Irving Nature Park, Saint John

Irving Nature Park trails The Irving Nature Park on the west side of  Saint John is an urban oasis right on the Bay of Fundy.

It took a while for us to discover the park, but wow! Set aside to protect a sensitive area of the environment, it’s a 600-acre nature lover’s dream. Beaches, mudflats, gravel trails, dirt trails, and a paved road provide just about every kind of nature experience you could hope for, and it’s easily accessible.

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Top 5 things to do with the kids this summer in Saint John

Fundy Discovery Aquarium

If you’re headed to the Port City this summer (or you’re already there!) I’ve done your homework for you: here are five of my favourite ways to keep your family active and entertained in Saint John, New Brunswick. Continue reading

Queen’s Square Farmer’s Market, Saint John NB

Queen's Square Farmer's MarketAs the weather turns chilly and we start bundling up for winter, I find myself thinking over all the fun things we did and interesting places we saw this summer. One of our toddler’s favourite Saint John summer activities was the Queen’s Square Farmer’s Market, a somewhat informal collection of vendors set up roughly bi-weekly in the South End. Continue reading

Relish Gourmet Burgers, Saint John NB

Exterior - Relish Gourmet Burgers, Saint JohnSerendipity lead me to Relish Gourmet Burgers today. A few weeks ago, I’d retweeted their announcement about a Tweetup Relish was holding in Saint John. I couldn’t attend, but the folks at Relish kindly sent a $20 gift card my way anyway.

Families with infants or toddlers, take note: the reason it took me so long to get to Relish Saint John is because they don’t have high chairs or booster seats. Walking in the door, however, I instantly realized why. Continue reading

Toddler Time: Rockwood Park, Saint John

If you’re travelling with young kids, finding places and activities that let them blow off steam and have a little fun is crucial. This series of blog posts, Toddler Time, will show you where in the Maritimes you can do exactly that. Continue reading