Nova Scotia Summer

Nova Scotia Summer

While most summers we take a trip away from home and away from Nova Scotia that is only small part. We still love Nova Scotia and spend lots of time finding things to do here as well. 

We have a really great Muesum system here. There are 28 sites as part of it across the Province. In years past we buy a family annual pass which allows us access to all of them. We haven’t done that this year so far but we may still. 

This year, in partnership with our also awesome library system, they are piloting a Culture Pass. It works like borrowing an eBook from the library. Each library group in the system have so many available and people can borrow one for the specified time and use it to have access to the museums!

Yesterday we tried to borrow one for the first time to go to one of the museums but they happened to be all taken. I have access to two library groups and one has. 200 passes available with 6 people waiting for each and the other had 100 with 2 people waiting for them. Even though j was a bit disappointed that I wasn’t going to be able to use the pass, it was also very exciting to see it getting so much use. Hopefully everyone borrowing them are visiting museums!

Our local library group also has a Summer Reading Club which I’ve written about before. The kids get to do activities and spend time reading to earn a pass to Upper Clemments Park. This makes another good day trip which we always enjoy as well. 

Today we are off on another day trip to do one of our favourite things and visit relaxing Nova Scotia Beach. Yesterday as part of your day we stopped at one as well. There are so many to choose from but today’s is one of our families top choices each year and we haven’t been yet. A few years back we started making a point of visiting new ones we hadn’t been to yet and I want to do that again soon. 

There are so many things to do and lots which don’t cost much or anything at all for families to do here. How are you spending your summer?

Halifax day trip

Yesterday we took a wonderful day trip into Halifax. It was a beautiful day and it had been a while since we were able to all go spend a day together. This was the first day this year I was able to wear shorts and t-shirt, the only time I was a little cold was when we were on the ferry going across the Halifax

The ferry is my favourite way to get to downtown Halifax. You get a great view of the city and the harbour and it’s pretty cheap as well. We spent a bit of time walking the waterfront and had a treat at Cows ice cream, it’s Jen’s favourite. The boardwalk along the water is so nice with the playground for the kids to play and neat shops and views.

There was some food that was smelling really good when we first walked off the ferry. Noah said that smells so good, can we follow that smell and eat what ever it is.