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The 2015 Local Wishlist is LIVE!

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Over the past six weeks we  received more than 500 gift submissions from across Nova Scotia. From colouring books to chocolates to cozy mitts and scarves, we’ve been oooh-ing and ahh-ing and marvelling at just how many great products are made right here in Nova Scotia, and how talented our locally owned shops are at… Read More

8 experiences that will make you want to summer in Jackson, NH

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Jackson Falls New Hampshire
Jackson is a small town in New Hampshire's White Mountains. It's known more for winter adventures than summer escapes, but this picturesque place makes a perfect summer stop for nature lovers  and those looking for some major nature therapy. Think darling shops, delicious dining in lantern-lit gardens, waterfalls, hiking trails and hidden history. 1. Jackson Falls: There are… Read More

The Local Wishlist – 2015 Call For Submissions

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Our open call for gift submissions for the 2015 Local Wishlist closed November 7th, however we are still able to add a few gift items to smaller categories such as tours and travel. By registering, you'll also stay in the loop for our future gift guides. If you make, grow, or produce a product in… Read More

Add This Fitness Event to Your 2016 Travel Plans

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The Gran Fondo Baie Sainte Marie is just about as much fun you can have cycling for 117km as I can imagine anyone having. Beautiful scenery, including coastal, inland, historic, with stops at charming local cafes in a community that has gone all in to support a big bike tour. Drew… Read More

Guest Chef Dinner Series at Five Fishermen Restaurant

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Master Chef Canada Dinner
Do you remember the first time you tried lobster? I do. It was messy, and difficult, and one heck of a process, but that first taste made the experience worthwhile. I've never looked back. As a frequent traveller along the East Coast, I've tried lobster a lot of ways. Creamed lobster, stuffed lobster, hot lobster… Read More

A Games Guide to Halifax

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Board Games and Pinball Games Halifax nova Scotia
When I was a kid, one of my favourite memories from family vacations was getting to visit the arcade. My cousin and I would spend every evening of our ten-day annual family vacation rationing our quarters among pinball games, Street Fighter II, and air hockey at the campground arcade. As an adult, games are still… Read More

About The Local Wishlist

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Sea Myst Things to do Tancook
The Local Wishlist first launched in 2012. We wanted to make it fun and easy to find locally made gifts, as well as gifts from independently owned stores during the holiday shopping season. Growing up, the arrival of big box store catalogues signalled the start of our Christmas. We would dog-ear the pages, picking out… Read More

Les tubes de Pont Boniface Tubing – Edmundston NB

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Edmundston Tubing
It’s the dog days of summer and you have a day off work. What better way to spend it than lazily floating down a river, dipping your fingers in the refreshing water while basking in the sun? If this isn’t already on your quintessential Canadian summer activities list, you have some editing to do. We… Read More