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20 Things To Do With Kids in Atlantic Canada

With popular and kid-friendly destinations in the city and in the country, Atlantic Canada offers something for everyone in the family.

So here are 20 items to help narrow down your itinerary:

1. Check out the COWS Creamery in Charlottetown. You and the kids can indulge in tasty dairy treats at COWS Creamery. While you’re there, check out the unique and quirky t-shirts – you’ll be sure to find the perfect souvenir of your trip.

2. Don't miss the Prince Edward Island Flavours Festival in early September. The three week event features top chefs cooking a variety of foods to sample at venues across Charlottetown. 

3. Take the kids over to the Dartmouth Heritage Museum when you visit Dartmouth. Let the kids enjoy the "find the artifact" game and the Victorian dress-up trunk. 

4. When you visit Halifax, be sure to take the kids over to Fisherman's Cove for an exciting day of fishing. The kids might also enjoy a boat ride out to Lawlor Island

Kids jumping into a lake.

5. Take advantage of your time in Woodstock with a visit to the Potato World Museum. The kids will enjoying getting hands-on as they plant their own potato

6. The Fredericton Botanic Garden in the place to when you explore Fredericton. The kids will love being near the water of St. John River

7. Another top destination in Fredericton is the Science East Science Centre. Allow the kids to explore over 150 different exhibits.

8. Find your way just northeast of downtown Halifax when you visit the Cape Breton Miners' Museum. The kids will love the underground tour of the Ocean Deeps Colliery mine. 

9. The Halifax Public Gardens should certainly be on your list of places to see with the kids. Enjoy summer concerts, or lunch at the Uncommon Grounds Cafe

10. Peggy's Cove is enjoyed by visitors of all ages. Take a picture of the kids in front of Peggy's Point Lighthouse

Smiling family on vacation.

11. Your summer visit to Liverpool should include some time spent at Beach Meadows Municipal Beach. Kids enjoy the sandy beach and the playground area

12. Another fun way to experience Liverpool with the family is with a visit to the Hank Snow Country Music Centre

13. When your family travels take you to Bridgewater, be sure to explore Crescent Beach, a top spring and summer destination. 

14. If your visit to Bridgewater is outside of beach season, head to Old Town Lunenburg, a great way to enjoy the area with the whole family. 

15. Check out one of Moncton's top family-friendly destinations when you visit Magic Mountain Water Park. The kids will enjoy the wave pool and mini golf. 

16. Plan on taking the kids over the Magnetic Hill Illusion, a most unique attraction in Moncton. It's at the base of the Lutes Mountain and is very popular. 

17. South of Bridgewater and just inland of the Green Bay, Rissers Beach Provincial Park is home to Rissers Beach

18. A living outdoor history museum in Fredericton, the Kings Landing Historical Settlement features live animals, barn dances, and an annual Thanksgiving Festival

19. The Irving Nature Park near Saint John is an ideal way to enjoy an afternoon with the kids. 600 acres of pristine park land offers you eight walking trails, tidal pools, and beaches. 

20. Travel with the family into Kingston and head for the Upper Clements Amusement Park. The kids can check out the water slide, Ferris Wheel, climbing towers, and mini golf.


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Best Western Plus Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

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Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites

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Best Western Plus Fredericton Hotel & Suites

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Best Western Plus Liverpool Hotel & Conference Centre

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Best Western Plus Moncton

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Best Western Plus Saint John Hotel & Suites

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Best Western Plus Woodstock Hotel & Conference Centre

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Best Western Mermaid Yarmouth

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