Just minutes away from where we live is a lovely little harbour called Hillary’s. Whenever we go, I can’t help but feel like we are on a holiday. There’s just something unique about the shops, I love the restaurant choices that skirt the marina, and the overall relaxed “feel” of the place. Here’s some of my favorite things to do with the family at Hillary’s Boat Harbour and Marina.
Top Twelve Things to do at Hillary’s Boat Harbour:
A great place to swim with the little ones. There's little to no waves in this calm, protected harbour.
2. Play at the beach side play park-
There's one in the sand by the harbour:
and another inside The Great Escape (where spectators get in free!):
3. Get wet & wild on one of the water slides-
There are a couple of options here. You can swim out to the dock and slide down these guys:
Or head into The Great Escape to slip and slide down these guys:
4. Grab something to eat in one of the many restaurants-
There's just something about eating out on the patio over looking the marina that feels right. There are many choices from casual snack stands, coffee shops, to fancy dining. We've even ordered a pizza to take out near the water to eat.
5. Cool down with a slurpee, gelato, or ice cream cone-
We don't say "yes" everytime... but boy are the kids happy when we do! Their favorite thing to do is mix all the slurpee flavors into one cup and them name their creation.
6. Browse the many shops-
7. PLAY some games at the Leisure Zone-
8. Visit AQWA-
So much to see! "Look at all the little fishies!"
9. Charter a Boat-
Whether it's a dive boat, fishing charter, fast ferry, or a whale watching cruise... Hillary's Harbour has it!
10. Have a picnic/BBQ -
There's plenty of shade, grass, beach sand, or picnic shelters. Take your pick!
11. Saunter on the Boardwalk-
The Great Escape- This place is full of adventure! Whether it's the High Ropes Course, Trampolines, Water slides, Rides, Bounce House, Play Park, or Putt Putt golf.
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