National Parks / Natural World in HALIFAX with kids

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Halifax has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in and around Halifax, Nova Scotia offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

Even the city of Halifax itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • Point Pleasant Park

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    (2 miles) Halifax

    Point Pleasant Park is one of Halifax Regional Municipality's great civic spaces. It is the largest forested park on the Halifax peninsula and offers fine views of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • River Breeze Farm Market

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    (51 miles) Truro

    Located just outside of Truro, Nova Scotia, RiverBreeze is the home of Atlantic Canada's largest corn maze and 'agri-tourism' destination Growing Farm Fresh Family Fun!

  • South Mountain Park Camping and RV Resort

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    (54 miles) Kentville

    It is the place to come tent or RV at a family campground while exploring all that the Annapolis Valley has to offer - Bay of Fundy, Halls Harbour, Grande Pre, vineyards and orchards galore.

  • Birchwood Campground and Cabins

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    (81 miles) Lyons Brook (Pictou)

    Birchwood Campground and Cabins excels in providing friendly service on a clean, well-groomed property for your familys enjoyment.

  • Fundy National Park

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    (94 miles) Alma

    Fundy National Park of Canada encompasses some of the last remaining wilderness in southern New Brunswick. Here, the conifer dominated Caledonia Highlands roll down to meet the fog-generating Bay of ...

  • Hopewell Rocks

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    (95 miles) Hopewell Cape

    At low tide, explore quiet coves with flowerpot-shaped rock formations bearing such curious names as Mother-in-Law, ET and Lovers Arch. Then, as the tide gently shifts, experience the wonder of ...

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  • Atlantic Play Land

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    (11 miles) Halifax

    Atlantic Playland is fun for everyone in the family, and admission and parking is always FREE! Make a splash in our waterslides and bumper boats - perfect on a hot summer's day. Take a ride on "Big ...

  • Magic Valley

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    (74 miles) Greenhill

    Young family theme park with family and kiddie rides, petting farm, leisure waters and water slides! Feel the magic in Nova Scotia!

  • Oaklawn Farm Zoo

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    (67 miles) Aylesford

    offers a 50 acre zoo boasting a great range of exotic, native and domestic breeds of mammals, birds and reptiles.

  • Sackville Waterfowl Park

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    (95 miles) Sackville

    Free to visit any time, offering a huge number of indigenous waterfowl plus muskrats and mini beasts, with 3.5 km of trails and boardwalks; guided tours available.

  • Ambassatours

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    (1 miles) Halifax

    Company specializes in tours and charters in Atlantic Canada.

  • Blue Diamond Tours

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    (4 miles) Halifax

    Family-friendly excursions in Halifax NS (Canada). Ideal for families on cruises or visiting on their own/at a conference. Our small group tour services can include touring historic Halifax and/or ...

  • Scott Walking Adventures

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    (24 miles) Hubbards

    We offer rich, walking and hiking vacation experiences designed for inquisitive travellers who want to see the world in a different way. Our unique holidays combine challenge and adventure travel ...

  • Kiwi Kaboodle

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    (41 miles) Mahone Bay

    Kiwi Kaboodle is a small, locally-owned company providing excellent (licensed!) tours of Nova Scotia since 2001. Whether you are wanting an entertaining tour packed with facts and dates, or a ...

  • The Play Box

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    (2 miles) Dartmouth

    A super fun play experience for kids up to 12 years old! Don't worry - they have the adults covered too!

  • At Play Cafe

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    (3 miles) Dartmouth

    Multi level indoor adventure play for kids under 8, with sliding, climbing and all the rest of it. Separate area for tots.

  • Kiddietown

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    (5 miles) Dartmouth

    Spacious and varied play facilities for newborns, toddlers and pre schoolers.

  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

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    Halifax

    The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada. With locations in downtown Halifax and downtown Yarmouth, the Gallery houses the Province's art collection and offers a ...

  • Museum of Natural History

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    (1 miles) Halifax

    The Museum of Natural History is an ever-evolving landscape. Its staff is dedicated to collecting, researching and documenting Nova Scotias natural history. Their vision is to interpret the natural ...

  • Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design

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    (1 miles) Halifax

    The provincial government runs this center with the idea of encouraging and developing crafts- and design-based industries across the province.

  • Pier 21

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    (1 miles) Halifax

    Canadas Immigration Museum,tells the stories of 1.5 million immigrants, war brides, displaced people, evacuee children and Canadian military service personnel who passed through its doors between ...

  • Dalhousie art gallery

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    (1 miles) Halifax

    The Dalhousie Art Gallery is a public art gallery, an academic support unit within the educational and research context of Dalhousie University, and a cultural resource for the whole community.

  • Shearwater Aviation Museum

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    (3 miles) Shearwater

    In its current location, the Museum also offers other facilities to complement the collection including an Archives & Reference Library, Gift Shop, Conference Room and 50-seat theatre. The Museum has ...

  • Black Cultural Centre

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    (6 miles) Dartmouth

    The Centre serves as a museum and a library resource center for the African Nova Scotian community and the Black Canadian community as a whole.

  • Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum

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    (7 miles) Bedford

    The largest Aviation Museum east of Ottawa. Home to a growing collection of 25 plus aircraft in two spacious hanger style buildings.

  • Acadia University Art Gallery

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    (49 miles) Wolfville

    The Acadia University Art Gallery offers a year-round exhibition programme of contemporary and historical work. The exhibitions and outreach programming of the Acadia University Art Gallery promote ...

  • Struts Gallery

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    (95 miles) Sackville

    Struts Gallery, established in 1982, is an artist-run centre dedicated to presenting local, regional and national contemporary artist initiated activities: expositions, performances, symposia, ...

  • Fog Forest Gallery

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    (95 miles) Sackville

    Original artworks by painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors and artisans are presented year round in monthly solo, group or themed exhibitions.

  • Owens art gallery

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    (95 miles) Sackville

    The Owens is a place where you will encounter lively, innovative artwork, discover your own history, meet artists, engage with your community, and have fun.

  • Karthahn indoor karting

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    (5 miles) Halifax

    Great place for a whole family to spend time together. Kartbahn has fantastic birthday packages.No experience is necessary as our staff will brief you and explain all aspects of karting.

  • HMCS Sackville

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    (1 miles) Halifax

    See for yourself the living conditions faced by the brave sailors of the Second World War.

  • Saltscapes Expo

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    (5 miles) Halifax

    Entering its seventh year, this fast-growing and immensely popular consumer show is custom-designed for the prosperous Atlantic Canadian consumer audience served by Saltscapes magazine. The carefully ...

  • Atlantic Playland

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    (11 miles) Halifax

    Atlantic Playland is fun for everyone in the family, and admission and parking is always FREE! Make a splash in our waterslides and bumper boats - perfect on a hot summer's day. Take a ride on "Big ...

  • The Music Barn

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    (97 miles) Sackville

    The Music Barn is a new and exciting location in Sackville for visitors and locals alike. Featuring bluegrass, folk and country music, the Barn has attracted such renowned performers as the Grass ...

  • Ski Martock

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    (36 miles) Windsor

    Skiing fun for the family in Nova Scotia with numerous runs, ski school, and cross country skiing too!