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Kids' Guide to Halifax

No place delivers memorable family experiences quite like Halifax.

This family-friendly guide to Halifax provides all the info you need to plan what you can, and enjoy the unexpected - Halifax will take care of the rest. Browse the guide for inspiration and ideas for things to do with kids in Halifax, family-friendly activities and attractions, and all the important information you need to create your own unforgettable family adventure in Halifax.

The Ultimate Guide to Halifax for Kids

The Halifax Kids’ Guide is the ultimate resource for anyone looking for family-friendly things to do in Halifax. Find ideas and inspiration for grown-ups planning a family trip to Halifax, and keep kids busy and engaged with fun Hali-facts, interactive activities, and lots of silly jokes.

This guide was created by locals!

The information found in this guide was sourced from a wide collection of local and provincial partners, including Family Fun Halifax, TripAdvisor, Halifax Trails, the Halifax Regional Municipality, Mi’kmaq Online, and many more.

Special thanks to NSITEN for their support in the creation of this content.

GREEN FACT: The ink used to create the printed version of our Kids’ Guide is completely vegetable-based AND the paper is recyclable!


Did you know

The fiddlehead fern design often found on traditional Mi’kmaq clothing, baskets, and art emphasizes the importance of the plant to the people of the Mi’kmaw Nation.

The design shows the way that the fiddlehead fern curls just before a person eats it. You split it as you put it in your mouth to enjoy the richness of its flavour.

Halifax Kids' Guide Mi'kmaq words


5775 Cogswell St, Halifax, NS B3K 4B2, Canada

The Emera Oval is the largest outdoor, artificially refrigerated ice surface east of Quebec City. The Oval is the size of 3 NHL hockey rinks!

Did you know

Kuowaqe’jk is the Mi’kmaq place name for Citadel Hill.

Halifax Kids' Guide Mi'kmaq words


Did you know that Halifax is closer to Dublin, Ireland than it is to Vancouver, BC?

Activities & Printables

Halifax Bingo

How many of these local adventures can you cross off your bingo card?

Share your adventures with us on social media using #halifaxkids!

Send a postcard from Halifax

Halifax Kids' Guide Postcard front

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Lighthouse Maze


8765 Highway 224 Upper Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia

Did you know that the Upper Musquodoboit Wooden Playground is Nova Scotia’s largest wooden playground?

Check out more must-play Halifax playgrounds via the blog, 10 Best Playgrounds in the Halifax Region.

Safety Basics

Safety first! Here’s what you need to know before you go.

See page 2 of the Halifax Kids’ Guide for more safety information before heading out to explore.

Halifax Kids' Guide safety information

Write these numbers down in case of emergency: