Head to Halifax. It is a hit! In fact, a home run at that 🙂
Not only is Halifax a beautiful city with tons of character set in a harbour but outside its city limits, awaits the eastern coastline of Canada, a trip to die for or at least to drive for.
Beaches, ocean, parks, fishing villages, crafts galore, and seafood make this area of the world a must see destination if you are Canadian and even if you are not.
Our kids love Halifax and these are just a few of the simple reasons why.
1. The Wave
Halifax rises to the top; each and every time. Kids, teens, and even adults try to climb the wave at the water front (and with lots of practice, do climb it) and then if they are like ours, sit at the top in glory for a looooooong time.
Sitting on the wave and loving it.
Then at some point you need to bribe your kids to come off.
Finally coming down the wave.
Then there is another park close by (this can be part of your bribing to get off the wave) where they can pretend to be on a ship.
Abby the captain.
2.The Discovery Centre
A hands-on science museum that will even appeal to tweens and even teens. We know. We have spent a lot of time there, particularly in the bubble area where you stand and a bubble encloses you. It doesn’t get much better than that.
3. The Ferry
Then you can get on the ferry and go across the water to Dartmouth for very little money and very little time but lots of fun. Yes, bang for your buck.
Riding the ferry between Halifax and Dartmouth over and over.
After, if there is sunshine (we can always hope), there are beaches right in the city limits.
Playing at the beach in Dartmouth.
If you are hungry and like diners with lots of character and personality, head to John’s Lunch for a cheap entertaining meal of fish and chips (just received best fish and chips award from a national Canadian magazine) or be like us, and go for breakfast. Either way, it is a win win for you and your kids.
Old style diner which is great for all.
They loved eating by themselves at the counter and watching all the cooking action.
6. The Halifax Public Gardens
This is an enclosed park downtown that has birds galore, ducks galore, geese galore. All this galore is heaven for kids who love to watch them and yes, sometimes even chase them.
Jade, when she is not chasing the animals.
7. Point Pleasant Park
Oh my goodness, this is a phenomenal park that has trails, ruins, water, beaches and a zillion other things kids can find to play with. If not, they can run and run forever here. And when they finish running, bring a blanket and find a place to picnic and watch the sailboats go by.
Then if you are from or going to Prince Edward Island after, you drive and hop onto another ferry and the fun continues.
The ferry bonus if you are then headed to Prince Edward Island.