Valentine’s Day Round-up 2016

What to do in Fredericton this Valentine's DayAhh, Valentines Day. Possibly the day on the calendar with the most potential (good and bad). Reviled by many, anticipated by some, and often kind of an afterthought to parents preoccupied with, well, parenting.

If, like me, you’re a procrastinator just beginning your search for the perfect thing to do forĀ Valentine’s Day 2016 (or if you just haven’t settled on anything yet), check out theseĀ ideas in the Fredericton area: Continue reading

Art, wine, skating, and campfires: 2016 Fredericton FROSTival lineup launches

The skating party in Officer's Square during FROSTivalDid you know that Fredericton is host to Atlantic Canada’s largest winter festival? FROSTival kicks off this weekend, and from the looks of it, 2016 is their biggest year yet!

If you’re like me and tend to consider winter more an opportunity for hibernation than fun, the idea of a winter festival can be a little difficult to get behind. Being further inland than most Maritime communities, though, Fredericton has a fair dose of winter each year and does a great job of making the most of it.

Fredericton FROSTival runs over four weekends between January 21 and February 14 in 2016, and there’s a little something for everyone: Continue reading

Sugar Bush Weekend – King’s Landing Historical Settlement

Maple sap cooking down to syrup at King's LandingParents of young children are all slightly mad.

Our particular brand of parental insanity drove us out into the frigid snow and gusting arctic winds this past weekend to eat maple candy and pet cows during the first Sugar Bush weekend at King’s Landing Historical Settlement.

What? That sounds perfectly normal to you? Wholesome, even?

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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

Skating in Officer’s Square, Fredericton

skatesAs I write this, the Ice Dance free program at the Sochi Olympics is playing. Having studiously avoided Twitter all day, I get the best of both worlds: I can fast-forward the commercials but still have the suspense of watching it live, because I don’t know who wins.

Whether your poison is hockey or figure skating, ice skating is a pretty iconic Canadian past-time.

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