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Exploring Geography: Halifax and Prince Edward Island

Today’s Exploring Geography post comes from Gina at East Coast Mommy! Her blog is full of fun projects, like these sweet DIY Father’s Day gifts, fun grass-haired friends, and Super Cute Monkey and Frog Clips!

Exploring Geography at Mama Smiles

My name is Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy), and I am super excited to be visiting you here at Mama Smiles today. I am a mom of three small boys (which I had in 3 1/2 years), so I like projects/activities that are fun, easy, and inexpensive. Today I am going to share a little bit about what we like to do on the East Coast of Canada. First, let me tell you about a few things we like to do in Halifax, NS. We like to visit Theodore Tugboat — the lead character in one of our favorite books. If you want, Theodore will take you for a tour of the Halifax Harbour.

Visiting Theodore Tugboat

And, of course, because we are located on the Atlantic ocean, we love to hang out at the beach.

Exploring the beach

And we like to check out the local wildlife. There are lots of deer in this part of the country. This one is at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park.

Shubenacadie Wildlife Park

From Nova Scotia, you can take a ferry boat to a beautiful Island called Prince Edward Island (PEI).

Ferry to Prince Edward Island

PEI is the home of the beloved character "Anne of Green Gables".  If you have read the books (and even if you haven’t), we highly recommend a visit to Avonlea Village.  You can dress up, tour the village, and enjoy some great music.

Visiting Avonlea Village

There are lots of great sites to visit on the Island, and lots of local music to enjoy. We "followed the fiddler" in Victoria by the Sea, and the boys really liked it.

Following the fiddler in Victoria by the Sea

I hope you enjoyed our little "tour" of our part of the world. Stop by and visit any time.

Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy) * You can find me on facebook here.

Thank you, Gina, for this tour! I hope to take my kids to Halifax and Prince Edward Island, someday!

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

13 thoughts on “Exploring Geography: Halifax and Prince Edward Island”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing about Halifax and PEI. Ever since reading Anne of Green Gables years ago I have dreamed of visiting!! So lovely to read more about it :-)

  2. I love mixing vacations with some History. And of course I am a sucker for Anne of Green Gables and would find it so charming to visit Avonlea.

  3. jeannine: waddlee-ah-chaa

    So many places to visit! Just love seeing children enjoying and learning about our world!

    We have deer living in our neighborhood. Right now the fawns are being born. Very exciting every year to have the tiny babies in our yard. Nature up close and personal!

    Along your lines of Geography Exploration, I have a post this week about my upcoming trip to Cambodia. I am on a mission to end the sex trafficking of young children. I welcome all to learn about the children of Cambodia. :)

    http://waddleeahchaa.com/2012/06/19/changing-the-world-one-school-at-a-time-my-return-to-cambodia/

  4. Elisa | blissfulE

    What a fun place to see! Both places are mentioned in Anne of Green Gables (Halifax and PEI), so I immediately thought of Anne upon reading the title. I’ve always wanted to visit her “old haunts.” :)

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