Nova Scotia

From Halifax to Mahone Bay: Family Day Trip Itinerary

From Halifax to Mahone Bay: Family Day Trip Itinerary

Mahone Bay has to be one of the prettiest little towns ever. Its main street lined with quaint storefronts and its gorgeous harbour views (not to mention the famous three churches) have made it one of our favourite day trips from Halifax since before we had kids. We’ve put together an itinerary for a day trip from Halifax to Mahone Bay for you based on our favourites, complete with fun kid-friendly pit stops along the way.

Seven Tips to Make the Most of a Kentville Pumpkin People Day Trip from Halifax

Seven Tips to Make the Most of a Kentville Pumpkin People Day Trip from Halifax

I’m pretty sure as Haligonians we are required to make an annual fall pilgrimage to the Annapolis Valley to a) pick apples, b) go to a corn maze, c) pick a pumpkin, or e) see the Pumpkin People. We have our top seven tips to make the most of this fun fall festival.

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax a Must-See for Families

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax a Must-See for Families

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo runs from June 26 to July 2. We took our family for the first time and had an incredible time. We give you the scoop on this year’s show and all the information you need to plan your Tattoo experience with kids this year!

The Top Baby Names in Nova Scotia for 2017 (and if they should matter when choosing a name)

The Top Baby Names in Nova Scotia for 2017 (and if they should matter when choosing a name)

I love a good list and I especially love a top baby name list! I've always been a name nerd and I love watching the trends on naming babies change - or stay stable - through the years. Today the list of top baby names was released and I have some thoughts on how it should, or should not, affect your baby naming decision process.

30 Nova Scotia Inspired Baby Names

30 Nova Scotia Inspired Baby Names

Choosing a name for your baby may be one of the biggest decisions of your life. If you live in Nova Scotia, or are originally from here, or if Nova Scotia simply holds a special place in your heart, this list will give you some wonderful ideas for ways to show your Nova Scotia pride when naming your child.

Abigail's Wish: The Itsy Bitsy Nimbus Book Club

Abigail's Wish: The Itsy Bitsy Nimbus Book Club

This month's Itsy Bitsy Book Club book is Abigail's Wish. It's the first picture book set in Birchtown, Nova Scotia, one of the first black settlements in Nova Scotia. The book is written by Gloria Ann Wesley, who is known for her beautiful poetry, and illustrated by Richard Rudnicki who has created gorgeous images for many of your favourite local books.