Think about your hometown for a minute. How many places to go/eat at/experience have you meant to visit for years and yet have never made it to the top of your list? Despite living in Halifax for over a decade, I’d only been to the Museum of Natural History once. I remember liking it, and I remember the bee hive, but somehow I never visited again.
Thanks to my mother, we rectified that oversight on our recent trip. Like most grandparents, she was more concerned about making sure the wee one had a good time than anything else. With just enough time to squeeze in one child-centered stop, and a great many enticing options, the impending conclusion of the dinosaur exhibit (it was over at the end of May, I believe) settled us on the Museum of Natural History. Continue reading →
Nothing says “vacation” like going to the beach, and there’s no beach in Nova Scotia I like quite as much as Rissers Beach.
While Nova Scotia’s South Shore is bordered by some of the province’s most beautiful swimming spots, Rissers Beach stands out because of the kilometre-long sandy beach, relatively warm water, amenities and its boardwalk.
If you’re a camper, it’s even better, because you can camp right beside this beautiful beach! Continue reading →
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.
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 →