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

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: 5 reasons to take the ferry across the Bay of Fundy

Taking ferry from Digby to Saint JohnThe Maritimes, for me, are all about the ocean.

The salty smell in the air. Waves crashing on the shore. Seagulls.

But the Maritimes are also about long drives. With family scattered throughout Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, a 5-hour drive is no biggie for us. Which is why it came as a bit of a surprise to remember this weekend that we could go down the Valley (the Annapolis Valley, that is) to visit family and then just take the Princess of Acadia ferry home to Saint John from Digby.

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