A WEEK OFF FROM SCHOOL IS EVERY CHILD’S DREAM, BUT PERHAPS LESS THRILLING FOR PARENTS WHO NEED TO KEEP LITTLE ONES ENTERTAINED AND FROM CRYING OUT “THERE’S NOTHING TO DO” FOR THE UMPTEENTH TIME. HERE ARE 16 KID-APPROVED IDEAS FOR HAVING FUN THIS MARCH BREAK IN TORONTO.
The TIFF Bell Lightbox hosts digiPlaySpace for the fifth year, which engages children through interactive play involving animation, robotics and more. (photo: courtesy of TIFF)
Dine on seafood at Waterfront Warehouse
Salty’s on the Waterfront in the Historic Properties is one of the best catches on the Halifax waterfront. You can go classy or casual with menus for the family or a romantic night out. For a quick lunch, take in the casual menu, which has
lobster corn chowder, seafood pasta, Salty’s crab cakes and more. The upstairs menu at Salty’s offers seafood selections such as lobster, scallops, oysters, shrimp and salmon. Indulge in a fine cocktail, too.
The Waterfront Warehouse Restaurant blends fine dining with a great view of the Halifax Harbour, all in a rustic, nautical setting. Try the hard-shelled lobster, seafood chowder, planked Atlantic salmon, delicious bouillabaisse or one of the eight types of oysters from around Atlantic Canada. You can also select a perfect wine to complement your seafood dinner.
The beautiful view at Dick’s Fish & Chips
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is our series highlighting the best local restaurants across Canada. Today we are featuring top restaurant picks in Campbell River, British Columbia, which sits midway up the inland side of Vancouver Island.
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Shot in the Dark is so named for a heart-speeding double espresso dropped into a cup of coffee—it’s a local favourite amongst those on their way to work. You won’t find anything too off the beaten breakfast path (menu options include eggs Benedict, omelets and two eggs), but the people watching will show you a slice of island life.
Shot in the Dark, 940 North Island Highway, Campbell River, B.C., 250-287-7414 (more…)
Lobster fresh from the tank at Waterfront Warehouse.
• Located along the harbour-side boardwalk on Lower Water Street, Waterfront Warehouse offers lobster fresh from the tank, golden fish and chips, heaping bowls of mussels and more.
• Perched at the end of a pier on Lower Water Street, Murphy’s at the Cable Wharf boasts some of the downtown’s best harbour views, with the ocean on three sides.
• Located in the middle of the Historic Properties, Salty’s on the Waterfront is one of the area’s most popular restaurants, with a large patio just steps from the boardwalk.
Need a break from the action at Casino Nova Scotia on Upper Water Street? Its Trapeze Restaurant is open daily until late, serving a variety of bar and grill favourites—nachos, burgers and more.
All but lost in the Old World, the art of mouth-blowing fine hand-cut crystal is alive and well in Halifax. In the NovaScotian Crystal workshop on George Street, expert craftsmen transform molten sand into striking works of functional art. Visit the showroom to see the selection of wine glasses, vases, ornaments and more.
Chef Maurizio Bertossi—the culinary talent behind Il Mercato and Ristorante a Mano—recently launched his newest restaurant. The Bicycle Thief, at Bishop’s Landing on Lower Water Street, offers comfort food “with an Italian soul” as the acclaimed chef shares some of his favourite creations. The dining room has a commanding view of Halifax Harbour.