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

What’s new at the Fundy Discovery Aquarium

Touch pool at the Fundy Discovery Aquarium in St Andrews-by-the-seaThe Fundy Discovery Aquarium in the coastal town of St. Andrews-by-the-Sea here in New Brunswick was such a hit with our toddler last year that it made my recent top 5 list of things to do with the kids in Saint John.

We recently revisited the aquarium for our daughter’s third birthday and found some old favourites as well as some great changes. Continue reading

3 reasons to visit Peggy’s Cove in the winter

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We recently had a chance to spend a day, child-free, exploring the Halifax area, and since the Peggy’s Cove drive is one of life’s great pleasures, it was automatically on our list. I’m not sure I’ve ever been to Peggy’s … Continue reading

New River Beach Provincial Park, NB

New River Beach Provincial Park, New BrunswickNew River Beach Provincial Park is on the Bay of Fundy shore, less than an hour from Saint John, New Brunswick. In a quest to escape the soaring temperatures, I put out a request to my Twitter peeps for beach recommendations, and Mark Burnett pointed us to New River Beach. Continue reading