swimming.

  46. Marlene J says:

    Only have a few items on my bucket list

    Sunscreen Banana Boat Ultra Defense Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30
    Lipsticks butter 860
    Essence Mosaic Powder

  47. spending more time with the grand daughters and going camping

  48. Kevin B says:

    Going to the Toronto Island

  49. Kim Tanti says:


  50. I trip to the beach is all we have on our bucket list.

  51. Juliee Fitze says:

    To go out west and see my son.

  52. My summer bucket list consists of visiting family in Crystal Beach

  53. Tania B says:

    Summer bucket list: do any and all DIY projects around the house, finish reading all the books I have lying around, and hit the beach!

  54. This summer I want to check out splash pads in our town, and go for hikes in the forest!

  55. Going down a big outdoor waterslide is on my summer bucket list.

  56. Suzanne G says:

    Summer bucket list is to go on a holiday in the Shuswaps on a houseboat.

  57. Debbie Paisley says:

    A trip to Alaska, to Brooks Falls to see the brown bears.

  58. kristen visser says:

    I would love to take my daughters to the Toronto Zoo for their first time and to Ripley’s Aquarium

  59. To just enjoy the great outdoors

  60. Lee-Ann says:

    Going to Montreal is on my bucket list this summer.

  61. My summer bucket list includes some great family camping,
    swimming at the beach and having picnics with my husband.
    We love hiking ,biking and swimming and lots of great walking.

  62. To travel to Australia but more realistically to enjoy lounging by a pool all summer long ?☀️

  63. Melinda says:

    Camping is on my summer bucket list.

  64. Andrea Amy says:

    family road trip to Victoria BC

  65. Or summer bucket list is to buy a BBQ and invite people over so we have an excuse to BBQ!

  66. Debbie White Beattie says:

    My summer list is to take the dog on long walks at the canal. I also want to go camping, then just sit back relax and enjoy the heat and the summer.

  67. Kristy R says:

    My Hubby and I will be celebrating our 9th anniversary this summer. We’ve both traveled through most of Canada but neither of us has been to the Yukon, so we’re checking that off our bucket list this summer with a 5 day trip to the Yukon and Alaska. I can’t wait! #Canada150

  68. Jenny Major says:

    I really want to do a lot more cycling this summer

  69. Robyn L says:

    on my list is to sit outside more often and enjoy the fresh air, have a few
    weiner roasts with marshmallows, make homemade ice cream, etc.

  70. christine w says:

    My summer bucket list includes running outside, patios, and planning a vacation.

  71. Sab Edwards says:

    That sun bum product looks promising…never seen nor heard of it before. I am going to walk more to the cemetery and back (its on a grid road outside of town so its a less traveled route for vehicles, which is a must for a walker lol) . Doing tons of flowers again and hope to maybe get a basic compost out back or in the pet cemetery

  72. My bucket list will be camping swimming,hiking and biking
    with my family.We will be stocking up with lots of supplies and
    BananaBoat Sunscreen from Shoppers Grug Mart #SummerOn

  73. Karla Sceviour says:

    I want to do some trsvelling and go to places I haven`t been to before.

  74. Jenny B says:

    I would love to visit Banff, Alberta with the family this summer.

  75. My summer bucket list includes camping in the back yard, going to the local water park, and visiting the lake!

  76. Tricia Hope says:

    I am going to have a mini reunoin with friends and take in the Calgary Stampede!

  77. Charity says:

    On my summer bucket list is to successfully grow my first garden and to teach my son how to ride his bike.

  78. Christy E says:

    This year we are hoping to take a road trip over to Vancouver Island

  79. My summer bucket list consists of sunbathing in mexico!

  80. Laurie P says:

    Camping!!! we didn’t get to go last summer, so that’s the priority this year!

  81. Ice cream for supper is always a favourite around here!

  82. gloria konelsky says:

    A Four-generation Barbeque Day with wine and ice cream!

  83. Camping on a lake definitely!!

  84. Dale Steele Nicolov says:

    Spend lots of quality time with family,get rid of some clutter and go on a trip!I really want to laugh lots and hope I can lose some weight too(hee,hee)

  85. Tainan Lu says:

    My summer bucket list includes BBQ

  86. Enjoy the beach!

  87. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    On my summer bucket list-visit local parks and beaches in my home province

  88. I could use this prize! Love to win!

  89. Recreational, non-stressful gardening, just enough to enjoy the backyard to the max.

  90. Cathy C says:

    On my bucket list is a summer vacation camping in a nice quiet site to relax and be with family.

  91. Jeff Herman says:

    I would watch the chipmunks at the cottage.

  92. Theresa Jones says:

    A few days getaway with my Husband after settling the numerous house issues we have faced this spring.

  93. Debbie F says:

    Doing some camping in our new (to us) tent trailer.


    C,eating up after the flood is in our bucket list, doing or prepping the deck for painting, cleaning up the garden to plant some vegetables for us to enjoy watching grow and harvest, to enjoy summer by spending more time with my family, friends and relatives

  95. Tracy D says:

    We plan to do dome more weekend travel this summer, around the maritimes

  96. We’re heading to Niagara to see the Falls, the Waterpark and a play at the Shaw Festival. Really excited!

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  97. My family’s summer bucket list is to travel to places within a 2 hour drive from Toronto area. So many nice places we have never visited before and yet we have lived her all our lives! Elora is at the top of my list!

  98. Theresa A. says:

    I don’t really have a bucket list this year – just looking forward to some sunshine and r&r 🙂

  99. stacey dempsey says:

    My summer bucket list would be to take a trip to Vancouver . It would be nice to have a whole week there but even a weekend would be great>

  100. So many things on this summers bucket list! But to just name one – going to the local Car show.

  101. Aisling says:

    I’m looking forward to a less hectic schedule where we can just hang out on the deck, watch the boys play with their friends, and spend some time away just the five us at nearby campgrounds. September to June is so busy for us, we really take in the slow down time in July-August 🙂

  102. We’re going off on a big family trip – the only other thing on my list is to sleep!

  103. Allie f says:

    My bucket list includes a road trip with my mum and strawberry picking!

  104. Lindsay P says:

    We’re going camping!! I won a tent last year but we only used it in the backyard. We’re going to use our Parks Pass to actually go camping this year 🙂

  105. Kaitlin coleman says:

    Summer bucket list
    Camping every possible weekend
    Going to the local fair/rodeo
    Driving through jasper and banff

  106. Kathleen Roffey says:

    Taking my son to his first Jay’s game

  107. janine a says:

    taking my son to the zoo, he’s been excited all year for summer so we can go to the zoo

  108. Shara W says:

    Our list is long!
    We want to buy a house, go to the beach, the Morris stampede, Red River Ex, bike rides, walking through Bird’s Hill Park, do a road trip to Sprucewoods Provincial Park and see the sand dunes.

  109. Lots of beach days, a getaway to Toronto and plenty of fun and sun!

  110. Chantelle Daigle says:

    I work all summer so not a whole lot changes for us but I’m hoping to go visit a couple farms, go to the playground/splash pad a lot, and sign the kids up for a few activities!

  111. Jennifer Lo says:

    Going to Center Island with my family!

  112. Mike Flaman says:

    To get out with my family and do as much fun things as possible!

  113. Edith Rennes says:

    My summer bucket list is mainly to visit my kids in the Okanagan Valley

  114. Darren Scrubb says:

    On my bucket list the Beach and the zoo.

  115. Kristi F says:

    Some lake time is my bucket list this summer and finally getting out to go canoeing!

  116. This summer I want to go blackberry picking by the river.

  117. Calvin F. says:

    Mine is to relax and enjoy some good food. Probably try some nice simple recipes.

  118. Lilly Kavanagh says:

    My summer bucket list includes going to Newfoundland to visit relatives with our baby boy and also hoping to go to Gros Mourne National Park and do some hiking

  119. Heather Swanson says:

    Going to the beach & having fish & chips.

  120. Margaret Huitema says:

    Summer bucket list…kayaking and boating! Bring on the good weather!

  121. I have two things on my summer bucket list… The first is making day-trips to local historical sites around the province, a trip every two weeks on the weekend. The second is taking in a drive-in movie or a movie in the park.

  122. Marlene V. says:

    I want to go to Seattle

  123. Anita D. says:

    My summer bucket list is quite long… one item Is to try wake boarding.

  124. Maureen Young says:

    Cycle the Niagra Wine country this summer

  125. Josee B says:

    On my summer bucket list is to explore as much of my new home province, BC, as possible!

  126. Ssshauna says:

    Getting to see a real love moose would be on my summer list for any summer!

  127. Madison Stang says:

    The first thing on my summer bucket list is to sit out in the sun and relax and get a killer tan

  128. Joan G. says:

    Watching my grandson play baseball.

  129. Morgan Stewart says:

    A family road trip is on my summer bucket list!

  130. Michelle Policelli says:

    Camping, going to the beach, road trips with family and friends are on my bucket list this summer!

  131. Lindsey says:

    I can’t wait to get my cast off and start walking!

  132. Debbie Browne says:

    Having a visit from my daughter, new granddaughter, and son this summer!

  133. I want as many cottage weekends and beach days as possible. We love the drive too… but ya gotta go early in the season to bear the mosquitos 😉

  134. margaux retrophiliac says:

    I would LOVE to go to the fair at the PNE! That would be wonderful.

  135. Linda H says:

    I am planning to visit family in Manitoba.

  136. linda p says:

    i hope to enjoy summer without mosquito bites / PS – love SDM = my favorite store

  137. Elaine Buonsante says:

    I’m looking forward to chilling out on our new deck with a really good book and a cold drink.

  138. Elaine R says:

    My bucket list this summer includes lots of travelling in Canada visiting family.

  139. Treen Goodwin says:

    Going to PEI is def on my Summer bucket list , would so love to see the Anne of Green Gables Museum 🙂

  140. Our Summer bucket list is mainly just relaxing and a few outtrips to the beach and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Happy Summer!

  141. Elva Roberts says:

    I hope to spend my spare time reading. I have started L.M.Montgomery’s Journals. I have read her early ones, now I would like to read the next one. Hope I can find it at our local library.

  142. Chris Riddle says:

    My summer bucket list includes lots of TFC matches down at BMO field.

  143. Erin McGrath says:

    My summer bucket list includes a road trip across NL with my daughter.

  144. i want to visit HopeWell Rocks in New Brunswick this year !

  145. Ashley J says:

    Fishing! I can’t wait to go fishing!

  146. Vivian Dionne says:

    I am looking forward to summer road trips; visiting small towns with unique character.

  147. Elaine Beierbach says:

    I am looking forward to some home repairs. gardening and good times out of doors.

  148. jessica s says:

    I think my 4 year old is ready to try out Canada’s Wonderland! I have so many great memories there when I was a kid.

  149. Doris Humber says:

    A road trip is on my summer bucket list.

  150. Lee-Ann S says:

    First on our list is Alaska with Disney!

  151. Laila I says:

    I would to try sky diving this summer!

  152. Leeanne C says:

    Summer bucket list is to enjoy the beach, attend Canada 150 celebrations, plan my vacation for Sept, and camping with the family.

  153. I hope to get to Ottawa for a Canada150 celebration.

  154. Lisa Neutel says:

    lots of camping adventures with my family and beach visits

  155. Krista M says:

    I really need Shoppers Drug Mart goodies for my hair! A nice conditioning hair mask & a Conair Infiniti hair straightener would smooth down my locks when my hair gets frizzy from the heat!

  156. Hit the drive in theatre!!!! <3

  157. Kayaking with my kids

  158. nicolthepickle says:

    I’d really like to go to the zoo.

  159. ginette4 says:

    My summer bucket list hopefully gets us to Manitoulin Island

  160. Betty S says:

    summer bucket list is visiting family in BC, hopefully we can make it happen

  161. A roadtrip to the US is on my summer bucket list

  162. Strawberry picking and camping is on our bucket list this summer.

  163. camping!

  164. Valerie says:

    I want/need to walk again, something we take for granted.

  165. CL Chin says:

    i’m hoping to plan a day trip or two with my family and also enjoy some festivals too!

  166. Jennifer P. says:

    Camping, going to the beach, and hiking are on our summer bucket list.

  167. Shawna Chapman says:

    Blueberry picking is on my summer list for sure!

  168. Judy Hunting says:

    We would love to spend a couple days at a cottage

  169. Jeannie Lam says:

    I want to build a fancy sand castle with a moat with my boys!

  170. Valerie says:

    Ideal! I shop at Shoppers at least weekly!

  171. Kristen.Erica says:

    On the Summer bucket-list is to go to amusement parks, and many concerns, and swimming too.

  172. Carol M says:

    My bucket list includes going to the lake and summer festivals.

  173. nicoleroannef says:

    I hope to go on at least one summer road trip this year. I am thinking of visiting Kingston. I really like it there.

  174. Janet P. says:

    Playing with my family in the backyard-games, bbq’s, just having fun!

  175. Nancy Parsons says:

    My bucket list creating a beautiful back yard for my family in our new home.

  176. going on a road trip !

  177. Leslie Crosbie says:

    I want to take my kids on a family vacation and oneday go Skydiving!

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