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Conference Participants with Children

South-End Halifax Children's Activities
Harbour Front
Tall ships, Cow's Ice Cream, Theodore Tug Boat, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Pier 21, ferry to Dartmouth

Public Gardens
formal Victorian gardens (Spring Garden and South Park St). You're really not supposed to feed the ducks or chase the pigeons but...

Museums
Playgrounds
  • The Central Commons (off Bell Road)
  • Next to Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
  • Le Marchant St Thomas School (Le Marchant and Watt St; two blocks from conference)
  • Dalplex (6260 South St). "Funzone" play area and ball pit, swimming pool.
Food
Fast Food
  • Spring Garden and South Park: A&W (in ParkLane Mall), DQ, MacDonalds, Subway
  • Quinpool and Harvey St: MacDonalds, KFC
  • Quinpool Centre (6169 Quinpool): Wendy's
Ice Cream
  • Dairy Queen (Spring Garden and South Park St)
  • Cow's Ice Cream (Waterfront Historic Properties)
Family Restaurants
  • Cora's (1535 Dresden Rd off Spring Garden)
  • Smitty's (1472 Tower Rd off Spring Garden)
  • Eastside Mario's (1650 Bedford Row near Waterfront)
Other
  • Books and toys: Woozles Children's Bookstore (1533 Birmingham off Spring Garden)
  • Candy: Sweet Jane's (5431 Doyle near Spring Garden)
  • Canoe Rentals: St Mary's Boat Club (Fairfield Rd off Jubilee) 490-4538
  • Cinema: Park Lane Mall (Spring Garden) 422-2022
Emergency
  • Children's Hospital Emergency: IWK Emergency (South St off Robie), 470-8050
  • Walk-In Clinic - 5991 Spring Garden at Robie, 420-6060
Supplies
Supermarkets
  • Atlantic SuperStore (6139 Quinpool, Barrington and Kent)
  • Sobeys (Queen St and Kent)
Pharmacies
  • Shoppers Drug Mart (5524 Spring Garden (24hr), Quinpool Centre: 6139 Quinpool)
  • Lawton's Drugs (5991 Spring Garden at Robie, Spring Garden off South Park)
  • see Supermarkets
Major Shopping Malls
  • Halifax Shopping Centre (7001 Mumford Rd)
  • Mic Mac Mall (21 Mic Mac Blvd Dartmouth)
Driving Distance
Picnics in town
  • Fleming Park "The Dingle" (out Purcell's Cove Rd), playground
  • Point Pleasant Park (go left on Point Pleasant Drive)
Peggy's Cove
(45 minutes on Highway 333, return by continuing along St Margarets Bay and back on the 103) play on the rocks

Lunenburg
1-1.5 hrs down the "South Shore" on Highway 103. Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic (fish tanks, tall ships, boat building)

Rainbow Haven Beach
30 minutes on Highway 207 and Bissett Rd. Sand and cobble beach


 

 
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