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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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Things to do in HUbbards photo of Hubbards Cove by Debbie Malaidack
17 Things to Do in Hubbards, Nova Scotia

17 Things to Do in Hubbards, Nova Scotia There are so many things to do in Hubbards, Nova Scotia. Stunning beaches like Queensland, Cleveland and Fox Point are a stone’s throw away, and just around the corner, on the Aspotogan peninsula, the soft pepper-coloured sand and cool, clear waters of
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Romantic getaway near halifax without the kids
5 Places to go for some Whoo hoo within a two-hour drive of Halifax

Let’s face it: “business time” is way better when you’re away from the kids… and booking a night away with your partner is probably one of the best ways to get back to business. But which romantic locations near Halifax offer the best bang for your buck? For the perfect
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Louisbourg Wake up in the past Photo by Debbie Malaidack
18th Century Camping at the Fortress Louisbourg: An Incredible, Historical Cape Breton Experience from Parks Canada

Would your family enjoy spending the night alone in an 18th Century fortress…with only a single sheet of canvas between you and the elements? How about the freedom to explore the restored town, beach and trails throughout the night, and then again the next morning, before any visitors or staff arrive? With
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park
12 Ways to Have Fun with the Family in Cape Breton Highlands National Park

If a fun weekend away is on your summer wish-list, then look no further than one of Canada’s most stunning national parks, located at the tip of our own beautiful province. And, with options like equipped camping and the oTENTiks, you don’t even have to bring a tent! Our top recommendation?
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The Perfect Picnic
The Perfect Picnic at Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Imagine delicious lobster, chicken or vegetarian sandwiches, fresh salads, muffins or chocolate truffles, enjoyed from the comfort of your own cheerful picnic blanket, surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in the world! This summer, at The Cape Breton Highlands National Park, you’re in for a treat. The gorgeous views of highlands, beaches,
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oTENTIKs at Keji - the sweetest spot at keji?
Could These New oTENTiks be The Sweetest Spot at Keji?

On our second day camping at Keji, it became cold and rainy…. so we just giggled and turned up the heat!Propane heating is just one of the benefits of the new, bigger, better, warmer oTentiks at Kejimikujik National Park and Historic Site. This  group of five oTENTIKs, located at Jim Charles
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Visit Maine this Summer Travel Deals
Visit Maine This Summer for Some Great Travel Specials – Just for Canadians!

Don’t let our flimsy loonie prevent you having a good time across the border. Our favourite US neighbour – Maine! – is offering great rates and deals for Canadian visitors, with dozens of inns, hotels and resorts offering discounts or at par rates at or near par for Canadians. “We’re looking forward
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Atlantica Oak Island Hotel Nova Scotia
Hunting for Treasure, Finding Family Fun at the Atlantica Oak Island Resort

As soon as my kids heard there might be pirate gold buried on the Island that we could see from our breakfast table, they were hooked. And so, throughout our two-night March Break stay at The Atlantica Oak Island Resort, near Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, my 7 year old searched
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Moncton by Rail: The Perfect Family Getaway
Moncton by Rail: The Perfect Family Getaway

Our Family renewed our love for the city of Moncton….sans Crystal Palace! Halifax families have suffered two setbacks in recent years in terms of our ability to enjoy short winter or spring weekend breaks. Firstly in October 2012, VIA rail slashed the frequency of the Halifax-Montreal rail service from 6 to
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