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Travel Canada’s capital cities: Halifax, N.S.

Lighthouse on rocks - travel canada's capital cities: halifax, n. S.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:
With hands-on
interactive exhibits, a planetarium and live
demonstrations, the Discovery Centre in
downtown Halifax is both fun and educational.
The bubble room is a favourite with kids.

Favourite outdoor activity:
Take a tour of the
Halifax Harbour on Theodore Tugboat, or board
the Harbour Hopper, an amphibious vehicle
that travels in and out of the water and drives
on downtown streets.;

Best-kept secret:
The new Halifax Seaport
Farmers’ Market on the waterfront is
especially bustling on Saturdays. Escape to
its green roof with a picnic lunch, and enjoy
the view of the harbour and George’s Island.

Great place to eat:
There are lots of tasty
food kiosks along the waterfront in the Historic
Properties district. Try The Battered Fish for
delicious fish and chips.

Great place to stay:
The Cambridge Suites Hotel
is conveniently located downtown near the Halifax
Citadel National Historic Site. It offers a continental
breakfast, a rooftop patio and will even welcome
your pet!

Worth the drive: Peggy’s Cove is always a
favourite, regardless of age. It’s picturesque, you’re
close to the ocean, the kids can climb the rocks, and
the drive is beautiful.

Diana Ballon is a Toronto-based freelance writer who loves
to travel with her husband and two kid

Originally published in ParentsCanada, July 2012

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