Wednesday, December 19, 2012

101 Things to Do in Halifax, Nova Scotia

1.   Alantic Playland - Open daily 11- 6pm during the season  Feature's waterslides and bumper boats, an antique carousel, mini - golf and batting cages, bumper boats, go carts, arcade games and more.
2.   Bedford Institute of Oceonology - take a free guided tour of Canada's Largest Center for Ocean research May through August weedkdays from 9am - 4pm. They also have an Open House in September and a Gala Celebration in October.

3.      Maritime Museum of Atlantic - learn about Nova Scotia's rich maritime heritage and check out their permenit exhibit to the Titanic or step aboard the CSS Acadia

4.      Discovery Center - check out their exhibits, live Science Shows and work shops. Three floors  of interactive fun with temporary and permanent exhibits so there is always something new to see.

5.      Shearwater Aviation Museum - history and technology of Canadian maritime aviation

7.      Point Pleasant Park - get a great view of the sea, or go for a walk on one of the many nature trails

8.      Lawrencetown Beach - a popular beach for both families and surfers

9.      Neptune Theatre

10.  Clay Cafe Pottery Studio

11.  Halifax Public Gardens

12.  The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo - check out this week long annual event

13.  Citadel National Historic Site

14.  Hatfield Farm - trail wagon & sleigh rides, pony rides, horseback riding and a petting zoo and much more 

15.  Fairview Law Cemetery - the final resting place for many of the Titanic victims

16.  Point Pleasant Park - features 39 kilometres of nature trails great for walking, running or cross country skiing

17.  Halifax Harbor Ferry

18.  Halifax Metro Centre events

19.  Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

20.  Eureka the National Children's Museum

21.  H.M.C.S. Sackville
22. downtown Halifax

23.  Bluenose II

24.  Seaview Memorial Park

25.  Emera Oval

26.  McNab's Island

27.  Old Burying Ground

28.  Maritime Command Studio

29.  Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

30.  Province House

31.  Shakespeare by the Sea

32.  Adventure World

33.  Symphony's Nova Scotia The Nutcracker

34.  Burncoat ead Park

35.  watch a comedy show at Yuk Yuks

36.  S.S. Atlantic Heritage Park

37.  York Redoubt National Historic Site

38.  Historic Properties

39.  Prospect Short Game Golf

40.  Bowling Alleys - Electric Bowl

41. Laser Tag: Laser Zone or Alpha Strike

43.  Halloween Events: Haunted House: Fear the Darkness at Alderney Landing, Nights of Gore Corn Maze, A Spooky Night at the Movies

44. take an art class at your local Michaels or independent craft store

45. Prince of Wales Tower

46. Check out the historic town clock

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47.  Christmas Events: TD Dartmouth Christmas Tree Lighting, Parade, Handmade Holidays a free events hosted by the Centre for Craft, or numerous craft shows

48.  Film Festivals

49.  The Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market - open Tuesday to Sunday from 8am to 4pm and 7am on Saturdays

50.  Halifax Swimming Pool

51. watch a movie at one of Halifax's theatres or drive - ins: Bay Road Rrive in theatre

52.  Crystal Crescent Beach

53.  Hope for Wild Life

54.  Bayer Lake Loop Trail

55.  Take an Alexander Keiths Brewery Tour

56.  go for a walk on the Halifax Boardwalk

57.  Halifax Common - Canada's oldest city park now serves as a recreational area during the summer for baseball, football, soccer and more.

58. Aplaydia Indoor Playground - a soft two story play unit for children upto 9 years old equipped with slides, bridges, tunnels and climbing.
59. Nova Scotian Crystal watch how they make crystal following a century old tradition of mouthblowing and hand cutting each piece 
60.  The Monkey Show - make your own sock monkey or other sock creature

61. Great Escapes Nova Scotia Wine Tours 

62. Indoor Rock Climbing at Dalhousie University

63. Tattle Tours - walking or van tours full of interesting facts, also hosts the Ghost Walk of Historic Halifax

64. I Heart Bikes - take a guided tour of Halifax by bicycle

65.  local tasting tour - features delicious samples from downtown eateries

66. Go public skating at one of Halifax's indoor or outdoor ice skating rinks

67. Halifax Shopping Centre

68.  Cole Farm Heritage Farm

69.  Costume Studies Museum

70.  Fisherman's Life Museum

71.  Fisherman's Cove

72.  Halifax Citadel National Park

73.  George's Island

74.  go sight seeing on a double decker bus - Double Decker Tours Inc.

75.  Visit Peggy's Cove or go on Peggy's Cove Express  and go whale watching

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Photo by Aconcagua.
76.  Adventure East

77.  paintball - HyperSportz Paintball

78.  Brewery Market

79.  Dingle Tower - open daily 8am - 5pm from May to September. Free Admission.  

80.  Fort Needham Memorial Bell Tower

81.  Granville Mall

82.  Atlantic Fringe Festival

83.    Moose River Gold Mines Museum

84.  Rev M.W.  Burke-Gaffney Observatory  - free public tours weather permitting on the first and third Saturday of every month

85.  Visit an Art Gallery:  Anna Leonowens Gallery, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Mary E. Black Gallery, Eye Level Gallery
86.  Victoria Park

87.  Fultz House Museum

88.  Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library

89.  Word on The Street Festival - held annually in September celebrating the written word

90.  Blue Nose Marathon
91.  Nova Scotia Multi Cultural Festival

92.  TD's Halifax Jazz Festival

93. check out a trade show - Atlantic Brides, Halifax International Motorcycle Show, Halifax International Boat Show, Nova Scotia Ideal Home Show, just to name a few.

94.  Annual Savour Food & Wine Festival - celebrated through February

95.  Oktoberfest

96. Swiss Air Memorial

97.  Halifax Busker Festival

98.  watch a Hockey game

99.  Symphony Nova Scotia

100. Halifax Pop Explosion

101. Halifax Feast Dinner Theatre - produces three musical comedy shows a year with a wide variety of entrees to choose from

1 comment:

  1. I wish there was a list like this for everywhere I went. All I can think of is to got to restaurants in Halifax but that's it. Thanks so much for sharing!


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