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Bucket List for Kids: Rock climbing, Peggy’s Cove

Bucket List for Kids: Rock climbing, Peggy’s Cove

Peggy’s Cove is a largely untouched fishing village just 43 km from Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital. When you bring your kids here they’ll probably first notice the red-and-white tower with a beacon on top. That’s a lighthouse and at night its bright light use to warn sailors not to come too close. If your kids are like mine, the next thing they’ll notice are the rocks. These are not little rocks. They’re huge granite boulders that … Read entire article »

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Bucket List for Kids: Ingonish Beach and the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton

Bucket List for Kids: Ingonish Beach and the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton

Every second summer when I was a kid, my parents would pack my four sisters and me into their much-too-small Ford car and head for Cape Breton. We lived in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley then, so we’d drive from Middleton to Halifax, then 4 hours to Baddeck where the Cabot Trail starts, and finally to the eastern side of the island, to Ingonish Beach. Although Cape Breton is an island you don’t take a boat … Read entire article »

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Road trip around Cape Breton Island, Canada

Road trip around Cape Breton Island, Canada

Cape Breton receives many accolades such as “one of the best island destinations in the world” and “one of the world’s best road trips”. What’s so great about this island on the Atlantic Ocean that is part of the province of Nova Scotia? The Cabot Trail, that’s what, and the inland sea that dominates its center, and Baddeck, the village where Alexander Graham Bell—the inventor of the telephone—spent his summers. Here is Alexander Bell’s take on … Read entire article »

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My favourite road trip through Canada’s Maritime Provinces

My favourite road trip through Canada’s Maritime Provinces

There are three Maritime Provinces in Canada: New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. They are on the Atlantic Ocean on the east side of the country. These three provinces along with Newfoundland form the region known as Atlantic Canada. A road trip through the Maritime Provinces is a wonderful adventure and a great one to do with kids. That’s because there’s lots of variation and you can easily visit the three provinces in 10 … Read entire article »

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