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.
Quebec City is one of those places that feels so different from the rest of Canada that, if you squint, you can almost pretend you’ve taken the family to Europe when it’s really only about a ten hour drive and you don’t have to get into that whole currency exchange, flight business. Today we’re sharing our travel and activity itineraries for families heading there on a road trip from Halifax.
Victoria Park in Truro is a massive (ONE THOUSAND ACRES) park with a fantastic playground, trails everywhere, picnic tables, charming brooks winding through the woods, and a stunning waterfall. In short, it's the perfect destination for a fall road trip.
There are themed playground, accessible playgrounds for people with special needs, and natural playgrounds inspired by and made with elements found in nature. But the main reason you need to incorporate playgrounds into your Canadian road trip is because so many of these playgrounds have taken cues from their home communities and incorporated the local values and history of the area into the design.
We went on our first major family road trip vacation this summer and the kids did way better than we thought - in fact, not once did we pull over and threaten to turn the car around! Based on our experience, here are our top dos and don'ts for road tripping with little kids.