Fall River Fire Truck Playground

If you have a child who loves fire trucks, be sure to take them to the Fire Truck playground at the Gordon R Snow Community Centre in Fall River – it’s literally right beside a fire station and it’s not uncommon to get a glimpse of the fire trucks heading to a call, or just out for a wash.

Shubie Park in Dartmouth

Our pick for this week’s Family Fun adventure is Shubie Park. Forty acres of forest filled with winding trails, local wildlife, charming bridges, a sandy beach, and a fascinating locks and canal system makes up Shubie Park in Dartmouth and it is a guaranteed hit with our family.

Family Bike Ride: Salt Marsh & Atlantic View Trails

This route is one of the prettiest trails in the HRM, in my opinion, boasting stunning ocean views, shady treed areas and even a farm at one point. It’s the eastern shore rolled up into one gorgeous package with a saltwater bow on top.

McDonald Sports Park in Waverley

I USED to be very outdoorsy. Then I had two kids within two years and a “hike” turned into a slow walk pushing a stroller and waiting for a toddler to pick up yet another rock. Sound familiar? My first venture out alone in the woods was to a family favourite, McDonald Sports Park in Waverley.

Five Last Minute Halifax Outings for Families

Here are 5 year-round fantastic Halifax (Hali-tastic…is that a thing? If not it should be!) outings to keep in your pocket for an instant adventures – no advance planning required!

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