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10 Essential Things to do in Halifax with Kids This Summer

10 Essential Things to Do in Halifax with Kids This Summer There are so many fun things to do in Halifax – it’s hard to know where to start! How about this list of 10 essential things to do in Halifax with kids this summer. 1. Say Hello (and Goodbye?)
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Where to see the Bluenose in 2020
Where to See the Bluenose II, as She Sails Around Nova Scotia This Summer

This summer, Nova Scotia’s most famous schooner, the Bluenose II, will sail around the province as part of a tour called Sail Past Summer. Due to Covid-19 restrictions you won’t be able to board the ship, but rest assured, she will put on a magnificent display for any well-wishers who
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Atlantic Splash Adventure
Atlantic Splash Adventure

  The newly renovated and named Atlantic Splash Adventure (formerly Atlantic Playland) is fun for the whole family! Make a splash in the waterslides and bumper boats – perfect on a hot summer’s day and this year they have added 6 new waterslides! Take a ride on “Big Ellie” the
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Louisbourg Wake up in the past Photo by Debbie Malaidack
18th Century Camping at the Fortress Louisbourg: An Incredible, Historical Cape Breton Experience from Parks Canada

Would your family enjoy spending the night alone in an 18th Century fortress…with only a single sheet of canvas between you and the elements? How about the freedom to explore the restored town, beach and trails throughout the night, and then again the next morning, before any visitors or staff arrive? With
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Discovery Centre
Explore the New Discovery Centre on the Beautiful Halifax Waterfront

The new Discovery Centre is a museum and innovation centre in a new location at 1215 Lower Water Street, on the beautiful Halifax waterfront. Replacing the former much-loved space- a former movie theatre on Barrington Street – the new location is an enormous air and light-filled space, full of hands-on
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Museum of Natural History
Halifax Museum of Natural History

Situated on the far side of the Citadel, this modern, midsize museum offers a good introduction to the flora and fauna of Nova Scotia. Galleries include geology, botany, mammals, and birds, plus exhibits of archaeology and Mi’kmaq culture. The museum of Natural History is open to the public every day
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Prince of Wales Tower Martello Tower
Prince of Wales Tower National Historic Site (Martello Tower)

  The Prince of Wales Tower, known locally as The Martello Tower: is a popular stop on a tour around the South End of Halifax’s Point Pleasant Park. The Prince of Wales tower is the oldest Martello tower in North America. The forts and batteries erected around Point Pleasant Park
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Halifax Library Kids
The Halifax Central Public Library

As an elementary school student, our class took regular trips to the Halifax Memorial Library. The staff knew us each by name. I loved the Choose Your Own Adventure books and Nancy Drew. As a pre-teen, I borrowed scratched  vinyl records: Duran Duran, Bob Dylan- and strangely, an LP of
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Halifax Seaport Farmers Market
Halifax Seaport Farmers Market

The oldest continuously running Farmers Market in North America, extending from Piers 19 to 23 on the Halifax Waterfront,  The Halifax Seaport Farmers Market has approximately 45,000  square feet of ecologically friendly floor space hosting over 250 local products, crafts people, artisans and entertainers… and some delicious fast good-food restaurants.
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Alderney Landing Farmer's Market
Alderney Landing Weekend Farmer’s Market

The Alderney Landing Weekend Farmer’s Market is a bustling Farmer’s market in Dartmouth, at the Alderney Landing Terminal. Come to experience a market space filled with food, craft, lotions and potions, art and other curiosities! It’s a place where there is something for everyone, a place where you will probably
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