Pack up the kids and head to Membertou for a weekend getaway; family-fun awaits! You can stay, dine, shop and play within walking distance!
Our “kid approved destination” offers bowling at our brand new facility, skating on our NHL regulation size ice surface, hiking on our beautiful trail system, cultural workshops that excite children of any age, and a variety of dining options.
For those that are travelling from afar, spend two nights at our award winning Hampton Inn by Hilton, complete with an indoor pool/waterslide and a free hot breakfast.
We invite you to check out our community’s “kid approved” experiences below to help you plan your trip. Your adventure starts in Membertou!
Our Hampton Inn by Hilton is a big hit with the kids, and it is no wonder why. For starters, the beautiful and squeaky clean indoor mineral pool and waterslide is the perfect spot to have a ball (or cannon ball)!
In the morning, children enjoy getting creative while making their OWN waffles, complete with all the fixings, like strawberries, chocolate, syrup and caramel. We’ve been told that kids are also proud when they know they can make breakfast for their parents (healthy options are also available such as fruit, eggs, oatmeal etc.).
While our hotel is a kids paradise, parents enjoy the convenience of its location. It is attached by pedway to the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre (MTCC). The MTCC is home to Kiju's Restaurant, our Membertou Welcome Centre, and is a frequent venue for live shows and dreamcatcher workshops! You and your family will also enjoy a discount at Kiju’s if you’re a guest at the hotel.
Our Welcome Centre is a great place to find information about events that are taking place in our community during your stay, such as powwow. Our friendly staff are happy to help you navigate our community and we welcome you to pick up a free Membertou map or download one here.
We are located on the first floor of the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, 50 Maillard Street
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Membertou offers a variety of tasty dining options that appeal to both kids AND parents! Whether you crave a burger or seafood, we have it all!
The Eleventh Frame
Located within Lanes at Membertou, the Eleventh Frame kids menu has $7 options such as chicken fingers and fries, fish and chips, hot-dog and fries, and grilled cheese and fries. The rest of the menu has pub style dishes and delicious signature drinks (in case Mom or Dad want a special beverage). Parents also find the laneside service to be convenient, because you’re able to order from the touch of a screen!
Visit their website to view menu: lanesmembertou.com
Membertou Chicken and Deli
From their mouth watering fried chicken, to deli sandwiches and wraps, your family’s hunger will be satisfied! The Membertou Chicken and Deli is the perfect spot to have for a quick lunch when you are on the go.
Visit their website to view menu: membertouchickenanddeli.com
Located within the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, Kiju’s offers something for everyone such pub style classics, an $8 kids menu, and finer fare while incorporating fresh ideas and local ingredients. Be sure to try the 3 Course Traditional Mi’kmaq Inspired Meal!
Visit their website to view menu: kijus.com
In the mood for some shopping? We have kid approved recommendations!
Membertou Welcome Centre
To find a keepsake to take home from Membertou, visit our Welcome Centre, which is located on the first floor the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre. Here, you can purchase “Membertou” apparel such as t-shirts, hoodies, stuffed animals and other goodies to help you remember your time spent in our community.
Nothing creates a sweeter group picture then matching Membertou shirts on the whole family. Don’t forget to tag us! @DestinationMembertou
Petroglyphs Gift Shop
Petroglyphs specializes in Indigenous arts and crafts from across Canada. Here, children enjoy learning about handmade baskets, beadwork and dreamcatchers that are made by our community’s local crafters. Your family will be sure to find a unique gift to take home with you. Petroglyphs Gift Shop is located within the Membertou Heritage Park (mentioned below).
Lanes at Membertou
Bowling - The Lanes at Membertou is a popular spot for kids to let loose and have fun with their friends and families. Our bowling alley is home to 16 lanes of candlepin bowling, 3 sport simulators, and a full service bar and restaurant. Bowling a string is achievable for even the youngest of children because of the lane assists, which, by the way, are dragons!
Another way to assist young bowlers is to apply the automatic pop up gutter bumpers. This process is simple, and when you start a game you have the option to press the gutter bumper button for any player who may need a bit of assistance. Every time it’s the players turn to bowl, the bumpers will automatically be applied to the lane. To learn more about gutter bumpers and life at Lanes, visit our blog How to Get the Most out of Your Time at Lanes at Membertou.
Sport Simulators - The Lanes at Membertou is also home to 3 sport simulators, which offer 15 recreational sports and games for you to try. Zombie dodgeball, baseball and hockey are popular amongst the youngsters!
Our workshops are a great way to bond and create memories as a family. Build a dream catcher, experience our Mi’kmaq Medicine Walk, listen to legends or learn about traditional drumming and dancing. Each experience enables you to engage all of your senses while learning about our mi’kmaq culture. Please note that these experiences need to be booked ahead of time.
To book a Mi’kmaq Medicine Walk tour call David Meuse at (902) 563-4162
To book a cultural experience (dreamcatcher or drum making workshop) call Jeff Ward at (902) 567 5333
Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre
Take part in public skating on an NHL regulation size ice surface at the Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre for only $2! Starting in fall 2019, there will be skates, helmets and rink assists available for rent.
Preparing for your trip
We recommend booking the following experiences ahead of time. This is to ensure that everything is set for your arrival to our community! It allows you to save time on the “boring stuff” (as your kids might say) and get to the “fun stuff”!
To book a room at the Hampton Inn by Hilton call (902) 564 6555
To book an hour of bowling at Lanes at Membertou you can visit lanesmembertou.com or drop by the facility which is located at 185 Towerview Place in Membertou
To book a cultural workshop call Jeff Ward at (902) 567 5333
We hope our blog post has inspired you to take your family for a weekend of fun in Membertou. As you can see there are lots of fun and exciting ways to spend time together in our beautiful community. To view a sample itinerary of how to spend a weekend in Membertou click here.