Whether you’re planning a family road trip or a weekend staycation, check out our list of things to do in Canada’s capital cities.
Favourite indoor activity: Cows Creamery
offers behind the scene tours showing how their
ice cream and cheese are produced.
Favourite outdoor activity: Harbour Hippo tour
is an amphibious vehicle that takes visitors for a
30-minute drive on city streets and then dips into
the harbour for 25 minutes. harbourhippo.com
Best-kept secret: Eckhart in the City is a free
hunt, in which kids follow the clues to nine bronze
statues around the city of mice from the beloved
book series. downtowncharlottetown.com
Great place to eat: Water-Prince Corner
Shop has great seafood. Or try Boom Burger, the
burger joint next to the Cows Ice Cream Factory.
Great place to stay: The Rodd Royalty has
a great glass-enclosed swimming pool, with a
105-foot waterslide. Ask for a pool-facing room.
Worth the drive: Cavendish is a summer
tourist hot spot with great beaches and outdoor
parks and mini golf. Don’t miss Ripley’s Believe
it or Not Odditorium, the World of Wax of the
Stars and Shining Waters Family Fun Park.
Diana Ballon is a Toronto-based freelance writer who loves
to travel with her husband and two kid
Originally published in ParentsCanada, July 2012