Local Stories and Adventures

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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Anchor Tours Halifax Ghost Walk

Get ready for an evening of intriguing tales and spooky facts of Halifax’s storied past with Anchor Tours Halifax Ghost Walk. You will encounter lots of eerie sights along the way including, a haunted restaurant, a troubled Titanic victim, and the Old Burying Ground, the oldest cemetery in Halifax. Tours
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Halifax Ghost Walk
The Halifax Ghost Walk

The Halifax Ghost Walk was established in 1990 and is the oldest Ghost Walk in North America. Enjoy a historic walk through the streets of Halifax at night with spinning tales of ghosts, pirates, hauntings, buried treasures, and other mysterious things from our city’s rich past. It is an interesting,
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Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival and Antique Fair
Fall for Mahone Bay 2021

‘Fall for Mahone Bay’ is the new Scarecrow Festival and Antique Fair – with a twist! The business community and private citizens are encouraged to display their scarecrows from September 24th to October 12th. In past years, the beautiful town of Mahone Bay comes to life with over 250 hand-made,
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Open City
Open City Halifax

Get out and explore your city… Open City Halifax is back! On Saturday, June 19th, head out on the town to explore the many businesses and organizations that will be rolling out their mats to welcome the unofficial kick-off to the summer season. Celebrate and support local in our communities!
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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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