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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

Want to know where to see the Bluenose II this summer?  In celebration of her 100th birthday, this beautiful schooner 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
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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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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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Fairview Lawn Cemetery – Titanic Attraction

Halifax is full of Titanic lore and sites. One of the favorite is Fairview Lawn Cemetery where victims of the Titanic disaster are buried. A fascinating stop on any historic tour of Halifax and Nova Scotia.   Fairview Lawn Cemetery Contact Info:   Address: Windsor Street and Conaught Avenue, Halifax
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Halifax Harbour Ferry

The Halifax Harbour Ferry from Halifax to Dartmouth is the longest running ferry in North America, providing service for more than 250 years (wow). This is a short, fun trip that is a great way to get back and forth between attractions on both sides of Halifax Harbour (and cheeper
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Halifax Town Clock
Old Town Clock

The Old Town Clock, as it is now known, was installed in October 1803. It has since become one of the city’s most beloved and familiar landmarks. Nestled in the protective shadow of the Halifax Citadel, it has seen some alterations over the years and was largely reconstructed by Parks
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