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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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Halifax Summer Playground Splash Pad
Splish Splash! 8 Awesome Summer Playgrounds with Splash Pads (or fresh water) in Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and Sackville

Where to go on a hot summer day in HRM? Check out our list of cool summer playgrounds with splash pads where you can have fun and cool off at the same time! 1. Westmount School Playground and Splash Pad The playground and splash pad at Westmount School has an
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FREE Activities for Families this Summer in Halifax

School is out and we are well into the summer months. The kids are already bored and you are wondering how to keep them amused for the next few weeks without breaking the bank. Luckily, HRM has so many great places to spend a lazy summer day. Here are some
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Shakespeare by The Sea
Shakespeare by The Sea: Shakespeare Hacks for the Whole Family

Have you ever watched a live Shakespeare play? Feeling a little nervous about the language barrier? Here are some tips on how to enjoy Halifax’s Shakespeare by the Sea with your family. Explore the magic of these classic performances in the unique setting of Point Pleasant Park’s Cambridge Battery. Shakespeare By The Sea recommends
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Morning on Kejimkujik Lake Photo Darcy Rhyno
A Wilderness Canoe Trip to Kejimkujik National Park

I ask my adult daughter Isabella several times to join me on a wilderness canoe trip to Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia before she finally agrees. I’m sure her hesitation and lukewarm enthusiasm are signs that I’ve badgered her into it. When we arrive in the park at Jake’s
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A road trip around Yarmouth and Acadian Shores, map and graphic showing suggested itinerary
A 5-day Road Trip Through Southwestern Nova Scotia

When we planned our multi-family road trip to Brier Island via the South Shore and Yarmouth and Acadian Shores, we totally underestimated how much there is to explore. It’s like when tourists hit Cape Breton, and try to do it all in 48 hours  – it just can’t be done! But we
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A red boler at The Old Ten Spot a unique Nova Scotia Air BnB
Chilling Out at The Old Ten Spot on Nova Scotia’s Zwickers Lake

There are plenty of unusual Air BnBs in Nova Scotia. But The Old Ten Spot on Zwickers Lake in New Albany, Nova Scotia has something special: a private beach, a charming local history – and a  Boler travel trailer, with its own private deck. The Ten Spot, so named because it
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Things to do in Nova Scotia with kids
10 Things to Do in Nova Scotia with Kids

10 Things to Do in Nova Scotia with Kids Whether you stay on the mainland, or head to the mountains of Cape Breton, you’ll encounter friendly folks, reasonably priced accommodation, and plenty of things to do in your home province of Nova Scotia, Canada. For play, think beaches, lakes, whale
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Places to Stay in Peggy's Cove
The Best Places to Stay in Peggy’s Cove

The Best Places to Stay in Peggy’s Cove Peggy’s Cove, only 45 minutes from downtown Halifax, is a fantastic place to spend a couple of nights with the kids, who will never get tired of clambering over the rocks, or eating ice cream. But beyond the rocks, there is so
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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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