Halifax is arguably one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family! With countless community events, kid-friendly festivals, and seasonal activities, it doesn’t matter if it is +20 °C, or -20 °C your family will always have something to do.
Pop on your toques before heading down to the Grand Parade to start the year off right with your family at the annual fireworks display. We recommend shedding a few winter layers for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Annual Children’s Festival, as your kids will want to spend the whole day creating artistic masterpieces.
The city starts heating up in the spring with fun festivals, sporting events, and free activities. By Spring, the city is colourful and alive. We suggest taking the kids to the Westmount Playground, or Isleville Park for a guaranteed good time.
However, summer is really when Halifax starts to sizzle! Besides the awesome beaches and parks, like Point Pleasant Park, why not bring the kids to a museum for an educational afternoon. We suggest the Discovery Centre, for a hands-on experience, and the Museum of Natural History, for a wide variety of kid-friendly exhibits. Celebrating Canada Day in Halifax is a must! Your kids will love the fireworks, live entertainment, and crazy Canadian pride.
Even in the fall, when the weather starts to cool off, the city still has so much to offer. For Halloween why not got on a Ghost Walk or Tour with the family. Better yet, bring your kids to A Wild Halloween Party at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park, or Halloweenie, for a scary good time. Once December hits we suggest finishing the year off right with one of the many kid-friendly winter and Christmas activities in Halifax. The Chronicle Herald Holiday Parade of Lights, the Christmas Craft Village, and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting are guaranteed to get to kiddos in the Christmas spirit.
The inside scoop on the best places in Halifax to beat boredom no matter what the weather brings.