Halifax, Nova Scotia Offers Family-Friendly Activities During March Break 2009

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Halifax hotels offer March Break vacation packages that make celebrating with the family even easier.

Day camps are a great option for parents looking for some personal time

This March Break, family fun in Halifax, Nova Scotia comes in all shapes, sizes and varieties. From life-size mastodons to tugboats to Morse Code, Halifax has an activity to suit every interest over March Break.

Budding scientists will be fascinated by the hands-on science centre, Discovery Centre, where the Get the Message exhibit examines the connection between science and communication - from painting cave art to sending messages in Morse Code, while the artists in the family will love The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia's Young Artist program, where children can explore a variety of art activities.

No matter the itinerary, vacation packages offered by Halifax hotels make it easy to plan a trip to Halifax this March Break - with many hotels offering activities for the whole family, discounted attractions and events and special deals.

Other special Halifax attractions over March Break include exhibits and sporting events. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic celebrates the mighty tugboat in an interactive exhibit and Ice Age Mammals are explored at the Museum of Natural History. At a new exhibit, The Canoe, visitors will learn to load a canoe for its journey across Canada, opening at Pier 21 - Canada's Immigration Museum. Dartmouth Heritage Museum offers young historians a look back at the city's early settlers. Sports fans will love cheering on the Halifax Mooseheads, the city's Major Junior hockey team, at their home games at the Halifax Metro Centre.

"Halifax is a great city for families," says Lynn Ledwidge, Destination Halifax Director of Marketing. "There are so many activities, unique experiences and things to explore." Not to worry parents, says Ledwidge, there are plenty of ways to get time for yourself. "Day camps are a great option for parents looking for some personal time," she says. "While the kids are exploring, parents can relax with a treatment at a Halifax spa or some shopping." At night, the whole family can check out the many family-friendly Halifax restaurants.
For more information about planning Halifax vacations or to learn about events and festivals in the city, visit the Halifax tourism organization Destination Halifax at http://www.destinationhalifax.com .

Destination Halifax is a partnership of the Province of Nova Scotia, the Halifax Regional Municipality, the Hotel Association of Nova Scotia, the World Trade and Convention Centre, and participating industry members. Since its inception in 2002, Destination Halifax has operated with a goal of promoting the Halifax Regional Municipality as a year-round destination of choice for business and leisure travelers.

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