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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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Christmas Events Halifax
Christmas Events Around HRM

  The holidays are just around the corner and that means it’s time to enjoy Christmas Events and everything Merry and Bright! This time of the year is also a great opportunity to spend time with your family and take a break from the rat race to make memories you
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Reindeer Forest
Santa’s Reindeer Forest at Halifax Shopping Centre

Experience the magic and wonder of the season with virtual Santa visits with Santa’s Reindeer Forest at the Halifax Shopping Centre! Although Santa will be staying safe at his home in the North Pole to ensure he is ready for the big day, families can visit the jolly ol’ fella
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Christmas Markets
The Ultimate Guide to Halifax Christmas Markets and Craft Fairs

Christmas Craft Fairs and Holiday Markets . . . whether you are searching for the perfect gift for someone special or keeping with the holiday traditions, there will be lots of amazing finds at the markets in Halifax, Dartmouth, and beyond. Get in the holiday spirit and shop local by
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The Ultimate Guide to Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches near Halifax by Family Fun Halifax
The Ultimate Guide to Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches near Halifax

Get the low down on the best Corn Mazes & Pumpkin Patches near Halifax! Dakeyne Farm Sunflower Maze The Dakeyne Farm Sunflower Maze in Mount Denson, Nova Scotia is open during August and September by appointment only, weather-depending (there will be a post on Facebook or Twitter if the paths are too mucky
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Apple Picking Nova Scotia
Great Places to go Apple-Picking With Your Family near Halifax

There’s nothing like the juicy crunch of a freshly picked apple, and no better feeling than picking that apple yourself! With so many beautiful orchards, families in Nova Scotia have plenty of choices when it comes to places to go apple-picking. To accompany the handy map above, here is our
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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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