- Upper Clements Park (Nova Scotia): About 5 minutes south of Annapolis Royal, this old-fashioned amusement park is full of low-key attractions that delight kids. Highlights include a flume ride (originally built for Expo '86 in Vancouver) and a wooden roller coaster that twists and winds through trees left standing during the coaster's construction.
- Waterfront Walk (Nova Scotia): Halifax's waterfront walk is filled with fun distractions, from the province's best museum to ships you can climb onto and explore. Also look for sweeping views of the bustling harbor. If you're here in early August during the internationally famous Busker Festival, lend an ear.
- Kings Landing (New Brunswick): At this living history museum, young kids are introduced to life in early Canada between 1790 and 1910. Ask about the week-long sessions designed to immerse kids in the past.
- Prince Edward Island's Beaches: The red-sand beaches will turn white swim trunks a bit pinkish, but it's hard to beat a day or three splashing around these lukewarm waters while admiring the pastoral island landscapes. There are great beaches both within the national park, and also on many points and coves outside it.
- Terra Nova National Park (Newfoundland): This is the less touted of Newfoundland's two national parks, but staff go the extra mile to make it especially kid-friendly. There's a marine interpretive center with activities for kids; boat tours; hikes just the right length for shorter legs; and planned activities at night at the main campground.
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