Our family (with 2 -6 year olds) will be flying into Halifax on mid day Fri Aug. 9. We fly home on Frl. Aug. 23. Normally, we'd stay in the city, explore and acclimate for a couple of days. The Scallop festival in Dingby sounds fun and is that Fri Aug 9 through Sun Aug 11. If we were going there, we'd head directly from airport to Digby area and try to find a place to stay for a few days. After seeing festival, would try to go to see the Bay of Fundy tides from a convenient point, and maybe whale watching. we have two weeks. wondering if one week heading south and following shore in a circuit back to Halifax is worth doing for one week, and then heading to Breton for the next. Ideally we'd stay in only 3-4 hotels the whole time so we can stay put for several days in each place. Feedback on the festival, recommended central places to stay, and general itineray would be much appreciated. Looked at recommended week itineraries in Frommers and they seems to have you always on the move. Bay of Fundy tides, whale watching, kid-friendly sites, music in Breton and seeing shortt hikes, animals and beautiful views would all be great. I know this is very rough but trying to decide whether to first head to Digby and go from there, or not. Next, will want to think about finding 3-4 locations from which to see sites. I'm new to trip advisor al all advice welcome!