Nova Scotia in March is different every year. The weather at this time of year in Nova Scotia is a unique blend of winter and spring, so there is a huge amount of activities to keep you and your family busy during March Break. Here are 15 Nova Scotian March Break Getaway locations.
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March Break Family Getaway at the Old Orchard Inn and Spa
The Old Orchard Inn and Spa is located just outside of Wolfville. Along with relaxing by the indoor swimming pool and enjoying the local sights and activities, The Old Orchard Inn is hosting its own activities during March Break and offering an affordable March Break package. Enjoy Deadman’s Treasure Hunt and other family activities!
There also many other children’s activities scheduled in Wolfville during March Break to keep your kids busy and entertained during the week. The Annapolis Valley has many family activities to help you enjoy the March Break and in the early spring. Skiing and snowshoeing are also popular March Break activities in the Annapolis Valley.
March Break at the Beach
White Point Beach Resort is located on a 1Km of white, sandy beach. The resort opened over 90 years ago, and is open all year around. During March, they offer special events and activities that are fun for the whole family. Their March Break at the Beach is a week-long event, with unique activities each day.
You can also go lobster fishing during March Break. After you learn how to catch lobsters, you can eat your freshly caught lobsters after they are cooked. Surfing may not be the first thing you think of when you think of Nova Scotia, but the White Point Beach Resort is offering Winter Surfing Lessons.
Smuggler’s Cove Inn
Lunenburg is a very quaint fishing village with a Historic District that overlooks the harbour. Enjoy seeing the Blue Nose II and visiting the Maritime Museum. Another popular place to explore while visiting Lunenburg is the Blue Rocks, which are beautiful rock structures that the sea has draped with golden seaweed. The Blue Rocks are a photographers dream because they are beautiful and unusual and your teens will totally have it on their instagram wall!
Ski Martock is called “Martock” by the locals. They create their own snow, so the trails are always ready to go. There is two terrain parks, a Learning Zone, Burton Riglet Park and the HeadStart. The Chairlift, Tbar and Magic Carpet will get to the top. You can pick from skiing or snowboard, and they have all the rental equipment you need to get started.
During March Break, Ski Martock offers day camps to learn how to Snowboard or Ski. These camps are great for kids and parents who are looking to improve or learn their skills. It is also a great way of trying these outdoor activities.
Liscombe Lodge Resort and Conference Centre
The Liscombe Lodge Resort and Conference Centre located in Guysborough County is the perfect place to stay if you enjoy both luxury and nature. It has 52 luxurious units, along with an onsite pool and sauna where you can relax and enjoy the stunning view of the Liscombe River. After you are relaxed, you can enjoy an amazing meal in the Riverside Dining Room and after dinner drinks at the Lone Cloud Lounge.
The Lodge also has a children’s program onsite that offers games, arts and crafts, movies, and other fun activities during March Break to keep the kids occupied. The Lodge also has over 16km of nature trails that you can hike and explore.
Atlantica Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre
The Atlantica Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre is located a convenient 45-minute drive from Halifax. This seaside hotel is an elegant resort that has a beautiful spa, along with 105 guestrooms, 13 oceanfront chalets or three seaside villas for you to choose from. Each room has all the comforts of a relaxing, scenic retreat which feature beautiful furnishings inspired by local surroundings of this gorgeous seaside resort.
It also offers fun, entertaining themed weekends scheduled at specific times of the year for singles, groups, and families alike. The resort offers a March Break Madness Family Camp with activities for your entire family all week long, with the schedule varying daily. The package also includes Breakfast for two adults and two children under 12.The onsite restaurant La Vista boasts a delicious, creative menu that you can indulge in and afterward, you can spend time at the Fireside Lounge for a nightcap.
The Keltic Lodge
The Keltic Lodge, located in Ingonish on the Cabot Trail, is quite possibly the best-known resort in Atlantic Canada. It is considered by many to be one of the best, authentic experiences in Canada. It is the perfect getaway for people from all walks of life because it has 120 rooms at various price points, which are designed for every budget. The five different types of accommodations available are The Main Lodge, The Corson House, The Stanley Thompson House, The Courtyard Suites (Argyle and Montrose) and The Cottages.
While staying at the Keltic Lodge, visitors can enjoy delectable meals at the Purple Thistle Dining Room or dine Al Fresco at the open concept Arduaine Restaurant before heading out to view the natural wonders of the Cabot Trail. Many visitors also take the opportunity to explore the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, which is home to the famous Cabot Trail. The park has gorgeous scenery, along with many species of wildlife, and shows proof of human existence that dates back to the last Ice Age.
Stay at The Hampton Inn by Hilton. It has 128 spacious guest rooms and suites, a Gym and Fitness Center, and an indoor mineral pool with a water slide. The hotel is connected to the Membertou Trade & Convention Centre by a pedestrian walkway, so visitors can enjoy dining at Kiju’s restaurant.
Tidal River Ridge Retreat
The Tidal River Ridge Retreat located in Lower Five Islands is open year round for visitors to enjoy an adventurous, unique, back-to-nature vacation.
The Tidal River Ridge Retreat is a fantastic spot to spend time with the kids either snowmobiling, riding ATV’s, cross-country skiing, or fishing. If there is a Geology enthusiast in your family, then take a drive to the Fundy Geological Museum in nearby Parrsboro and see the museum’s new take on mineral, rocks, dinosaur, and glacier fossils. The museum has many interesting and interactive displays throughout the gallery that teach you about half a billion years of geological history during your visit.
The Retreat has five well-maintained cottages available that are all named after birds. Each cottage has its own fully equipped kitchen, so you don’t have to go out to eat if you choose not to. However, if you decide to head out for a delicious meal, the best restaurant in the area is Granny’s Seafood Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlour, which has the best seafood around.
Lunenburg during March Break
Have fun in Lunenburg during March Break. If you have crafty children, they can take part in the various creative workshops that are offered at The Lunenburg Makery and make items like a stitched dinosaur fossil pouch. If your family starts to get a little cabin fever, you can take a Winter Beach walk at Hirtle’s beach, which is one of the best beaches in Nova Scotia. It is located in Kingsburg 35 minutes from the beautiful town of Bridgewater off route 332 towards Riverport.
Enjoy a stress-free March Break at the Prince’s Inlet Retreat located between beautiful Lunenburg and Mahone Bay. The Retreat is very small and only has a 2 bedroom cottage or an Inlet Residence for you to choose from. However, each dwelling has all the amenities that you would need for a comfortable visit, such as a full kitchen and free Wi-Fi.
March Break Getaway Atlantica Hotel Halifax
The Atlantica Hotel Halifax is a landmark of Halifax, that is located at the corner of Quinpool Road and Robie Street. It is a recently updated 230-room hotel that combines the charm of our east coast heritage with modern day elegance. Good Restaurant onsite that offers a buffet, à la carte dishes, very good coffee and Kids’ Meals for an additional charge. During your stay, the kids can enjoy the Swimming Pool, while the parents can relax in the Hot Tub/Jacuzzi and Sauna. The March break package includes Special March Break Dinner for four, Full hot breakfast buffet daily in Seasons by Atlantica, Take-away hot chocolate & cookies for 4 and more!
If there are any outdoor enthusiasts in the family, the Emera Oval, just across the street, offers free skating daily, weather permitting. Another interesting place to visit with children in Halifax is Citadel Hill, which is open year round and located just one kilometre from the hotel. Take advantage of all there is to see and do in Halifax including the new Discovery Centre, the Museum of Natural History!
March Break at Four Seasons Retreat
The Four Seasons Retreat is located in Upper Economy at “The Cove”, which overlooks Cobequid Bay. There are 11 secluded cottages at this peaceful retreat that are tucked away in the quiet forest that overlooks the beautiful Cobequid Bay. You can choose from 1, 2, and 3 bedroom cottages that are surrounded by birch, fir and spruce on three sides, and each one has a breathtaking view of Cobequid Bay through the front window.
March Break at Tidal Bore Rafting Resort
The Tidal Bore Rafting Resort is a located on a 180-acre wilderness site in Urbania, in East Hants County
It is a year-round resort that is an amazing place to spend time at, no matter the season! Visitors can choose to stay in one of 10 pine cottages or 4 Elegant Chalets that were originally built in Russia and moved to the Resort in 2007-2008 during an expansion of the resort.
The Tidal Bore Rafting Resort is a great place to spend quality family time snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking on the groomed trail and roasting marshmallows over the fire pit. The Resort has a restaurant on site but it’s seasonal, so if you’re visiting during March Break be sure to pack food and drinks that you can prepare in the fully equipped kitchen of your cottage or Chalet.
March Break at Smith Rock Lodge & Chalets
The Smith Rock Lodge & Chalets in Scotsburn are nestled at the top of Fitzpatrick Mountain on 53 acres with a breath-taking view. Visitors can choose to stay in one of the 12 units in the Rock Maple Retreat available or one of the 10 chalets in three different sizes. The Lodge is the perfect place to mingle with other guests and relax after a long day.
Smith Rock is the perfect place for a fun, family getaway. During your March Break adventure, you can choose to go snowshoeing or go sledding on the 500m hill with a sled that the Lodge provides you. The hill is super fun to coast down but it can become a hard workout on the way back up. The Lodge’s heated, outdoor pool will definitely be popular with your family members who enjoy swimming or would like a relaxing soak in the outdoor hot tub after their busy day.
Oceanstone Seaside Resort
Peggy’s Cove is one of the must-see locations in Nova Scotia. It is a part of the Bay of Fundy. Visiting the cove during March means you can see the beach both with and without snow.