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Raising Haligonians

Halifax is the best place to raise a family

Thanks for visiting! We appreciate all of our loyal followers and your support. In early 2020, after five years, we decided to officially “close” Raising Haligonians and we aren’t monitoring or updating the site any more. We wanted to keep the content available to readers however so we moved the site from Squarespace to a free WordPress domain. Please excuse any formatting errors or photos that didn’t load correctly during the transfer.

Okay, we may be biased but more and more studies are showing that Halifax is the best place to raise a family. Oceans, farms, and forests are never more than a short drive away and our metropolis boasts world class centres, events, and fun for families year-round.

Raising Haligonians focuses on those adventures, activities, and resources aimed at our growing Haligonians. We believe it takes the efforts of a whole city to raise a new citizen and so we invite you to join us in creating a village to raise the next generation of Halifax kids.

Latest from the Blog

Winter Family Fun for Haligonians

For many Haligonian families winter brings to mind sledding, ice skating and building snowmen — or perhaps cozy blankets, books and hot chocolate. Those are all excellent winter fun ideas, but if you’re looking for something a little different this year, we’ve rounded up 10 outings in the Halifax Regional Municipality (OK, nine in the HRM plus one bonus day trip) to fit into your family’s winter plans for 2020.

Groundhog Day at Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park 2020

This year Groundhog Day falls on a Sunday which makes it the perfect excuse to head down to Shubenacadie Wildlife Park for a day trip to see Sam (and all his friends) in person. We’ve got all the details you need to know!

Top Baby Names in Nova Scotia for 2019

Vital Stats released the top baby names of the year in Nova Scotia. With two new names as the top monikers, take a peek to see if your baby’s name made the list, or was bumped off this year?

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