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to our community and thank you for choosing the Greater Halifax Visitor Guide. Since 1990, we’ve been helping travellers discover all there is to see and do in Nova Scotia’s capital and the surrounding area. And this year, we’re pleased to have new partners share their expertise. Les Clefs d’Or is an international association, bringing together the most passionate and dedicated concierges to grow their skills and share their expertise: some 4,000 members from 80 countries. You’ll see the distinctive crossed-key lapel pin that signifies membership on concierges around the city and this year, we’re thrilled to have the members of the Atlantic Region chapter share their expertise. Beginning on page 10, you’ll find dozens of recommendations from our panel of Les Clefs d’Or members. Whether you’re visiting in summer’s heat or the dead of winter, looking for a boisterous day of activity or a quiet evening libation, want to immerse yourself in history or enjoy a day of hands-on adventures, they share their inside knowledge to help you get the most out of your visit. In addition to this new section, the 2018 Greater Halifax Visitor Guide also includes all the musthave visitor info you expect. On page 14, discover the area’s most popular attractions— historic fortifications, magnificent churches, bustling markets, live theatre, art galleries, and more. Beginning on page 21, our Dining and Nightlife sections share a representative sample of the local dining scene, a mix of old favourites and the hottest new spots. And on page 30, you’ll discover the huge selection of independent local breweries, cideries, distilleries, and wineries—unique brews, world-class wines, and tasty tipples abound. Our maps section begins on page 36, with all the info you need to explore by car or on foot. Prefer a guide for your explorations? Check out our huge directory of tour companies and outdoor adventures on page 66. And if you still need a place to stay, you’ll find Accommodations for any price point on page 54. Read on for all this and more—and enjoy your visit!

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Getting Here, Getting Around Ask the insiders Attractions Dining Nightlife Breweries, Cideries, Distilleries & Wineries

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Shopping map Downtown Halifax map Dartmouth map Access map Ship to Shore Events Accommodations Tours & Outdoor Fun

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to ancient forests to a vibrant downtown, the Halifax region boasts a variety of experiences for travellers. Over the following pages, you’ll find classic attractions, unique escapes, family fun, rich

Halifax is a dream destination for history buffs. Museums and historic sites abound. But while it’s always mindful of its history,

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theatre, and music communities. With a reputation for hospitality, our community has a legendary history of welcoming visitors. Read on, and discover all we have to offer.

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The map on page 41 shows the region’s approaches. From the north, Highway 102 brings you to downtown Halifax via Bayers Road. Highway 118 from Highway 102 connects with Highway 107 to the Eastern Shore and Highway 111 (the Circumferential Highway circling Dartmouth). Highway 111 then leads to downtown Halifax via the MacKay Bridge. Highway 103 comes from Yarmouth via the South Shore. Highway 101 comes from Yarmouth via the Annapolis Valley. For information on highway conditions, dial 511 in Nova Scotia.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport is 35km from downtown Halifax on Highway 102, and approximately 30km from downtown Dartmouth. Halifax Transit operates its MetroX service from downtown to Halifax airport. The #320 bus runs every 30 minutes during peak morning (6am to 9am) and afternoon (3pm to 6pm) times; it runs hourly for the rest of the day (with the first bus leaving downtown at 4:40am and the last arriving at the airport at 12:09am). Fares are $3.50 for adults/students and $2.75 for children/seniors. Find schedule and fare updates here: halifax.ca/transportation/ halifax-transit. Maritime Bus also provides service to Halifax airport. Shuttle services run from the airport to destinations such as Sydney, Annapolis Valley, Yarmouth, Truro, and Prince Edward Island. For more information, contact the Airport Visitor Information Centre at 902-873-1223 or hiaa.com.

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RAIL Halifax is the East Coast terminus for Via Rail (viarail.ca). There are three Montréalbound trains weekly, with connections to destinations across North America. The station is at 1161 Hollis Street. For more information: 1-888-842-7245.

SEA Many cruise lines visit Halifax. Learn more on page 42. For private boats, find mooring information on page 62. Several ferries also connect to Nova Scotia.

BAY FERRIES Saint John, N.B., to Digby, N.S. (yearround) and Portland, Me. to Yarmouth, N.S. (June to September) 1-888-249-7245 nfl-bay.com

NORTHUMBERLAND FERRIES Wood Islands, P.E.I., to Caribou, N.S. (May 1 to December 20) 1-888-249-7245 nfl-bay.com

MARINE ATLANTIC Port aux Basques, N.L. (year-round) and Argentia, N.L. (mid-June to late September) to North Sydney, N.S. 1-800-341-7981 marine-atlantic.ca Bus

MARITIME BUS The terminal is located at 1161 Hollis Street. Service to the Annapolis Valley, Northern Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec (Rivièredu-Loup), and Maine (Bangor), with connections to points beyond. For ticket information: 1-800-575-1807. maritimebus.com

ENTERING CANADA Visitors to Canada require valid travel documents. Refer to cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp. Americans consult travel.state.gov.

NON-CANADIAN PLEASURE CRAFTS Non-Canadian pleasure craft must register with the Canadian Border Services Agency. Call 1-888-226-7277 upon entering Canadian waters.

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Speed limits and distances are in metric. Unless otherwise posted, it’s legal in Nova Scotia to turn right on a red light after making a full stop. Seat belts are mandatory. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal, as is using a mobile phone while driving. It’s illegal to smoke in vehicles carrying children. Child safety seats are required for children under 40 lbs., booster seats are required for children under age nine or 4’9”. Refer to gov.ns.ca/tran.

Halifax Transit (halifax.ca/transit) serves the Greater Halifax area. Bus and ferry rates are $2.50 for adults and students, $1.75 for seniors and children aged five to 15 and free for children under the age five. Call 902-490- 4000, TDD: 902-490-6645.

Year-round information centres • Halifax Waterfront on the boardwalk at Sackville Landing at 1655 Lower Water Street in Halifax. 902-424-4248. • Halifax Stanfield International Airport at Exit 6 off of Highway 102. 902-873-1223 or 902-873-1224 Consult novascotia.com.

BRIDGES Two toll bridges connect Halifax and Dartmouth: the A. Murray MacKay Bridge and Angus L. Macdonald Bridge. The toll is $1 for automobiles, light trucks, and motorcycles. Consult hdbc.ca for details.

TAXIS/LIMOS You’ll find taxi stands in high-traffic areas throughout the city and it’s possible (although sometimes difficult) to hail cabs on city streets. A trip from the airport to downtown Halifax is $63. Learn more at halifaxstanfield.ca/transportation/ taxi-limos/. Many drivers offer accessible vehicles, as does Need-a-Lift Transportation Services (needalift.ca)

ACCESSIBILITY Need-A-Lift Transportation Services (needalift.ca) provides wheelchair accessible bus and taxi service in Metro. Phone 902-222-5438. Accessible Media (ami.ca) offers audio versions of printed materials to people with vision difficulties. Phone 902-444-7358. The Interpreter Service for the Deaf is available from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Phone 902-429-5752 or 1-800-516-5551. Emergency pager: 902-498-1198. Email: interpreterservices@ns.sympatico.ca

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ask the local experts, and no one knows a community better than the concierges who live and work there. That’s why we invited several local concierges, all members of the international Les Clefs d’Or association, to share their expertise. Read on for their must-do Halifax experiences, and meet the experts on page 13.

SPRING EXPERIENCES • “I love the start of patio season in early May... All the great restaurants and pubs open up their patios. They all have a different feel and vibe. It’s what everybody wants to do after the winter.” • “Halifax is a city filled with music and talented artists of all genres and never more so than from May 2 to 6, when the city hosts the 2018 East Coast Music Awards. The city cannot wait to show off our new convention centre [Nova Centre] and revitalized downtown, which will be filled with music throughout the month.” • The Halifax Comedy Festival (page 50) is always a popular recommendation, as Canada’s top comics share the stage with local talents and international stars at venues around the city, from April 25 to 28. • The U Sports Men’s Final 8 Basketball tournament is a must for sports fans, as the country’s top university teams compete for the national title. Scotiabank Centre hosts the action from March 8 to 11.

SUMMER EXPERIENCES • Returning from June 26 to July 2, the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo (page 51) is the world’s largest annual indoor show of its type, featuring military and civilian performers from around the world. See it at Scotiabank Centre. 10 | Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2018

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• The Halifax International Jazz Festival ( p a g e 5 1 ) , r u n n i n g t h i s ye a r f r o m July 11 to 15, is a perennial summer favourite. “The waterfront comes alive when the main stage is set up to showcase an exciting line-up of artists, from hip-hop to jazz to everything in between. Don’t miss the oldest jazz festival and largest summer festival in Atlantic Canada. • The Halifax Busker Festival (page 51) is another summer highlight, showcasing street performers, comedians, musicians, and illusionists. See them on free stages along the Halifax waterfront from August 1 to 6. “It’s always entertaining and free! It’s great fun for the whole family... They are adding new live music acts along with entertainers from around the world.”

AUTUMN EXPERIENCES • FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival (page 52) has become one of Canada’s top cinema celebrations, featuring local talents and great films from further afield. See it in Halifax from September 13 to 20. “It’s an eight-day celebration of film, media, and music from around the world. Downtown is abuzz with filmmakers and film lovers with streets transformed with lights, action and music for the event.” • “Taking a whale watching tour in early autumn is wonderful. Not only do you get to see

whales but the autumn foliage from the boat is beautiful.” Find tour options on page 66. • “The can’t-miss autumn event would be the home opener for our beloved Halifax Mooseheads (page 49) hockey team.” The hometown major-junior hockey heroes play their regular-season home opener in September at Scotiabank Centre.

WINTER EXPERIENCES • New Year’s Eve always brings lots of visitors to Halifax. “You can pack in so many things in one day moving into the night whether you are here with the family or without the kids. Bring or rent your skates and spend an evening at the Oval on Halifax Common, with a night of fireworks and entertainment. Make your way down to the Grand Parade Square for local live music, fireworks, or stay indoors and take in a concert at the Casino Nova Scotia” • Winter is an excellent time to experience our eclectic dining scene beginning with the Savour Food & Wine Festival, which goes from January 15 to March 15. The event runs over several weeks and showcases the very best of Nova Scotia food, wine, craft beer, and cider in a variety of venues. Find out why Nova Scotia’s culinary scene is being noticed on the world stage!”

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CONCIERGE DAY TRIP “There is no site more iconic in Nova Scotia than Peggy’s Cove, the small fishing village a 45-minute drive west of Halifax. The lighthouse perched on top of the rocks, overlooking the rolling waves, is one of the most photographed and visited sites in the country! Its charm not only comes from the rustic and mostly undeveloped appearance, but the local fisherman and shopkeepers who are more than happy to share their stories with you and make your trip to Nova Scotia all the more memorable.” IF YOU ONLY HAD ONE DAY IN HALIFAX, HOW WOULD YOU SPEND IT? • “I would walk the Historic Properties (page 15), the waterfront to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (page 18). Then go up Spring Garden Road to the Halifax Public Gardens (page 14) and a visit to Halifax Citadel National Historic Site (page 14) to finish the afternoon.” • “I would enjoy an amazing meal on the patio of the Bicycle Thief (page 24), take a tour on the Harbour Hopper (page 66) to experience some of Halifax’s history, take a tour of Halifax Citadel and a tour of the Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery (page 14).” • “I would begin with a general tour (page 66). Then I would walk along the waterfront boardwalk, with a stop at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (page 19) to see the Titanic exhibit and pick up information on the Halifax Explosion. Continue on for lunch and shopping at Bishop’s Landing. Walk up the hill to Barrington Street and the Old Burying Ground (page 15), turning up Spring Garden Road past beautiful St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica (page17), then on to the awardwinning Halifax Central Library (page 14), with a stop for coffee at roof-top café Pavia. Next a stroll through the Halifax Public Gardens (page 14) and on to Halifax Citadel. In the evening I would walk along Argyle Street and take my pick of the excellent dining establishments along the way.” • “Morning: breakfast downtown, walk along the waterfront to the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market (page 24), then continue walking around the city taking in the Halifax Citadel, Halifax Public Gardens and Pier 21 and even a Harbour Hopper tour. Afternoon: Halifax Food Tours or Local Tasting Tours (page 66). Evening: Tall Ship Silva (page 67) Halifax Harbour cruise. Night: Halifax Mooseheads (page 49) game at the Scotiabank Centre.”

• “If you only had one day it would have to be the waterfront! Anything and everything you can imagine for culinary, boutique shopping, and experiential fun can be found throughout the Halifax waterfront boardwalk.” WEEKEND BRUNCH • “The Black Sheep on Dresden Row serves an excellent brunch every day and has a very unique deck for outdoor dining in fine weather.” • My favourite spot for brunch would have to be the Coastal Café on Robie street. I love the les oeufs d’automne omelette with bacon confit Brussels sprouts, maple goat cheese, fried onions and dijon dressed radish shoots, baguette crisps. Delicious! Lots of gluten-free options on the menu as well. • “One of the most extensive and delicious brunch menus I have encountered is at the Stubborn Goat Beer Garden (page 29) on the Halifax waterfront, serving brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Try the eggs benny, mushrooms on toast, or avocado salmon fish tartine—so many great options!” • “Le Bistro by Liz on South Park Street: scrumptious food with a complimentary caesar or mimosa—that’s tough to beat.” • “The Foggy Goggle (page 29) on Gottingen Street offers great traditional brunch choices and is a hop, skip, and jump to exploring downtown Halifax.”

renovated historical building with candle-lit booths and tables. Service and food are both impeccable.” And to make the evening extra special: “Additionally, The Barrington will elevate your experience if you speak with the executive reservations manager. Let Haley know of any details, add-ons, or specifics you’d like for your dinner experience and The Barrington will deliver.” • “I always greatly enjoy La Frasca Cibi & Vini (page 23) on Spring Garden Road. Relaxed, inviting, friendly, and great food.” • “Da Maurizio in the Brewery Market on Lower Water Street continues to be one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Wonderful food and service. A truly unique space.” • “I love the Bicycle Thief in Bishop’s Landing— sitting right on the Halifax waterfront, serving great food and wine in a beautiful setting.” LOCAL SECRET “Take the Halifax Transit ferry from downtown Halifax to Alderney Landing in Dartmouth. For just $2.50, you can enjoy the panoramic view from the observation deck and discover historic Halifax

LUNCH BREAK • “Stay on the waterfront and you will discover a great brew pub: the Gahan House (page 21). The Nova Scotian outpost of this Prince Edward microbrewer boasts high-end pub grub and has a perfect lunch atmosphere; many great options for the seafood, meat, and vegetarian lovers. There are always lots of craft beers to choose from, including rare seasonal creations. The blueberry ale and the honey wheat ale are sure to go well with any meal.” • “From Monday to Friday, 2 Doors Down (page 25) on Barrington Street, is a great spot for lunch. During the weekend, in fine weather, I’d choose an outdoor patio: Your Father’s Moustache (page 29) on Spring Garden Road has an excellent rooftop patio.” A ROMANTIC DINNER • “I would say Gio (page 23) at the Prince George Hotel.” In the heart of the downtown, this is not your typical hotel restaurant: creative cocktails, a globally influenced menu, stylish décor, and an intimate quiet patio. • “Hands down, I say The Barrington Steakhouse & Oyster Bar (page 25). It’s located in a

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CONCIERGE Harbour. There’s lots to explore on both sides, but if you’re tight for time, you don’t have to even get off—just sit back and wait for your captain to take you back to port.” A NIGHT OUT WITH FRIENDS • “Bar hop on Argyle Street. Plenty of places to choose from, all within a short walk of each other.” • “I like to get down to my East Coast roots at The Old Triangle (page 29) on Prince Street. It has much acclaim throughout Atlantic Canada for defining the sounds and stories of East Coast music culture.” • “I have had some wonderful evenings with friends enjoying the snug and warm atmosphere of the wine bar Obladee (page 29), on Barrington Street. It has a gorgeous selection of wines to satisfy the different tastes of everyone, and a very friendly and knowledgeable team.” • “My favourite place to go with friends is the HFX Sports Bar & Grill (page 29) on Spring Garden Road. With excellent drink and dinner menus, it’s a great place to go watch any game you could want and have a great time with family and friends.” LIVE MUSIC • More concierges agreed on this answer than any other: the Carleton Music Bar & Grill (page 28) on Argyle Street. Under new ownership and recently renovated, this stylish bar has won multiple awards and the city and province’s best music venue, spotlighting local rising stars and touring acts from around the world. • “Halifax is known for having a great music scene. There are a few hot spots for live music depending on your taste with anything from open mic nights to full live bands and hot tickets shows. My favourite spot would be the Seahorse Tavern on Gottingen. They tend to bring in bands internationally as well as local acts and have a great stage and sound system. Upstairs, you’ll find the Local and the Marquee, which host everything from live jazz to hip-hop and rock concerts.” HIDDEN GEMS FOR FOODIES • “Bar Kismet (page 25) on Agricola Street is a small restaurant with excellent service currently receiving rave reviews.” • “The Foggy Goggle (page 29) has moved into a new location on Gottingen Street in Halifax’s North End: Excellent service with a lot of local flare. You can get anything from the Goggle Burger to pizza to shepherd’s pie. It’s only a short cab ride or 20-minute walk from downtown.” 12 | Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2018

• “If you’ve never tried an East Coast donair, it’s an absolute must! This creation was born in Halifax, it’s a bit like a gyro, but with a taste all its own: spiced meat, cheese, onions, tomatoes, and that signature creamy-garlic donair sauce. Make sure to bring your appetite!” Find them at take-out restaurants and pizzerias throughout the city. • “The Shore Club Lobster Supper (page 26) in Hubbards, a short drive west of the city, features a traditional community supper, with fresh boiled lobster and all-you-can-eat mussels (plus vegetarian, kids’, and non-seafood options) in an old-fashioned dance hall. It’s a must-have experience for visitors.” • “Two If By Sea Café in Dartmouth has perhaps the best croissants in the city. Share if you like though you’ll be tempted not to! Made the oldfashioned way with lots of real butter.” • “A great place for outstanding food is the Agricola Street Brasserie (page 22). Outstanding food and an excellent bar menu. An open kitchen concept really makes it entertaining.” • “The Old Apothecary on Barrington Street is fairly new to Halifax but the can’t-beat sport for amazing deserts!”

FOR NATURE LOVERS “Take a walk in Shubie Park (page 16) in Dartmouth. The trail follows part of the old Shubie Canal system that ran the width of the province.” With river walks and sylvan trails, this beautiful park is a local favourite. CALLING ART LOVERS • “The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (page 20) is one of many galleries downtown. It’s open late on Thursday (with free admission in the evening) and is known for the famous Maud Lewis painted house exhibition, and a selection of the famous folk artist’s work.” And that’s not all: “over 17,000 works in the permanent collection, as well as many exhibits featuring Canadian and international works throughout the year.” • Argyle Fine Art (page 20) on Barrington Street is “one of Halifax’s most progressive galleries.” The rotating exhibitions feature contemporary art by up-and-coming local creators, and artists from across Canada. • “You won’t find it in the gallery guides, but if you’re able to visit, Government House on Barrington Street is a treat for art aficionados. The architecture and artwork are absolutely beautiful. The historic Halifax mansion is the official residence of Nova Scotia’s LieutenantGovernor. It’s sometimes open for tours in

summer (check the website) and hosts garden parties and special events. There are also ‘evenings @governmenthouse’ events in autumn. Register at lt.gov.ns.ca/governmenthouse/visiting-government-house.” HISTORY BUFFS • “The ocean is an integral part of Atlantic Canadian life. Visiting the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (page 19) on Upper Water Street should be on the top of your list. Having a keen interest in the Titanic growing up, I was excited to discover the close relationship between Halifax and the famous sinking in 1912. You will also discover the stories of the Halifax Explosion, another fascinating subject for the history.” • “In Dartmouth, just steps from the passengerferry terminal at Alderney Landing, you’ll find the Dartmouth Heritage Museum (page 18) and Quaker House (page 19). Both museums are jammed with historical exhibits for all ages, offering fascinating insights into how our community has evolved.” • “The most famous and largest attraction is the Halifax Citadel Historic Site (page 14). Every day at noon, they shoot off the cannon known as the ‘noon gun.’ Check out the Halifax Army Museum (page 17), there are also regular exhibits and historical re-enactments.” • “McNabs Island in the Halifax Harbour is part of the McNabs and Lawlor Islands Provincial Park (page 15). A short boat ride away the island is available for tours and camping bookings.” Find a tour operator to help you explore the harbour islands on page 66. UNIQUE SHOPPING EXPERIENCES • “A short taxi ride from the downtown will take you to the Hydrostone Market on Young Street, where you can find a selection of local products all in one area—jewelry, pottery, art, woodwork. There are so many brilliant artisans in Nova Scotia.” • “Locals love The Biscuit General Store on Argyle Street. It’s known not only for its unique variety of men’s and women’s clothing and shoes but also for being one of the best places to find unique and fun gift for everyone in the family.” • “The shops along the Halifax waterfront will surely not disappoint! In particular, if you have a little sweet tooth, I recommend visiting Sugah at Bishop’s Landing. It offers many unique confections and old-fashioned ice creams, all hand crafted. The mix of classic old flavours with more modern and inventive combinations will leave you salivating for more.” • “Amos Pewter, on the Halifax waterfront near the foot of Salter Street, is the spot for beautiful hand-crafted pewter masterpieces.”


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• “NovaScotian Crystal (page 15) on George Street is something truly unique— North America’s only makers of fine handcut, mouth-blown crystal. You can see the artisans in action, turning molten sand into beautiful art, and browse through their creations in the showroom.” ON A STORMY DAY “Why not go and try your luck at Casino Nova Scotia (page 14) on Upper Water Street? Slots, table games, and a variety of live entertainment, plus great food and drink options. And connected

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• “Experience the waterfront on a gorgeous day! Take a boat trip, go whale watching, say hello to Theodore Tugboat (page 67), eat fish and chips at Murphy’s The Cable Wharf (page 26), ice cream from Sugah, buy a t-shirt, be a tourist! • “There is a special way to not only tour around Halifax, but to see it from a distance as well: the Harbour Hopper (page 66)! An amphibious bus/boat that gives you a wide shot view of Halifax in its harbour, then continues on land to take you around the downtown core.”

Meet the members of Les Clefs d’Or who shared their expertise.

ROGER POIRIER has been in the hotel industry for close to 25 years, and is a concierge at the Delta by Marriott Beausejour Hotel in Moncton, New Brunswick. He’s a frequent visitor to Halifax.

ANGELA O’BRIEN is senior executive host at Casino Nova Scotia. She graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce and has a true love for Halifax.

TREVOR PROUDE is the head concierge at The Hollis Halifax—A Doubletree Suites by Hilton. He’s the director of Les Clefs d’Or Atlantic Region.

IAN CHEVERIE has been creating special experiences for guests for over six years at The Great George Hotel, Charlottetown’s Only Luxury Historic Boutique Hotel. He’s a frequent visitor to Halifax.

TREVOR MACRAE is an executive host at the newly renovated Casino Nova Scotia. He graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts.

DIANE MUNROE is a concierge at Maple by Southwest Properties.

PENNY CAMERON is a concierge at Parkland at the Gardens, a luxury seniors’ residence adjacent to the Halifax Public Gardens. Her career as a concierge began at The Prince George Hotel, where she worked for almost 30 years.

STEPHEN MORRIS has worked in the hospitality industry for some 24 years, starting as a bellman in Lake Louise, Alberta. Today, he’s a concierge at the Prince George Hotel.

PHIL OSBORNE is a concierge at the Halifax Convention Centre. Originally from Manchester, U.K., he lived in Ireland, New York, and Vancouver before settling in Halifax.

TODD YOUNG is concierge for Southwest Properties at Bishop’s Landing since 2011.

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2 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth 902-461-4698 / alderneylanding.com

On the Dartmouth waterfront where the Halifax Transit ferries dock, this community cultura centre features a theatre, outdoor events plaza, weekend market, art gallery, and more.

Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery 1496 Lower Water St., Halifax 902-455-1474 / 877-612-1820 / keiths.ca

Award-winning tour of the origina brewery of Nova Scotia’s first certified brew master, who was also a three-time mayor of Halifax. All ages. Tours daily from June 1 to October 31, scheduled tours on weekends November 1 to May 31. Book tours during the week for large groups. Admission charged. Retail store open daily, year-round.

Atlantic Playland 1200 Lucasville Rd., Hammonds Plains 902-865-1025 / playland.ns.ca

Waterslides, go-carts, and action rides. Open late June to early September. Pay-as-you-play with attraction tickets and bracelets.

Bicentennial Theatre 12390 Hwy. 224, Middle Musquodoboit 902-384-2819 / bicentennialtheatre.ca

The theatre hosts the annual Kirk Logan Old Time Fiddling Contest in late September, plus other musical and stage acts. Open year-round for special events and viewing by appointment.

Bishop Park 15 Shore Club Rd., Hubbards

Located across from Saint Luke’s Anglican Church. Gazebo, interpretation panels, picnic tables, benches, a short walking trail, and a variety of shrubs and trees. Operated and maintained by 14 | Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2018

Halifax Public Gardens

the Hubbards Heritage Society. Open year-round. Free admission.

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Casino Nova Scotia

902-490-5700 / halifaxpubliclibraries.ca

1983 Upper Water St., Halifax / 902-425-7777 888-6GAMES6 / casinonovascotia.com

Located on the Halifax waterfront. Over 400 slot machines, electronic table games, and table games including black jack, roulette, craps, and poker. Dining, live entertainment. Open Monday to Thursday, 10am to 4am; Friday to Sunday, open 24 hours. Must be 19 or older with government-issued photo ID.

Dartmouth Common Bordered by Alderney Dr., Nantucket Ave., Victoria Rd., and Park Ave.

Originally reserved in the 18th century for settlers to graze their livestock, the Common remains a pleasant stop. A cairn commemorates the 1750 landing of 353 settlers from the ship Alderney and the founding of the original town of Dartmouth. Just across Thistle Street from the Halifax Transit bus terminal.

Fisherman’s Cove 4 Government Wharf Rd., Eastern Passage (off Rte. 322) 902-465-6093 / fishermanscove.ns.ca

Craft shops, an art gallery, seafood restaurants, and a heritage centre providing exhibits and local information for visitors. Free admission.

Granville Mall North end of Granville St., Halifax

Destroyed by fire in 1859, the buildings on this block at the end of Granville Street were rebuilt in the Italianate style. It features a variety of restaurants, pubs, and shops with an attractive pedestrian plaza with a fountain and benches.

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5440 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax

Making a bold architectural statement, Halifax’s flagship library has drawn acclaim from around the world. In addition to its extensive collection, it boasts free Wi-Fi, public-use computers, and some of the city’s best vistas. Halifax Public Libraries has 14 branches within the municipality.

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Entrance off Sackville St., Halifax 902-426-5080 / parkscanada.gc.ca/halifaxcitadel

One of Canada’s most visited National Historic Sites. Featuring two historic regiments, the restored Citadel offers hands-on immersive programs for visitors of all ages, period exhibits, guided tours, Army Museum, ghost walks inside the fort (mid-July to October), and one of the world’s oldest continuous noon-day cannons (fired every day except Christmas). Gift shop and coffee bar. Admission charged May 7 to October 31. Programming runs 9am to 5pm in May, June, September, and October; 9am to 6pm in July and August. Grounds open year-round.

Halifax Public Gardens South Park St. at Spring Garden Rd., Halifax 902-490-4000 / halifax.ca

The finest original formal Victorian Public Garden in North America. Public washrooms, bus tour dropoff area (on Spring Garden Road), and Horticulture Hall. Photographers welcome, no appointment required. Café on site. No wedding ceremonies, pets, bikes, or smoking. Open daily from early May until late November, 8am to dusk. Open off-season when conditions permit. Free admission.


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The Hydrostone Market

Pier 20, Marginal Rd., Halifax

5515–5547 Young St., Halifax / hydrostonemarket.ca

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Local and seasonal ingredients, handcrafted gifts, and delicious prepared food. Vendor attendance varies daily; check website for schedule. Full market on Saturdays. Open year-round.

Hatfield Farm Cowboy Adventures 1840 Hammonds Plains Rd., Hammonds Plains 902-835-5676 / 1-877-835-5676 / hatfieldfarm.com

With 20+ horses and 12 kilometres of woodland trails, offers a variety of “cowboy-themed” activities, including wagon/sleigh and trail rides, a petting pen, cookouts, overnight adventures, all-inclusive weddings, birthday parties, and corporate meetings. Open year-round.

Designated a National Historic District, the Hydrostone community rose from the rubble of the 1917 Halifax Explosion. Finishing in 1920, workers built 328 houses from concrete blocks known as “hydrostones.” Stylish neighbourhood includes unique shops and restaurants in a European-style market. Market open daily, yearround. Picnic tables.

McNabs and Lawlor Islands Provincial Park Halifax Harbour / 888-544-3434 / parks.gov.ns.ca

available. Year-round. Summer Series, featuring The Argyle Street Kitchen Party and Five Guys Named Moe, runs July 3 to Aug. 28.

NovaScotian Crystal 5080 George St., Halifax / 902-492-0416 888-977-2797 / novascotiancrystal.com

See molten crystal being mouth-blown and handcut, using techniques and tools that have not changed for centuries. See craftsmen on site and visit the showroom of Canada’s only crystalmakers. Showroom open year-round, glassworks hours vary seasonally. Worldwide shipping available.

The Old Burying Ground

Walking trails run through a 75-hectare forested habitat. Open year-round. No winter maintenance on trails. Off-leash area for dogs. Free admission.

Accessible by ferry from Eastern Passage and Halifax, McNabs features some 22 kilometres of trails, a variety of forested and coastal settings, historic sites, and limited day-use facilities. Explore Fort McNab National Historic Site, built between 1888 and 1892. Best accessed May– October. Lawlor Island is not open to the public. drop-off area (on Spring Garden Road), and Horticulture Hall. Photographers welcome, no appointment required. Café on site. No wedding ceremonies, pets, bikes, or smoking. Open daily from early May until late November, 8am to dusk. Free admission.

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1869 Upper Water St., Halifax

1593 Argyle St., Halifax902-429-7070 800-565-7345 / neptunetheatre.com

Hemlock Ravine Park 40 Kent Ave., Bedford / 902-798-6700

902-429-0530 / historicproperties.ca

This National Historic Site is comprised of three square blocks of restored heritage buildings, now home to shops, boutiques, a brewpub, and more. Open daily.

Atlantic Canada’s largest professional theatre with several shows on two stages: musicals, comedies, dramas, a family-friendly holiday special, and new Canadian works. Dinner and hotel packages

Barrington St. at Spring Garden Rd., Halifax 902-429-2240

A National Historic Site and registered Provincial Heritage Property. Some 12,000 people are buried here, although only about 1,300 headstones remain. Notable names include British Major General Robert Ross, who burned Washington in the War of 1812 and died in battle a few days later. Open May to October. Free admission, guided tours (June to August), donations welcome. Brunswick St. at the top of George St., Halifax

Located at the base of Citadel Hill, this landmark has watched over the city ever since its workings arrived from England in 1803. The Duke of Kent, head of the garrison at Halifax from 1794 to 1800 and eventual father of Queen Victoria, designed the timepiece that’s now a Halifax icon. Operated

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Pennant Point Coastal Heritage Park 20 min. from downtown Halifax, on Rte. 349

In 1990, 26 historic sites were recorded at the park, the majority of which are cellar depressions associated with the late 18th-century to early 20th-century fishing community of Coote Cove. The park is home to three white sand beaches, popularly known as Crystal Crescent Beach, and an 8.5-kilometre coastal and inland trail system. Open year-round from dawn until dusk.

10am to 4pm. Remainder of the year: weekdays 8:30am to 4:30pm. Free admission. Guided tours in summer.

Shore Club 250 Shore Club Rd., Hubbards 902-857-9555 / shoreclub.ca

Point Pleasant Park

The Shore Club has been welcoming visitors to Nova Scotia’s South Shore since 1946. Hosts traditional Maritime lobster suppers and dances with live music. Doors open for Saturday dances at 9:30pm. Lobster suppers from mid-May to midOctober, weekends only until June 1. Wednesday to Sunday, 4pm to 8pm (Saturday to 7pm). Reservations recommended.

Entrances at the south end of Tower Rd. and the south end of Point Pleasant Dr., Halifax / 902-490-4700

Shubie Park

This expansive 75-hectare park covers the southern tip of the Halifax peninsula, jutting into the mouth of the harbour. Features include 39 kilometres of walking trails, picnic areas, canteen, supervised beach, and the ruins of several forts. Open daily, 6am to midnight, year-round. Limited winter Maintenance.

Prince of Wales Tower National Historic Site Point Pleasant Park, Halifax / 902-426-5080 parkscanada.gc.ca/princewalestower

This Martello tower, the first of its type in North America, was built by order of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, in 1796–97 to help protect British gun batteries in Halifax. Today, interpretive panels portray the tower’s history, architectural features and significance as a defensive structure. Grounds open year-round.

Province House 1726 Hollis St., Halifax / 902-424-4661 / nslegislature.ca

Canada’s oldest seat of government and home to Nova Scotia’s legislature. Open July and August: weekdays 9am to 5pm, weekends and holidays

54 Locks Rd., Dartmouth / shubenacadiecanal.ca

Shubie is the largest urban wilderness park in the Halifax area, including sections of the Trans Canada Trail, two lakes, islands, woodland trails, and the partially restored locks of the historic Shubenacadie Canal. In summer, the park offers a supervised beach and campground. Off-leash dog areas. Limited trail maintenance in winter. Access from many locations including Waverley Road, Dartmouth Crossing, Locks Road, and John Brenton Drive.

Sir Sandford Fleming Park (The Dingle) Dingle Rd., off Purcell’s Cove Rd., on the Northwest Arm, Halifax / 902-490-4000

Walking trails, a sandy saltwater beach (supervised in July and August) with public wharf and boat launch into the Northwest Arm. Tower open June to August. Picnic tables available. No winter maintenance on walking trails. Free admission.

SS Atlantic Heritage Park and Interpretation Centre 180 Sandy Cove Rd., Terence Bay 902-852-1557 / www.ssatlantic.com

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World Peace Pavilion On the waterfront in Dartmouth’s Ferry Terminal Park.

Conceived by Metro Youth for Global Unity, the triangular-shaped monument incorporates rocks and bricks from countries all over the world. Contributions on display include a 90-kilogram piece of the Berlin Wall.

York Redoubt National Historic Site Purcell’s Cove Rd. (Rte. 253), 25 min. from downtown Halifax / 902-426-5080 / parkscanada.gc.ca/yorkredoubt

Overlooking the entrance to the harbour and McNabs Island, York Redoubt was part of Halifax’s extensive defence system. Parts of the fort date from the 1790s to the Second World War, while the large cannons are from the 1860s. Panoramic views of Halifax Harbour, picnic grounds. Washrooms available June 25 to Labour Day. Grounds open year-round, no winter maintenance.

HISTORIC CHURCHES Cathedral Church of All Saints 1330 Cathedral Ln., Halifax 902-423-6002 / cathedralchurchofallsaints.com

Opened in 1910, this South End landmark is a textbook example of Gothic architecture. Usually open Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 3pm, plus Sunday worship.

Christ Church 50 Wentworth St., Dartmouth 902-466-4270 / christchurchdartmouth.ns.ca

The oldest church in Dartmouth (built in 1817), this registered heritage building exemplifies Georgian architectural design. The weather vane atop the steeple depicts Halley’s Comet. Visit by appointment.

Cornwallis Street Baptist Church 5457 Cornwallis St., Halifax 902-429-5573 / cornwallisstreetbaptist.ca

This heritage property is considered the mother church of the African United Baptist Association. Since its founding in 1832 by Rev. Richard Preston, a former slave, this church has been a touchstone for Halifax’s black community. Worship service Sunday at 10:45am. Visit other times by appointment.

Little Dutch (Deutsch) Church National Historic Site of Canada 2393 Brunswick St., Halifax / 902-423-1059 / roundchurch.ca

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The first Lutheran church in Canada, built in 1756 and extended in 1761. Open during weekday worship service, 9am and 5:30pm, from the First Monday in June until the first Monday in September. Graveyard open year-round. Tours by appointment: contact St. George’s Parish Office 902-423-1059 or office@roundchurch.ca.

Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel Holy Cross Cemetery, South Park and South streets, Halifax 902-423-4116 / ccchalifax.com

Known as “the Church Built in a Day,” this Gothicstyle chapel stands near the entrance of Holy Cross


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Cemetery, the city’s oldest Catholic cemetery. In the early morning on August 31, 1843, more than 1,800 people gathered at St. Mary’s Basilica and, after mass, walked in procession to the new cemetery. By 7pm, the new chapel was complete.

St. George’s Round Church / Round Church National Historic Site of Canada 2222 Brunswick St. at Cornwallis St., Halifax 902-423-1059 / roundchurch.ca / office@roundchurch.ca

St. George’s was built in 1800 to accommodate the growing congregation of the Little Dutch Church (see listing above). It was designed under the supervision of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (father of Queen Victoria). The church is an elegant wooden example of a circular Palladian church. Open for tours in July and August, weekdays 11am to 4pm or by appointment.

St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica Spring Garden Rd. at Barrington St., Halifax 902-429-9800 / stmbasilica.com

When construction began in 1820, the design was for a much smaller, Georgian church. In the 1860s and ’70s, the building was transformed inside and out to the grand Victorian Gothic style. Acclaimed New York architect Patrick Charles Keely designed highly embellished façade. The original windows were destroyed in the Halifax Explosion. The upper portion of each window reflects New Testament scenes from the life of Christ and His Mother Mary, while the lower portion reflects corresponding events from the Old Testament. A small museum is located at the back of the altar. Cathedral is open year-round, scheduled tours from June¬-September or by appointment for the rest of the year.

St. Matthew’s United Church 1479 Barrington St., Halifax / 902-423-9209 / stmatts.ns.ca

Beginning in 1749, Protestant Dissenters were permitted to worship in St. Paul’s Church (Church of England) until they had their own place of worship. In 1754, they moved to Mather’s Church at the corner of Hollis and Prince streets. After fire destroyed the building in 1859, the congregation moved to its present site on Barrington at Spring Garden. Guided tours by appointment. Sunday worship at 10:30am.

St. Paul’s Anglican Church 1749 Argyle St., Grand Parade, Halifax 902-429-2240 / stpaulshalifax.org

Founded in June 1749, this was the first Anglican cathedral outside of England. The original dicoese stretched from Newfoundland to Ontario. The crypt holds the remains of illustrious British colonials. Visitors can worship with the congregation on Sundays and Wednesdays, or simply meditate in the pews throughout the week. Open weekdays year-round; weekdays and Saturdays in summer. Parish liturgies open to visitors Sunday and Wednesday (see website for times). Genealogical services available for a fee.

MUSEUMS AND SCIENCE CENTRES Acadian House Museum /L’Acadie de Chezzetcook 79 Hill Rd., West Chezzetcook (Rte. 207) 902-827-5992 / 902-827-2893 / acadiantearoom.com

A 20-minute drive from downtown you can experience Acadian life as lived in the Chezzetcook area. Built in the 1850s, the museum houses displays on local heritage, complete with a period kitchen. The grounds feature artifacts, plus a cabano, an outdoor oven, and a wooden outhouse. Call for special occasions and weekly events. Wheelchair accessible with restrictions. Open July 1 to August 31. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4:30pm. Other times by appointment. Gift shop and picnic tables available. Museum admission $2/person, $5/family. Acadian Tea Room open April 1 to mid-December, 9am to 4pm.

Army Museum Cavalier Barracks of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site 902-422-5979 / armymuseumhalifax.ca

This museum presents hundreds of artifacts reflecting Atlantic Canada’s military heritage. Open daily May 7 to October 31, off-season by appointment. Also open with free admission on Remembrance Day (November 11). Admission included with entrance fee to Halifax Citadel.

Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum 20 Sky Blvd, Goffs, Exit 6, Hwy. 102 (across the highway from Halifax airport) / 902-873-3773/ ACAMuseum.ca

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The most comprehensive collection east of Ottawa—some 20 aircraft and two simulators, including a full-size replica of the first aircraft to fly in Canada (the Silver Dart), the oldest homebuilt in Nova Scotia, and a CF-101 Voodoo. Also showcases hundreds of historical artifacts and displays, including engines, weapons, uniforms, artwork, and aviation memorabilia. Free admission ($8 donation per adult recommended). Wheelchair accessible. Gift shop and picnic tables. Open daily from 9am to 5pm from mid-May until the end of September. Off-season tours on request.

Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia 10 Cherry Brook Rd., Dartmouth 902-434-6223 / 800-465-0767 / bccns.com

Museum, culture, and education centre dedicated to the preservation, protection, and promotion of African Canadian history in Nova Scotia, the birthplace of black culture in Canada. The site offers

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Dartmouth Heritage Museum Evergreen House, 26 Newcastle St., Dartmouth 902-464-2300 / dartmouthheritagemuseum.ns.ca

Exhibits interpreting the heritage of the Dartmouth area. Events and children’s programs year-round. The historic house was owned by Helen Creighton, folklore archivist and author of Bluenose Ghosts. Guided tours of the main floor feature Victorian furnishings and décor. Rotating exhibits in the top and lower floor galleries. Open year-round, Tuesday to Saturday (plus Sunday from June to August), 10 am to 5 pm. (Closed 1 to 2pm on weekends). See website for off-season hours. $5 admission (Members and children under 12 are free). Group rates available. Gift shop.

Discovery Centre 1215 Lower Water St, Halifax 902-492-4422 / thediscoverycentre.ca

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

self-guided tours with two floors of cultural exhibits and a gift shop. Open Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm; noon to 3pm on Saturdays from June to September. Admission charged.

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 1055 Marginal Rd., Halifax / 902-425-7770 / pier21.ca

Pier 21 was Canada’s gateway for one million immigrants from 1928–71 and now hosts Canada’s newest national museum. There are expanded exhibits, first-person stories, and hands-on activities for all ages that tell the broader story of Canadian immigration, from hundreds of years ago to present day. Family history centre, gallery, gift shop, and

café on site. Open year-round. Admission charged, group rates.

Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum 471 Poplar Dr., Dartmouth 902-434-0222 / coleharbourfarmmuseum.ca

Community-run museum featuring heritage buildings, agricultural and household artifacts, gardens, and farm animals. Open May 15 to October 15, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm; Sunday and holidays, noon to 4pm. Tearoom on site. Museum services available by appointment year-round, including inquiries, tours, and events. Admission by donation.

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Atlantic Canada’s premier science centre recently moved to its new Halifax waterfront home: four floors of interactive, educational exhibits, including an Innovation Lab and Dome Theatre planetarium. Offers fun interactive learning experiences for all ages. Bird’s Nest Café and retail shop. Wheelchair accessible. Admission charged. Open daily.

Fairbanks Centre/Shubenacadie Canal 54 Locks Rd., Dartmouth / 902-462-1826 shubenacadiecanal.ca

This Shubenacadie Canal (built between 1824 and 1861), moved steamboats and barges between Halifax Harbour and the Bay of Fundy. The centre is next to the reconstructed Lock 3 of the canal system. From here, take a selfguided historic walking tour. Features include 19th-century locks and an 1820s workers’ camp. From the Fairbanks Centre you can enter the Trans Canada Trail, the Shubie Park trail system, and trails connecting shopping areas such as Dartmouth Crossing and Mic Mac Mall. Fairbanks Centre walking tour and park open daily yearround. Museum open year-round, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. Free admission. Picnic tables, washrooms.

Fisherman’s Life Museum 58 Navy Pool Loop, Jeddore Oyster Pond 902-889-4209 / fishermanslife.novascotia.ca

Built in the early 1900s, this house once belonged to Ervin Myers, his wife Ethelda, and their 13 daughters. They made their living off both the land and sea, fishing throughout the summer and working the woods in the winter. Open daily from June 1 to October 1, 8am to 4pm. Parking, picnic tables, washrooms on site. Bus tours welcome. Admission charged.

Fultz House Museum 33 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville 902-865-3794 / fultzhouse.ca

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Located in a house dating back to the 1860s, this museum displays photographs and artifacts relating to Sackville and surrounding communities. On the property are blacksmith and cooperage shops with tools, and an 1855 horse-drawn hearse. Open daily July 1 to August 31, 10am to 5pm; by appointment yearround. No admission fee (except for special functions), donations welcome. Gift shop.

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HMCS Sackville Sackville Landing (off Lower Water St.), Halifax 902-429-2132. Off-season: 902-427-2837 hmcssackville-cnmt.ns.ca

Sackville is the last of Canada’s 123 Second World War corvettes and the last Flower Class corvette in the world. Commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy in 1941, it escorted convoys from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Londonderry, U.K. from 1942 to 1944. Post-war, it was a research vessel until 1982. Restored to its 1944 appearance, Sackville is now Canada’s National Naval Memorial. Open daily mid-June to October, 10am to 5pm (on the waterfront behind the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic). Off-season, visit by appointment at HMC Dockyard Halifax.

MacPhee House Community Museum 22404 Main St., Sheet Harbour / 902-885-2092

Artifacts from the late-19th through mid-20th centuries. A new exhibit shows the impact of the world wars on local people. Situated in a community park. Accessible visitor-information centre and washrooms (museum upstairs). Free Wi-Fi. Open daily June 15 to September 15, off-season by appointment.

Maritime Command Museum Naval Museum of Halifax Admiralty House, CFB Stadacona, 2725 Gottingen St., Halifax / 902-721-8250 navy-marine.forces.gc.ca/en/navy-life/history-museums.page

History of the Royal Canadian Navy, especially in Halifax. Collection includes 50,000+ volumes, archives, and historical artifacts including model ships, weapons, photos, and medals. Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm. Closed on holidays. Admission by donation. Gift shop.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic 1675 Lower Water St., Halifax 902-424-7490 / 902-424-749 maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca

Canada’s oldest and largest Maritime museum. Featuring: Halifax Explosion (100th anniversary in 2017 with a new, expanded exhibit open until November 2018) and Titanic exhibits, plus the Robertson Ship Chandlery and museum ship CSS Acadia, open from May until October. Open year-round (closed Mondays November 1 to April 30). Admission charged (free Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm).

Memory Lane Heritage Village 5435 Clam Harbour Rd., off Hwy. 7, Lake Charlotte 902-845-1937 / 877-287-0697 / heritagevillage.ca

Award-winning living-history museum depicting coastal rural life in Nova Scotia in the 1940s. Eighteen interactive buildings with costumed animators, period artifacts, audio soundscapes, and traditional skills demonstrations. Self-guided tour via mobile device. Traditional cookhouse meals. Eastern Shore Archives and Genealogy Research Centre open by appointment. Gift shop, public washrooms, free Wi-Fi. French and German spoken. Open daily June 15 to September 15, 11am to 4pm. Off-season by appointment. Admission charged. Senior and group discounts available. Children under 5 free.

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Moose River Gold Mines Museum

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6990 Moose River Rd, Moose River Gold Mines, Eastern Shore / 902-384-2484

1800 Argyle St., Halifax (entrance via Scotiabank Centre box office) / 902-421-1266 / nsshf.com

Gold mining artifacts and first-hand information about the infamous mine disaster of 1936. Open July 1 to August 31, daily 10am to 5pm. Other times by appointment. Donations welcome.

Musquodoboit Railway Museum 7895 Hwy. 7, Musquodoboit Harbour 902-889-2689 / mhrailwaymuseum.com

Celebrating its 100th anniversary, the museum is housed in the former Canadian National Railway Station (circa 1918). Exhibits tell the story of Nova Scotia’s railways and the community’s dependence on rail travel at the turn of the century. Part of the former rail line has been transformed into a 15-km trail. Gift shop. Open in summer. Free admission, donations welcome.

Nova Scotia Archives 6016 University Ave., Halifax 902-424-6060 / archives.novascotia.ca

Records of government departments and corporate bodies (churches, businesses, and organizations), papers of families and individuals, a 50,000-title library, newspapers, genealogical sources, documentary art and photographs, maps and architectural plans, sound recordings, and moving images. Open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, (Wednesday to 9pm), Saturday 9am to 5pm, closed Sunday, holidays, and holiday weekends. Free admission.

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax / 902-424-7353 / 902-424-6548 naturalhistory.novascotia.ca

Explore Nova Scotia’s forests, oceans, and more. Gift shop, parking, and picnic tables. Open yearround, closed Monday from November 1 to May 1. Admission charged.

Highlights the stories of Nova Scotian athletes, builders, and teams. Exhibit dedicated to hockey superstar Sidney Crosby. Multi-sport simulator. Open year-round, Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and before Scotiabank Centre events. Open Saturdays and Sunday in July and August noon to 4pm. Free admission.

Quaker House 55–57 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth 902-464-2253 / dartmouthheritagemuseum.ns.ca

Within a two-minute walk of the Halifax ferry is one of the oldest houses in the city, built by Quaker whalers in 1786. Costumed guides give interpreted tours. The newly revitalized heritage garden features plants used by the Quakers over 200 years ago. Open June 1 to August 31, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 1 pm, 2 pm to 5 pm. $5 admission (members and children under 12 are free).

Scott Manor House 15 Fort Sackville Rd., Bedford 902-832-2336 / scottmanor.ca

A Dutch colonial manor, this provincial heritage site features hand-hewn beams, wishbone chimneys, and a hand-dug cellar. Built circa 1770 by Joseph Scott, it now serves as a centre for community heritage. Tearoom serving homemade oatcakes and fresh seasonal berries, open 2pm to 4pm (cash only), plus a wellstocked reading and research room. Open daily July and August, 10am to 4pm; other times by appointment.

Shearwater Aviation Museum 34 Bonaventure Ave., 12 Wing Shearwater (take Rte. 322 toward Eastern Passage) 902-720-1083 / shearwateraviationmuseum.ns.ca

Displays Canadian military aviation as it evolved at Shearwater. Restored historic aircraft. Open yearround. Wheelchair accessible. Gift shop open year-round. Admission by donation. Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2018 | 19


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ATTRACTIONS

Halifax Skating Oval

Waverley Heritage Museum 2463 Rocky Lake Dr., Waverley 902-861-1436 / waverleycommunity.ca

Exhibits on gold mining and the Acadia Powder Mill Company, photographs of past residents, and scenes chronicling Waverley’s history. Located in the old St. John the Baptist Church, noted for its nautical style architecture, evoking the impression of an upside-down ship’s hull. Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from June 1 to August 31. Free admission. Off-season by appointment.

GALLERIES Argyle Fine Art 1559 Barrington St., Halifax 902-425-9456 / argylefineart.com

One of Halifax’s most progressive galleries, showcasing contemporary art by established and emerging Canadian painters, photographers, sculptors, and fibre artists. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5:30pm. Other times by appointment.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia 1723 Hollis St., Halifax 902-424-7542 / artgalleryofnovascotia.ca

Atlantic Canada’s largest art museum, with 17,000+ works in the permanent collection, plus touring

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special projects, and workshops provide a forum for discussion and education. Free admission. Open Tuesday to Friday, noon to 5pm.

Mary E. Black Gallery Suite 140, 1061 Marginal Rd., Halifax 902-492-2522 / craft-design.ns.ca

Gallery in the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design. Hosts exhibitions of contemporary and traditional fine craft. Public classes offered in six studios. Designer Craft Shop features local handmade craft. Free admission. Open Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 4pm.

exhibitions. Open daily in summer, Tuesday to Sunday year-round. Admission charged. Free access or by donation Thursday 5pm to 9pm.

Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery

The Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing

Reflects the university’s educational mission by emphasizing the representation of women as cultural subjects and producers. Exhibitions explore various forms of cultural production, highlighting the achievements of Nova Scotian artists and themes relevant to the university’s academic programs. Open Tuesday to Friday, 11am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, 1pm to 5pm. Free admission.

2 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth 902-461-4698 / alderneylanding.com

On the Dartmouth waterfront next to the Halifax Transit ferry terminal. Hosts exhibitions by a variety of local professional and amateur artists. Open Tuesday to Friday, noon to 5:30pm; Saturday, 9am to 5pm, Sunday, 11am to 3pm. Free admission.

Dalhousie Art Gallery Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave., Halifax 902-494-2403 / artgallery.dal.ca

Contemporary and historic art exhibitions, curated film screenings, artist and curator talks, free guided tours, offsite programming. Free admission. Open Tuesday to Friday, 11am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5pm. Elevator access from main entrance.

Eyelevel Gallery Suite 101, 5663 Cornwallis St., Halifax 902-425-6412 / eyelevelgallery.ca

A not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to presenting, developing, and promoting contemporary art. Exhibitions, performances,

Seton Academic Centre, 166 Bedford Hwy., Halifax 902-457-6160 / msvuart.ca

Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery Loyola Building, 5865 Gorsebrook Ave., Halifax 902-420-5445 / smuartgallery.ca

Focuses on contemporary art, featuring emerging and established artists. Five to eight new exhibitions yearly. Hosts panels, lectures, and artists’ presentations. Open Tuesday to Friday, 11am to 5pm; weekends, noon to 5pm. Free admission.

Secord Gallery 6301 Quinpool Rd., Halifax 902-423-6644 / secordgallery.com

Ongoing exhibitions, including oil, acrylic, and mixed-media paintings, works on paper (including original prints and photos), plus sculpture and ceramics. Open Monday to Thursday, 9:30am to 5:30pm, Friday, 9:30am to 7pm and Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Summer and holiday hours vary.

Studio 21 Fine Art 1273 Hollis St., Halifax 902-420-1852 / studio21.ca

Contemporary works in a variety of media by established and emerging artists. Free admission. Open Tuesday to Friday, 11am to 6pm; Saturday, 10am to 5pm; Sunday and Monday by appointment.

Viewpoint Gallery 1272 Barrington St., Halifax 902-420-0854 / viewpointgallery.ca

Halifax’s only contemporary photography gallery. Local and international exhibitions. Artists’ talks, print reviews; workshops and classes from Photoworkshops.ca. Free admission. Open Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5pm.

Zwicker’s Gallery 5415 Doyle St., Halifax 902-423-7662 / zwickersgallery.ca

Maud Lewis, Three Black Cats (detail), 1955 © Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

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Founded in 1866, Halifax’s oldest commercial art gallery. Features a broad selection of fine art in many categories and styles. Open Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 5pm; Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Monday by appointment only.


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DINING

When you come to Halifax, you’ll probably expect to dine on fish and chips, the boiled lobster, seafood chowder, and the like. But alongside those beloved classics, you’ll also discover innovative fusion dishes, expectation-shattering vegan creations, stylish food trucks, Nova Scotian wine, craft beer, and dishes from takeaway to fine dining that showcase local and seasonal ingredients. In our restaurant and nightlife guide, you’ll discover a crosssection of the region’s best dining offerings, from long-established standbys to exciting new hole-inthe-wall spots. And on a Saturday morning, the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market is the ideal place to sample Nova Scotia’s bounty. Serious foodies should also check out the winery and food tours that local companies offer on pages 66–67.

ABBREVIATIONS #

Wheelchair accessible Member of the “Taste of Nova Scotia” program

R

Reservations recommended

Lic

Licensed

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Number of days per week establishment is open. If less than seven days, the day(s) closed is also indicated.

By law, every restaurant in Halifax Regional Municipality is entirely nonsmoking, including outdoor patios. For more dining information, visit eDining.ca or where.ca/Halifax

dining

East of Grafton

BBQ

Boneheads BBQ

1014 Barrington St., Halifax 902-407-4100 / lickthebone.com

Southern-style smokehouse serving pulled pork, ribs, beef brisket, chicken, sausage, and traditional BBQ mainstays. Lic {

BURGERS Ace Burger Co. At Battery Park Beerbar & Eatery, 62 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth / 902-446-2337 / aceburger.ca

All-day menu featuring burger and sandwich platters, bar snacks, and full dinners. # (limited) Lic {

Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers + Poutinerie 380 Pleasant St., Dartmouth / 902-444-3446 600 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth / 902-446-4400 507 Larry Uteck Blvd, Bedford / 902-835-7404 cheesecurdsburgers.com

Chef-inspired house-made burgers with highquality fixings, creative poutines, gourmet hot dogs. Breakfast sandwiches. # Lic (Windmill Rd.) {

Krave Burger 5680 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax 902-407-5728 / kraveburger.com

Signature burgers like the Chicken Caprese and Smoking Goat. Local craft beer. # Lic {

Relish Gourmet Burgers 6024 Quinpool Rd., Halifax / 902-474-4152 instagram.com/relishhrm/

Locally owned and operated, offering burgers with a variety of creative toppings. Local craft beer. # Lic {

BREWPUBS For a directory of craft breweries, cideries, wineries, and distilleries throughout Nova Scotia, see page 30.

Gahan House Historic Properties, 1869 Upper Water St., Halifax 902-444-3060 / halifax.gahan.ca

Craft beer paired with a high-end pub menu focusing on local and fresh food. Lic {

Rockbottom Brew Pub 5686 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax 902-423-2938 / rockbottombrewpub.ca

Distinctive beers brewed on site in small batches. Live local entertainment. Lic { Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2018 | 21


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DINING

CAFÉS, BISTROS The Arms Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park St., Halifax 902-420-9781 / rcr.ca

Warm, comfortable atmosphere steeped in British heritage. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Draught beer on tap. Lic {

Bistro le Coq 1584 Argyle St., Halifax / 902-407-4564 / bistrocoq.ca

French country cuisine. Highlights include duck breast, mussels and frites, escargot, daily quiche, and steak frites. Weekend brunch. Lic z Monday

The Board Room Game Café

Weird Harbour Espresso Bar

1256 Barrington St., Halifax / 902-423-7545 936 Bedford Hwy., Bedford / 902-407-4259 boardroomgames.ca

1656 Barrington St., Halifax / weirdharbour.com

500+ games. All ages welcome. # Lic {

Economy Shoe Shop 1663 Argyle St., Halifax 902-423-8845 / economyshoeshop.ca

CHINESE Cheelin

Inspired by a local art designer, this popular bar opened in 1995. Since then, it’s become internationally acclaimed and one of Nova Scotia’s best known bars. # Lic {

1496 Lower Water St., Halifax 902-422-2252 / cheelinrestaurant.ca

Espresso on Deck

Fan’s Chinese Restaurant

124 Peggy’s Point Rd., Peggy’s Cove 902-823-2099 / beales.ns.ca

451 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth 902-469-9165 / fansrestaurant.com

Fair-trade locally roasted coffee and baked goods in the centre of Peggy’s Cove village. Local crafts on site. Open seasonally. # {

Heartwood Restaurant 6250 Quinpool Rd., Halifax 902-425-2808 / iloveheartwood.ca

Health-food restaurant; full-service vegetarian/ { vegan. #

The Middle Spoon

Beijing and Szechuan cuisine. Gluten-free options available. # R (large groups) Lic {

Dim Sum on weekends (11am to 3pm). Gluten-free menu available. # R (large groups ) Lic zTuesday

The Great Wall 1649 Bedford Row, Halifax / 902-422-6153 / thegreatwall.ca

Voted Best Chinese Food and Best Dim Sum for over 10 years. Friendly service and generous portions. # R (large groups ) Lic {

9 + Nine 480 Parkland Dr., Halifax / 902-431-7575 / 9plus9.ca

1563 Barrington St., Halifax / 902-407-4002 Sunnyside Mall, 1595 Bedford Hwy., Bedford 902-446-4082 / themiddlespoon.ca

Chef Peter brings 45 years of culinary experience to his compact strip-mall stop offering Chinese delicacies and takeout. {

Skip straight to dessert at this chic spot specializing in decadent desserts and inventive cocktails. Lic / Halifax: z Sunday / Bedford: {

Yanjing Yanjing Chinese Restaurant

Morris East Restaurant + Wine Bar 5212 Morris St., Halifax / 902-444-7687 620 Nine Mile Dr., Bedford West / 902-444-7671 morriseast.com

Gourmet, thin-crust pizzas, prepared in a woodfired oven. Small, well-planned wine list. Seasonal focus. Gluten-free options. Luscious cocktails. Take-out available. Patio. Lic {

Portland Street Crêperie 55 Portland St., Dartmouth 902-466-7686 / portlandstreetcreperie.com

6430 Quinpool Rd., Halifax 902-423-2587 / yanjingchineserestaurant.ca

Menu available in English or Chinese. Online ordering. Free delivery on orders over $20 (before tax) on the peninsula. R (six people or more) Lic {

CONTINENTAL/INTERNATIONAL Agricola Street Brasserie 2540 Agricola St., Halifax / 902-446-7664 /agricolastreet.ca

Highlights include house-made charcuterie, seared pork belly and kimchi, daily risotto, a weekly seasonal pie, and various seafood dishes. Large rooftop patio. # R (weekends ) Lic z Sunday

Relaxed spot creating sweet and savoury crêpes ranging from The Donair to Oreo Cheesecake amid reclaimed wood. # {

Black Sheep Restaurant

Sweet Hereafter Cheesecakery

Brunch by day; small plates, craft beer, and creative cocktails by night. Lic {

6148 Quinpool Rd., Halifax 902-404-8001 / sweethereafter.ca

Artisan cheesecake by the slice, locally roasted organic fair-trade coffee, gluten-free and vegan options. Reservations recommended Thursday to Saturday. # z Sunday

Trellis Café

1569 Dresden Row, Halifax 902-406-6856 / blacksheephalifax.com

East of Grafton 1580 Argyle St., Halifax / 902-428-5680

Cozy locale offering comfort food with a twist, an extensive wine list, and decadent weekend brunch. Lic z Monday

22 Hwy. 3, Hubbards / 902-857-1188 / trelliscafe.com

Eliot & Vine

Home-style food with fresh ingredients. Organic fairtrade coffee. Full bar service, patio. Free Wi-Fi. # R Lic {

2305 Clifton St., Halifax / 902-332-1557 / eliotandvine.com

Upscale casual. European-influenced dinner menu and an evolving wine list. # Lic z Monday

Trendz Café & Wine Bar

Highwayman Restaurant & Bar

15 Spectacle Lake Dr., Dartmouth 902-446-3782 / trendzcafe.ca

Relaxed, upscale atmosphere. Globally influenced menu featuring fresh local ingredients. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. # Lic { 22 | Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2018

Espresso-based coffees and locally made baked goods. Open Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm; weekends 9am to 4pm. # {

1673 Barrington St., Halifax / 902-407-5260 / highwaymanhfx.com

Simple yet stylish. 40-seat dining room preparing Spanish-inspired entrées and small plates alongside hip cocktails and a curated wine and beer list. # Lic {


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DINING

Little Oak

Stories Restaurant

1475 Lower Water St., Halifax / littleoakbar.ca

5184 Morris St., Halifax 902-444-4400 / storiesdining.com

Intimate waterfront wine bar, offering an everchanging globally influenced menu showcasing seasonal ingredients. Expansive wine list, ample selection of craft beer and cider. Happy Hour 4pm to 6pm daily. # Lic z Monday

The Redwood Grill 30 Fairfax Dr., Halifax / 902-446-4243 / redwoodgrill.ca

Creative meals with fresh ingredients. Modern casual setting. # R Lic {

Studio East Food and Drink 6021 Cunard St., Halifax / 902-449-9800 / studioeastfood.ca

Globally inspired comfort food featuring local ingredients. Highlights: calamari pakora, Asianinspired charcuterie, pad Thai chicken wings, Cambodian curry, Tandoori steak. Sunday live music. # Lic z Monday

Tempo Food + Drink

902-420-9626 / chives.ca

“Casual chic” bistro known for its seasonal and creative menus, featuring fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Private dining room. Open 5 to 9:30pm. R Lic {

da Maurizio Dining Room Brewery Market, #119-1496 Lower Water St., Halifax 902-423-0859 / damaurizio.ca

Fine Italian à la carte dining plus a prix fixe menu. Extensive wine list and sweet offerings from pastry chef Nicole Decourcy. Private rooms. Patio. # R Lic z Sunday

Encore Dining Room

Everything is hand-made, using fresh ingredients from Italian and local producers. # Lic zSunday

La Frasca Cibi & Vini

Nova Scotia-inspired cuisine paired with wines from around the world, plus local vintages. Phone for hours, reservations required. R Lic

5650 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax 902-422-2866 / lafrasca.ca

Inspired by the rustic dishes of Friuli in Northern Italy. Authentic, home-style dishes. # R Lic zSunday

INDIAN Curry Village

La Piazza Ristorante

1569 Dresden Row, Halifax / 902-429-5010 / curryvillage.ca

Indian cuisine featuring curry, tandoori, biryanis, and vegetarian dishes. Recommended by The New York Times and Where to Eat in Canada. R Lic { 8 Oland Cres., Bayer’s Lake 902-444-4411 / dhaba-express.ca

1537 Barrington St., Halifax

Sunnyside Mall, 1595 Bedford Hwy., Bedford 902-832-4531 / il-mercato.ca

9609 St. Margarets Bay Rd., Queensland 1-800-373-2417 or 902-857-2417 / thesurfsideinn.com

Dhaba Casual Fine Dining & Express

Chives Canadian Bistro

Il Mercato

Surfside Inn Dining Room

902-428-3676 / tempofooddrink.com

FINE DINING

Casual dining, specializing in pizza, fish and chips. # (Quinpool and Dutch Village) Lic {

Seafood, game, and regional flavours served in the charming setting of Halifax’s historic boutique hotel. Sunny garden courtyard. Dinner 5 to 9pm. R Lic z Sunday, Monday

1875 Barrington St., Halifax

Internationally influenced menu. Creative cocktails. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Happy Hour 4–7pm daily, all-day Sunday. Food service until 11pm. Brunch Saturday and Sunday, 11am–3pm. Grab+Go counter. Two hours free parking at Scotia Square. # R Lic

552 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville / 902-865-2555 freemanspizza.ca

6430 Chebucto Rd., Halifax 902-404-5885 / lapiazzarestocafe.com

Casual spot for wood-oven pizza and Italian entrées. Private party room. Lic {

Piatto Pizzeria + Enoteca 5144 Morris St., Halifax / 902-406-0909 / piattopizzeria. com

Fresh authentic Indian cuisine. Weekend lunch buffets and daily lunch specials. # R Lic z Monday

Halifax’s only certified VPN (Verace Pizza Napoletana) menu, offering traditional Old World pizzas and house-made pasta. Delivery within Halifax Regional Municipality. # Lic {

ITALIAN Café Chianti

Rinaldo’s

1241 Barrington St., Halifax / 902-423-7471 / cafechianti.com

2186 Windsor St., Halifax / 902-425-0400 / rinaldos.ca

Authentic Italian menu specializing in local seafood, fresh pasta, veal, steak, lamb, pizza, and duck dishes. Extensive wine cellar. Marking its 30th anniversary this year. # R Lic {

Italian-American favourites like eggplant parmesan, hero sandwiches, and pizza aplenty. One of Where Canada’s Best New Restaurants in Canada. Weekend brunch. # Lic z Monday

East Side Mario’s

Ristorante a Mano

186 Chain Lake Dr., Bayers Lake Business Park, Halifax 902-450-1311 5287 Prince St., Halifax 902-334-0303 / eastsidemarios.com

Bishop’s Landing, 1477 Lower Water St., Halifax 902-423-6266 / ristoranteamano.ca

Italian-American eatery recalls New York’s Little Italy. Pizza, specialty sandwiches, pasta. # R (large groups) Lic {

Freeman’s Little New York

Hand-made pastas, hand-thrown pizzas, and home-style gelato and desserts. # R Lic z Sunday

Stone Pizza 79 Alderney Dr., Dartmouth / 902-444-2660/ stonepizza.ca

Quick-casual eatery dishing up custom pizzas. Gluten-free and vegan options. Serves Pop Shoppe soft drinks. {

1726 Grafton St., Halifax / 902-444-7008 6092 Quinpool Rd., Halifax / 902-429-0241 3671 Dutch Village Rd., Halifax / 902-445-5256

3009 Hwy. 2, Fall River / 902-861-3480 / innonthelake.com

Fine dining room, seasonal patio. Steak and seafood. # (Dining area) R Lic {

Gio 1725 Market St., Halifax / 902-425-1987 / giohalifax.com

CAA Four Diamond winner. Global cuisine, impeccable service, an extensive cocktail selection, and unique wine list. Modern atmosphere. # R Lic z Sunday

The Press Gang 5218 Prince St., Halifax / 902-423-8816 / thepressgang.net

Fine dining in one of Halifax’s oldest buildings. Creative selection of local seafood, oyster bar. Open from 5pm. Live jazz Friday and Saturday night. R Lic

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Tomavinos Ristorante

Italian Market

1113 Marginal Rd., Halifax / 902-425-7111 / tomavinos.ca

Young Kempt Centre, 6061 Young St., Halifax 902-455-6124 Barrington Place Mall, #170–1903 Barrington St., Halifax 902-444-4688 / italianmarket.ca

Cozy atmosphere. Gourmet pizza, voted the best in the city. Nova Scotian seafood, home-style pasta, and salads. Lic {

The Vines Pasta Grill 4 Panavista Dr., Dartmouth 902-434-4114 / vinespastagrill.com

Italian favourites with an emphasis on creative pasta. Local produce used when available. Sunday brunch. Take-out menu. # Lic z Monday

JAPANESE

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

Italian grocery, deli, restaurant, and caterer. Eat-in or take-out. # { (Barrington location closed weekends)

MEDITERRANEAN Athens Restaurant 6273 Quinpool Rd., Halifax 902-422-1595 / athensrestaurant.com

Greek cuisine, souvlakia, lamb, pasta, seafood, burgers, wraps, children’s menu, breakfast. # Lic {

Fujiyama Japanese Restaurant 5244 Blowers St., Halifax 902-492-1133 / sushifujiyama.com

Specializing in sushi and hibachi. Casual spot offering a variety of Japanese cuisine. Take-out and delivery. {

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Ela Greek Taverna 215 Chain Lake Dr., Bayer’s Lake / 902-876-8899 150 Hector Gate, Dartmouth Crossing / 902-481-7999 elagreektaverna.com

Innovative Mediterranean cuisine, specializing in original Greek recipes. # R Lic {

Unit 102, 1458 Queen St., Halifax 278 Lacewood Dr., Halifax 149 Hector Gate, Dartmouth Crossing 902-422-9020 for all locations / sushinami.ca

Mezza Lebanese Kitchen

Japanese fine dining. The menu offers a selection of authentic and new fusion cuisine. # R Lic {

Suzuki Restaurant 1579 Dresden Row, Halifax 902-425-8888 / suzukirestaurant.ca

Japanese restaurant and sushi bar. # R Lic zMonday

1558 Barrington St., Halifax 902- 429-2929 / mezzalebanesekitchen.com

Quick serve Lebanese cuisine. Vegetarian/vegan options. Dine-in, take-out, catering, delivery. Eight other locations around the municipality. {

Turkish Delight Kebap House 5680 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax 902-446-4366 / turkishdelighthalifax.ca

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Turkish doner house. Seafood and mezes. Kebaps of lamb, chicken, and other varieties. Vegetarian offerings. {

Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market 1209 Marginal Rd., Halifax / halifaxfarmersmarket.com

Your Father’s Moustache is Halifax’s #1 destination for great beer, great food and good times. With Halifax’s best selection of local craft beer, and voted Halifax’s Best Pub Food, Best Wings, Best Patio and Best Club Sandwich, there’s definitely a reason people say your father knows best. 5686 Spring Garden Road | Halifax, NS

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Modern Mexican with a twist—house-made fare including tacos, burritos, salads, quesadillas, and nachos. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. # Lic (Windmill Rd.) {

Mexis 5472 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax 902-422-7672 / mexicalirosas.com

California-style Mexican food. Daily specials. Rooftop patio. R Lic {

Mexico Lindo 3635 Dutch Village Rd., Halifax 902-445-0996 / mexicolindo.ca

A local favourite. Classic Mexican cuisine in a relaxed, friendly setting. R Lic y Sunday, Monday

NORTH AMERICAN The Bicycle Thief 1475 Lower Water St., Halifax 902-425-7993 / bicyclethief.ca

North American food, Italian soul. Relaxed atmosphere blends old-school style with newschool attitude. # R Lic {

The Bluenose II Restaurant 1824 Hollis St., Halifax / 902-425-5092 / bluenoseii.ca

Nova Scotian lobster year-round plus seafood, steak, pastas, and stirfry. All-day breakfast. # R (large groups) Lic {

Brewster’s Bar & Grill Grill classics. Off-track betting room offers wagering on races from around the world. # R (groups of 10+) Lic {

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1551 South Park St., Halifax 380 Pleasant St., Dartmouth 600 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth 902-444-TACO (8226) / habaneros.biz

961 Bedford Hwy., Bedford 902-832-0032 / brewstersbarandgrill.ca

Local and seasonal ingredients, handcrafted gifts, and prepared food. Vendor attendance varies daily; consult website for details. Open year-round. # {

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Brooklyn Warehouse 2795 Windsor St., Halifax 902-446-8181 / brooklynwarehouse.ca

Affordable indulgence in a laid-back atmosphere. Works with rural producers, local markets. # R Lic z Sunday

The Fireside 1542 Birmingham St., Halifax 902-423-5995 / thefireside.ca

Cozy fireplaces. Menu ranging from traditional to eclectic. Lic {

Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill 184 Chain Lake Dr., Halifax / 902-450-1370 Dartmouth Crossing, 107 Shubie Dr., Dartmouth 902-468-6080 / jackastors.com

Lively and casual atmosphere. Varied menu. # Lic {

Kempster’s Cookhouse 3644 Kempt Rd., Halifax / 902-453-0236 kempsterscookhouse.ca

Menu features 100+ home-style favourites. Two-forone specials Sunday through Wednesday. # R (groups of 10+) Lic {


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Lakeside Bar & Grill

The Esquire Restaurant

True North Diner

Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel, 250 St. Margarets Bay Rd., Halifax 902-477-5611 / chocolatelakehotel.com

772 Bedford Hwy., Bedford 902-835-9033 / esquirerestaurant.ca

1658 Bedford Hwy., Bedford 902-832-1950 / truenorthdiner.com

Restaurant and bar with patio overlooking Chocolate Lake. Casual. Lunch and dinner. # R Lic {

Seasons by Atlantica Atlantica Hotel Halifax, 1980 Robie St., Halifax 902-490-3331 / seasonsbyatlantica.com

Fresh, local cuisine. Warm urban décor, sweeping views of Halifax Common. Attentive service. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. # R Lic {

Tom’s Family Restaurant 585 Sackville Dr., Sackville 902-252-8667 / tomsfamilyrestaurant.ca

Sandwiches and wraps, burgers, seafood, and family favourites lasagna and turkey dinner. # Lic {

2 Doors Down 1533 Barrington St., Halifax 902-422-4224 / go2doorsdown.com

Relaxed and stylish dining room. Seasonally inspired menus, highlighting local suppliers. Creative cocktails. Lunch and dinne weekdays, dinner only on weekends. # Lic {

The Wooden Monkey 1707 Grafton St., Halifax / 902-444-3844 Unit 350, 40 Alderney Dr., Dartmouth / 902-466-3100 thewoodenmonkey.ca

Specializes in local flavours. Menu includes local free-range chicken, beef, seafood, and pizzas. Gluten-free and vegetarian options. # Lic R (large groups only) { (Dartmouth closed Sunday)

QUICK & CASUAL DINING Ardmore Tearoom

Specialties include seafood chowder, lobster sandwiches, and homemade pies. # R (groups of 10+) Lic {

A 1950s-style diner complete with a vintage juke box. Diner classics: hamburgers, hot dogs, floats, milkshakes, and more. # Lic R (groups of 10+) {

Truck-Side Food Truck Food Court

Fredie’s Fantastic Fish House

600 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth / truckside.biz

8 Oland Cres., Halifax / 902-450-3474. frediesfantasticfish.com

Counter-service diner. Generous portions of fish and chips, chowder, Newfie poutine (with dressing), fried clams, and burgers. Open 11am to 7pm. # z Monday

Canada’s first indoor food truck food court, featuring U-Pick-Fish Seafood Shack, Gweilo Asian Noodle Bar, and Sea-Hawgs East Coast BBQ. House-made specialties at each truck. # Lic {

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Lower Deck—Clayton Park 278 Lacewood Dr., Halifax / 902-443-7024 / lowerdeck.ca

Neighbourhood pub with weekend entertainment, trivia nights, upscale pub fare, brunch, and more. Lic {

Oliver’s Gastropub 3009 Hwy. 2, Fall River / 902-861-3480 / innonthelake.com

Local and imported beer and wine. International cuisine. # (upper level) Lic {

Bar Kismet 2733 Agricola St., Halifax / 902-487-4319 / barkismet.com

Seafood- and cocktail-focused bar, emphasizing local ingredients with an ever-evolving menu. Mixologist Will Irvine recently won the regional finals of the North American Bacardi Legacy cocktail competition. Open 5pm to midnight. # Lic z Monday

The Barrington Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

The Pint Public House 1575 Argyle St. Halifax / 902-405-7468 (PINT) halifax.thepint.ca

Sports bar and party pub with 40 HDTVs, 40 beers on tap, and wings 40 ways. Live music Wednesday to Saturday, $10 weekend brunch. Newly renovated patio. Open daily, 11am to 2am. # Lic

1662 Barrington St., Halifax 902-407-5001 / barringtonsteakhouse.ca

Locally sourced ingredients, modern and inviting atmosphere, knowledgeable staff. In-house sommelier. # Lic {

Bâton Rouge 1877 Hollis St., Halifax 902-407-0007 / batonrouge.ca

Riverside Pub & Eatery 1552 Bedford Hwy., Bedford 902-835-1648 / riversidepub.ca

Casual neighbourhood pub. Varied menu. All-day breakfast. R (groups of 10+) Lic {

Grilled Reserve AAA steaks, BBQ baby back ribs, seafood, salads, and desserts. # Lic {

6499 Quinpool Rd., Halifax / 902-423-7523

Home-style food; all-day breakfast 5am to 8pm. {

Boston Pizza 1858 Granville St., Halifax / 902-422-8600 194A Chain Lake Dr., Halifax / 902-450-0450 611 Portland St., Dartmouth / 902-433-1234 111 Shubie Dr., Dartmouth / 902-480-7878 710 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville / 902-252-7777 bostonpizza.com

Unique pizzas, gourmet pastas, variety of appetizers, ribs, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. # Lic {

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Whether you’re traveling with friends or family, The Keg will always make you feel celebrated. From consistently delicious dinners to exceptional service, why not make The Keg the next stop on your journey?

The Canteen 22 Portland St., Dartmouth / 902-425-9272 / thecanteen.ca

Full-service neighbourhood restaurant, serving chef-inspired seasonal fare for lunch, brunch, and dinner. y Sunday, Monday

Cora 1535 Dresden Row, Halifax / 902-490-2672 277 Lacewood Dr., Halifax / 902-457-2672 644 Portland St., Dartmouth / 902-433-0079 16 Garland Ave., Darmouth / 902-481-9685 1475 Bedford Hwy., Bedford / 902-832-5252 chezcora.com

Specializes in breakfast. Lunch menu weekdays from 11am. Open Monday to Saturday from 6am to 3pm, Sundays 7am to 3pm. Breakfast, salads, sandwiches. # {

1712 Market St | 902.425.8355 | kegsteakhouse.com

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McKelvie’s 1680 Lower Water St. (entrance on Bedford Row), Halifax 902-421-6161 / mckelvies.ca

Seafood and traditional Nova Scotia fare. Lobster, Digby scallops, seafood chowder, crab cakes, fish and chips, and more. # R Lic {

Murphy’s the Cable Wharf Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water St., Halifax 902-420-1015 / mtcw.ca

Patio over Halifax Harbour, every seat has an ocean view. Diverse menu, specializing in lobster. # R Lic {

Phil’s Seafood 6285 Quinpool Rd., Halifax 902-431-3474 / philsseafood.ca

Generous portions of fresh Maritime seafood, including home-style fish and chips. # Lic z Monday

Primal Kitchen 1463 Brenton St., Halifax / 902-429-3499 / primalhfx.ca

Butchery inspired restaurant with a focus on sustainable local meats and craft beer. # Lic z Sunday

Rhubarb 8650 Peggy’s Cove Rd., Indian Harbour 902-821-3013 / rhubarbrestaurant.ca

Casual fine dining by the sea. Seasonal menu, emphasizing local flavours. # R Lic { Closed Monday in winter

Ryan Duffy’s Steak & Seafood 1650 Bedford Row, Halifax / 902-421-1116 / ryanduffys.ca

Beef dry-aged on site and steaks cut tableside. Fresh seafood, including Atlantic lobster. Tableside caesar salads. # R Lic { Highwayman Restaurant & Bar

Boondocks Restaurant

Five Fishermen Restaurant & Grill

Fisherman’s Cove, 6 Government Wharf Rd.,Eastern Passage 902-465-3474 / boondocksrestaurant.ca

1740 Argyle St., Halifax / 902-422-4421 / fivefishermen.com

Specializing in fresh seafood. Large patio overlooking ocean. # R (large groups) Lic {

Cut Steakhouse 5120 Salter St., Halifax / 902-429-5120 / cutsteakhouse.ca

Four-Diamond-award-winning steakhouse serving dry-aged (35 days) USDA Prime Beef. Open daily for dinner. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner. # R Lic {

Edna 2053 Gottingen St., Halifax 902-431-5683 / ednarestaurant.com

Communal and private dining at a funky restaurant showcasing fresh local ingredients. # Lic z Monday

Elements on Hollis 1181 Hollis St., Halifax 902-496-7960 / elementsonhollis.ca

Chef-crafted comfort food, local craft beers, awardwinning wine list. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Sunday brunch. # R Lic z Monday

Historic downtown building. Locally inspired dishes. Grill offers innovative plates, Oyster Happy Hour; dine on the patio with a view of City Hall and Grand Parade Square. Valet parking R (groups of 10+) Lic {

Hamachi Steakhouse Bar & Grill Bishop’s Landing, 1477 Lower Water St., Halifax 902-422-1600 / hamachirestaurants.com

Teppanyaki bar and grill. Chefs prepare fresh seafood and steak on large dining room grills. # R Lic {

Harbour City Bar & Grill Delta Halifax, 1990 Barrington St., Halifax 902-492-6443 / harbourcitygrill.com

Seasonal menu highlights the work of local farmers, fishermen, and other producers. # R Lic {

The Keg Steakhouse 1712 Market St., Halifax 902-425-8355 / kegsteakhouse.com

Steaks in a variety of cuts, seafood, pasta, chicken, ribs, creative cocktails, and more. # R (Sunday to Thursday) Lic { 26 | Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2018

Salty’s on the Waterfront 1877 Upper Water St., Halifax / 902-423-6818 / saltys.ca

Overlooking Halifax Harbour. Local seafood: lobster, scallops, shrimp, and crab cakes. Steak, chicken, lamb, and pasta. Patio. # (lower level) R (upper level) Lic {

Shore Club Lobster Supper 250 Shore Club Rd., Hubbards 902-857-9555 / shoreclub.ca

All-you-can-eat salad bar, unlimited fresh mussels, rolls, fresh boiled lobster, dessert, and coffee/ tea. Steak, chicken, vegetarian, and children’s menu. Open May 13 to October 7. # R Lic yMonday, Tuesday

Shuck Seafood + Raw Bar 5120 Salter St., Halifax 902-429-5120 / www.shuckseafood.ca

Fresh locally supplied, Oceanwise-certified seafood. Eclectic and affordable wine list. # R Lic {

Sou’Wester Gifts & Restaurant 178 Peggy’s Point Rd. , Peggy’s Cove 902-823-2561 / peggys-cove.com

Family dining, moderate prices. Fish and chips, seafood chowder, lobster fresh from the tank. Open March through December. # R (large groups) Lic {

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Shuck Seafood + Raw Bar

Tuna Blue Bar & Grill

Hamachi Kita Sushi & Asian Flare

167 Shore Club Rd., Hubbards 902-857-1790 / dauphineeinn.com

Hydrostone Market, 5537 Young St., Halifax 902-431-5543 / hamachirestaurants.com

Panoramic waterfront dining, fresh Atlantic seafood. Herbs and vegetables grown on site. Waterside deck. Open May to October. R Lic {

Award-winning sushi, Thai cuisine, and Asian fusion dishes. R Lic {

Waterfront Warehouse

1300 Hollis St., Halifax / 902-404-3700 984 Cole Harbour Rd., Dartmouth / 902-462-1600 talaythaihalifax.ca Authentic

1549 Lower Water St., Halifax 902-425-7610 / waterfrontwarehouse.ca

Local oysters, live lobsters, scallops, clams, and more. On the waterfront. Suitable for large groups. # R Lic {

SOUTHEAST ASIAN

Talay Thai Restaurant

Thai dishes—cashew chicken, garlic shrimp, pad Thai. # Lic {

VEGAN EnVie—a Vegan Kitchen

Baan Thai

5775 Charles St., Halifax / 902-492-4077 / enviehalifax.com

2nd floor, 5234 Blowers St., Halifax 902-446-4301 / baanthai.ca

Authentic Thai menu. Lunch and dinner daily. R Lic {

Cha Baa Thai Restaurant

Vegan restaurant building a health-conscious North End community. Catering, takeout, juice cleanses, and weekend brunch. # Lic z Monday

Wild Leek 2156 Windsor St., Halifax / 902-444-5466 / wildleek.ca

Made-from-scratch vegan comfort food, fresh juices, and gourmet desserts, with gluten-, dairy-, and nut-free options. {

1546 Queen St., Halifax / 902-406-3008 1511 Bedford Hwy., Bedford / 902-446-8899 100 Isley Avenue, Dartmouth / 902-407-8899

A wide variety of Southeast Asian favourites. { (Dartmouth closed Sunday)

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TASTES of HALIFAX Bistro Le Coq is a classic French bistro in the heart of downtown Halifax with an emphasis on classic French dishes such as steak frites, charcuterie and cheese. Always over delivering in quality for price, it has a huge local following as well as supporting the theatre crowd. With a fully French speaking staff, professional yet comfortable service in a classically styled room, one is transported to “Paris” for the evening…. 1584 ARGYLE ST • 902.407.4564 • Bistrocoq.ca East of Grafton Tavern is a new arrival to the busy Argyle Street entertainment district. A classic upscale tavern with a twist, EOG presents an interesting spin on classic dishes and gastro pub fare. An ambitious beverage program with an emphasis on classic cocktails and local craft beer, and extensive selection of affordable wine by the glass, leads to a relaxed and casual atmosphere for dining or relaxing with a beverage on the patio, East of Grafton has something for everyone. 1580 ARGYLE ST • 902.428.5680 • Eastofgrafton.com

Shuck is one of the newest additions to Halifax’s burgeoning restaurant scene. A seafood market styled restaurant in front of the Marriot Courtyard next to the Keiths Brewery, Shuck specializes in sustainable seafood and oysters. With a contemporary culinary approach where “less is more” the menu boasts many raw bar items and lightly touched versions of locally sourced seafood. With a beautiful patio in the middle of the brewery district, you can relax and enjoy the warm days with craft beer and an extensive wine list. Corner of Lower Water + Salter St • 902.429.5120 • shuckseafood.ca

The Warehouse is a classic seafood restaurant in the middle of the bustling Halifax waterfront that occupies a restored tugboat repair warehouse. Specializing in traditional East Coast Lobster and seafood from the onsite tanks, as well as a market style oyster bar, the warehouse serves up classic seafood. With a large vine covered pergola and patio in the centre of the busy waterfront, it’s a place to take in the sites and enjoy the traditional Nova Scotia seafood experience. 1549 Lower Water St • 902.425.7610 • waterfrontwarehouse.ca

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Annapolis Valley Resort & Spa

Old Orchard Inn

Free wi-fi, Dining Roo

NIGHTLIFE

PUBS, LOUNGES & CABARETS The Auction House 1726 Argyle St., Halifax 902-431-1726 / auctionhousehalifax.com

Historic downtown building. Beer-centric, creative menu. Local and international beers on tap. Live entertainment. Open daily.

Battery Park Beerbar & Eatery 62 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth 902-446-2337 / batterypark.ca

Fifteen rotating taps of Nova Scotian craft beer, plus local cider and wine. All-day diner-style menu from Ace Burgers. Open Sunday to Thursday, 2pm to midnight; Friday and Saturday, 2pm to 1am.

Bearly’s House of Blues & Ribs 1269 Barrington St., Halifax / 902-423-2526 / bearlys.ca

Live blues four nights weekly, blues jam on Sunday nights. Karaoke. Ribs, wings, burgers, and more.

nightlife

The Olde Triangle

The Bitter End Martini Bar & Restaurant 1572 Argyle St., Halifax / 902-425-3039 / bitterend.ca

Fine martinis, creative seasonal menu, and upscale intimate atmosphere. Open 4pm to 2am.

Bubba Ray’s Sports Bar 7071 Bayers Rd., Halifax / 902-406-1234 1658 Bedford Hwy., Bedford, 902-406-5408 / bubbarays.com

Specializes in chicken wings, with four different types of wings and 37 different sauces, seven dry rubs, with heat ranging from “mild” to “death.” Open daily from 11:30am.

The Carleton 1685 Argyle St., Halifax / 902-422-6335 / thecarleton.ca

CASINOS

ESCAPE ROOMS

Casino Nova Scotia

Captured Escape Rooms

1983 Upper Water St., Halifax 902-425-7777 / 1-888-6GAMES6 / casinonovascotia.com

4th floor, 1684 Barrington St., Halifax 902-422-2224 / capturedescaperooms.com

Located on the Halifax waterfront, with 400+ slot machines, electronic table games, and table games. Dining, live entertainment. Open Monday to Thursday, 10am to 4am; Friday to Sunday, open 24 hours. Must be 19 or older with governmentissued photo ID.

Find the clues, solve the puzzles and work together to escape. Family-owned business offers seven escape room experiences and a large party area for events.

COMEDY CLUBS Yuk Yuk’s Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, 1181 Hollis St., Halifax 902-429-9857 / yukyuks.com

Showcases stand-up comedians from across Canada. Showtime 8pm Thursday to Saturday.

DINNER THEATRES Grafton Street Dinner Theatre 1741 Grafton St., Halifax 902-425-1961 / graftonstdinnertheatre.com

Live theatre—music, comedy, and a three-course dinner. Box office open Monday to Saturday, noon to 5pm.

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The Great Escape 5693 North St., Halifax info@thegreatescape-HFX.com / thegreatescape-HFX.com

Grab six to nine of your closest friends and solve this Halifax-Explosion-themed escape room in under an hour. Advance booking required.

Trapped 1313 Barrington St. , Halifax / 902-406-0011 / trapped.ca

Part of a country-wide chain of escape rooms, this location offers you the opportunity to be a part of the story as you solve clues to complete this onehour game.

Escape Artists 475 Sackville Dr., Sackville 902-266-5503/escapeartistshfx.com

Three scenarios await you at this local escape room. Use your problem-solving skills to interact with objects in the room and solve brain teasers to escape within the hour.

Restaurant, bar, and winner of Venue of the Year from Music Nova Scotia, the East Coast Music Awards, and The Coast’s Best of Halifax.

The Celtic Corner 69 Alderney Dr., Dartmouth / 902-464-0764 / celticcorner.ca

Serves hearty pub grub. Traditional Maritime music.

Cheers Bar & Grill 1743 Grafton St., Halifax / 902-421-1655 / cheershalifax.ca

Live music Thursday to Saturday, DJs, karaoke. Open Sunday to Thursday: 10pm to 3:30am; Friday to Saturday: 9pm to 3:30am.

Clay West Bar & Grill 120 Susie Lake Cres., Halifax / 902-876-8555

Pasta, steak, seafood, and other favourites. Relaxed atmosphere.

The Dome Night Club 1732 Argyle St., Halifax / 902-422-6907 / thedome.ca

Dance the night away at one of Halifax’s most popular nightclubs. Showcases the city’s top DJs and international guests. Open Thursday to Saturday, 11pm to 3:30am.

Dooly’s Billiards 3129 Kempt Rd., Halifax / 902-455-2538 Five other locations / doolys.ca

Billiards. Beverage service, food available. Golf simulator (Kempt Road). Private Molson Room available. Open daily.


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NIGHTLIFE

Durty Nelly’s Authentic Irish Pub

Lot Six Bar and Restaurant

Reflections Cabaret

1645 Argyle St., Halifax / 902-406-7640 / durtynellys.ca

1685 Argyle St., Halifax / 902-428-7428 / lotsix.ca

Designed and built in Ireland, Durty Nelly’s was reconstructed piece by piece in Halifax. Traditional Irish menu, upscale pub food.

Features a globally inspired small-plates menu, unique cocktails, whiskies, craft beers, and select wines.

5187 Salter St., Halifax 902-422-2957 / reflectionscabaret.com

The Fickle Frog Pub

The Lower Deck

5675 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax 902-429-9999 / theficklefrogpub.ca

Historic Properties, 1887 Upper Water St., Halifax

Upscale, informal pub, lots of screens throughout. Gastropub menu served until 2am Tuesday through Saturday, 10pm Sunday and Monday.

Live entertainment nightly, weekend matinees, private event space, beer on tap, upscale pub fare, and more.

Foggy Goggle 2057 Gottingen St., Halifax 902-444-1414 / thefoggygoggle.ca

Comfort food with attitude, plus 14 taps pouring local, domestic, and premium beers.

Gus’ Pub & Grill 2605 Agricola St., Halifax / 902-423-7786

Neighbourhood pub. Live music. Local craft beer. Food from Vandal Doughnuts.

Halifax Alehouse 1717 Brunswick St., Halifax 902-423-6113 / halifaxalehouse.com

Traditional Maritime pub in historic building near Citadel Hill. Emphasizes history and tradition. Open daily, 11am to 3:30am.

HFX Sports Bar and Grill 1721 Brunswick St., Halifax / 902-404-1404 / hfxsports.com

Halifax’s largest sports bar with over 100 TVs, fullservice restaurant, and glitzy decor. Open 4pm on weekdays, 11am Saturday, and noon Sunday.

Henry House

902-425-1501 / lowerdeck.ca

The Maxwell’s Plum 1600 Grafton St., Halifax 902-423-5090 / themaxwellsplum.com

2182 Gottingen St., Halifax / 902-446-6969 / menzbar.ca

Billed as an “all-inclusive LGBTQI community centric destination.” Karaoke, dancing, and drag shows. Vibrant atmosphere.

Niche 1505 Barrington St., Halifax 902-423-6632 / nichelounge.com

2037 Gottingen St., Halifax / 902-406-4255/ facebook. com/thelocalhfx

Locally sourced pub food, craft beers, and ciders. BBQ and vegan options, plus stone-oven pizza. Patio, live music four nights per week. Pool.

The Loose Cannon 1566 Argyle St., Halifax 902-407-8797 / theloosecannon.ca

Scottish pub with a huge selection of whisky and dozens of varieties of beer. Open daily, 4pm to 2am.

Split Crow Traditional pub, nightly Maritime entertainment. Outside seating in summer.

Stayner’s Wharf Pub & Grill 5075 George St., Halifax 902-492-1800 / staynerswharf.com

Serves soups, salads, seafood, steak, and more. Live music five evenings a week.

Stillwell

Oasis Pub

Stillwell Beergarden

5661 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax 902-422-2227 / oasishfx.com

1600 Barrington St., Halifax / 902-405-4505 / obladee.ca

The Local

400 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth 902-463-7496 / theshipvictory.ca

Varied wine list and martinis. Thursday night martini specials. Breakfast, lunch, and late night. Happy Hour daily, 4pm to close. Appetizer specials 4pm to 6:30pm.

Obladee

27-seat bar with a thoughtful wine and cocktail selection, plus innovative small plates. Patio.

Ship Victory Restaurant & Lounge

1855 Granville St., Halifax / 902-422-4366 / splitcrow.com

5 Cumberland Dr., Dartmouth 902-433-0500 / jamiesons.ca

1475 Lower Water Street, Halifax / littleoakbar.ca

Serving beer since 1948, the Seahorse is a popular live-music venue, with a pool table, flat-screen television, and tasty pub menu.

Menz & Mollyz

Jamieson’s Irish Pub

Little Oak

2037 Gottingen St., Halifax / theseahorsetavern.ca

Nautical theme. Like-home cooking; English-style beer-battered fish and chips.

British and Maritime fare. Hearty meals and local craft beer. Historic setting. Patio. Open daily at 11:30am. The Drawing Room, a speakeasy, serves hand-crafted cocktails and appetizers.

Upscale-casual Irish fare with a flair, plus 16 craft beer on tap, premium spirits, and wines by the glass. The city’s oldest Irish pub.

Seahorse Tavern

Wide selection of local and craft beer. Daily beer and food specials. Free Wi-Fi. Sunday to Friday, 11am to 2am; Saturday 10 am to 2am.

Casual atmosphere, large-screen TVs for sports. Pool tables, shuffleboard. Tuesday: comedy, Wednesday: open mic, Thursday: karaoke and wing night. Live entertainment on weekends. Wheelchair accessible.

1222 Barrington St., Halifax / 902-423-5660 / henryhouse.ca

Halifax’s most popular dance club, as voted in several polls. Inclusive atmosphere, LGBTQI friendly. Open Monday, Thursday to Saturday, 10pm to 4am.

Small, casual wine bar serving a selection of wines by the glass and the bottle, paired with artisanal cheese and charcuterie. Open daily from 4pm.

The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse 5136 Prince St., Halifax / 902-492-4900 / oldtriangle.com

Traditional Irish pub with live entertainment nightly, no cover charge. Upscale Irish pub-style food.

Pong Social Club 1741 Grafton St. (2nd floor) 902-444-7668 / pongsocialclub.com

Halifax’s only ping pong lounge. Features creative snacks and six beers on tap, plus wine and craft cocktails.

1672 Barrington St., Halifax / 902-421-1672 / barstillwell.com

Rotating taps of craft beer from around the province and beyond. Locally focused snack menu. 5688 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax 902-421-1672 / barstillwell.com

Stillwell’s al fresco location specializing in locally brewed beer and a serious BBQ menu.

The Stubborn Goat Gastropub 1579 Grafton St, Halifax / 902-405-4554 / stubborngoat.ca

Bi-level gastro-pub using local ingredients in global dishes, plus microbrews on tap and by the bottle.

Stubborn Goat Beer Garden Summit Plaza, Lower Water St., Halifax / stubborngoat.ca

Picnic tables and multilevel seating adorn this craft beer and snack stop.

Taboo Nightclub 1739 Grafton St., Halifax 902-423-8226 / taboonightclub.ca

Where adults come to play. Private VIP tables, an offering of unique packages. Open until 3:30am on weekends.

Timber Lounge 2710 Agricola St., Halifax 902-453-8627 / timberlounge.ca.

Axe-throwing lounge. Rustic lumberjack décor. Serving local craft beer and food.

Red Stag Tavern

Your Father’s Moustache Pub & Eatery

The Brewery Market, 1496 Lower Water St., Halifax 902-422-0275 / redstag.ca

5686 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax 902-423-6766 / yourfathersmoustache.ca

Neighbourhood pub, nestled in the historic Brewery Market. Cold beer, friendly staff. Popular fish and chips.

Full bar service, extensive menu, local live entertainment. Seasonal rooftop patio. Kitchen open until midnight. Open daily. Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2018 | 29


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BREWERIES, CIDERIES, DISTILLERIES & WINERIES

Good Robot Brewing Company

This section contains listings for properties from around Nova Scotia that are open to the public and/or have a retail operation. The province is also home to producers that don’t host visitors; find their products at local bars, restaurants, and stores.

Annapolis Brewing Company

Breton Brewing

Annapolis Royal / 902-223-7708 / annapolisbrewing.com

364 Keltic Dr., Sydney / 902-270-4677 / bretonbrewing.ca

It’s the world’s oldest recipe, using five ingredients: barley, hops, yeast, water, and laughter. Available at Annapolis Royal Farmers Market, Sunday from 10am to 2pm, May 13 to Oct. 14.

Bad Apple Brewhouse 515 Parker Condon Rd., Berwick 902-679-8986 / badapplebrewhouse.ca

BREWERIES 2 Crows Brewing Company 1932 Brunswick St. Halifax 902-422-0222 / 2crowsbrewing.com

Owned by a husband-wife team and their brewer friend. Modern brewing with a focus on quality. Seasonal brews.

Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery 1496 Lower Water St., Halifax / 902-455-1474 / keiths.ca

One of the oldest breweries in North America. Sample small batch and limited-edition brews. Interactive historical brewery tour, basement pub.

AKA “OBA Brewing Company,” Bad Apple is a “small, low-key operation with surprisingly big beers”. Brews on-site in one of the provinces smallest breweries. Bottles, growlers, cans, and kegs. Open daily, 1pm to 6pm.

Big Spruce 64 Yankee Line Rd., Nyanza / 902-295-2537 / bigspruce.ca

Certified and organic, each batch takes 18 to 30 days to brew, ferment and condition, producing a unique goodness only found at Big Spruce. On-farm brewery. Growlers, bottles, cans.

Boxing Rock Brewing Company 8 Ohio Rd., Shelburne / 902-494-9233 / boxingrock.ca

Founded in 2012 by two engineers with a passion for beer. Bottles, kegs, growlers. 30 | Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2018

Four flagship beers: Red Coat, Sons of Hector Brown Ale, Black Angus IPA and Stirling Hefeweizen. Tasting room, retail shop, brewery tours, events, live music.

Brightwood Brewery Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth facebook.com/BrightwoodBeer

Four signature brews, each with a unique taste. Honey Smoked Ale, America IPA, Rye IPA and Porter. At the Alderney Landing market, Saturday 8am to 1pm. Samples and growler fills.

Chill Street Craft Beer & Market 269 Hwy. #214, Elmsdale 902-259-2553 / chillstreetbrewing.com

Small-batch beer and cider produced on site with imported concentrated liquid wort. Cans and growlers. Open daily.

FirkinStein Brewing 673 King St., Bridgewater / 902-530-5400 facebook.com/FirkinStein-Brewing-754150891380564

Built from the ground up. Uses reclaimed dairy tanks for its mash tun and kettle and filters water through slow sand filtering. Plans for three varieties of the Nor’Easter Red Ale, a 7.5% ABV strong ale with flavour from Cascade hops.


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BREWERIES, CIDERIES, DISTILLERIES & WINERIES

Gahan House

Lunn’s Mill Beer Company

Rare Bird Craft Beer

1877 Upper Water St., Halifax

515 Carleton Rd., Lawrencetown 902-584-2217 / lunnsmill.beer

75 Ferry Ln., Guysborough 902-533-3904 / rarebirdbeer.com

902-444-3060 / halifax.gahan.ca

Features a large food menu and a variety of ales and lagers on tap, plus, bottles, coolers, cider, and gluten-free options. Crowlers (freshly filled one-litre cans) available.

Garrison Brewing 1149 Marginal Rd., Halifax 902-453-5343 / garrisonbrewing.com

An exceptional range of premium, distinctive beers full of flavour. Keggers, growlers and “growlitos”, event space, and $2 beer tasters. Taproom and patio hopyard.

Good Robot Brewing Company

Online beer ordering service, 10 rotating taps of local beer and cider. Six core styles with a seasonal or experimental beer on hand at any time. Sampler flights, growlers, eclectic entrées, and snacks.

Unique craft beers. Uses Canadian-grown malted barley to “capture the true spirit of Nova Scotia’s authentic seacoast”. Award-winning seasonal Pumpkin Ale.

Meander River Farm and Brewery

5686 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax 902-423-2938 / rockbottombrewpub.ca

906 Woodville Rd., Ashdale 902-757-3484 / meanderriverfarm.ca

Sustainable, environmentally friendly brewery. The first Nova Scotian brewery offering a community shared brewery program. Beer tastings, sales in kegs, bottles, and growlers. Brewery and hopyard tours.

2736 Robie St., Halifax

Nine Locks Brewing

902-446-1692 / goodrobotbrewing.ca

Mic Mac Place, 219 Waverley Rd., Dartmouth 902-434-4471 / ninelocksbrewing.ca

An ever-changing selection of beer in a variety of styles, including gluten-reduced options. Guest brewers appearing frequently. Tasting room, retail store. Growler fills and cans.

Granite Brewery 6054 Stairs St., Halifax 902-422-4954 / granitebreweryhalifax.ca

Producer of award-winning ales, specializing in English style real ales. Pre-filled growlers.

Half Cocked Brewing Company

Year-round and seasonal craft brews. No filtration, pasteurization, or preservatives. Cans and growlers.

North Brewing 2576 Agricola St., Halifax 902-444-7765 / northbrewing.ca

Belgian inspired. $1 off growler fills in Dartmouth (Battery Park, 62 Ochterloney St.) on Mondays, Halifax on Tuesdays. Donates $1 of every 1.89-litre growler fill to a local charity.

1290 Hwy. 245, Antigonish

One Way Brewing

902-318-3317 / facebook.com/halfcockedbrewing

911 Prince St. Truro / facebook.com/OneWayBrewing

Small-batch brewery emphasizing local ingredients. Promises “delectable, down-toearth beer.”

Expected to open in 2018; equipped with a tasting room and plans to sell growlers a few days a week. Belgian-style beers, IPAs.

Hell Bay Brewing

Paddy’s Pub

38 Legion St., Liverpool 902-356-3556 / hellbaybrewing.com

Unfiltered, small batch beer that harnesses the proper body and flavour for its style. Staple beers are English Ale and Dark Cream. Seasonal specialties.

Heritage Brewing Co. 19 Kirk St., Yarmouth / 902-774-1205 facebook.com/HeritageBrewingCo

Founded by four friends in 2017. Session IPA, American amber, porter, cream ale, and more. Growlers. Open Thursday to Saturday.

460 Main St., Wolfville / 902-542-0059 46 Aberdeen St., Kentville / 902-678-3199 / paddyspub.ca

Irish brewpub and Celtic restaurant. Live entertainment. beers brewed on-site. Growler fills.

Propeller Brewing Company 2015 Gottingen St., Halifax / 902-422-7767 / drinkpropeller.ca

Large selection of award-winning ales and lagers. Kegs, bottles, cans, growlers. Brewery tours, special cask beer, and savoury pies in the tasting room every Friday. Dartmouth beer store at 617 Windmill Rd.

Rock Bottom Brew Pub Beers are hand-crafted on site—a mix of regular brews and seasonal creations. Walk-in growler fills.

Roof Hound Brewing Company 2580 Ridge Rd., Digby 902-245-8121 / facebook.com/roofhound

By Master Chef Canada finalist Les Barr. Bestknown for its Big Stink IPA, a gold-medal winner for Atlantic Canada in 2017. Wide variety of brews with a vast selection of flavours.

Rudders Brew Pub 96 Water St., Yarmouth / 902-742-7311 / ruddersbrewpub.com

Seafood restaurant and brew pub; squealers, growlers, party kegs. Full-bodied craft ales in five signature styles.

Saltbox Brewing Company 363 Main St., Mahone Bay 902-624-0653 / saltboxbrewingcompany.ca

A focus on distinctive taste and aroma. Comfortable tap room, sampling of the variety of brews on tap.

Salty Dog Brewing 615 Prince St., Truro / saltydogbrewco.ca

Core styles include IPA, pale ale, blueberry wheat, and session ale, plus seasonal selections. Growler fills.

Schoolhouse Brewery 40 Water St., Windsor 902-472-4677 / schoolhousebrewery.ca

Brewery and taproom serving flights, full pints, guest taps, recess snacks, bottles to go and growler fills.

Sea Level Brewing 980 Terrys Creek Rd., Port Williams 902-542-5544 / sealevelbrewing.com

Never compromises quality for quantity; distinguished flavours in each handcrafted recipe. Local ingredients such as its own hops from The Sea Level Hop Farm.

Horton Ridge Malt and Grain 2504 Ridge Rd., Wolfville 902-266-6258 / horton-ridge-malt-grain.myshopify.com

Six rotating taps of local craft beer in the taproom; six individual malts for purchase. Retail store, event space.

Lazy Bear Brewing Company 120 W. Old Post Rd., Smiths Cove 902-440-0880 / lazybearbrewing.ca

Artisanal hand-crafted ales, frequently experiments with new creations. Growler nights every Thursday (off hours by appointment).

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YOUR ADVENTURE AWAITS BREWERIES, CIDERIES, DISTILLERIES & WINERIES

Sober Island Brewing Company

Unfiltered Brewing Company

22478 Nova Scotia Trunk 7, Sheet Harbour 902-719-9463 / soberislandbrewing.ca

6041 North St., Halifax facebook.com/Unfilteredbrewing/

Four core English-style brews (oyster stout, IPA, mild bitter) plus seasonal brews. Cans, growlers, crowlers.

A brewing company with brews as unique as its vocabulary. Known for big hoppy brews and a bad attitude. Growlers, kegs, cans.

Spindrift Brewing Company

Wayfarers’ Ale Society

21 Frazee Ave., Dartmouth 902-703-7438 / spindriftbrewing.com

1116 Kars St., Port Williams / 902-542-7462 / wayfarersale.ca

Lager-only brewery offering cans, growlers, kegs, and swag in the retail shop. Discount on all draught products to serving and retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Stillwell Brewing Company

Brews by a collective of local craft-beer enthusiasts, including blonde, Irish red, Scottish ale, and IPA. Brewery tours on Fridays and Saturdays (contact the brewery to book).

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DISTILLERIES Barreling Tide Distillery 1164 Parkway Dr., Port Williams 902-542-1627 / barrellingtidedistillery.com

Watch the tides rise over 10 metres at this distillery when you go to purchase your locally crafted spirits. Vodka, rum, gin, and liqueurs; shot glasses.

Caldera Distilling 65 River John Rd., River John / 902-351-2035 / caldera.ca

Whisky and rum; grains grown on the distillery property. Variations have subtle differences in flavour year to year and are “distilled for a lingering taste and smooth finish.” By appointment only.

Annapolis Cider Company

Coldstream Clear Distillery

Located in the same building as Propeller’s brewery, Stillwell Brewing Company also has its own bar on Barrington St. Its focus is on “dry, balanced, drinkable, table-friendly, farmhouse” beers.

388 Main St., Wolfville / 902-697-2707 / drinkannapolis.ca

87 Main St., Stewiacke 902-956-3393 / coldstreamclear.com

Tatamagouche Brewing Company

Bulwark Handcrafted Cider

Vodka, rum, and liqueur collections with a range of flavours including homemade apple pie, holiday candy cane and salted caramel vodkas. Tasting room and retail store.

Muwin Estate Wines, 7153 Hwy. #12, New Ross 902-681-1545 / bulwarkcider.com

Compass Distillers

2015 Gottingen St., Halifax / 902-421-1672 / barstillwell.com

235 Main St., Tatamagouche 902-657-4000 / tatabrew.com

A butcher shop turned brewery committed to creating small batches of organic, brews. Hippie Dippie English pale ale is a perennial favourite. Growlers, fills, cans, kegs.

Ciders are made from Annapolis Valley apples in a variety of flavours. Cidery is open daily, offering tastings (samples and flights) and tours.

Five signature apple blend; artisan crafted and freshly pressed on-site. Organic and committed to local ingredients with an ideal balance of sweetness, acidity and natural tannins.

2533 Agricola St., Halifax 902-446-0467 / compassdistillers.ca

Craft spirits produced in the heart of the North End. Bar and B&B on site.

Chain Yard Urban Cidery

Glenora Distillery

2606 Agricola St., Halifax 902-407-2244 / chainyardcider.com

13727 Route 19, Mabou 902-258-2662 / glenoradistillery.com

“Small batch brewing with big flavour.” Growlers and fills, high quality and diverse selection of beer.

Take flight with your pick of any four 4oz ciders to taste. A large selection of ciders with tropical, citrus, and fruity notes or traditional-style cider.

Produces North America’s first and Canada’s only single-malt whisky: Glen Breton Rare. Tours in picturesque setting; stay a while in the hotel.

The Townhouse

Noggins Corner Cider

Halifax Distilling Co.

76 College St., Antigonish 902-863-2248 / antigonishtownhouse.wordpress.com

10009 Nova Scotia Trunk 1, Wolfville 902-542-5515 / nogginsfarm.ca/cider

1668 Lower Water St., Halifax 902-431-0505 / halifaxdistillingco.ca

Many of the apples used in creating cider are rare, heirloom varieties. Perry (pear cider brewed with three varieties of autumn pears) is also popular.

Handcrafted spirits in a small-batch copper still. Tour, tasting bar, retail store.

Tidehouse Brewing Company 2-5187 Salter St., Halifax / 902-407-2550 / facebook. com/tidehousebrewingcompany

Brewer of British-style ales, cask-conditioned and served on tap. Terry’s Best Bitter boasts rustic, earthy flavours with a strong malt backbone, gentle hoppiness and clean finish.

Trider’s Craft Beer 46 Anson Ave. #3, Amherst 902-614-8983 / triderscraftbeer.ca

A family-run brewery focusing on easy-drinking beer. Regular line-up consists of six styles, also brews seasonals with tastes of maple, blueberry, or pumpkin.

Tusket Falls Brewing 20 Slocomb Cres., Tusket 902-648-3340 / facebook.com/tusketfallsbrewing

One of Nova Scotia’s newest brewers. Core styles include: golden ale, smoked ale, and stout. Cans and growlers. Open daily.

Uncle Leo’s Brewery Cans, squealers, growlers, kegs and an Oktoberfest sampler offered for a limited time in select NSLC stores. Samples are available and a look into the life of a brewer can be viewed through the windows in the tasting room. Chain Yard Urban Cidery 32 | Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2018

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2623 Nova Scotia 376, Lyons Brook 902-382-2739 / uncleleosbrewery.ca


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Ironworks Distillery 2 Kempt St., Lunenburg 902-640-2424 / ironworksdistillery.com

A variety of spirits; tours for $15/person. Designated Drivers get a free gift beverage.

Steinhart Distillery 5963 Route 245, Antigonish 902-863-5530 / steinhartdistillery.com

Hand-made daily in small batches, never using artificial flavours or chemicals. Visit for a short tour or stay a few days in one of the chalets.

Still Fired Distilleries 9548 Nova Scotia Trunk 8, Annapolis Royal 902-471-7083 / stillfireddistilleries.com

Hand-crafted premium spirits, double-distilled and triple-filtered to ensure purity and a smooth finish. Corn-based flavoured vodka, gin, and moonshine.

WINERIES Annapolis Highland Vineyards 2635 Clementsvale Rd., Bear River 902-467-0363 / annapolishighlandvineyards.com

Winery and vineyard tours, tasting bar; vineyards feature several varieties of grapes. Red, white, fruit, dessert, and rosé wines.

Avondale Sky Winery 80 Avondale Cross Rd., Newport Landing 902-253-2047 / avondalesky.com

Taste award-winning wines, tour the vineyards and grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Wine club membership with a number of benefits.

Bear River Vineyards and Winery 133 Chute Rd., Bear River / 902-467-4156 / wine.travel

Tidal Bay is Nova Scotia’s premier white wine

Domaine de Grand Pré

Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards

11611 Hwy 1, Grand Pré 902-542-1753 / grandprewines.ns.ca

11143 Evangeline Trail, Wolfville 902-542-7774 / lightfootandwolfville.com

Distinct Nova Scotian grapes; relax on the pergola after wandering rows of unique vines. Partnered with Agriculture Canada for one of the widest selections of N.S. grape varieties.

Classic vinifera includes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and other German styles. Popular wedding venue.

Eileanan Brèagha Vineyards

1293 Grand Pré Rd., Wallbrook 902-542-2600 / luckettvineyards.com

5349 Marble Mountain Rd., River Denys 902-756-3533 / eileananbreagha.ca

Estate-grown wines developed with minimal intervention, expressing the region’s terroir. Classic vinifera varieties along with hardier coolclimate hybrids.

N.S.’s northernmost estate winery. Soil infused with marble and limestone contributes distinct flavours: dark berries, fruity aromas, with hints of vanilla and caramel.

Beavercreek Winery

Gaspereau Vineyards

496 Carleton Rd., Lawrencetown 902-825-9463 / beavercreekwinery.com

2239 White Rock Rd., Wolfville 902-542-1455 / gaspereauwine.ca

Some 21 different varieties of fruit wines; Naked Mead made with pure honey. Winery open fulltime from May-December and features an outdoor wine and cheese café.

Taste, tour, and explore the vineyards. Home of a double-gold winning Tidal Bay white wine. Specializes in fruit-forward whites and earthy reds; high acidity and low tannins.

Benjamin Bridge Winery

Jost Vineyards

1966 White Rock Rd., Wolfville 902-542-1560 / benjaminbridge.com

48 Vintage Ln., Malagash / 1-800-565-4567 / jostwine.ca

“Canada’s most acclaimed sparkling wine house.” Located in the Gaspereau Valley with a climate similar to that of the Champagne region of France. Fresh, minerality and fragrant florals; home of the staple Nova 7 wine.

Blomidon Estate Winery 10318 Hwy. #221, Canning / 902-582-7565 / blomidonwine.ca

Wines that reflect the Maritime climate and coastal terroir. Private tours and wine tasting offered in the spring.

Nova Scotia’s largest winery offers wine tastings, vineyard tours, dining at Seagrape Café and an extensive selection of award-winning wines.

L’Acadie Vineyards 310 Slayter Rd., Gaspereau / 902-542-8463 / lacadievineyards.ca

Crafted by the “Méthode Traditionnelle” as used in France since the 16th century, L’Acadie’s wines reflect the rich cultural and agricultural history of the Annapolis Valley. Certified organic; sparkling.

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Luckett Vineyards Wine and Dine package, pairing a tasting menu with the winery’s highlights. Reds, whites, and icewines crafted from an array of fruits.

Lunenburg County Winery 813 Walburne Rd., Mahone Bay 902-644-2415 / canada-wine.com

Located at Hackmatack Farm, housing a commercial u-pick blueberry farm; wide selection of wine crafted from different fruits such as rhubarb, peach, pear and cherry.

Petite Riviere Vineyards 1300 Italy Cross Rd., Crousetown 902-693-3033 / petiterivierevineyards.ca

Elegant, complex wines. Venue rentals, tours and is one of the over 50 members of the Nova Scotia Good Cheer Trail.

Planter’s Ridge Winery 1441 Church St., Port Williams 902-542-2711 / plantersridge.ca

Varietals such as Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Frontenac Blanc, Dornfelder, Baco Noir, Viognier, Seyval Blanc and Muscat Ottonel. Plus mead and cider.

Sainte Famille Wines Ltd. 11 Dudley Park Ln., Falmouth 1-800-565-0993 / st-famille.com

A grower of eight diverse types of white grapes and four red grapes; 20 award-winning wines. Wine tasting room, gift shop and outdoor patio. Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2018 | 33


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KoKo Mod Floral Design is passionately designing flowers to create a company dedicated to exploring modern originality through the beauty and vitality of flowers. Believing in the power of flowers to spark conversation and create personal environments, KoKo Mod’s boutique is carefully curated to offer a unique service in the HRM.

21 Portland St., Dartmouth 902-446-2378

The newest and hottest bar and entertainment spot in Dartmouth. Located just steps away from the ferry terminal and bus route, this easily accessible club is the place to be. There is something for everyone, billiards, games room, amazing drinks, live entertainment and more! Full event listings can be found on the BKS Facebook page!

NEW SCOTLAND CLOTHING CO. We create clothing for people who respect quality and locally sourced materials. Our passion translates into our products because we are proud of our NS traditions, and, we also create products for people who aren’t afraid to make new traditions.

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Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery 2. Armouries 3. Art Gallery of Nova Scotia* 4. Brewery Market 5. Cable Wharf 6. Casino Nova Scotia 7. Cathedral Church of All Saints* 8. Centennial Pool 9. Chebucto Landing 10. City Hall* 11. Cornwallis Park 12. Cornwallis Street Baptist Church 13. CSS Acadia 14. Discovery Centre* 15. Faculty of Engineering, Dalhousie University 16. Ferry Terminal 17. Government House 18. Grand Parade 19. Granville Mall 20. Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and Army Museum* 21. Scotiabank Centre 22. Halifax Public Gardens* 23. Halifax Explosion Carillon 24. Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market 25. Historic Properties 26. HMCS Sackville 27. Little Dutch Church* 28. Maritime Centre 29. Maritime Command Museum* 30. Maritime Museum of the Atlantic* 31. Museum of Natural History* 32. Nathan Green Square 33. Naval Dockyards / CFB Halifax 34. Neptune Theatre 35. NS Archives & Records* 36. Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design 37a. NSCAD Granville Campus 37b. NSCAD Port Campus 37c. NSCAD Academy Building 38. NovaScotian Crystal 39. Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame* 40. Old Burying Ground 41. Old Town Clock 42. Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel* 43. Pier 22 Pavilion 44. Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21* 45. Province House* 46. Purdy’s Wharf 47. Provincial Court House 48. Queen’s Marque 49. Rev MW Burke-Gaffney Observatory*

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8. Alderney Landing Events Plaza* 9. Dartmouth Heritage Museum / Evergreen House* 10. Ferry Terminal Park* 11. First Baptist Church* 12. Fisherman’s Cove 13. Forrestall Fine Art* 14. Geary Street Cemetery & Look-off* 15. Grace United Church* 16. Leighton Dillman Scenic Garden* 17. Lock #1, Shubenacadie Canal* 18. Quaker House* 19. Shubenacadie Canal Entrance* 20. St. James United Church* 21. St. Peter’s Cemetery

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EXPLORE AND ENJOY THE TASTES, SIGHTS AND SOUNDS THAT CELEBRATE YOUR WATERFRONT. And not to miss 2018 events including: Route Halifax Saint Pierre Ocean Race | Halifax Ribfest Halifax Jazz Festival | Bedford Days | Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival Halifax International Busker Festival | Halifax Oyster Festival International Dory Races | Nocturne Art at Night | Christkindl Market

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#mywaterfront my-waterfront.ca

From the city’s earliest days, visitors have been discovering Halifax by sea. In keeping with that tradition, cruise visitors to Halifax have been discovering it as a world-class cruise destination on the popular CanadaNew England cruise itinerary. Greeting passengers is the skirl of bagpipes from the 78th Highlanders. The pipe and drum greeting won Halifax the “Best Port Welcome” from Dreamworld Cruise Destination Magazine and “Most Receptive Port” at the Canada-New England Cruise Symposium Marketing Awards. The Halifax Seaport lets passengers move quickly from ship to shore. A covered hydraulic gangway leads directly into

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1521 Lower Water Street amospewter.com

AMOS PEWTER

Amos Pewter designs and hand crafts pewter jewelry, ornaments and home décor. Amos Pewter has locations on the Halifax Waterfront, Halifax Airport, Peggy’s Cove and Mahone Bay. Designs are inspired by nature and our coastal surroundings. See molten pewter casting demonstrations and personalize your own pewter Sand Dollar, an experience uniquely Amos.

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2 STUBBORN GOAT GASTROPUB 1579 Grafton Street 902-405-4554

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Halifax’s favourite place to eat, drink and be social. We serve upscale comfort food featuring the best of Nova Scotia. Try us for our daily brunch & lunch menu, evening social plates experience, dinner, drinks and over 20 local beers on tap.

3 ROUSSEAU CHOCOLATIER 5151 South Street 902-802-6463 rousseauchocolatier.ca

Established in 2014, Rousseau Chocolatier specializes in handmade chocolates, macarons and famous House Hot Chocolate. After a much-anticipated expansion, we are excited to welcome you to our NEW LOCATION at 5151 South Street. Sip on something from our Espresso Bar while enjoying views of Cornwallis Park and indulge in one of our many handmade treats! Homemade ice cream coming this summer!

4 BLUENOSE II RESTAURANT 1824 Hollis Street 902-425-5092 bluenoseii.ca

Join us ashore at the Bluenose II Restaurant, the oldest restaurant in the heart of Downtown Halifax! We bring tasty meals, efficient service and a friendly atmosphere to the table, sure to leave family and friends with big smiles and full bellies. All day breakfast, daily specials, local favorites and the BEST lobster dinner deal in town—it’s all you’ll need!


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We create clothing for people who respect quality and locally sourced materials. Our passion translates into our products because we are proud of our NS traditions, and, we also create products for people who aren’t afraid to make new traditions.

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1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax 902-422-2060 www.patagoniahalifax.ca

8 BIRD’S NEST CAFÉ

1547 Barrington Street 902-423-5282 birdsnesthalifax.com

Drop by and see us for a full selection of Patagonia products.

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6 SEGWAY NOVA SCOTIA Sands at Salter – Halifax Waterfront segwayns.com @segwayns

Nova Scotia’s first and largest Segway Experience Centre. See Halifax by Segway! Guided Segway tours of the Halifax Waterfront and surrounding areas. Customized and private group options available. Advance bookings recommended. 902-880-6630

Bird’s Nest Café is a new expansion from Ciboulette Café, which was a hidden gem for fresh sandwiches, panini, soups, and salads for the past decade. The Café now offers an expanded menu for breakfast and lunch, always featuring fresh ingredients and a cozy atmosphere.

9 THE OLD TRIANGLE IRISH ALEHOUSE

5136 Prince Street 902-492-4900 oldtriangle.com

Irish family owned and operated, The Old T features live music 7 nights a week, an extensive menu of Irish and Maritime fare, 22 taps of local and international brews, terrific wines and the best Irish whiskey selection in town.


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Your Father’s Moustache

Rockbottom Brewpub

Halifax Folklore Centre

Your Father’s Moustache sprouted in December of 1989 when there was only a handful of food & drink establishments on Spring Garden Road. Since then, most have changed hands, changed names or simply closed their doors. Only one establishment has remained a family-run, good time destination that continues to grow in popularity—Your Father’s Moustache.

Best brewpub in Atlantic Canada, according to the Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards. Hand crafted beer and hand crafted food come together for the perfect experience. Constantly changing seasonal beers and nightly specials, live entertainment and a weekly Firkin make for the perfect craft beer experience.

Unique music shop in a 140-year old Victorian home. A large selection of vintage guitars and violins, and new and used musical instruments including mandolins, banjos, ukuleles, basses and bodhrans. Unusual gifts, accessories and a good selection of Celtic and Maritime music books.

902-423-2938 5686 Spring Garden Road (Under Your Father’s Moustache) www.rockbottombrewpub.ca Like us! Follow us!

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Samuel & Co.

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Samuel&Co brings boutique shopping to the mall, delivering high-quality fashion and customer service for 21 years! Choose from their gorgeous collection of career, casual and evening wear. Their stylists will help find the perfect piece to make you look and feel amazing. Brands include: Joseph Ribkoff, Tribal, Nygard, and Up!.

The boutique and chic Spring Garden Place is home to 25 unique shops and services. Located on vibrant Spring Garden Road in the heart of downtown, where you’ll find a fashionable selection of jewelry, fashion, home décor and epicurean fare to tempt every palate. Plus convenient indoor parking.

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Halifax Comedy Fest

Halifax Greek Fest

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Halifax Busker Festival

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Neptune Theatre

Continuing through the year dal200.ca Atlantic Canada’s largest university marks its bicentennial with special events and celebrations throughout 2018.

September through May 1593 Argyle St., Halifax / 902-429-7070 / neptunetheatre.com Elaborate world-class productions on the main stage, with innovative, edgy theatre in the Studio Series. The season concludes with the Abbainspired musical Mama Mia!, running April 10 to June 3. Year-round. The Summer Series, featuring The Argyle Street Kitchen Party and Five Guys Named Moe, runs July 3 to Aug. 28.

Halifax Hurricanes December through April Scotiabank Centre, 5284 Duke St., Halifax / 902-451-1221 / halifaxhurricanes.ca Halifax minor-pro hoops team competes in the National Basketball League of Canada—fastpaced, exciting, and family-friendly sports action.

Halifax Mooseheads

Halifax Hurricanes

September through April Scotiabank Centre, 5284 Duke St., Halifax / 902-451-1221 / halifaxmooseheads.ca The Mooseheads are Halifax’s major-junior hockey team, competing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League—training ground for future NHL stars like Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon. They play home games throughout the season.

Symphony Nova Scotia September through May Dalhousie Arts Centre 6101 University Ave., Halifax 902-494-3820 / symphonynovascotia.ca Guest artists and special concerts throughout the season. Highlights include the Masterworks Concerts (classical concerts with acclaimed guest stars), the Symphonic Fusion Concerts (an orchestral twist on rock and Broadway hits), the Baroque Concerts, and annual favourites like December’s Christmas classic, Handel’s Messiah. Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2018 | 49


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Halifax Jazz Festival

The 2017–18 season ends with Beethoven’s Ninth on May 11 and 12: Maestro Bernhard Gueller’s final performance at the helm of Symphony Nova Scotia. The new season starts in September.

Halifax Comedy Fest April 25 to 28 halifaxcomedyfest.ca Venues around the city host as this popular festival returns showcasing stand-up comics from across the country and around the world. This year’s lineup includes Tom Papa, Jeremy Hotz, Martha Chaves, Greg Proops, Nikki Payne, Arthur Simeon, Jenn Labelle, and many more.

Stars on Ice April 27 Scotiabank Centre, 5284 Duke St., Halifax / 902-451-1221 / ticketatlantic.com Top figure-skating talents from across Canada strut their stuff at this popular annual performance at Scotiabank Centre. The roster includes ice-dancing Olympic gold medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, plus Olympic silver medallists Elvis Stojko, Kaetlyn Osmond, and Patrick Chan.

Blue Nose Marathon May 18 to 20 bluenosemarathon.com Some 13,000 people will take part in a weekend of events, including a youth run, 5K, 10K, half marathon, full marathon, team relay, and more. The main marathon, which is a Boston Marathon qualifier, begins and ends at the Old Town Clock on May 20, winding its way past Citadel Hill; through the South End, Point Pleasant Park, and the downtown; across the Macdonald Bridge, through Downtown Dartmouth, and back to Halifax. 36. Stars on Ice 50 | Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2018

Scotia Festival of Music May 27 to June 10 902-429-9467 / scotiafestival.ns.ca Celebrating the best in classical music, this annual festival pairs local talents and visiting artists in intimate venues and large gala shows. Guest artists include Dinuk Wijeratne (conductor), Marc Djokic (violin), James Ehnes (violin), Airi Yoshioka (violin), Sharon Wei (viola), Ani Aznavoorian (cello), Simon Docking (piano), and Rebecca Lazier (dance).

Cold Waters Seafood Festival June 2 to 3 Memory Lane Heritage Village 5435 Clam Harbour Rd., Lake Charlotte heritagevillage.ca Sample an abundance of locally harvested fresh seafood: clams, oysters, mussels, lobsters, and smoked fish along with locally crafted specialties such as fish cakes and beans, and lobster rolls. Taste traditional heritage foods such as Solomon Gundy and seafood chowder.

Halifax Greek Fest June 7 to 10 St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church 38 Purcells Cove Rd., Halifax greekfest.org This lively celebration of Halifax’s Greek community is one of the city’s most popular annual festivals. Highlights include dance, music, art, Greek cuisine aplenty, wine tastings, and more.

Bedford Days June 28 to July 2 DeWolfe Park, Waterfront Drive, Bedford bedforddays.ca Now part of Halifax Regional Municipality, the erstwhile town of Bedford, just north of the city, has a long history and strong sense of civic pride.

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This annual community celebration includes live entertainment, family-friendly events, a beer garden, a parade, fireworks, and more.

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo June 26 to July 2 Scotiabank Centre, 5284 Duke St., Halifax 902-451-1221 / nstattoo.ca Military and civilian acts from around the world combine to put on a spectacular three-hour show, featuring marching bands, acrobatics, comedy, military displays, competitions, and more. See it at Scotiabank Centre.

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Halifax Jazz Festival

July 11 to 15 902-492-2225 / halifaxjazzfestival.ca Jazz, blues, and world-music talents from around the globe take over the city’s stages. Free matinees in the Festival Tent on Lower Water Street, mainstage shows, intimate cabaret performances, latenight bar jams, and free shows in libraries and other public spaces.

Halifax Pride

July 19 to 29 halifaxpride.com Atlantic Canada’s largest LGBTQ+ community struts its stuff with a week of celebrations and

special events, culminating in a big downtown parade, capped off with a main-stage show with local and international performers at Pride Festival Grounds, plus a Community Fair at the Garrison Grounds. Also look for the Queer Acts theatre festival, running in conjunction with Pride.

Halifax Busker Festival August 1 to 6 buskers.ca Magicians, comedians, musicians, contortionists, and comedians take over the downtown, with free shows every afternoon and evening at several different outdoor stages.

July through October Point Pleasant Park, Tower Road entrance 902-422-0295 shakespearebythesea.ca Live theatre al fresco, featuring the works of the Bard and other classics. Tickets are by donation (suggested $20). Theatre goers can bring their own chairs and blankets, or rent chairs for $2.

Lebanese Festival July 5 to 8 Olympic Community Centre 2304 Hunter St., Halifax lebanesefestival.ca Lebanese music, dance, and food, plus art exhibits and cultural displays. Taste a variety of Lebanese food including: falafel, tabouli, hummus, shish taouk, grape leaves, and more.

Maritime Fiddle Festival July 6 to 9 maritimefiddlefestival.ca Several venues in Dartmouth host this beloved festival, back for its 68th year. Old-time fiddling, step dancing, roots music, concerts, and dances.

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FIN: Atlantic Film Festival September 13 to 20 atlanticfilm.com Fans get to meet and mingle with filmmakers from around the world, as local talents showcase their works alongside international stars. Screenings, galas, concerts, parties, industry events, and more.

Natal Day Festival

Nocturne Halifax

August 3 to 6 natalday.org Marking the city’s founding, this holiday weekend offers family events, live concerts, and an elaborate fireworks display over Halifax Harbour.

October 13 nocturnehalifax.ca This unique festival of art after dark features exhibitions and live performances at venues around the city, creating a memorable one-night only artistic experience. Plus check out the preopening festivities on Oct. 11.

Halifax Seaport BeerFest August 10 to 11 seaportbeerfest.com The Cunard Centre on the Halifax waterfront hosts Atlantic Canada’s largest gathering of craft beer, imports, and cider. Representatives from 110 producers will be on hand to share sample and discuss more than 300 unique products. Special booths include Ireland, Maine, Ontario, and Quebec, plus a cask-ale showcase.

Royal Nova Scotia International Tatoo

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Hal-Con October 26 to 28 hal-con.com This is the East Coast’s biggest annual sci-fi, fantasy, comic-book, and gaming convention. Its busy schedule includes game tournaments, Q&As with actors and writers, a costume contest, and much more.

JULY 1

Don your best red and white and get ready for one of the country’s largest Canada Day celebrations. The city and community organizations blanket the municipality with free events for all ages. In the morning, attend an official citizenship ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Watch immigrants take the oath, and visit the museum to learn about Halifax’s proud history of welcoming new Canadians. The Canadian Museum of Immigration and the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site will both offer free admission all day. At the Citadel enjoy music, military performances, and more. The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Canada Day Parade draws over 100,000 spectators to watch the biggest parade east of Ottawa, featuring kilted highlanders, local businesses, and community organizations. Cap the night off with the summer’s biggest concert at Alderney Landing, and a fireworks display over Halifax Harbour. Fares are free on the Alderney ferry between Halifax and Dartmouth all day so take a trip across the water and soak in the views.

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CANADA SELECT RATING PROGRAM

Canada Select is an industry-led, consumerdriven rating program. It provides visitors with a nationally consistent standard of quality within specific categories of roofed accommodation. The program assesses and rates properties to assure they will meet your expectations. All participating properties must meet rigorous cleanliness and maintenance standards. Look for the Canada Select/Camping Select sign at more than 5,000 participating properties.

All properties listed have been licensed by the Province of Nova Scotia and approved by at least one of three recognized quality programs (Canada Select/ Camping Select, NS Approved, CAA/AAA) to ensure they are clean and comfortable. Properties with stars are members of the Canada Select Rating Program. Most rates are shown as daily rates. Note that not all properties accept credit cards. For a key to codes and symbols, see page 55.

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CAMPING SELECT Camping Select evaluates participating camping properties by measuring the cleanliness and maintenance, facilities, services, recreation, amenities and quality. White Point Beach Resort

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Hotels, motels, inns, hostels, bed & breakfasts, take your pick: there are

accommodations available to suit all tastes in the Halifax region. And, to aid you in making your decision on where to stay, there’s Nova Scotia’s reservation and information service and the Canada Select Accommodations Rating Program–Star Guide.


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HALIFAX AREA ACCOMMODATIONS Communities are listed in order as found when travelling into Halifax from other regions. All properties listed have been licensed by the Province of Nova Scotia and approved by at least one of three recognized quality programs (Canada Select, NS Approved, CAA/AAA) to ensure that they are clean and comfortable. Rates shown are subject to change; tax will be added unless “no tax” is noted. For a key to codes and symbols, see the box on the right side of this page.

pcccc 3009 Highway 2 902-861-3480, 800-463-6465 book@innonthelake.com innonthelake.com K,Q,T•Ens bath•4pm CXL•Free @ Inn: 39 • Year-round

$119–320, XP $10

END OF HALIFAX AIRPORT ENTRY AREA TIMBERLEA Stardust Motel qH 1791 St Margaret’s Bay Road 902-876-2301, 866-876-2301 info@stardustmotel.ca stardustmotel.ca Q,D•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Free @ Motel: 20 • Year-round

$89–139, XP $10

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Briarwood Bed & Breakfast

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ENFIELD Alt Hotel Halifax Airport

$164

"pcccc. 40 Silver Dart Drive 902-334-0136, 855-258-5775 reservations.halifax@althotels.ca althotels.com/en/halifaxairport Q•Ens bath•4pm CXL•Free @ Hotel: 169 • Year-round

HERRING COVE q,ccccH $120–140, XP $20 241 Village Road 902-405-4137, 877-405-4137 joan@salsbythesea.com salsbythesea.com Q•Ens or pvt bath•48-hr CXL•Full b’fast•Free @ B&B: 2 • Year-round

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Halifax Airport

"pcccd 180 Pratt & Whitney Drive 902-576-7600, 877-919-2244 frontdesk@hiehalifaxairport.com hiexpress.com/halifaxairport K,Q•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Buffet b’fast•@ Hotel: 119 • Year-round

,ccccdH $199–239, XP $25 4 York Redoubt Crescent 902-223-0140 info@staroftheseabandb.ca staroftheseabandb.ca K,Q•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•Full b’fast•Free @ B&B: 3 • Year-round

EASTERN PASSAGE Eastern Passage Bed & Breakfast $129–219

Quality Inn Halifax Airport

"pcccd $109–229, XP $10 60 Sky Boulevard 902-873-3000 reservations@airporthotelhalifax.com airporthotelhalifax.com K,Q,D•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Buffet b’fast•Free @ Hotel: 156 • Year-round • See ad p. 45.

OAKFIELD q. $125–135, XP $25 6177 Highway 2 902-860-0732 snowflakemanor@live.com snowflakemanorbandb.com Q•Ens bath•5-day CXL•Full b’fast•Free @ B&B: 3 • Year-round

qcccc 25 Lighthouse Lane 902-465-1367 easternpassagebb@gmail.com bbcanada.com/easternpassagebb Q•Ens bath•Full b’fast•@ B&B: 3 • Year-round

Inn at Fisherman’s Cove qcccc 1531 Shore Road 902-465-3455, 866-725-3455 fishermansinn@eastlink.ca theinnatfishermanscove.com Q•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•Light b’fast•@ B&B Inn: 8 • Year-round

Quigley’s Landing & Suite qccccd.H 1515 Shore Road 902-405-8480 quigleyslanding@eastlink.ca K•Pvt bath•@ Apt.: 1 • Year-round

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YOUR ADVENTURE AWAITS ACCOMMODATIONS HALIFAX, DARTMOUTH, BEDFORD, LOWER SACKVILLE, SPRYFIELD Adams’ Knightswood Carriage House Tourist Home

"qccccd/ccccH $125–190, XP $15 453 Waverley Road, Dartmouth 902-435-3969, 866-363-8797 knightswood@eastlink.ca knightswoodbandb.ca Q,D,T•Pvt bath•1-wk CXL•Full b’fast•Free @ B&B: 1 Tourist Home: 1 • May 1–Oct 31

At Robie’s End B&B

$100–159, XP $20

q,cccc 836 Robie Street, Halifax 902-405-2424

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Atlantica Hotel Halifax

"pcccc.JJJ $119–329, XP $20 1980 Robie St, Halifax 902-423-1161, 888-810-7288 reservations@atlanticahalifax.com atlanticahotelhalifax.com K,D,T•Ens bath•12-hr CXL•Free @ Hotel: 231 • Year-round

Autumn Leaves Bed & Breakfast

Blockhouse Hill Bed & Breakfast

Best Western Plus – Chocolate Lake Hotel

Bluenose Inn & Suites

qcccd $79–89, XP $20 12 Evans Court, Dartmouth 902-435-3980 ab@autumnbb.com autumnbb.com Q,S•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•Full b’fast•@ B&B: 1 • Year-round p,JJJH $99–299 250 St Margaret’s Bay Road, Halifax 902-477-5611, 800-780-7234 res@chocolatelakehotel.com chocolatelakehotel.com K,Q•Ens bath•12-hr CXL•Buet b’fast•Free @ Hotel: 142 • Year-round

Best Western Plus – Dartmouth Hotel & Suites

qJJJ $140–170 15 Spectacle Lake Drive, Dartmouth 902-463-2000, 866-676-9846 reservations@bestwesterndartmouth.com bestwesterndartmouth.com K,Q•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Buet b’fast•Free @ Hotel: 121 • Year-round

q. $95; no tax 62 Wentworth Street, Dartmouth 902-463-1811, 866-873-1699 fredso1@eastlink.ca blockhousehillbedandbreakfast.com Q•Shared bath•24-hr CXL•Full b’fast•Free @ B&B: 2 • May 1–Oct 31 qccdH $79–139, XP $10 636 Bedford Highway, Bedford 902-443-3171, 800-565-2301 thebluenoseinn.com K,Q,D,T•Ens bath•12-hr CXL•Light b’fast•Free @ Motel: 45 • Year-round

Cambridge Suites Hotel Halifax

pcccc.JJJH $139–299, XP $20 1583 Brunswick Street, Halifax 902-420-0555, 800-565-1263 cambridgesuiteshalifax.com K,Q•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Light b’fast•Free @ Hotel: 200 • Year-round

Caroline’s Bed & Breakfast

qccc $55–65; no tax 134 Victoria Road, Dartmouth 902-469-4665 D,S•Shared bath•24-hr CXL•Light b’fast•Free @ B&B: 2 • Apr 1–Nov 30

Château Bedford

"$%pccccJJJ $109–229, XP $10 133 Kearney Lake Road, Halifax 902-445-1100, 800-565-3086 guestservices@chateaubedford.ca chateaubedford.ca Q,T•Ens bath•12-hr CXL•Light b’fast•Free @ Hotel: 98 • Year-round • See ad p. 45.

Chebucto Inn q 6151 Lady Hammond Rd, Halifax 902-453-4330, 800-268-4330 chebuctoinn@eastlink.ca chebuctoinn.com D•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Free @ Motel: 30 • Year-round

$95–150, XP $10

Coastal Inn Dartmouth

"pcccdH $95–179, XP $12 379 Windmill Road, Dartmouth 902-465-7777, 800-565-1565 dartmouth@coastalinns.com coastalinns.com K,Q,D•Ens bath•Light b’fast•Free @ Hotel: 56 • Year-round. See ads pp. 24 & 42.

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Coastal Inn Halifax

"pcccd $109–229, XP $20 98 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax 902-450-3020, 855-603-8999 halifax@coastalinns.com coastalinns.com K,Q•Ens bath•4pm CXL•Light b’fast•Free @ Hotel: 64 • Year-round. See ads pp. 24 & 42.

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Comfort Inn Halifax

"pcccd.JJH $119–199, XP $10 560 Bedford Highway, Halifax 902-443-0303, 800-561-9961; 800-4CHOICE choicehotels.ca/cn207 K,Q,D•Ens bath•12-hr CXL•Full b’fast•Free @ Hotel: 63 • Year-round


#mywaterfront ACCOMMODATIONS Comfort Inn Janus

"pcccc $95–169, XP $10 456 Windmill Road, Dartmouth 902-463-9900, 877-648-3653 cn249@outlook.com choicehotels.ca/cn249 Q,D•Ens bath•12-hr CXL•Light b’fast•Free @ Motel: 78 • Year-round

Courtyard by Marriott – Halifax Downtown "$%qcccc 5120 Salter Street, Halifax 902-428-1900, 800-321-2211 info@courtyardhalifax.com courtyardhalifax.com K,Q•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•Free @ Hotel: 125 • Year-round

$139–450, XP $20

Dalhousie University

"qcccd/ccc.H $30–210 902-494-8840, 855-DAL-STAY stay@dal.ca dal.ca/stay T,S•Pvt or shared bath•24-hr CXL•Free @ Dorm-style: 1322 • May 4–Aug 18. See ad p. 47.

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p.JJJ $109–329, XP $15 1875 Barrington Street, Halifax 902-429-7410, 888-236-2427 hal.reservations@deltahotels.com marriott.com/yhzdb K,Q,D•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•Free @ Hotel: 200 • Year-round

Garden South Park Inn

"qcccd. $109–169, XP $10 1263 South Park Street, Halifax 902-492-8577, 877-414-8577 reserve@gardeninn.ns.ca gardensouthparkinn.com Q,D,T•Ens or pvt bath•24-hr CXL•Light b’fast•Free @ B&B Inn: 23 • Year-round • See ad p. 44.

Halifax Backpackers Hostel q.H 2193 Gottingen Street, Halifax 902-431-3170, 888-431-3170 halifaxbackpackers@gmail.com halifaxbackpackers.com D,S•Shared bath•48-hr CXL•@ Hostel: 24 • Year-round

$23–65

Halifax Waverley Inn

"$%pcccc.JJJ 65 Cromarty Drive, Dartmouth $109–269 902-406-7700 rnorman@dartmouthhampton.com dartmouthhampton.com K,Q,D,T•Ens bath•12-hr CXL•Buffet b’fast•Free @ Hotel: 163 • Year-round

Hampton Inn by Hilton – Halifax Downtown

"$%pccccJJJ $149–199 1960 Brunswick Street, Halifax 902-422-1391, 855-331-0334 halifaxdowntown.hamptonbyhilton.com K,Q•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•Buffet b’fast•Free @ Hotel: 181 • Year-round

Hearthstone Inn Halifax/Dartmouth

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront

"$%pccccdJJJJ 1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax 902-421-1700, 800-943-6760 halifaxmarriott.com K,D•Ens bath•Free @ Hotel: 352 • Year-round

Hampton Inn & Suites

$139– 1100

"qcccc $135–239 1266 Barrington Street, Halifax 902-423-9346, 800-565-9346 welcome@waverleyinn.com waverleyinn.com Q,D,T,S•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Buffet b’fast•Free @ B&B Inn: 34 • Year-round

"pcccd. $109–190, XP $10 313 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth 902-469-5850, 800-565-1275 reservations@hearthstonehospitality.com hearthstonehospitality.ca K,Q,D,T•Ens or pvt bath•12-hr CXL•Free @ Hotel: 54 • Year-round

Heritage Hideaway Bed & Breakfast

qccccc $115–139, XP $25 36 Rutledge Street, Bedford 902-835-3605, 877-437-4433 info@heritagehideaway.com heritagehideaway.com Q•Ens or pvt bath•72-hr CXL•Full b’fast•@ B&B: 2 • Year-round

Delta Hotels by Marriott Dartmouth

(formerly Park Place Ramada Plaza Hotel) p JJJ $119–500 240 Brownlow Ave, Dartmouth 902-468-8888, 800-561-3733 marriott.com/yhzdm K,Q•Ens bath•12-hr CXL•Buffet b’fast•Free @ Hotel: 174 • Year-round

Delta Hotels by Marriott Halifax

p.JJJ $109–329, XP $15 1990 Barrington Street, Halifax 902-425-6700, 888-236-2427 hal.reservations@deltahotels.com marriott.com/yhzhf K,Q,D•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•Free @ Hotel: 295 • Year-round

Doubletree by Hilton – Halifax-Dartmouth

(formerly Holiday Inn Harbourview) #$%pcccc $109–185 101 Wyse Road, Dartmouth 902-463-1100, 888-434-0440; 800-HOLIDAY hilton.com K,Q,D•Ens bath•12-hr CXL•@ Hotel: 205 • Year-round

Fountain View Guest House

qccd $30–75 2138 Robie Street, Halifax 902-422-4169, 800-565-4877 (outside NS & PEI) fountainviewguesthouse@yahoo.ca browser.to/fountainviewguesthouse D,T,S•Shared bath•72-hr CXL•Free @ Tourist Home: 9 • Year-round

Four Points by Sheraton Halifax

"qccccJJJ $125–260, XP $20 1496 Hollis Street, Halifax 902-423-4444, 866-444-9494 guest@fourpointshalifax.com fourpoints.com/halifax Q,D,T,S•Ens bath•12-hr CXL•Free @ Hotel: 177 • Year-round

Future Inns Halifax Hotel and Conference Centre "pcccd $129–219, XP $10 30 Fairfax Drive, Halifax 902-443-4333, 800-565-0700 halifax@futureinns.com futureinns.com/index.php/halifax K,Q•Ens bath•12-hr CXL•Free @ Hotel: 132 • Year-round

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Halifax

ACCOMMODATIONS Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Halifax–Bedford "qccccJJJ $129–219, XP $10 980 Parkland Drive, Halifax 902-444-6700 reservations@hiexhalifax.com hiexpresshalifax.com K,Q•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Buffet b’fast•Free @ Hotel: 113 • Year-round

Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax Downtown "$%pcccc.JJJH 1960 Brunswick Street, Halifax $169–229 902-429-6620, 855-331-0337 halifax.homewoodsuites.com K,Q•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•Buffet b’fast•Free @ Hotel: 135 • Year-round

Hostelling International Canada – Atlantic Region

Mount Saint Vincent University

(HI – Halifax)

"ccc.H 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax 902-457-6777, 866-405-1805 msvu.reservations@msvu.ca msvu.ca/stay T,S•Pvt or shared bath•24-hr CXL•Free @ Apt.: 36 Dorm-style: 62 • May 1–Aug 28

qccd.H 1253 Barrington Street, Halifax 902-422-3863 halifax@hihostels.ca hihostels.ca/novascotia/331/ hi-halifax/index.hostel D,S•Pvt or shared bath•24-hr CXL•Free @ Hostel: 75 • Year-round

$30–78

Killarney Bed & Breakfast

qccccd $90–110; no tax 9 Killarney Drive, Bedford 902-835-5044, 855-835-5044 killarneybnb@gmail.com bbcanada.com/7242.html Q•Ens bath•72-hr CXL•Full b’fast•Free @ B&B: 2 • Year-round

Lake City Motel

$79–100, XP $10

pccdH 40 Lakecrest Drive, Dartmouth 902-435-0060, 800-792-2497 motel.lakecity@gmail.com Q,D•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•@ Motel: 31 • Year-round

q,}.H $95–250, XP $15 23 Lakeview Point Road, Dartmouth 902-461-1549 crystal.marshall@nscc.ca bbcanada.com/lakesidebb K,Q•Ens or pvt bath•48-hr CXL•Full b’fast•@ B&B: 2 • Jul 1–Sep 30

Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

Four Points by Sheraton Halifax is located in the heart of downtown and one block from the waterfront. As our guest, you will enjoy: •

Fast & free WiFi throughout the hotel

Best Brews local craft beer

On-site restaurant

Fitness centre with indoor heated pool

pcccc.H 866-844-1333 premieresuites.com/furnishedapartments/halifax/?#p Q,D•Pvt bath•2-wk CXL•Free @ Apt.: 29 • Year-round

Prince George Hotel p.JJJJ 1725 Market Street, Halifax 902-425-1986, 800-565-1567 ask@princegeorgehotel.com princegeorgehotel.com K,Q•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Free @ Hotel: 203 • Year-round

$100–250

$169–299, XP $20

Residence Inn by Marriott

Lakeside Bed & Breakfast

EXPLORE HALIFAX

Premiere Executive Suites/Atlantic

$47–134

"$%pccccJJJH $149–499 1599 Grafton Street, Halifax 902-422-0493, 866-422-0493 rgoldsworthy@residenceinnhalifax.ca marriott.com/yhzri K,Q•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•Buffet b’fast•Free @ Hotel: 92 • Year-round

Saint Mary’s University

"%pccccd.JJJH 1515 South Park Street, Halifax $139–359, XP $20 902-423-6331, 800-565-2020 ask@lordnelsonhotel.com lordnelsonhotel.ca K,Q,D•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Free @ Hotel: 262 • Year-round

q.H $49–179 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue, Halifax 902-420-5486, 888-347-5555 stay@smu.ca smu.ca/conferences D,T,S•Pvt or shared bath•24-hr CXL•Light b’fast•Free @ Apt.: 58 Dorm-style: 432 • May 5–Aug 18

Marigold Bed & Breakfast

Seasons Motor Inn – Halifax

q,. $75, XP $10 6318 Norwood Street, Halifax 902-423-4798 info@marigoldbedandbreakfast.com marigoldbedandbreakfast.com K,D,T•Shared bath•48-hr CXL•Full b’fast•Free @ B&B: 2 • Year-round

",ccH $95–109, XP $15 4 Melrose Avenue, Halifax 902-443-9341, 800-792-2498 info@seasonsinn.ca seasonsinn.ca K,Q,D,T•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•Free @ Motel: 36 • Year-round

The Villages of Mountain Gap Resort

OUR RESORT FEATURES: Four Points by Sheraton Halifax BOOK OUR BEST AVAILABLE RATES AT FOURPOINTSHALIFAX.COM OR CALL 1-866-444-9494 ©2016 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Preferred Guest, SPG, Four Points and their logos are the trademarks of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or its affiliates.

Our menu includes fresh local seafood as well as other dishes to satisfy your appetite.

• Drive-up Units and Cottages with Continental Breakfast and WiFi included • On-Site Chapel & Meeting Space • Wedding Receptions & Family Reunions

Explore Digby Coupon Receive your second night for Half Price RESORT ACTIVITIES TO ENJOY: Sunday – Thursday • Swimming Pool • Giant Chessboard when you buy one night at regular rate Home of the largest • Walking Beach • Walking Trail • Badminton (Must have this coupon) scallop and lobster fleet. • Nightly Bonfire • Basketball Court Redeemable at with Movies • Volleyball • Croquet The Villages of Mountain Gap (Jul-Aug) • Kids Playground Resort & Play Room 217 Smith’s Cove Digby 902-245-5841 Off Hwy #101, at Exits 24 and 25 Expires: Oct 6, 2018. 217 Hwy #1, Smith’s Cove, NS

902.245.5841 • www.mountaingap.ca

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Barrington

ACCOMMODATIONS SeaWatch Bed & Breakfast

qccccH $140–165 139 Ferguson’s Cove Road, Halifax 902-477-1506 seawatch@eastlink.ca seawatch.ca Q,D•Ens bath•1-wk CXL•Full b’fast•Free @ B&B: 2 • Year-round

Stardust Motel p.H 1067 Bedford Highway, Bedford 902-835-3316, 877-472-3316 info@stardustmotel.ca stardustmotel.ca Q,D•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Free @ Motel: 50 • Year-round

$79–175, XP $10

Still Waters Bed & Breakfast q,cccc. 716A Waverley Road, Dartmouth 902-457-4821 jimrocket@ns.sympatico.ca stillwatersbandb.ca Q•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Full b’fast•Free @ B&B: 4 • Year-round

$119–129

qccccJJJ $145–350, XP $25 5184 Morris St, Halifax 902-420-0658, 888-512-3344 reservations@thehalliburton.com thehalliburton.com Q,D•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Light b’fast•Free @ Hotel: 29 • Year-round

The Hollis Halifax – a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton

"qccccd $179–499, XP $20 1649 Hollis Street, Halifax 902-429-7233, 888-664-1649 info@thehollis.ca thehollishalifaxsuites.doubletree.com K,Q•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Free @ Hotel: 120 • Year-round p,ccccc. 1839 Armview Terrace, Halifax 902-423-3369, 888-303-5056 elizabeth@thepebble.ca thepebble.ca Q•Ens bath•4-wk CXL•Full b’fast•@ B&B: 2 • Year-round

All campgrounds listed have been approved by CampingSelect and/or NS Approved to ensure they meet the required standards. Rates shown are subject to change; tax will be added unless “no tax� is noted. For a key to symbols and codes, see p. 55.

GRAND LAKE Laurie Provincial Park v Wp. 4949 Highway 2 888-544-3434 parks.novascotia.ca/content/laurie E,W,U•DS•Swimming: L•@•24-hr CXL Sites: 63 o/n • Seasonal

HAMMONDS PLAINS $27

UPPER SACKVILLE

The Halliburton

The Pebble Bed & Breakfast

CAMPGROUNDS

$245–345

Halifax West KOA

p,cccc[F]ccc[R] $27–47 3070 Sackville Drive 902-865-4342, 888-562-4705 halifaxwestkoa@gmail.com www.halifaxwestkoa.com E,W,Se,U•DS•Pull-thrus•C/T/Y•Swimming: P•@ Sites: 101 o/n • May 1–Oct 31

Woodhaven Park p. 1757 Hammonds Plains Road 902-835-2271 info@woodhavenrvpark.com www.woodhavenrvpark.com E,W,Se•DS•Pull-thrus•Swimming: P•@ 48-hr CXL Sites: 205 (172 o/n) • May 1–Oct 15

$30–50

DARTMOUTH Shubie Park Campground pcccd[F]cc[R] $32–65 30 John Brenton Drive 902-435-8328, 800-440-8450 www.shubiecampground.com E,W,Se,U•DS•Pull-thrus•C/T/Y•Swimming: L @•48-hr CXL Sites: 104 o/n • May 12–Oct 9

STAY SMART... STAY ON CAMPUS. EXCELLENT VALUE. IDEAL LOCATION. FRIENDLY SERVICE.

www.msvu.ca/stay reservations@msvu.ca 1.866.405.1805

Travelodge Suites Dartmouth

"pcccd $99–160, XP $10 101 Yorkshire Avenue Extension, Dartmouth 902-465-4000, 800-578-7878 guestservices@travelodgedartmouth.com travelodgedartmouth.com K,Q•Ens bath•4pm CXL•Light b’fast•Free @ Hotel: 75 • Year-round

University of King’s College qccd 6350 Coburg Road, Halifax 902-422-1271, ext 277 conferences@ukings.ca conferences.ukings.ca T,S•Ens, pvt or shared bath•72-hr CXL Light b’fast•Free @ Dorm-style: 91 • May 1–Aug 15

Westin Nova Scotian

Comfort Hotel Bayer’s Lake 2015 Canadian Hotel of the Year by Choice Hotels Canada

$46–73

pccccd.JJJJ $139–299, XP $20 1181 Hollis Street, Halifax 902-421-1000, 888-627-8553 service.express@thewestinnovascotian.com thewestinnovascotian.com K,Q,D•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Free @ Hotel: 310 • Year-round

COMFORT HOTEL BAYER’S LAKE Halifax’s #1 Hotel as Rated by TripAdvisor 88 Chain Lake Dr., Halifax, NS B3S 1A2 T: 902-405-4555 Toll free: 855-405-4555 XXXcomforthotelhalifax.com

Free Hot Buffet Breakfast Complimentary Wi-Fi Free On-Site Parking Indoor Heated Pool On-Site Restaurant / Lounge Minutes from Downtown Halifax Close to All Major Attractions Pricing for 2018 from $119.99 - $289.99 91

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Annapolis Valley Resort & Spa

Old Orchard Inn

Free wi-fi, Dining Roo

EASTERN SHORE ACCOMMODATIONS

EASTERN SHORE ACCOMMODATIONS EAST LAWRENCETOWN 3 Moonlight Beach Suites

$139–299

qccccH 2 Wyndenfog Lane | 902-827-2712 info@moonlightbeachsuites.com moonlightbeachsuites.com Q•Ens bath•Free @ Suite: 3 • Year-round

Jeddore Lodge & Cabins

Brigitte’s Holiday Apartments

p.H $80–125, XP $10 9855 Highway 7 902-889-3030, 888-889-3030 jeddorelodge@eastlink.ca jeddorelodge.com Q,D•Ens, pvt or shared bath•48-hr CXL•Full b’fast B&B: 3 Cabin: 10 • May 1–Oct 31

Salmon River Country Inn

Coastal Waters Accommodations

qcccc/ccccd.H $125–145, XP $20 16 Emerald Drive | 902-827-4223 cpirri@bellaliant.net coastalwatersbnb.ca Q,D•Ens or pvt bath•Full b’fast•@ Apt.: 1 B&B: 2 • Year-round

$95–130

qcccd 9931 Highway 7 | 902-889-2233 margit@salmonrivercountryinn.ca salmonrivercountryinn.ca K,Q,D,T•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•@ Inn: 7 • May 1–Nov 15

Changing Tides Bed & Breakfast

qcccc $100–130, XP $15 6627 Highway 207 | 902-827-5134 changingtides@bellaliant.net changingtides.ca Q•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•Full b’fast•@ Apt.: 1 • Year-round

The IN House, Musical Bed & Breakfast and Gallery $95–115; no tax

pcccdH $119, XP $15; no tax 328 Seligs Road | 902-852-2241 fpcltd@eastlink.ca relaxatsandcastle.com D,S•Pvt bath•1-wk CXL•Light b’fast•Free @ Tourist Home: 1 • Apr 10–Dec 31

END OF MUSQUODOBOIT AREA

LAKE CHARLOTTE

Seaside 224 B & B

. $95–120 11470 Highway 7 | 902-440-6731 lakecharlottemotel@gmail.com webbersmotel.com D,T•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•@ Motel: 8 • May 15–Nov 20

CLAM BAY

MEAGHER’S GRANT River Oaks Country Lodge

qcccd.H $75–85, XP $15 3856 Meagher’s Grant Road | 902-384-3033 rogc@ns.aliantzinc.ca riveroaksgolfclub.ca/lodge.htm D•Ens bath•12-hr CXL•Free @ Motel: 8 • May 15–Oct 15

MIDDLE MUSQUODOBOIT Gowan Brae Bed & Breakfast

qcccd. $70–90 372 Archibald Brook Road | 902-384-2525 gowanbraebandb@gmail.com stayatgowanbrae.com D•Shared bath•Full b’fast•Free @ B&B: 2 • Year-round (UP TO 20 KM RADIUS)

$95–130

TANGIER Paddler’s Retreat B&B

p,. $65–95, XP $10 84 Mason’s Point Road 902-772-2774, 877-404-2774 coastaladventures.com/retreat.html Q,D,S•Ens or shared bath•24-hr CXL•Full b’fast•Free @ B&B: 4 • Jun 15–Oct 15

SHEET HARBOUR AREA (UP TO 20 KM RADIUS)

p. $80–90, XP $8 22864 Highway 7 | 902-885-2172 ankesbb@gmail.com Q,D,T,S•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•Full b’fast•Free @ B&B: 4 • Year-round

Fairwinds Motel & Restaurant

qccc $95 22522 Main Street (Highway 7) | 902-885-2502 fairwinds@ns.sympatico.ca fairwindsmotelsheetharbour.ca D•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•@ Motel: 10 • Year-round

WEST JEDDORE Serenity by the Sea Guest House & Cottages qcccdH 1664 West Jeddore Road | 902-889-2857 serenitybythesea@eastlink.ca D,T•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Free @ Cottage: 3 • May 15–Oct 31

$900 weekly

Anke’s Bed & Breakfast

MUSQUODOBOIT HARBOUR q,cccc 98 Riverside Avenue 902-889-3464, 877-859-3674 info@oldriversidelodgebnb.com oldriversidelodgebnb.com Q,D•Pvt bath•48-hr CXL•Full b’fast•@ B&B: 3 • May 1–Oct 31

pccc.H 738 Upper Lakeville Road 902-845-2340, 800-589-2282 info@webberslakesideresort.com webberslakesideresort.com Q,D•Pvt bath•48-hr CXL•Free @ Cottage: 1 • May 11–Sep 3

SHEET HARBOUR

MUSQUODOBOIT HARBOUR AREA

Old Riverside Lodge B & B

qcccccH $1275–1995 weekly 23 Pebblebeach Lane | 902-229-2168 hollynewton21@gmail.com Q,D,T•Pvt bath•1-wk CXL•@ Vac. Home: 1 • Year-round

Webber’s Lakeside Cottage

$100

qcccc.H $139; no tax 224 Prospect Bay Road | 902-222-7069 debbiedowney@eastlink.ca seaside224.com D•Pvt bath•1-wk CXL•@ Apt.: 1 • Year-round

BAYSIDE Anchors Gate Bed and Breakfast

UPPER LAKEVILLE

MUSQUODOBOIT VALLEY AREA

SOUTH SHORE ACCOMMODATIONS Sand Castle Tourist Service + Bed & Breakfast

Moments Oceanside Getaway

PORTER’S LAKE

p,ccccH $100, XP $10; no tax 159 Gammon Road | 902-654-2849 gasser.brigitte@aon.at brigittesholidayapartments.com Q•Pvt bath•48-hr CXL•Free @ Apt.: 2 • May 15–Oct 15

PROSPECT

Webbers Lake Charlotte Motel

GRAND DESERT

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WEST QUODDY

SALMON RIVER BRIDGE

THREE FATHOM HARBOUR

q. 5315 Highway 7 | 902-827-2532 theinhouse@eastlink.ca D•Pvt bath•72-hr CXL•Full b’fast•@ B&B: 1 • Year-round

HEAD OF JEDDORE

PORT DUFFERIN Black Duck Ocean View Country Inn

qcccd $100–110, XP $20 25245 Highway 7 | 902-654-2237 gloriav@ns.sympatico.ca Q,D•Ens bath•Full b’fast•Free @ B&B: 3 • Year-round

q.H $120–140, XP $20 4281 Prospect Road | 902-852-3906 salr@eastlink.ca anchorsgatebb.com Q,S•Ens bath•Light b’fast•Free @ Apt.: 1 B&B: 2 • Year-round

PEGGY’S COVE AREA (UP TO 20 KM RADIUS) BIG LAKE Big Lake Hospitality

p. $80–175 5849 Prospect Road | 902-982-1296 biglakeca@hotmail.com biglakeca.tripod.com Q•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Buffet b’fast•Free @ Motel: 8 • Jun 15–Oct 1

WEST DOVER Ocean Spray Bed & Breakfast

qcccd $80; no tax 159 West Dover Road (Hwy 333) | 902-823-1145 oceanspraybb@eastlink.ca bbcanada.com/9386.html D•Shared bath•72-hr CXL•Full b’fast•Free @ B&B: 2 • May 1–Oct 31

Sunrise at Sol Point Retreat qccccdH 215-239-5565 Q•Pvt bath•12-wk CXL•@ Vac. Home: 1 • Apr 1–Oct 31

$1700–2300 weekly wilco@netcarrier.com

PEGGY’S COVE Peggy’s Cove Bed & Breakfast

cccc $159–175, XP $25 19 Church Road | 902-823-2265, 877-725-8732 stay@peggyscovebb.com peggyscovebb.com Q,D•Ens or pvt bath•1-wk CXL•Full b’fast•@ B&B Inn: 4 Cottage: 1 • Year-round

The Breakwater Inn

cccc. $130–160 130 Peggy’s Point Road | 902-821-2307, 844-676-2683 info@breakwaterinn.ca breakwaterinn.ca Q•Ens bath•5-day CXL•Full b’fast•@ B&B: 3 • Year-round

INDIAN HARBOUR Clifty Cove Motel

p. 8444 Peggy’s Cove Road 902-823-3178, 888-254-3892 cliftycovemotel@gmail.com K,Q,D•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•@ Motel: 11 • May 1–Oct 30

$89–159 cliftycovemotel.com


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Wolfville Accommodations

SOUTH SHORE ACCOMMODATIONS Oceanstone Resort

"pccccd.H $99–550 8650 Peggy’s Cove Road | 866-823-2160 info@oceanstoneresort.com oceanstoneresort.com Q,D,T,S•Ens or pvt bath•@ Resort: 25 • Year-round

GLEN MARGARET p,. $80–140, XP $20 10502 Peggy’s Cove Road 902-821-2348, 855-821-2348 watson.cathie@gmail.com bythebaybandb.ca Q•Ens or pvt bath•24-hr CXL•Full b’fast•@ B&B: 3 • Year-round

ST. MARGARET’S BAY AREA BOUTILIER’S POINT Bay Breeze Motel & Cottages

p.H $89–249, XP $8 6970 St. Margaret’s Bay Road 902-826-2213, 800-565-2615 baybreeze@ns.sympatico.ca baybreeze.ca Q,D,T•Ens or pvt bath•Free @ Cottage: 9 Motel: 15 • May 1–Nov 1

Larinda’s Landing Oceanfront Cottages

$209–414

larindaslanding.com

SUMMERVILLE CENTRE Quarterdeck Beachside Villas & Grill "q ccccd H $139–499 7499 Hwy 3 | 902-683-2998 beachside@quarterdeck.ca quarterdeck.ca K,Q,D,S•Pvt bath•@ Cottage: 16 • Suite: 12• Year-round

QUEENSLAND Colwell’s by the Sea

p,cccd/cccc $150; no tax 9301 St. Margaret’s Bay Road | 902-857-1201 thefosters@pleasantviewbandb.com pleasantviewbandb.com Q,T•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•Full b’fast•Free @ B&B: 2 Tourist Home: 4 • Jun 1–Oct 15

Queensland Cottages

By the Bay Bed and Breakfast

pccccH 7532 St. Margaret’s Bay Road 902-425-4662, 866-766-2233 info@larindaslanding.com K,Q,D•Pvt bath•Free @ Cottage: 7 • May 18–Oct 22

Pleasant View B&B and Guest House

qcccdH $975–1800 weekly 10 Colwell Drive | 709-745-2760, 800-780-3682 rentals@stayinnovascotia.com D,S•Pvt bath•12-wk CXL•@ Cottage: 3 • Jun 1–Sep 30

pcccdH $900–1100 weekly 461–469 Conrads Road | 902-233-0367 hiltzanne@eastlink.ca queenslandcottages.com Q,S•Pvt bath•4-wk CXL•Free @ Cottage: 3 • May 15–Oct 15

Surfside Inn

q,ccccd $109–225, XP $15 9609 Highway 3 | 902-857-2417, 800-373-2417 the.surfside.inn@gmail.com thesurfsideinn.com Q,D,S•Ens bath•72-hr CXL•Light b’fast•Free @ Inn: 8 • Year-round

HUBBARDS Anchorage House & Cottages

MILL COVE Fish Store Cottage Vacation Rental

qccccH $1250–1950 weekly 709-745-2760, 800-780-3682 rentals@stayinnovascotia.com Q,D,S•Pvt bath•12-wk CXL•Free @ Vac. Home: 1 • May 1–Nov 30

BIRCHY HEAD Ice House Cottage

q.H $850–1350 weekly, XP $25 490 Mill Cove Shore Road | 902-440-0924 musicmiracle.com Q•Pvt bath•Free @ Cottage: 2 • Jun 1–Sep 30

CAMPGROUNDS King Neptune Campground

p,cc[F]c[R] 8536 Peggy’s Cove Rd. | 902-823-2582 kingneptunecampground@gmail.com kingneptunecampground.ca Jun 1–Sep 30

pcccdH $110–230, XP $15 56 Shore Club Road | 902-857-9402, 800-565-2624 info@anchoragehouse.com anchoragehouse.com K,Q,D•Ens or pvt bath•2-wk CXL•@ Cabin: 2 Cottage: 10 Tourist Home: 5 Year-round

GLEN MARGARET

Hubbards Beach Cottages

HUBBARDS

pccc.H $150–350 226 Shore Club Road | 902-857-9460, 855-858-9460 inquiries@hubbardsbeach.com hubbardsbeach.com D,T•Pvt bath•Free @ Cottage: 11 • May 15–Oct 15

Rosewood Cottages

qccccdH $255–395 187 Shore Club Road | 902-857-2001, 888-265-9950 rosewood@rosewoodonthecove.com rosewoodonthecove.com K,Q,S•Pvt bath•@ Vac. Home: 4 • May 1–Oct 31

$35–40

Wayside Camping Park

pccc[F]c[R]. $25–30 10295 Peggys Cove Rd, 902-823-2547 wayside@eastlink.ca, waysidecampground.com May 1–Nov 15

Hubbards Beach Campground

pccc[F]cc[R] $35–45 226 Shore Club Rd. | 902-857-9460, 855-858-9460 inquiries@hubbardsbeach.com hubbardsbeach.com May 15–Oct 1

ANNAPOLIS VALLEY ACCOMMODATIONS Old Orchard Inn & Spa See ad p.71 #N, Cabins ccc hotel cccd $115–225 .

153 Greenwich Rd., 902-542-5751, 800-561-8090 reservations@oldorchardinn.ns.ca oldorchardinn.com Hotel • Year-round, Cabins May–Oct.

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Direct: 902.465.4000 101 Yorkshire Avenue Extension

Reservations:

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TOURS & OUTDOOR FUN

tours & outdoor fun Murphys The Cable Wharf–Whale Watching

Hatfield Farm Cowboy Rum Runners Adventures Trail

Ice skating on frozen ponds, hiking through a sylvan paradise bursting to life in the spring, or sailing upon sun-dappled waves, Halifax is a year-round destination. From ambitious adventures to brief escapes, the city boasts countless ways to enjoy the great outdoors. The following pages share locals’ favourites, popular visitor activities, and more. BEACHES/SWIMMING PROVINCIAL PARKS: SUPERVISED SWIMMING Supervised 10am–6pm, early July to late August. Check beach status at novascotiaparks.ca.

Clam Harbour Beach (ocean) off Hwy. 7.

Rainbow Haven Provincial Beach (ocean) Hwy. 207 to Bissett Rd.

Full facilities. Nearest serviced beach park to downtown Halifax.

UNSUPERVISED SWIMMING Cleveland Beach (ocean) St. Margaret’s Bay, Hwy. 3 or Exit 6 from Hwy. 103.

Supervised weekends only, facilities.

Minimal facilities.

Dollar Lake (lake) Wyse Corner, Rte. 212.

Crystal Crescent Beach (ocean)

Lawrencetown Beach (ocean) Hwy. 207.

On the open Atlantic. No facilities. 3 beaches. Trails.

Martinique Beach (ocean)

Laurie Provincial Park (lake)

Large inland lake. Facilities, camping.

Facilities. Popular surfing spot year-round.

Hwy. 349, near Sambro.

On Shubenacadie-Grand Lake, Hwy. 2.

Dundee Resort and Golf Club

Taylor Head (ocean) off Hwy. 7 east of Spry Bay. Minimal facilities. Hiking, swimming.

SUPERVISED MUNICIPAL OUTDOOR SWIMMING Most beaches are supervised from 11am to 5pm daily, from July 1 to August 31. Halifax Common Outdoor Pool open daily, 11am to 5pm, July 1 to August 31. Bedford Outdoor Pool open daily, hours vary. Phone: 902-490-4682. Free swimming lessons at HRM beaches—call the Beach Line at 902-490-5458 or surf to halifax.ca/rec/aquatics/ beaches.php#beaches.

SAILING Contact Sail Nova Scotia (office@sailnovascotia.ca) at 902-425-5450, ext 312. Foreign watercrafts visiting Canada must report to the Canada Border Services Agency. Call 1-888-226-7277. Approximate season: April to October.

Off Hwy. 7/107 at Musquodoboit Harbour. Minimal facilities. At 5km, it is the longest beach in Nova Scotia.

Boating (no launch—carry in canoe, kayak), camping, trails.

Alderney Marina

Oakfield Provincial Park (lake)

Jerry Lawrence Provincial Park # (lake)

Marina facility, power, and sailboats.

On Shubenacadie-Grand Lake, Hwy. 2. Large picnic area, small beach, boat ramp, minimal facilities, accessible.

Upper Tantallon, Hwy. 3.

Queensland Beach (ocean)

West Porters Lake Rd., south off Hwy. 7.

Hwy. 3 or Exit 6 from Hwy. 103. Warm water of St. Margaret’s Bay. 62 | Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2018

Accessible, facilities, trails, fishing.

Porters Lake (lake) Large freshwater lake near ocean. Boating, swimming, fishing, facilities, camping.

902-209-1894 / Ochterloney St. , Dartmouth

Armdale Yacht Club 902-477-4617 / 75 Burgee Run, Halifax armdaleyachtclub.ns.ca

Sailing instruction, guests’ dockage, mooring, dining room.


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Bedford Basin Yacht Club

Peggy’s Cove 110km (68 mi.)

Indian Lake Golf Course

902-835-3729 / bbyc.ca / 377 Shore Dr., Bedford

Start and finish at Armdale Rotary. (Routes 3 and 333; can include side trips to East Dover, Prospect, and Terence Bay.)

902-876-8844, 199 Old Coach Rd., Goodwood

Adult and children learn-to-sail courses. Visitor mooring and docking available. May to October. Clubhouse available for rental year-round.

Dartmouth Yacht Club 902-468-6050 / dartmouthyachtclub.ca 697 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth

Learn-to-sail programs, guests’ mooring, and marina. Winter boat-storage on land and in water. Year-round.

Petpeswick Yacht Club 902-889-2896 / Musquodoboit Harbour petpeswickyachtclub.ca

Guests’ dockage, power and water, sailing and kayaking lessons. May to October.

Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron 902-477-5653 / rnsys.com 376 Purcell’s Cove Rd., Halifax

Sailing lessons, guest moorings and marinas. North America’s oldest yacht club. Year-round.

St. Margaret Sailing Club 902-823-1089 / 5 Foxberry Hill, Glen Haven, St. Margaret’s Bay / smsc.ca

Learn-to-sail programs, guest moorings and slips, club rental.

Bedford Basin–Waverley 48km (30 mi.) Start at Halifax Ferry Terminal, finish at Dartmouth Ferry Terminal. (Routes 2, 318, and 7.)

Eastern Passage–Cow Bay 34km (21 mi.) Start and finish at Dartmouth Ferry Terminal. (Route 322, Bissett Rd., and Route 207, side trip to Rainbow Haven Provincial Beach.)

Lawrencetown Beach –West Chezzetcook 70km (43 mi.) Start and finish at Dartmouth Ferry Terminal. (Routes 207 and 7, side trips to Conrad’s Beach, Porters Lake Provincial Park.) Contact Bicycle Nova Scotia at 902-425-5450, ext. 316.

GOLF Call the Nova Scotia Golf Association (nsga.ns.ca) at 902-468-8844. Season: May to October.

Airlane Golf Club 902-873-4040 / 2103 Old Guysborough Rd., Goffs airlanegolfclub.com

St. Mary’s Boat Club

9 holes. Near Halifax airport. No tee time required.

902-490-4688 / 1641 Fairfield Rd., Halifax halifax.ca/smbc

Glen Arbour Golf Course

Sailing lessons, canoe rentals, kayak lessons, and summer camps. Outdoor tennis courts. April to December (rental hall year-round).

Shearwater Yacht Club 902-469-8590 / CFB Shearwater / swyc.ca

Guest moorings, snack bar/bar.

BICYCLE TRAILS For on-road cycling conditions, get the HRM Bike Map from the HRM Customer Service Centre by phoning 311, or download from halifax.ca/ cycling. Many of the following routes are along local highways, suitable for sightseeing and recreational cycling.

Dartmouth Waterfront Trail 3 kms (1.86 mi.)

902-835-4653, 1-877-835-4653 / 40 Clubhouse Lane, Hammonds Plains / glenarbour.com

Premier course with 18 holes, 9-hole par 3, warm-up facility, putting green, power carts.

Goodwood Family Golf Centre 902-876-1122 / 1300 Prospect Rd., Halifax goodwoodfamilygolf.com

Driving range, lessons, 18-hole mini golf.

Grandview Golf and Country Club 902-435-3278 / eaglequestgolf.com 431 Crane Hill Rd., Dartmouth

18 holes, putting and chipping green, driving range, power carts, lessons. Public course.

Paved trail from the Alderney Ferry Terminal to the Woodside Ferry Terminal.

Granite Springs Golf Club

Herring Cove 26km (16 mi.)

Bayside / granitespringsgolf.com

Start and finish at Armdale Rotary. (Routes 253 and 349).

18 holes, putting green, warm-up range, power carts, food and beverages.

Sambro 65km (40 mi.)

Hartlen Point CFB Golf Club

Start and finish at Armdale Rotary. (Routes 349 and 306; can include Herring Cove Loop, side trips to Chebucto Head and Crystal Crescent Beach.)

902-852-GOLF (4653) / 4441 Prospect Rd. (Rte. 333),

Admin: 902-465-6354 / Pro-shop: 902-465-3038 2400 Shore Rd., Eastern Passage

indianlakegolfcourse.ca

18 holes, executive course. Pro shop, putting green, licensed restaurant with deck, and three high-def golf simulators. Open year-round.

The Links at Brunello 902-876-7649, 120 Brunello Blvd., Halifax thelinksatbrunello.com

7,158-yard course opened in June 2015. Bentgrass tees, greens, and fairways. White-sand bunkers, multiple teeing areas, continuous paved cart paths.

The Links at Montague Golf Course & Academy Manager: 902-433-3331, Pro-shop: 902-433-3330 Academy: 902-433-3332 / 5 Lakehill Dr., Dartmouth thelinksatmontague.com

Executive 9-hole course, driving range, pitch and putt, training academy, clubhouse.

Lost Creek Golf Club 902-865-4653 / 310 Kinsac Road, Beaver Bank lostcreek.ca

Scenic views. 18 holes, par 71. Power carts. Public welcome. Licensed facility.

River Oaks Golf Club 902-384-2033 / 3909 Hwy. 357, Meagher’s Grant riveroaksgolfclub.ca

27-hole public course. Par 70, par 36. Licensed restaurant, bar, canteen, deck. April 15 to Oct. 31.

SKATING For information on ice thickness on lakes, call 902-490-3577. Free public skating is offered on the Oval in the Halifax Common (contact 902-490-2347) on the Halifax Common on Robie Street. (Free skates and helmet with photo ID.) There are also numerous indoor rinks. Phone 311 or surf to halifax.ca/skatehrm.

SKIING For downhill information, call Alpine Ski Nova Scotia at 902-425-5450, ext. 349 or email alpinens@ sportnovascotia.ca. For cross-country information, call Cross Country Ski Nova Scotia at 902-4255454, ext. 316 or email ccsns@sportnovascotia.ca.

SPORT FISHING Visit mar.dfo-mpo-gc.ca or call 902-485-5056. For information on deep-sea, shark or tuna fishing, call 902-426-2473.

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TENNIS For outdoor court information surf to tennisnovascotia.ca. Indoor courts available at the Northcliffe Indoor Tennis Club (contact 902-457-2444), October to May. The Daniel Nestor Tennis Centre (dntc.ca) in Bedford has six indoor clay courts, and offers lessons, showers and change rooms and visitor day passes.

WALKING & HIKING TRAILS For maps, surf to halifax.ca/trails or trails.gov.ns.ca.

Atlantic View Trail

There are beautiful ocean vistas and bird watching opportunities along this 10-kilometre non-motorized linear trail extending along the coast between West Lawrencetown Rd. and Causeway Rd. Parking at Lawrencetown Beach parking lot, and a lot next to Hwy. 207 in the Three Fathom Harbour area. Approximately three hours (one way). atlanticviewtrail.com

Bedford Sackville Connector Greenway

A 3-km crushed-surface, multi-use, active transportation trail, a continuation of the Fort Sackville Walkway along the Sackville River from Range Park, Bedford, along the perimeter of the Bedford Rifle Range, then crossing the River twice, connecting to Old Sackville Road and Fultz House Museum, Lower Sackville. See rock sills from bridges restoring aquatic habitat.

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902-435-3952 / chpta.org

A scenic 13-km multi-use crushed stone trail beginning at the Lakeside Industrial Park continuing to Hubbards. Easy access with parking and bus service along the first 6 kms. Views of several lakes and waterways throughout the trail and direct access to Six Mile falls and The Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail. Links to many other trails along the South Shore.

Belchers Marsh Park Trails This 2.5-km trail winds around a large marsh and pond in an urban setting. Interpretive panels and map at the fish ladder. Skating in winter. Off Parkland Dr., between Langbrae and Farnham Gate Dr. Main access from Hwy. 102 are Kearney Lake Rd. (Exit 2) or Lacewood (Exit 2A) to Parkland Dr.

The Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail Rugged, natural surface trail has four loops for a total of 32km in the last, large wilderness areas on the Chebucto Peninsula. Parking is available at 2890 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd. (Hwy. 3), east of Exit 4 off Hwy. 103. Hikers must follow leave-no-trace principles.

Cabin Lake Trail Woodland 2.5 km (return) trail in Royale Hemlocks, steep in places. Access on Starboard Dr., off Larry Uteck Blvd., near Bedford Hwy. or at Transom Dr. Skating in winter. Interpretive panel at the Transom Drive trailhead.

Heritage Trail and Salt Marsh Trail are part of the Trans Canada Trail. The Salt Marsh Trail crosses an extensive salt marsh where watchers have recorded over 145 bird species.

Fort Sackville Walkway

From Scott Manor House, Fort Sackville, Bedford, through Fish Hatchery Park at the mouth of the Sackville River, Bedford. Then follow trail markers from Union Street to trail along the River with access to Bedford Atlantic Superstore and Bedford Place Mall, then crossing the river to Range Park, Bedford. 2km., crusher surface, wheelchair accessible from Superstore to Range Park.

Glen Slauenwhite Trail

The trail runs from near Pine Hill and Glendale Drive, around First Lake to Sucker Brook. There are many facilities along the trail: Sackville Sports Stadium, Sackville High School, Murdock MacKay Kinsman Park, LDRA Arena Tiaso Gym, Sackawa Canoe Club, and Eddie LeBlanc Ball Fields. Many views of the lake. Part of the trail is in Sackville Lakes Provincial Park and connects to other trails in the Provincial Park.

Hemlock Ravine Park

A 4-km trail network loops through an old-growth forest. Entrance at the top of Kent Ave. off the Bedford Hwy. (Route 2), or behind Grosvenor Wentworth Park School, off Kearney Lake Rd. (Grosvenor Rd. to Castlehill Dr. to Downing St.)

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Waterfront Walks # Short, hard-surface routes. Walks include the Halifax waterfront boardwalk, Dartmouth Harbourfront Trail between the ferry terminals, Fisherman’s Cove at Eastern Passage, and DeWolfe Park in Bedford.

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A 15-km rail trail along the Musquodoboit River. Access is from a parking lot off Park Rd. on the south and from a parking lot off Hwy. 357 at Gibraltar on the north. Some 26km of wilderness trails connect with the Trailway.

Old Coach Road Trail

A 1-km woodland trail winding through Bedford Ravines. Interpretive panel at trailhead describes the cultural history and natural assets. Park near mailboxes at 70 Southgate Drive off Bedford Hwy. (Route 2).

Point Pleasant Park #

Oceanside park with ruins of forts; 39km of trails. Entrance at the south end of Tower Rd. and Point Pleasant Dr., Halifax.

St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails-to-Trails stmargaretsbaytrails.com

A 32-km multi-use trail starting in Hubley on Hwy. 3, 6km west of Exit 4 off Hwy. 103 to Hubbards, 0.5km east of Exit 6 off Hwy. 103. The trail winds through a number of local communities featuring many ocean and freshwater views and vistas. Watch for birds of prey and a variety of other wildlife.

Shearwater Flyer Trail 902-435-3952 / chpta.org

Part of the Trans Canada Trail and accessible at Shearwater, at the intersection of Caldwell and Hines Rd. and at Bissett Rd. There are many opportunities to observe wildlife along a wide crusher dust trail.

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A World Class Limo Tours

Year-round

902-864-4004, 1-800-565-2777 nslimo.ca

A&M Sea Charters

Year-round

902-465-6617, amseacharters.com 87 Government Wharf Rd., Eastern Passage

Aberdeen Bus Tours & Charters

Year-round

902-850-3377, aberdeenbustours.ca 22 Rachael Ave. White’s Lake, NS

Absolute Travel Specialists Ltd.

Year-round

902-455-0034, 1-866-322-6538 absolutetravelspecialists.com

Airlink Cab Tours

Year-round

902-456-7777, 1-866-451-6666 airlinktaxi.com

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Customized tours.

Ambassatours Gray Line

Year-round

902-423-6242, 1-800-565-9662 ambassatours.com

Private charters for Atlantic Canada.

Arrive in Style Limousine Service

Year-round

1-866-644-5646, 902-453-5646 arriveinstyle.ca

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Tour services, excursions, sightseeing, airport service.

Atlantic Canada Cycling

June–Sept.

902-423-2453 atlanticcanadacycling.com

Atlantic Tours

Year-round

902-423-7172, 1-800-565-7173 atlantictours.com

Convention services, guides, package vacations.

Blue Diamond Tours

Year-round

1-866-414-6883, 902-444-6883 bluediamondtours.com

Personal, private, custom tours, available year-round.

Blue Shark Fishing Charters

June 1– Sept. 30

902-830-4115 bluesharkcharters.com

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Coastal Adventures

April–Oct.

902-772-2774, 1-877-404-2774 coastaladventures.com

Day Tripper Tours

May–Nov.

902-461-2474, 229-8757 daytrippertours@ns.sympatico.ca

Dtours Visitors & Convention Service

Year-round

902-455-9977 dtoursvisitors@ns.sympatico.ca

East Coast Outfitters

May–Oct.

902-852-2567, 1-877-852-2567 eastcoastoutfitters.com

Four Winds Charters Ltd.

May–Oct.

902-826-2562 fourwindscharters.com

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Freewheeling Adventures Inc.

Year-round

902-857-3600, 1-800-672-0775 freewheeling.ca

Gray Line Historic Bus Tours

May–Oct.

902-420-1015 mtwc.ca

Great Earth Expeditions

Year-round

1-800-865-0221 greatearthexpeditions.com

Halifax Adventures & Tours Inc.

May 1– Oct. 31

1-888-HFX-TOUR, 902-210-7728 HalifaxAdventures.com

Halifax Taxi Tours

Year-round

902-471-2411 halifaxtaxitours.com

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Tour services, narrated tours.

Halifax Tour Guys

Year-round

902-406-6314 or 902-802-4259 halifaxcruiseshipshoretours.com halifaxcruiseshiptaxitours.com

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Tours of historic Halifax, Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg, Grand Pré, Bay of Fundy, food and wine tours.

Harbour Hopper Tours

May–Oct.

902-420-1015 mtcw.ca

Amphibious vehicle tours downtown Halifax & harbour, fully narrated.

Harbour Queen Dinner and Nightlife Cruises

May–Oct.

902-420-1015 www.mtcw.ca

Hatfield Farm

Year-round

1-877-835-5676, 902-835-5676 hatfieldfarm.com

I Heart Bikes HFX

May–Oct.

902-406-7774 / iheartbikeshfx.com

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Tour services, step-on guides, pre-arranged airport service.

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Personalized tours.

Day tours. Shuttle services. 15-,24-,47-, and 56-passenger buses.

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Pre- and post-convention travel services, sightseeing, custom tours.

Services and advice year-round.

Specializing in catch-and-release shark fishing.

Full- and half-day tours, overnight excursions. Kayak instruction.

Day tours to Peggy’s Cove, South Shore, Annapolis Valley.

Tour services, step-on guides. In business since 1973.

Individual and group tours, lessons and rentals. Cruise-ship excursions. Corporate groups, wedding groups, families. Scuba diving, cruise-ship excursions.

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Double-decker, hop-on/hop-off tours. Historic Halifax city tour, Peggy’s Cove tour, Lunenburg/Mahone Bay tour.

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Individual and group tours. Out-of-country tours year-round.

Small-group multi-sport adventures throughout Nova Scotia and abroad.

Guided and self-guided adventures. Foodie and brewery tours. Island adventures. Interactive treasure hunts and amazing races with prizes. Full-day, multi-day packages.

Harbour tours, dinner and nightlife cruises, private charters. Trail rides, wagon/sleigh rides. Weddings and receptions, overnight adventures, corporate events, catering, party planning.

Bike rentals, tours, group events.

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Kayak Halifax Inc.

May 15– Oct. 31

902-210-7728 KayakHalifax.com

Kiwi Kaboodle’s Scenic Shuttle

May–Nov.

902-531-5494, 902-521-0142, kiwikaboodle.com

L’Acadien Taxi

Year-round

902-471-2318

Local Tasting Tours

Year-round

902-818-9055 localtastingtours.com

McNabs Island Ferry Service

Year-round

902-465-4563, 1-800-326-4563 mcnabsisland.com

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Murphy’s the Cable Wharf Nature & Whale Watching Cruises

May–Oct.

902-420-1015 mtcw.ca

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Murphy’s the Cable Wharf Party Cruises

June–Sept.

902-420-1015 mtcw.ca

Need-A-Lift Transportation Services

Year-round

902-222-5438 needalift.ca

NovaShores Adventures

May–Oct.

1-866-638-4118 novashores.com

Osborne’s Charter Service

Year-round

902-465-7136, 902-499-0803

Tour services.

Panoramic Tours & Trips

Year-round

902-222-4444

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Customized tours.

Pedal & Sea Adventures

May–Oct.

902-858-3030, 1-877-777-5699 pedalandseaadventures.com

Roadways Taxi/Limo/ Tour Services

Year-round

902-222-3584 toursbytowncar.ns.ca

Segway Nova Scotia

May–Oct.

902-880-6630 segwayns.com

Summer Bay Deep Sea Fishing

May–Oct.

902-420-1015 mtcw.ca

Tall Ship Silva

May–Oct.

902-420-1015 mtcw.ca

Tall Tale Tours

Year-round

902-430-4015

Historical walking tour, French, tour services.

Tattle Tours

Year-round

902-494-0525 tattletours.ca

Guided ghost walks, walking tours of historic Halifax and step-on guide services.

Taylor Made Tours

Year-round

902-448-4982, 902-465-6272 taylormadetours.ca

Ferry service to McNabs Island.

TayMac Tours

Year-round

902-422-4861, 1-800-565-8296 taymactours.com

Theodore Too– Big Harbour Tours

May–Oct.

902-420-1015 mtcw.ca

Tours by Towncar

Year-round

902-456-3926, 1-877-595-8687 toursbytowncar.ns.ca

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Tour services.

Uncork Nova Scotia

Year-round

902-472-2668, 1-877-365-2552 winetoursns.com

Public, private, and customized wine tours and city tours.

Vision Air Services Inc.

Year-round

902-873-3488 visionairhelicopters.ca

Wood’s Limousine Service

Year-round

902-864-8283, 1-888-720-5466 woodslimo.com

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Tour services, cruise-ship shore excursions.

Your Cab Bus & Van Tours

Year-round

902-209-3355, 1-866-831-2277 yourcab.ca

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Step-on guides. 15- ,24-,47-, and 56-passenger buses. Cultural, Christian, and architectural tours.

Experiential eco-tour. Georges Island and waterfront experience, McNabs Island Outdoor & Culinary Adventure, Halifax Harbour Island Culinary and Glamping Adventure.

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Tour services, French available.

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Culinary tours depart from Halifax Seaport and other locations daily. Tours daily, May to October; Saturdays off-season.

Self-guided tours of McNabs Island. Commentated tour, search for minke & fin whales, dolphins and sea life. Live lobster trap pull & bird feeding.

Live band and DJ party cruises, Thursday to Saturday weekly.

Specializing in wheelchairaccessible tours and services.

Sea kayaking tours, beginners welcome, instruction available.

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Local, provincial tours; international tours year-round. Tour services, kilted guides on request.

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Segway tours and group events. No experience necessary. Minimum age 14 (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult). All gear supplied, fish for cod, haddock, mackerel, and Boston bluefish. Keep what you catch.

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Cruise-ship excursions, narrated tours, tour services.

Halifax Harbour sailing cruises, cocktail cruises, culinary experiences, weddings, special events, party cruises private charters.

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Customized tours. Vacation planning. Cruise-ship shore excursions. Multilingual step-on guides. 65’ replica of popular kids’ TV show, daily harbour tours.

Narrated group or individual helicopter tours, custom flights, golfing transport, island excursions, and photography adventures.

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granite boulders of Peggy’s Cove or the stairs to the top of Fort Point Lighthouse in Liverpool to crank the fog horn and there’s 23 more to discover. As you weave your way along the coast, dip into Hubbards for the award-winning Shore Club Lobster Supper and nearby Trellis CafÊ. In Chester you’ll get swept up in the picturesque harbour filled with sails and artists. Inland, try your hand at working the land at Ross Farm and enjoy

the fruits of your labours. Mahone Bay’s picturesque waterside three churches are enhanced by the Scarecrow Festival and mysteries of Oak Island. UNESCO Heritage site Lunenburg is a feast for the senses as you stroll the historic waterfront and home of the Bluenose II. Maybe try your hand at sea kayaking, deep sea fishing, or sailing out of Lunenburg or Shelburne, or how about surfing and upright paddle boarding at White Point?

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Take in a festival, stop in at a distillery, view the work of local artisans, be captivated by the beautiful shoreline. Then, check in to Nova Scotia’s perfect seaside resort, overlooking Oak Island (as seen on the hit TV series, “The Curse of Oak Island�). Experience the history & culture of the South Shore and the welcoming hospitality of the Atlantica Oak Island Resort.

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FUNDY APOLIS VALLEY Home to the world’s highest tides and teeming with marine life, the waters of the Bay of Fundy are a natural haven for whales. From June to October, whales from around the world converge on the bay during their summer migrations. Gathering in pods of their own kind, the whales feed on the abundant krill, squid, herring, pollock, and mackerel. The relatively safe waters of the bay are a nursery for many species of whales, where they raise their playful calves and prepare them for their next journey. While a dozen different species of whale regularly visit the Bay of Fundy, the high-spirited humpbacks are among the most popular. They tend to be first to arrive for the season in June (with the other species following by mid-July) and often put on lively shows for the tour boats. Their antics include breaching (jumping up out of the water), spy-hopping (peeking out of the water, often close to boats, giving watchers some fantastic photo opportunities), flippering and tail lobbing (slapping their fins or fluke on the water), and rolling on the surface.

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No matter what season it is or what’s on trend, at Mic Mac Mall you’ll find more of the latest brands for the whole family. We have over 130 shops and services with exclusive stores like Forever 21, Justice, Hudson’s Bay and more. Whether you’re shopping for the essentials or something special, you’ll find it here seven days a week. We’re located minutes from downtown Halifax at 21 Mic Mac Boulevard off Exit 5 on Highway NS-111.

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