Family Fun Halifax Top TenIn 2008, best friends and moms, Melissa and Voula, grew tired of missing out on some of the great family-friendly events and activities in their hometown of Calgary. They put their heads together in search of a solution, decided to start a website that would keep local parents in the know about all of the family-friendly opportunities in the city, and Family Fun Calgary was born. Since that time, these ladies have grown the Family Fun network to include 5 other cities across Canada and introduced the popular Family Fun Canada page which explores travel tips and destinations that hold appeal for Canadian families. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the amazing Family Fun Canada network, Family Fun Halifax, which came on the scene in 2014, has compiled a list of our readers all-time favourite stories:

Family Fun Halifax Top Ten Favourite Stories

Family Fun Halifax Weekend Round-Up

Halifax parents know that there is no better time to indulge in some of that precious family time than on the weekend! That’s why our readers’ favourite post of all time is our editor’s weekend roundup! This post lets readers know the BEST activities and events happening in and around Halifax every single weekend.


Parade of Sail/Photo: Wally Lamb/Nova Scotia Tourism

Family Fun At the Tall Ships Regatta, Halifax, Nova Scotia

There’s nothing that us Haligonians look forward to more than the Tall Ships Regatta! This transatlantic race of 7,000 nautical miles spans five months and six countries.  Whether we’re exploring George’s Island or watching the fireworks, we all have our favourite way of celebrating.

Parks Canada Introduces The Cocoon Tree Bed: A Comfy Camping Bubble Suspended in The Trees Above Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton Island

Our Family Fun Halifax readers love a quirky read! When our former editor, Helen Earley, wrote this piece on Parks Canada’s unique Cocoon Tree Bed in the trees above Ingonish Beach in the Cape Breton Highland, they couldn’t get enough. They shared it thousands of times on social media and made it the third most popular post in Family Fun Halifax history.

apple samplingFun Places to Go Apple Picking With Your Family Near Halifax

Nothing spells fall quite like apple-picking with the family! From Foote Family Farm to Mason’s in Windsor, Family Fun Halifax knows all the best spots to indulge in this pastime.

a community road train that, for a donation of $2 - $5 will take you around downtown Halifax in a continuous half-hour loop. Photo credit: Hali the Road Train Facebook PageDowntown Halifax with Kids? Hop Aboard Hali The Road Train!

She’s red, she’s fast, and Haligonians cannot get enough! Our popular ‘Hali the Road Train’ post lets readers know the ins and outs of Hali’s fun loop around downtown Halifax.

March Break Ultimate GuideThe Ultimate Guide to March Break in Halifax

Parents are always on the lookout for great ways to spend that precious time off school! From museums to movies to fun in the outdoors, our March Break guide points families in the right direction for a FABULOUS week off.

Embarrassing Oval SkatesWhere to Skate in HRM: Public Skates and Family Skates

Keen to make the most of even the coldest season of the year, Family Fun Halifax readers LOVE our post on where to skate in HRM! If you look closely, you might even find a few that won’t cost your family a dime!

Things to Do With Your Family in Halifax this summer100 Things to Do in Halifax This Summer

Move over Christmas, SUMMER is the most wonderful time of the year, and, at Family Fun Halifax, we want you to make the best of it! Our yearly comprehensive guide of 100 summer activities in HRM is our gift to you.


Westmount Splash Pad, Halifax Nova Scotia photo by Helen Earley

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

On days when Haligonians need to cool off, they look to our Splish Splash post! This post points them in all the right directions to all of the playgrounds with splash pads around Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, and Sackville.

18 Kid Friendly Jokes for Your Next Family Road Trip

Find out where sheep go on vacation in this hilarious post. Our tenth most popular piece arms parents with 18 kid-friendly jokes that they can pull out of their pocket during their next family road trip!

We would like to thank our readers for their support over the last ten years, and we wish you much FAMILY FUN in the future.