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Things to do in Shelburne, Sandy Point Beach
The Best Things to do in Shelburne with Your Family

There are so many things to do in Shelburne, a charming harbourfront town located roughly two hours’ drive from Halifax, and home to the world’s only Whirligig and Weathervane Festival, held annually in September. Family attractions in the Shelburne region include beautiful white-sand beaches, important museums and cultural experiences –
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Everything You Need to Know about Geodesic Dome Camping in Nova Scotia

Geodesic domes are popping up like mushrooms all over the province – but how did this glamping craze begin? Explore the fascinating history of geodesic dome camping, and find out how, when, and where your family can experience geodesic dome camping in Nova Scotia. The History of the Geodesic Dome
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Best Nova Scotia travel books
The best Nova Scotia travel books to help plan your summer vacation

Are you itching to travel again? A February 2021 survey by Bruce Poon Tip, founder of the adventure travel company G Adventures, said that 51% of Canadian travellers say Covid-19 lockdowns have made them want to travel more than ever before. But the survey also predicted that in the mid-term, international
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Ayngelina one of the Nova Scotia Travel Influencers
Meet the Nova Scotia Travel Influencers Who Will Inspire Your Next Family Vacation

From a girl with a blog, to a man and his dog, to a Facebook group where the locals are talking up a storm, we’ve created a list of some of the best Nova Scotia travel influencers who can help you plan your next Nova Scotia vacation. A for Adventure
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Dine Around with kids in Halifax
Does Your Family Need a Mini Vacation? Discover Dine Around with Kids!

Discover Dine around with kids! Dine Around is a month-long foodie event celebrating Nova Scotia’s innovative culinary scene with specially-curated lunch and dinner menus at fixed prices. The event runs from February 1st-28th featuring special deals at restaurants and hotels in the Halifax region – and beyond. Organized by Discover Halifax in partnership with The Restaurant Association
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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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Things to do in Halifax with kids
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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