Moncton is the perfect getaway for Halifax families. It’s only about two and a half hours away so it’s an easy drive for all ages and it’s packed with family fun activities and adventures. We recently spent a long weekend there and can’t wait to go back for more. Here is our itinerary for you with suggested places to visit, see and stay.
New Hampshire is such a wonderful place to vacation with a young family. North Conway has lots of great shopping and a charming little town; and Bartlett is home to Storyland (which is basically a small version of Disney World for kids). Here is our detailed itinerary of how to get there and what to see when you’re there!
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.
Thanks to Nimbus Publishing who sponsored this post (and provided a book for a giveaway) so that we can help cultivate little readers who love local books! As always, all opinions are our own.
Most Haligonians know the story of how the people of Boston came to our aid after the catastrophic disaster of the Halifax Explosion; and, in turn, we send them a Christmas tree each year as a thank you. To help children learn about this story and tradition, Marijke Simons has written and illustrated a book called The Flying Squirrel Stowaways: From Nova Scotia to Boston. This book is our featured book for the Itsy Bitsy Nimbus Book Club this month.
Tips on travelling with children including being prepared, dealing with anxieties and practical travel information.