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: Kingswood
Entertainment Centre has 30 lanes of candlepin
bowling, an indoor playground with a 21-foot high
play climber, a toddler play space, gymnastics
facility and even an indoor skating rink open year
Favourite outdoor activity: Bucket Club
Activity Park at Hartt Island RV Resort has a
waterpark, mini golf, bike and walking trails,
and canoe and kayak rentals. You can also take a
riverboat island tour. hartisland.com
Best-kept secret: Go for a frog walk at Hyla
Park Nature Preserve, the first Canadian
amphibian park. Hyla Park has six species of
frogs, three species of salamander, and other rare
flora and fauna. Ask about free guided tours.
Great place to eat: Their website claims that
“Nothing can be finer than the Sunshine Diner…”
Enjoy homestyle cooking at this old-fashioned
diner – soups are made from scratch, and fries are
made with NB potatoes. sunshinediner.ca
Great place to stay: The Best Western Plus
Fredericton Hotel & Suites offers friendly service,
an indoor pool and hot tub, allows pets and is
close to a mall and movie theatre.
Worth the drive: The Irving Nature Park on
the coast of the Bay of Fundy has long stretches of
sandy beaches, volcanic rock, forest, salt marshes
and 20 kilometres of well-marked trails.
Diana Ballon is a Toronto-based freelance writer who loves
to travel with her husband and two kid
Originally published in ParentsCanada, July 2012