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Family Fun Halifax
Provincial Parks Opening Weekend- Camping Season Kicks Off!

Camping and day-use parks will be open in time for the Victoria Day weekend! Nova Scotia’s provincial parks will start opening Friday, May 19, for another season of adventure. Provincial Parks Opening Weekend Date: Friday, May 19, 2023 Website: www.novascotia.ca/news/release

Candy Stores Halifax
The Best Candy Stores in Halifax – Just in time for Easter!

Easter is coming, and while the Easter Bunny may occasionally pick up his candy from large box stores, we suspect he prefers to support local businesses. Whether you are looking for nostalgic sugary goodness or something gourmet and completely unique, this list of The Best Candy Stores in Halifax is
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Hotels with pools
Hotels with Pools and Waterparks in HRM

Halifax Regional Municipality is home to beautiful landscapes, world-class attractions, and gorgeous hotels that accommodate the hundreds of thousands of visitors we get each year.  But, Halifax is not just for tourists. In fact, sometimes it is nice to plan an escape without veering too far from home. When a
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Family Fun Halifax
Halifax Launches New Youth Poet Laureate Program

The new Youth Poet Laureate position is open to any HRM resident between the ages of 12 and 21. Applications are open until April 1st at 5:00 pm. Find full details here. Youth Poet Laureate Program 2023/2024 Apply before: April 1st , 2023 Time: 5:00 pm Website:  www.halifax.ca/parks-recreation/arts-culture-heritage/poet-laureate

Xena's Bread and Butter
Xena’s Bread and Butter is Sweet and Delicious

Xena’s Bread and Butter is the realization of a labour of love for two Filipino Canadians that use to spend their days working as homecare workers and their nights baking in a borrowed kitchen. Offering unique Filipino-inspired treats in an interactive, totally instagrammable setting- we had to check out what
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Family Fun Halifax
Sackville Snow Sculpture Contest

Enter the Sackville Snow Days 2023 Snow Sculpture Contest by gathering your friends & family and creating a snow person or snow sculpture! Submit your entry online and be sure to check out the rules and regulations. Sackville Snow Sculpture Contest Date: January 20– February 15, 2023 Submit Entry: www.sackvillebusiness.com/snowsculpture

Heritage Day
Notable Nova Scotians and how we celebrate them on Nova Scotia Heritage Day

Each year, Nova Scotia Heritage Day honours a notable Nova Scotian on the third Monday in February.  The holiday has a “rolling” honouree that changes every year. Here is a list of the notable Nova Scotians and how we celebrated them on Nova Scotia Heritage Day. Scroll down for a
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Winter Fun at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park

It is hard to fight the urge to frolic outside when life gives you a fresh sprinkling of snow and a bunch of sunshine. When we were given this perfect recipe for outdoor winter fun, we decided to bundle up and head to Shubenacadie Wildlife Park to run wild with
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Family Fun Halifax
Upshaw’s Roller Dome

Upshaw’s Roller Dome is a roller skating rink inspired by the “old-school” roller rinks of the 1980s. With open skates, special events and even holiday hours for Winter2022/2023, this is an activity the whole family will love. Upshaw’s Roller Dome Address: 16 Dentith Rd, Spryfield Phone: (902-405-1101) Email: hfxrollerdome@gmail.com Website:
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101 Things To Do
101 Things to Do at Home

While this list was born out of necessity to help us all survive the self-isolation season of the global pandemic, it can also be used for storm days, long days and “I’m bored” days. In this list, we have compiled our ‘101 Things To Do at Home’ – simple ideas
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