Rissers Beach Provincial Park: My favourite beach

A slow day at Rissers BeachNothing 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

5 things to love about the trail system in Oromocto & Fredericton

The Fredericton Riverfront trail systemLiving near the Trans Canada Trail is one of our favourite things about moving to Oromocto. This section of the trail runs right from Oromocto all the way into Fredericton, and traverses some stunning scenery along the way.

Whether you’re a runner, cyclist, or walker, you’ll find adding some time on the trails while you’re in the Fredericton area soothes the nerves, lets you see New Brunswick at its finest, and encourages you to explore (and isn’t that what travel is all about?).  Continue reading

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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Butterfly House, PEI Preserve Company

The butterfly house at PEI Preserve Company[updated July 2015]

Tucked inside the gardens surrounding the PEI Preserve Company in New Glasgow, PEI is a greenhouse filled with butterflies.

We visited it on our recent trip to PEI on the premise that the butterfly house and gardens would tire out our toddler before we had lunch at the restaurant in the PEI Preserve Company, but really – who doesn’t love butterflies?

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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