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ALEXANDER KEITH’S BREWERY TOUR Take an unforgettable tour of Alexander Keith’s Original Brewery built in 1820. Experience real Nova Scotia good times with songs, stories and – of course – Our fine Variety of Beers. Tour runs every 30 minutes daily June to the end of October & Weekends year-round. All ages welcome. Call to confirm tour times or book online at keiths.ca

Call us: 902-455-1474 or 877-612-1820 Email us: keiths.brewery@gmail.com Book Online with us @ keiths.ca Visit us: 1496 Lower Water Street Halifax Steps from the waterfront.


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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 our partners once again sharing 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 9, you’ll find dozens of recommendations from our panel of Les Clefs d’Or concierges. Whether you’re visiting in summer’s heat or the chill of winter, looking for a boisterous day of activity or a quiet evening libation, seeking to immerse yourself in history or aiming for 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 section, the 2020 Greater Halifax Visitor Guide also includes all the must-have visitor info you expect. On page 16, discover the area’s most popular attractions—historic fortifications, magnificent churches, bustling markets, live theatre, art galleries, and more. Starting on page 23, 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 32, you’ll discover the huge selection of independent local breweries, cideries, distilleries, and wineries—unique brews, world-class wines, and tasty tipples abound. The 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 62. And if you still need a place to stay, you’ll find Accommodations for any price point on page 52. Read on for all this and more—and enjoy your visit!

CONTENTS COVER: Complementing historic architecture with stylish shops and restaurants, bustling Argyle Street in the heart of downtown Halifax is a visitor favourite and a year-round destination for locals. PHOTO: Tourism Nova Scotia / Scott Munn

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

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

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From centuries-old fishing villages 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 culture, and much more. Halifax is a dream destination for history buffs. Museums and historic sites abound. But while it’s always mindful of its history, Halifax is also a multicultural modern city, with thriving art, 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, Hwy. 102 brings you to downtown Halifax via Bayers Road. Hwy. 118 from Hwy. 102 connects with Hwy. 107 to the Eastern Shore and Hwy. 111 (the Circumferential Highway, circling Dartmouth). Hwy. 111 then leads to downtown Halifax via the MacKay Bridge. Hwy. 103 comes from Yarmouth via the South Shore. Hwy. 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 Hwy. 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–9am) and afternoon (3pm–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). Find schedule and fare information 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, the Annapolis Valley, Yarmouth, Truro, and P.E.I. 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. There are three Montréal-bound trains weekly, with connections to destinations across North America. The station is at 1161 Hollis St. For more information: 1-888-842-7245. viarail.ca

SEA Many cruise lines visit Halifax. Learn more on page 42. For private boats, find mooring information on page 63. Several ferries also connect to Nova Scotia.

BAY FERRIES Saint John, N.B., to Digby, N.S. (year-round) and Portland, Me. to Yarmouth, N.S. (dates unavailable at press time) 1-877-762-7245. ferries.ca

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

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

MARITIME BUS The terminal is located at 1161 Hollis St. Service to the Annapolis Valley, Northern Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec (Rivière-du-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 CRAFT Non-Canadian boaters must register with the Canadian Border Services Agency. Call 1-888-226-7277 upon entering Canadian waters.

Emergency: 911 POLICE | FIRE | MEDICAL Non-emergency medical information: 811 Environment Canada weather information: 902-426-9090 / weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca Municipal and transit information: 311

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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. At every intersection there is a crosswalk, either marked or unmarked; drivers must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. 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 serves the Greater Halifax area. Bus and ferry single-trip fare is $2.75 for adults (age 18–64), $2 for seniors and teenagers (13–17), and free for children (age 12 and under). See halifax.ca/ transportation/halifax-transit or call 902490-4000, TDD: 902-490-6645.

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

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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 $68 (halifaxstanfield. ca/transportation/taxi-limos). Many drivers offer accessible vehicles, as does Need-aLift Transportation Services (needalift.ca).

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–4:30pm. Phone: 902429-5752. Emergencies/after hours: 902-498-1198. More details: ns.211.ca/ service/9452137_7321348/interpreting_ services.

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.

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For the best visitor experience, 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 wisdom. Read on for their must-do Halifax experiences and meet the experts on page on page 15.

CITY ESSENTIALS TREVOR PROUDE If you only had one day in Halifax, how would you spend it? Start with a cup of coffee at the coffee shop located on the top floor of the Halifax Public Library (page 16). It’s known as one of the most beautiful libraries in Eastern Canada. If it’s a Saturday, make your way to the Seaport Farmers’ Market (page 17), which opens at 7am. Vendors from all over Nova Scotia offer wine, cider, craft beer, cheese, produce, art, and crafts. The other option would be to make your way to Halifax Citadel National Historic Site (page 16) for the noon gun and changing of the guard. Visit the Army Museum (page 19) while you’re there. Then make your way to Argyle Street for some seafood at the highly recommended Five Fisherman (page 29) restaurant. What’s one thing every visitor should know? Everything in the downtown can be done on foot. You don’t need a car unless you want to venture further afield. The

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city is full of shops, pubs, restaurants, museums, and some of the friendliest people in the world. What are Halifax’s can’t-miss destinations? Explore the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (page 20). Here you will learn about the history Halifax has with the Titanic and the tragic Halifax Explosion, which happened in 1917. This visit will prepare you for a journey to the North and West ends of the city where you will find the Titanic burial site at Fairview Cemetery and the Hydrostone Market, a stylish neighbourhood that rose from the ashes of the Halifax Explosion. What’s your favourite day-trip itinerary? Venture towards the Annapolis Valley/Bay of Fundy area. Stop in along the way for a local brew and some great food for lunch at Schoolhouse Brewery (page 33) near Windsor—the birthplace of hockey, some say. Look online for the tide times for the famous “highest tides in the world.” In Halls Harbour, you can see the mighty tides’ effects and find lobster rolls and local art. It’s a wonderful scenic drive.

Where can visitors find local jewelry? I recommend a place near the Hydrostone Market named Lady Luck Boutique. It’s a unique, beautiful store with friendly staff. What’s your recommendation for a relaxed dinner with friends? If you want live music, try the local-favourite Economy Shoe Shop on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Durty Nelly’s on Friday or Saturday nights. It also has my favourite fish and chips.

SPRING INTO ACTION TREVOR MacRAE What’s one experience every visitor to Halifax should have? The hill at Halifax Citadel (page 16) was chosen as the spot for a fort to protect Halifax in 1749, and it’s still a focal point for the city. Learn about the lives of Victorian-era soldiers, or even become a member of the 78th Highlanders for a day where you will be fitted for your uniform, practise drills, and learn how to fire an authentic Snider-Enfield rifle. They fire off a gun at noon every day, and also do spooky ghost tours. Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2020 | 9


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What are your favourite things to see and do in Halifax during the spring? Halifax ComedyFest runs April 22–23, with shows at various locations throughout the city. This festival highlights some of the best comedic talent in the country, including Mark Critch, Nikki Payne, Rod Man, Cathy Jones, Yumi Nagashima, and Gavin Crawford. And any time, the Harbour Hopper (page 66) offers an extremely fun way to see the city and learn about its history. This tour takes you by land and sea through the city’s historic sites. Explore the waterfront and historic downtown, while learning about the Halifax Explosion and the city’s Titanic connections. Many visitors stay in the downtown. What other parts of the city should visitors be sure to explore? The North End of Halifax is home to many trendy bars and restaurants with fantastic and diverse menus. Also in the North End is the Hydrostone Market, which contains several eclectic shops and café s sure to delight all of your senses. If you are looking for the perfect souvenir to take home you will be sure to find something here. If you only had one day in Halifax (during a spring visit) how would you spend it? I would begin by going to The Coastal Café on Robie Street for breakfast. It is by far one of the best spots for breakfast in the city. I would then continue on to the Halifax Central Library (page 16) on Spring Garden Road. The beautiful building offers something for everyone: a rooftop patio with stunning views of the harbour, a 300-seat theatre, two cafés, gaming stations, two music studios, and much more. Next I’d tour the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (page 20) on Lower Water Street. This is Canada’s oldest and largest maritime museum, housing many relics of Canada’s naval past. There are displays about Second World War convoys, the Battle of the Atlantic, and the Halifax Explosion. A day would not be complete without taking a tour of the Alexander Keith’s 10 | Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2020

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Nova Scotia Brewery (page 32), also on Lower Water Street. It is one of the oldest working breweries in North America. Where should visitors go to find distinctive locally made gifts? NovaScotian Crystal (page 17), which has been in operation for more than 20 years, is Canada’s only maker of mouth-blown, hand-cut crystal, and one of the very few in the world. This makes it an extremely distinct local gift for that special someone. From the original design to the mouth-blown shape to the hand-cut pattern, every piece is unique and bears the mark of the maker. What restaurants do you recommend for a romantic dinner for two? The Press Gang (page 25) is located in the heart of downtown in one of the city’s oldest historic stone buildings. It offers some exceptional dishes along with a well-stocked local-oyster bar. Another that I enjoy is Chives Canadian Bistro (page 25) on Barrington Street. It has some incredible food and if you have a chance to dine in The Vault, you have to take it; this private room offers an intimate

dining experience in a vault left over from when a bank occupied the space.

SUMMER SPLENDOUR ANGELA O’BRIEN What’s one thing every first-time visitor to Halifax should know? Be ready for the booming sound of the Noon Gun, a local tradition for over 200 years. Every day gunners dressed in 1869 uniforms fire a cannon at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site (page 16) to mark noon. This is a tribute to Halifax’s history as a major British military stronghold and a mustsee site for anyone visiting Halifax. What are your favourite things to see and do in Halifax during the summer? Point Pleasant Park (page 18) has my favourite summer walking trails with ocean views and forested rambles. It’s great for a morning stroll or a run. And don’t miss the Wines on the Water Tour aboard the tall ship Silva (page 67). This includes a two-hour sail of Halifax Harbour, wine tastings from Luckett Vineyard (page 35) with food paired to each wine. Local musicians perform live.


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What’s your recommendation for a summer day-trip destination? Drive to Lunenburg, a small fishing village about an hour from Halifax. The town has preserved its historical look with its charming painted wooden homes and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a great place to stroll and explore local shops. End your day with dinner at the Grand Banker Bar & Grill, which boasts fresh local seafood and a waterfront view. If you only had one day in Halifax, how would you spend it? My summer day would start with a coffee at The Old Apothecary on Lower Water Street, and then a stroll down the beautiful Halifax waterfront. I suggest stopping by for an afternoon tour of the Halifax Distillery (page 35) and learn how it crafts its JD Shore rum. No tour is complete without a tasting! For dinner my all-time favourite is da Maurizio’s (page 25). It has great Italian food and excellent service in a romantic setting. I highly recommend the gnocchi. Where should visitors go to find distinctive locally made gifts? Jennifer’s of Nova Scotia on Spring Garden Road carries unique handcrafted products

from Atlantic Canadian artisans that are great gifts for anyone on your list. Choose from a selection of delectable handmade Jill’s Chocolates or body care products by Om Made Soap. What family-friendly activities do you suggest for a rainy day? Halifax’s hands-on Discovery Centre (page 20) on the waterfront is a great place to spend a rainy day with the kids. Interactive exhibits teach fun lessons about science, technology, engineering, arts and math that appeal to all ages. Your next stop is The Board Room Game Café (page 24), which has hundreds of games available to play.

MORE SUMMER FUN ROGER POIRIER What’s one thing every first-time visitor to Halifax should know? A first time visitor should visit the Halifax Public Gardens (page 17). This is one of North America’s original Victorian public gardens. Take a stroll and enjoy the many flowers, trees, fountains, and statues. Grab a coffee in the café and listen to live music from the bandstand on Sunday afternoons in summer. You can easily spend a few hours

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relaxing in the gardens with a good book. They’re open daily from 7:30am until 30 minutes before sunset. What are your favourite things to see and do in Halifax in summer? The Halifax waterfront is a must. Walk along the boardwalk, which runs between Casino Nova Scotia (page 30) and Point Pleasant Park (page 18) to take in the sights and sounds or a bustling waterfront, as you watch many different ships sail by, from small sailboats to naval vessels and some of the world’s largest cruise and cargo ships. Next take a break at the many restaurants and pubs and enjoy their patios. Relax, have a drink, and enjoy the sun. Lastly I enjoy taking a ride on the Halifax Transit (page 8) ferry to Dartmouth. For $2.75 (each way) you can get great pictures of Halifax, the Macdonald Bridge, and Dartmouth. What’s an essential day-trip destination? If you’re going to do a day trip outside of Halifax, you need to visit Peggy’s Cove (page 63). This iconic symbol of Nova Scotia is only an hour’s drive from downtown. Climb the granite boulders to the lighthouse for the perfect pictures or selfies (but avoid the slippery black rocks and obey the posted safety instructions— ocean waves are dangerous, even on calm-seeming days). Stroll in the village and explore the artisan shops. Stop by the Sou’wester Restaurant (page 29) for fresh lobster, fish and chips, seafood chowder, or home-style gingerbread. If you only had one summer day in Halifax, how would you spend it? I’d stay downtown. There is so much to see and do there. Starting from the Historic Properties (page 17) and heading south along the waterfront, you’ll find many shops and museums along the way. You can take a harbour cruise (pages 66–67), grab a bite or a drink at the many restaurants (page 23) and pubs (page 30) or play beach volleyball at the Sands at Salter. If you like shopping, Spring Garden Road is the place to be. Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2020 | 11


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Plenty of chain and local shops line the road on your way to the Halifax Public Gardens (page 17), which have no admission fee and are open daily. On your way back downtown, stop by the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site (page 16) and take in the downtown views from The Old Town Clock (page 17). What’s your favourite spot to sample a local beverage? The Stubborn Goat Beer Garden (page 31) at Summit Plaza on the waterfront is my summer favourite. It has a wide variety of local craft beers—plus cider, wine, and soft drinks—to sample while you enjoy the great view of Halifax Harbour on the multi-level deck. In the evenings, there’s live music. When the weather is less cooperative, I like Garrison Brewing (page 32) on Marginal Road. You can tour the brewery and sample the wide variety of beers made on site.

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What does Halifax have to offer sports fans this summer? The city’s hometown soccer heroes, the Canadian Premier League’s Hfx Wanderers FC (page 49) are in their second season. They play at the Wanderers Grounds near the Halifax Common (page 17). Canada’s top soccer league features local rising-stars and international veterans. Once the game is over, it’s a short stroll downtown for dinner and drinks.

AUTUMN ADVENTURES TODD YOUNG What are your favourite things about fall in Halifax? One of the most beautiful places in the Greater Halifax area, and one of the best parks in my opinion is Shubie Park (page 18) in Dartmouth. The park boasts 16 hectares of pristine woodland intersected by trails where the fall colours absolutely surround you. You can also kayak/canoe

the Shubenacadie Canal system that runs through the park and the Dartmouth area. The park itself is located between Micmac and Charles lakes (which both have great beaches). Flex Water Sports Rentals offers canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards for rent at Shubie Park in Dartmouth. The rental fee is $20/hour (at press time). Call to book at 902-410-3684. (Cash only.) There is nothing quite like travelling the canals while the sights and smells of autumn embrace you. You’re likely to see wildlife and the route is absolutely beautiful. Pack a picnic and spend an early autumn afternoon on an adventure for the record books. What are the season’s can’t-miss events? The three local attractions that every Halifax visitor should see in autumn. 1. The Nocturne art festival (late October). This one-night festival showcases local talents with interactive art, performance pieces, paintings, sculptures, and more at free


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venues throughout the city. 2. The HalCon sci-fi, comics, and gaming convention (usually late October) is another favourite. It boasts a star-studded parade of guest speakers, costume contests, and vendors. 3. Now in its 29th year, the Halifax Pop Explosion (Oct. 21–24) showcases bands and talent from all over the world. Stages around the city host established and emerging musical talents. What route do you suggest for an autumn day trip? Harvest time in Nova Scotia means a visit to the lush Annapolis Valley. Any number of U-pick orchards are open, and you’ll find harvest festivals and a multitude of farmers’ markets showcasing the best produce in this part of the world. I always enjoy the Pumpkin People festival in Kentville. The historic town in the heart of the Valley is always a lovely stop but it has extra charm when it’s filled with Pumpkin People of every shape, size and description, from the spooky to the hilarious. What tips do you have for visitors exploring downtown Dartmouth? This waterfront neighbourhood has revitalized over the last few years. It is now home to a popular and vibrant culinary scene and is full of unique shops, restaurants and cafés. The best way to explore downtown Dartmouth is to take a Halifax Transit ferry ride from to Alderney Landing, where you’ll find a weekend farmers’ market offering fresh meat, seasonal vegetables, baked goods, and crafts from around the region. Then

make your way up Portland Street to grab lunch at one of the amazing neighbourhood restaurants like The Canteen (22 Portland St.) or grab a local craft beer, cider, or mead and relax at New Scotland Brewing Company (91 Alderney Dr.). Where should visitors go to experience distinctive local cuisine? Halifax is a melting pot of cultures and backgrounds. One thing that we all have in common is the ocean. That means unforgettable seafood is a staple. Bar Kismet (page28) offers a seasonal menu showcasing local ingredients. Paired with amazing drinks with enticing names such as “Spreading Half Truths” or “Unsolicited Advice,” dining at Bar Kismet is an experience. What should art lovers know about Halifax? The East Coast is known for its art and music scene. The Art Gallery Of Nova Scotia (page 22) is amazing—a huge permanent collection and regular touring exhibitions. But you’ll find lots of treasures in the city’s many smaller galleries too. Don’t miss Studio 21 (page 22), a 30-year veteran of the local scene, on Doyle Street. Argyle Fine Art (page 22) on Barrington Street is always enticing and is one of the cities most progressive galleries. For Local Art, the Art Zone Gallery located at 5755 Young Street (Above the Humani-T Café’) showcases only local artists so if you are in search of something to showcase in your home or to remember an adventure in our fair city, Art Zone is definitely worth a stop.

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FALL FOR HALIFAX DIANE MUNROE What are attractions that every Halifax visitor should see in autumn? Visit the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site (page 16) for a ghost tour. Go to the top of Citadel Hill and explore spooky tunnels and prison cells. You will hear bone chilling stories of true events that took place in “Canada’s most haunted historic site.” And down on the waterfront, explore Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, the new home of North Americas’ oldest farmers market. Here you can experience fresh local produce, fresh baked goods, handmade crafts, and much more. What’s your recommendation for an autumn day-trip destination? Noggins Farm in Annapolis Valley. Bring the entire family to Greenwich for the day! Here you can have a fun day picking apples, pears, and cherries; walk through corn mazes and even take in a hayride. After a day at Noggins you will be sure to have a good night’s rest! What are the essential destinations for visitors exploring downtown Dartmouth? Hop on the Halifax Transit ferry and land at the Alderney Landing market. It features great vendors selling local made preserves, arts/ crafts, and baked goods every weekend. Nearby Celtic Corner (page 30) has great food and entertainment. It hosts a variety of musicians playing our favourites from Ireland, Scotland, England, and the Maritimes. It’s a fun spot for an evening with friends. Also in Dartmouth, you’ll find Portland Street Creperie; from sweet to spicy, they have crêpes for everybody. Where can visitors go to find distinctive local cuisine? Five Fishermen (page 29) on Argyle Street has been a Halifax favourite for many years. It’s known for exquisite Nova Scotian seafood and AAA steaks. It offers casual and private dining. Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2020 | 13


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What restaurants do you suggest for an enjoyable dining experience for families? Five Guys (page 24) on Argyle Street is new to Halifax and open daily. Starting in Washington, D.C. and exploding across the U.S., Five Guys has made it to Halifax and is serving up lots of juicy burgers with all the toppings you can fit! The atmosphere screams family and it is a must-stop place this season.

WINTER WONDERLAND IAN CHEVERIE What’s one experience every visitor to Halifax should have? For a truly unique and elevated experience, I recommend visiting The Barrington (page 28) steakhouse and oyster bar. It’s a comfortable and stylized atmosphere, with incredible seafood, and of course, steak. What are your three favourite things to see and do in Halifax during winter? Continuing with another fantastic culinary experience (why not enjoy comfort food during the cold winter months!) also visit The Gahan House (page 32), at its new location in the Nova Centre. It offers upscale pub food and amazing craft brews. I also enjoy the professional theatrical productions at Neptune Theatre (page 49) and a major-junior Halifax Mooseheads (page 49) hockey game at Scotiabank Centre. If you only had one winter day in Halifax, how would you spend it? Make your one day in Halifax as knowledgepacked as you can! After visiting the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (page 20) and Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (page 22), save some time to go to the Discovery Centre (page 20). It includes exhibits, galleries, innovation labs, and the Dome Theatre, where you can marvel at the wonders of the world and beyond! 14 | Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2020

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Where should visitors go to discover local art? The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (page 22) contains over 17,000 works of art in its varied collection, including classical portraits, Nova Scotian folk art, and Inuit stone carvings. What does Halifax have to offer music fans this winter? Continue to celebrate East Coast culture at one of the pubs offering and toe-tapping music: the Old Triangle (page 31), Durty Nelly’s (page 30), or the Stubborn Goat (page 31).

COOL CITY PENNY CAMERON What’s one experience every visitor should have? Over 1.5 million immigrants and refugees came to Canada through Pier 21, today the site of the Canadian Museum of Immigration (page 20). Halifax became known as the “Gateway to Canada.” Pier 21 welcomed troops, war brides, and displaced persons following the Second World War from Britain, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands. Pier 21 became a National Historic Site of Canada in 1997 because of its major role in 20th century immigration to Canada. Atlantic Canada’s only national museum houses an amazing collection of books, films, photographs, and documents telling the story of immigration through the years. What are your favourite things to do in Halifax during winter? The skating Oval at the Halifax Common (page 17) has the skating area of three

NHL hockey rinks. Helmets, skates, sleds, and snowshoes are available to rent (free with valid ID). The Oval is open until 11 p.m. Another favourite Halifax pastime is a winter walk or hike around beloved Point Pleasant Park, acres of forest leading down to beautiful ocean views and crisp sea air. It’s on the southern tip of the Halifax peninsula and has well marked woodland and seaside trails. What are the essential destinations for dedicated shoppers visiting Halifax? Don’t miss the upstairs area of the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market (page 17), which houses some amazing local artisans selling art, jewelry, hardwood products, and uniquely Nova Scotian products. Jennifer’s of Nova Scotia on Spring Garden Road is a great spot to find local folk art, art glass, pewter, and pottery. Other unique Nova Scotian shops include NovaScotian Crystal, Amos Pewter, Argyle Fine Art, Biscuit General Store and Inkwell Handmade Boutique. Where should visitors go for a decadent dessert? The Middle Spoon (page 24) on Barrington Street remains a popular spot for a range of delicious desserts coupled with delightful and creative cocktails. LF Bakery on Gottingen Street is a very popular local venue for the very best croissants and French pastries coupled with delicious coffee. And for cheesecake, Sweet Hereafter on Quinpool Road continue to get rave reviews for the very best rich and luscious cheesecakes.


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DIANE MUNROE has been in the service industry for the past 25 years. Starting out in guest services at the Keltic Lodge (Ingonish Beach, N.S.) Diane is now the Resident Services Manager at Bishop’s Landing and a active affiliate of Les Clefs d’Or Atlantic.

PENNY CAMERON is the regional secretary for Les Clefs d’Or Atlantic Region and was the first female concierge in the region to receive her Golden Keys. She is part of the concierge team at Parkland at the Gardens, a retirement residence in Halifax.

TODD YOUNG is lead concierge for Southwest Properties. With the company for eight years, he’s had the benefit of watching Halifax, and its culinary and art scenes, grow. He enjoys sharing his experiences and knowledge and showcasing the city whenever he can.

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.

TREVOR PROUDE is head concierge at The Hollis Halifax—A Doubletree Suites by Hilton. He is a musician and limousine chauffeur, and regional director for Les Clefs d’Or Atlantic.

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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Alderney Landing

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

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

On the waterfront. 500+ slot machines, electronic table games, off-track betting, and table games including black jack, roulette, craps, and poker. Dining, live entertainment. Open Monday– Thursday, 10am–4am; weekends, open 24 hours. Must be 19+ with government-issued photo ID.

Atlantic Splash Adventure 1200 Lucasville Rd., Hammonds Plains 902-865-1025 / splashadventure.ca

Six new waterslides, plus go-carts, mini putt, and action rides. Open late June–early September. Phone for fall hours. Pay-as-you-play with attraction tickets and bracelets.

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

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

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 the Hubbards Heritage Society. Open year-round. Free admission. 16 | Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2020

Dartmouth Common Bordered by Alderney Drive, Nantucket Avenue, Victoria Road, and Park Avenue

Originally reserved in the 18th century for settlers to graze livestock, the Common is now a popular park. 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.

the small lighthouse. From the mid-18th century to the Second World War, it was a key part of the harbour’s defensive network. Opening for visitors in 2020.

Granville Mall North end of Granville Street, 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.

Halifax Central Library 5440 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax 902-492-4043 ext. 101 / halifaxpubliclibraries.ca

Fisherman’s Cove

Making a striking architectural statement, Halifax’s flagship library has drawn acclaim from around the world. Extensive collection, free Wi-Fi, publicuse computers, and spectacular views of the city. Halifax Public Libraries has 15 branches within the municipality.

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

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

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

Georges Island gc.gc.ca/gerogesisland

From the Halifax Waterfront, look south toward the harbour entrance: Georges is the grassy island with

Entrance off Sackville Street, 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


ATTRACTIONS the fort (mid-July–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–Oct. 31. Programming runs 9am–5pm in May, June, September, and October; 9am–6pm in July and August. Grounds open year-round.

Halifax Common Between Robie and North Park streets, Cunard Street and Bell Road / 311 / halifax.ca

Historic green space at the heart of the city, home to ball fields and a year-round skating Oval (ice in winter, inline in summer). Oper year-round.

Halifax Public Gardens South Park Street at Spring Garden Road, 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. Summer hours, 7am–30 minutes before sunset; winter hours 8am–4pm.

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Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market Pier 20, Marginal Road, Halifax halifaxfarmersmarket.com

Local and seasonal produce and food products, handcrafted gifts, local beverages. 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.

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

Walking trails run through an 80-hectare forested habitat. Open year-round. No winter maintenance on trails. Off-leash area for dogs. Free admission.

Historic Properties 1869 Upper Water St., Halifax 902-429-0530 / historicproperties.ca

Neptune Theatre 1593 Argyle St., Halifax / 902-429-7070 800-565-7345 / neptunetheatre.com

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 available. Year-round.

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

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

See molten crystal being mouth-blown and hand cut, 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.

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

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, year-round. Picnic tables.

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

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 (bring your own food, water). Explore Fort McNab National Historic Site, built between 1888 and 1892. Best accessed May–October. Lawlor Island is not open to the public.

Barrington Street at Spring Garden Road, 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–October. Free admission, guided tours (June–August), donations welcome.

The Old Town Clock Brunswick Street at the top of George Street, 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 1794–1800 and eventual father of Queen Victoria, designed the timepiece that’s now a Halifax icon. Operated

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ATTRACTIONS and maintained by Parks Canada, the original clockworks are still intact and in use. Extensively restored in 2019.

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–early 20th-century fishing community of Coote Cove. The park is home to three white sand beaches, popularly known as Crystal Crescent Beach, and a 10-kilometre coastal and inland trail system. Open year-round from dawn until dusk.

Point Pleasant Park Entrances at the south end of Tower Road and the south end of Point Pleasant Drive, Halifax / 902-490-4700

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–midnight, year-round. Limited winter maintenance.

Prince of Wales Tower National Historic Site Point Pleasant Park, Halifax / 902-426-5080 pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ns/prince

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–5pm, weekends and holidays 10am–4pm. Remainder of the year: weekdays 9am–4pm. Free admission. Guided tours in summer.

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

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–midOctober, weekends only until June 1. Wednesday to Sunday, 4pm–8pm (Saturday–7pm). Reservations recommended.

Shubie Park 54 Locks Rd., Dartmouth / shubenacadiecanal.ca

One of the region’s largest urban wilderness parks, including sections of the Great Trail (previously known as 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 Road, off Purcell’s Cove Road, Halifax / 902-490-4000

Walking trails, an unsupervised sandy salt water beach with public wharf and boat launch into the Northwest Arm. Tower open in summer. 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 / ssatlantic.com

Interpretation Centre showcases artifacts from the worst transatlantic-passenger-ship disaster prior to the Titanic. The park is the burial site for 277 victims. Boardwalk follows the shore. Shop features local crafts. Light refreshments available in the Interpretation Centre. Open mid-May–end of October. Park is wheelchair accessible and open year-round (no winter maintenance). Free admission.

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 Road (Rte. 253), 25 min. from downtown Halifax / 902-426-5080 / pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ns/york

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–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–Friday, 9:30am–3pm, plus Sunday worship.

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

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.

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

The first Lutheran church in Canada, built in 1756 and extended in 1761. Graveyard open year-round. Tours by appointment: contact St. George’s Parish Office 902-423-1059 or office@ roundchurch.ca.

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

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ATTRACTIONS of the African United Baptist Association. Since its founding in 1832 by 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.

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 Cemetery, the city’s oldest Catholic cemetery. In the early morning on August 31, 1843, 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

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–August, weekdays11am– 4pm or by appointment.

St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica Spring Garden Road at Barrington Street, 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. Open year-round, tours by appointment.

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 diocese 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 / acadiedechezzetcook.ca

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–Aug. 31, Tuesday–Sunday, 10am– 4:30pm. Admission charged. Other times by appointment. Gift shop and picnic tables available.

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 5–Oct. 31, off-season by appointment. Also open with free admission on Remembrance Day (Nov. 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

The most comprehensive collection east of Ottawa: some 20 aircraft and three simulators, including a full-size replica of the first aircraft to fly in Canada (the Silver Dart), the oldest homebuilt plane in Nova Scotia, and a CF-101 Voodoo.. Also showcases hundreds of historical artifacts and displays, including engines, weapons, uniforms,

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ATTRACTIONS artwork, and aviation memorabilia. Free admission ($8 donation per adult recommended). Wheelchair accessible. Gift shop and picnic tables. Open daily 9am–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 self-guided tours with two floors of cultural exhibits and a gift shop. Open Monday–Friday, 9:30am– 4:30pm; noon–4pm on Saturday. Admission charged.

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

In a National Historic Site at the Halifax seaport, Canada’s sixth national museum shares the ongoing story of immigration to Canada. Exhibits immerse visitors in the immigration experience and allow for a deeper understanding of how newcomers shape our country. Guided tours. Open year-round. Admission charged, group rates available.

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–Oct., Monday–Saturday, 10am–4pm; Sunday and holidays, noon–4pm. Tearoom on site. Museum services available by appointment year-round, including inquiries, tours, and events. Admission by donation.

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 yearround.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–Saturday (Sunday from June–August), 10am–5 pm. (Closed 1–2pm weekends). See website for off-season hours. Free admission. Gift shop.

year-round. Museum open year-round, Monday– Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm. Free admission. Picnic tables, washrooms.

Fisherman’s Life Museum 10309 Hwy. 7, Jeddore Oyster Pond 902-889-4209 / fishermanslife.novascotia.ca

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Built in the early 1900s, this house was home to Ervin Myers, 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 June, Wednesday to Sunday, 9am–4pm; July–October, Tuesday to Sunday, 9am–4pm.. Parking, picnic tables, washrooms on site. Bus tours welcome. Admission charged.

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

Fultz House Museum

Atlantic Canada’s premier science centre features 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 1824–1861), 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 self-guided 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

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

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 weekends in June, daily July 1–Aug. 31, 10am–5pm; by appointment year-round. No admission fee (except for special functions), donations welcome. Gift shop.

HMCS Sackville Sackville Landing (off Lower Water Street), 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 Canadian navy in 1941, it escorted convoys from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Londonderry, U.K. from 1942– 1944. Post-war, it was a research vessel until 1982. Restored to its 1944 appearance, Sackville is now Canada’s National Naval Memorial. Open for tours late June–late Oct. Check website for admission and hours.

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Artifacts from the late-19th–mid-20th centuries. Exhibits show the impact of the world wars on local people and life on the Eastern Shore from the 1850s onward. In a community park. Accessible visitor-information centre and washrooms (museum upstairs). Free Wi-Fi. Open daily midJune–late September, off-season by appointment.

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Canada’s oldest and largest maritime museum. Featuring: Halifax Wrecked: The Halifax Explosion and Titanic exhibits, plus the Robertson Ship Chandlery and museum ship CSS Acadia, open from May until October. Open year-round (closed Monday Nov. 1–April 30). Admission charged (free Tuesday from 5pm–8pm).


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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. Electric vehicle charging station. Open daily June 1–Oct. 4, 9:30am–4pm. Off-season by appointment. Admission charged. Senior and group discounts available. Children under 5 free.

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

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

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

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.

Visit Gus the gopher tortoise, who is nine decades old. Gift shop, parking, and picnic tables. Open year-round, 9am–5pm, Wednesday 9am–8pm. Admission charged.

Naval Museum of Halifax Admiralty House, CFB Stadacona,

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2725 Gottingen St., Halifax / 902-721-8250 navy-marine.forces.gc.ca/en/navy-life/history-museums.page

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

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–Friday, 9am–4pm. Closed on holidays. Admission by donation. Gift shop.

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

Nova Scotia Archives

Quaker House

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

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

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

Within a two-minute walk of the Halifax Transit ferry terminal 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–Aug. 31, Tuesday– Sunday, 10am–1 pm, 2pm–5pm. Free admission.

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History

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

1747 Summer St., Halifax / 902-424-7353 / 902-424-6548 naturalhistory.novascotia.ca

Explore Nova Scotia’s forests, oceans, and more.

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

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ATTRACTIONS heritage. Tearoom serving homemade oatcakes and fresh seasonal berries, open 2pm–4pm (cash only), plus a well-stocked reading and research room. Open daily July–August, 10am–4pm; Wednesdays–8pm; 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 year-round. Wheelchair accessible. Gift shop. Admission by donation.

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– Friday, 9am–4pm from June 1–late August. 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– Saturday, 10am–5:30pm. Other times by appointment.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia 1723 Hollis St., Halifax 902-424-5280 / artgalleryofnovascotia.ca

Atlantic Canada’s largest art museum, with 17,000+ works in the permanent collection, plus touring exhibitions. Open daily in summer, Tuesday–Sunday year-round. Admission charged. Free access or by donation Thursday 5pm–9pm.

The Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing 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–Friday, noon–5:30pm; Saturday, 9am– 5pm, Sunday, 11am–3pm. Free admission.

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

Experience Atlantic Canada’s largest art museum. Daily tours at 2:00 p.m.

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Contemporary and historic art exhibitions, curated film screenings, artist and curator talks, free guided tours, offsite programming. Free admission. Open Tuesday–Friday, 11am–5pm; weekends, noon– 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, special projects, and workshops provide a forum for discussion and education. Free admission. Open weekdays, noon–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 Maud Lewis, Lighthouse and Ferry at Cape Forchu, Yarmouth County © Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

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traditional fine craft. Public classes offered in six studios. Designer Craft Shop features local handmade craft. Free admission. Open Tuesday– Friday, 9am–5pm. Saturday–Sunday, 11am–4pm.

Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery Seton Academic Centre, 166 Bedford Hwy., Halifax 902-457-6160 / msvuart.ca

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–Friday, 10am–4pm, Saturday–Sunday, 12pm–4pm. Free admission.

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–Friday, 11am– 5pm; weekends, noon–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–Thursday, 9:30am– 5:30pm; Friday, 9:30am–7pm; and Saturday, 10am–5pm. Summer and holiday hours vary.

Studio 21 Fine Art 5431 Doyle St., Halifax 902-420-1852 / studio21.ca

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

Viewpoint Gallery 1459 Brenton 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–Sunday, noon–5pm.

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

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


DINING

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dining

Lot Six

ABBREVIATIONS #

Wheelchair accessible

Member of “Taste of Nova Scotia,” a program promoting the province’s culinary offerings.

R

Reservations recommended

Lic Licensed

{ 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

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 cross-section of the region’s best dining offerings, from long-established standbys to exciting new hole-in-the-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. BBQ Boneheads BBQ

BURGERS Ace Burger Co.

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

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

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

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

Upstreet BBQ Brewhouse

Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers + Poutinerie

612 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth 902-407-4344 / upstreetbbqbrewhouse.com

Unique locally-made beers and a selection of barbecue classics; pulled pork, Kansas-style ribs, brisket, smoked jackfruit, sausages, etc. # Lic {

277 Lacewood Dr., Halifax / 902-450-0980 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 high quality fixings, creative poutines, gourmet hot dogs. Breakfast sandwiches. # Lic (Windmill Rd.) { Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2020 | 23


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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 {

Five Guys 1630 Argyle St., Halifax / 902-593-0315 212 Chain Lake Dr., Halifax / 902-593-0451 fiveguys.ca

Old fashioned milk shakes, customized burgers, fries, hot dogs. #{

BREWPUBS For a directory of craft breweries, cideries, wineries, and distilleries throughout Nova Scotia, see “Breweries, Cideries, Distilleries & Wineries” on page 32.

Gahan House Nova Centre 5239 Sackville 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 { CAFÉS, BISTR

BISTROS & CAFÉS

Wild Leek

Almonak

Glitter Bean Café

5659 Almon St., Halifax / 902-450-2959 / almonak.com

5896 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax 902-407-5715 / glitterbeancafe.com

Light-filled eatery offering hearty and healthy lunch fare and family-style suppers. Weekend brunch. Lic {

Apartment 3 Espresso Bar 833 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville / apt3coffee.com

Bright and airy. Espresso-based drinks and locally baked treats from Vandal Doughnuts. # {

Worker-owned co-op offering espresso drinks and sweets in a LGBTQ+-friendly space. {

Heartwood Restaurant 6250 Quinpool Rd., Halifax / 902-425-2808 3061 Gottingen St., Halifax / 902-404-9901 iloveheartwood.ca

The Arms Public House

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

Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park St., Halifax 902-420-9781 / rcr.ca/restaurants/the-arms-public-house

The Middle Spoon

Warm, comfortable atmosphere steeped in British heritage. Draft 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, and steak frites. Diverse wine list and local beer. Weekend brunch. Lic {

The Board Room Game Café 1256 Barrington St., Halifax / 902-423-7545 boardroomgames.ca

500+ games. Snacks, wraps, and pizza. Local beer on tap. All ages. # Lic {

Boxcar Social 5268 Sackville St., Halifax / boxcarsocial.ca

Café and beverage room known for a wide array of hard to find craft beers and global whiskeys. 100+ seats and a menu of local eats. R (groups of 10+ ) Lic {

Economy Shoe Shop 1663 Argyle St., Halifax 902-404-8934 / economyshoeshop.ca

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 { 24 | Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2020

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

Chic spot specializing in decadent desserts and inventive cocktails. Lic {

Morris East Restaurant + Wine Bar 5212 Morris St., Halifax / 902-444-7687 1984 Vernon St., Halifax / 902-444-7669 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 Lic { cocktails. Take-out available. Patio.

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

Relaxed spot creating sweet and savoury crêpes. #{

Sweet Hereafter Cheesecakery 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. # z Sunday

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

Home-style food with fresh ingredients. Organic fair-trade coffee. Full bar service, patio. Free Wi-Fi. Open mid-March–late October. # R Lic {

Trendz Restaurant & Wine 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 {

Weird Harbour Espresso Bar 1656 Barrington St., Halifax / weirdharbour.com

Espresso-based coffees and locally made baked goods. Open Monday–Friday, 7am–6pm; weekends 8am–6pm. # {

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

Beijing- and Szechuan-style cuisine with no MSG. Gluten-free and vegetarian options. # R (large groups) Lic z Tuesday

Fan’s Chinese Restaurant 451 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth 902-469-9165 / fansrestaurant.com

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

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

Long-standing local favourite, especially popular for Sunday Dim Sum (11:30am–3pm). # R (large groups ) Lic {


DINING

9 + Nine

Studio East Food and Drink

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

6021 Cunard St., Halifax / 902-449-9800 / studioeastfood.ca

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

Yanjing Chinese Restaurant 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 z Tuesday

CONTINENTAL/INTERNATIONAL Afrite 1360 Lower Water St., Halifax / afrite.ca

Dynamic menu of international flavours from Master Chef Canada contestant Andrew Al-Khouri. Lic z Monday

Agricola Street Brasserie 2540 Agricola St., Halifax / 902-446-7664 / rcr.ca/restaurants/agricola-street-brasserie

Oft-changing menu of global flavours made with local fare, highlighting house-made charcuterie, pasta, and seafood. Roof-top patio. # R (weekends) Lic {

Black Sheep Restaurant

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

Tempo Food + Drink 1875 Barrington St., Halifax 902-428-3676 / tempofooddrink.com

Regional cuisine. Creative cocktails. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Happy Hour 4–7pm daily, allday Sunday. Food service until 11pm. Brunch Saturday and Sunday, 11am–3pm. Take-out. # R Lic

FINE DINING Chives Canadian Bistro 1537 Barrington St., Halifax 902-420-9626 / chives.ca

da Maurizio Dining Room

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

Brewery Market, W119-1496 Lower Water St., Halifax 902-423-0859 / damaurizio.ca

Fine Italian à la carte dining offering classic and modern dishes. Extensive wine list and traditional Italian desserts. Patio. # R Lic z Sunday

Encore Dining Room

Highwayman Restaurant & Bar 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 z Monday

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

Creative meals with fresh ingredients. Modern casual setting. Daily breakfast and weekend brunch. # R Lic {

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

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

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

INDIAN Curry Village 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 {

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

The Redwood Grill

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

Fine dining space amid a boutique hotel offering

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

Intimate waterfront wine bar; oft-changing global menu showcasing seasonal ingredients. Expansive wine list, selection of craft beer and cider. # Lic z Sunday

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

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

Eliot & Vine

1475 Lower Water St., Halifax / littleoakbar.ca

The Press Gang

Stories Restaurant

Modern space dishing up sweet and savoury waffles, plus a wide array of pierogis. x Monday–Wednesday

Chkn Chop

1580 Argyle St., Halifax / 902-428-5680 / rcr.ca/restaurants/east-of-grafton-tavern

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

2082 Gottingen St., Halifax 902-445-5683 / facebook.com/waffleloveislove

Brunch by day; small plates, craft beer, and creative cocktails by night. R (large groups) Lic {

East of Grafton

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

Waffle Love

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

Rotisserie chicken joint offering slow-cooked chicken and sides, sandwiches, poutine. # Lic y Sunday, Monday

Gio

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

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

6041 North St., Halifax / 902-406-0690 / chknchop.com

international and seasonal cuisine, steak, and seafood. Seasonal patio. # (Dining area) R Lic {

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DINING

Dhaba Casual Fine Dining & Express

Il Mercato

Ristorante a Mano

8 Oland Cres., Bayer’s Lake 902-444-4411 / dhaba-express.ca

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

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

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

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

La Frasca Cibi & Vini

Rasa Flavours of India 1542 Birmingham St., Halifax / 902-423-5995 rasarestaurant.ca

Authentic Indian fare in a refined atmosphere. Free parking at City Centre Atlantic with $50 purchase. # Lic {

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

Long-established dining room offering an authentic Italian menu: local seafood, fresh pasta, veal, steak, lamb, pizza, and duck dishes. Extensive wine cellar. # R Lic {

East Side Mario’s 186 Chain Lake Dr., Bayers Lake Business Park, Halifax 902-450-1311 5287 Prince St., Halifax 902-334-0303 eastsidemarios.com

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

Freeman’s Little New York 1726 Grafton St., Halifax / 902-444-7008 6092 Quinpool Rd., Halifax / 902-429-0241 3671 Dutch Village Rd., Halifax / 902-445-5256 552 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville / 902-865-2555 freemanspizza.ca

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

Stone Pizza

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

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

La Piazza Ristorante

Tomavinos Ristorante

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

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

Casual spot for wood-oven pizza and Italian entrées. Saturday brunch 9am–2pm. Private party room. Lic z Sunday

Mappatura Bistro 5883 Spring Garden Road, Halifax / 902-407-5502 mappaturabistro.ca

Aperitivo hour, local and European wines, homemade pastas, plus locally sourced seafood, meats and produce. Italian inspired. Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch, dinner and brunch. #R Lic y Sunday, Monday

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

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

Rinaldo’s

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

3428 Dutch Village Rd., Halifax 902-443-000 (delivery only) 2186 Windsor St., Halifax / 902-425-0400 / rinaldos.ca

Italian-American favourites like eggplant parmesan, hero sandwiches, and pizza aplenty. Weekend brunch. # Lic z Monday

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

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79 Alderney Dr., Dartmouth / 902-444-2660/ stonepizza.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 Buta Ramen 5190 Morris St., Halifax / 902-422-0245 / butaramen.ca

Compact and modern locale for tonkotsu, tantanmen and nagasaki champon noodle soups. {

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, delivery. {

Kanpai Izakaya 1535 Dresden Row, Halifax / 902-435-4489 instagram.com/kanpai_izakaya

Hip Japanese pub offering sushi, small plates, and donburi, plus local craft beer. Lic z Tuesday

Sushi Nami Royale Unit 102, 1458 Queen St., Halifax 278 Lacewood Dr., Halifax 149 Hector Gate, Dartmouth Crossing 827 Bedford Hwy, Bedford 902-422-9020 for all locations / sushinami.ca

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

Tokyo Roll 1598 Argyle St., Halifax 902-405-8886 / facebook.com/tokyorollhalifax

Low-key spot for basic rolls, fusion rolls, bento boxes, and teriyaki. z

KOREAN Backoos Korean Food 1358 Birmingham St., Halifax 902-423-2004 / facebook.com/Backoos

Laid back locale dishing up a compact menu of Korean fried chicken, sides, and local beers. Lic {


DINING

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

Classic Mexican cuisine in a relaxed 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 new-school 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 961 Bedford Hwy., Bedford 902-832-0032 / brewstersbarandgrill.ca

Grill classics. Off-track betting room offers wagering on races from around the world. Live music on weekends. # R (groups of 10+) Lic {

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

MARKETS Fox Hill Market & Deli 2760 Robie St., Halifax / 902-407-1301 foxhillcheesehouse.com

Local produce, meat, and dairy on one side, El Gallo Mexican Cuisine on the other. Plus house-made tortillas to go. # {

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

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

Italian Market Young Kempt Centre, 6061 Young St., Halifax 902-455-6124 Barrington Place Mall, W170–1903 Barrington St., Halifax 902-444-4688 / italianmarket.ca

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. Weekend brunch buffet. # Lic {

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 {

Mezza Lebanese Kitchen 1558 Barrington St., Halifax Nine other locations around the city 902- 429-2929 / mezzalebanesekitchen.com

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

Café Good Luck 145 Portland St., Dartmouth manualfoodanddrinkco.com/goodluck

Quick-serve Lebanese cuisine. Vegetarian/vegan options. Dine-in, take-out, catering, delivery. {

All-day brunch menu featuring eggs benny, towering breakfast sandwiches, and fresh baked goods, plus mimosas and local beer. Lic z Monday

Turkish Delight Kebap House

Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill

5680 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax 902-446-4366 / turkishdelighthalifax.ca

184 Chain Lake Dr., Halifax / 902-450-1370 Dartmouth Crossing, 107 Shubie Dr., Dartmouth 902-468-6080 / jackastors.com

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

MEXICAN Antojo Tacos + Tequila

Lively and casual atmosphere. Varied menu. # Lic {

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

1667 Argyle St., Halifax / 902-405-2790 / antojo.ca

Vibrant Mexican-inspired dishes alongside an impressive collection of tequila and mezcal. Lic {

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

Cheachie’s Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar

Lakeside Bar & Grill

102 Chain Lake Dr., Halifax / 902-446-3663 / cheachies.ca

Tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, chimichangas, tortas, and hearty burgers. Local beer, premium tequila. # Lic {

Habaneros Modern Taco Bar 1551 South Park St., Halifax 600 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth Four other locations around the city 902-444-TACO (8226) / habaneros.biz

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

Casual 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

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

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

Mexis

Tom’s Family Restaurant

220 Chain Lake Dr., Halifax 902-422-7672 / mexicalirosas.com

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

585 Sackville Dr., Sackville 902-252-8667 / tomsfamilyrestaurant.ca

Sandwiches and wraps, burgers, seafood, and family favourites lasagna and turkey dinner.# Lic { Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2020 | 27


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Old Orchard Inn

Free wi-fi, Dining Roo

DINING

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 dinner 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) {

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chef-inspired seasonal fare for lunch, brunch, and dinner. y Sunday, Monday

batter options, ample dip choices, plus fish tacos and salads.

Cora

Lower Deck—Clayton Park

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

278 Lacewood Dr., Halifax / 902-443-7024 / lowerdeck.ca

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

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

Euro-style pub. Local and imported beer and wine. International cuisine. # (upper level) Lic {

The Esquire Restaurant

The Pint Public House

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

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

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

Fredie’s Fantastic Fish House

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

Boston Pizza

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

Pon-zu

Ardmore Tearoom 6499 Quinpool Rd., Halifax 902-423-7523 / facebook.com/Ardmoretearoom

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 {

Brawta Jamaican Jerk Joint 1567 Grafton St., Halifax / 902-404-8282 brawtajamaicanjerkjoint.ca

Casual open concept space with playful music offering handmade Jamacian patties, jerk and curry dishes, plus Caribbean desserts.z Sunday

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

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

Counter-service diner. Generous portions of fish and chips, chowder, Newfie fries with dressing, fried clams, and burgers. Open 11am–7pm.

# y Sunday, Monday G-Street Pizza

2302 Gottingen St., Halifax / 902-462-1200 gstreetpizza.ca

Authentic Italian pizza amid exposed brick walls. Halal-friendy fare and a compact menu of beer, cider and wine. Lic { s

Katch Seafood 1560 Grafton St., Halifax 5126 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd., Halifax 1599 Lower Water St., Halifax / katchseafood.ca Halifax Shopping Centre, 7001 Mumford Rd., Halifax

Local fish-and-chip chain dishing up six different

Full-service neighbourhood restaurant, serving

600 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth / 902-446-4400 / pon-zu.ca

Casual quick-serve locale for rice and noodle bowls with Hawaiian flare. y Sunday, Monday

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 {

Terrace Halifax Shopping Centre, 7001 Mumford Rd., Halifax 902-453-1752 / halifaxshoppingcentre.com

Some 13+ dining options in one location, including international chains and local favourites. Family lounge, seasonal patio, fireplace.#{

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

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

BIG ANNIVERSARIES OR JUST ANOTHER TUESDAY

Yeah Yeahs Pizza 66 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth/1663 Barrington St., Halifax 902-463-5050 / yeahyeahspizza.com

Bright casual outposts slinging 18-inch pies and salads, plus local beer and Arnold Palmers. Lic (Halifax) {

SEAFOOD & STEAK 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 won the 2018 regional finals of the North American Bacardi Legacy cocktail competition. Open 5pm–midnight. # Lic z Monday

The Barrington Steakhouse & Oyster Bar WE’RE HERE FOR ANY CELEBRATION. JOIN US AT Halifax Dartmouth Crossing 1712 Market Street | 902.425.8355 11 Fyne Lane | 902.480.2368 28 | Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2020

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

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


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DINING

Bâton Rouge

Phil’s Seafood

Waterfront Warehouse

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

6285 Quinpool Rd., Halifax 902-431-3474 / philsseafood.ca

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Communal and private dining at a funky restaurant showcasing fresh local ingredients. Brunch-only on Sundays. # Lic z Monday

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

Historic Properties, 1869 Upper Water St., Halifax 902-406-3474 / pickfordblack.com

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

The Keg Steakhouse 1712 Market St., Halifax 902-425-8355 Dartmouth Crossing, 11 Fyne Ln., Dartmouth 902-480-2368/ kegsteakhouse.com

Steaks in a variety of cuts, seafood, pasta, chicken, ribs, creative cocktails, and more. # R (Sunday–Thursday) Lic {

The Mercantile Social 1579 Hollis St., Halifax / 902-425-8682 themercantilesocial.ca

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

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

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

Salty’s on the Waterfront

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

1877 Upper Water St., Halifax / 902-423-6818 / saltys.ca

VEGAN EnVie—a Vegan Kitchen 5775 Charles St., Halifax / 902-492-4077 / enviehalifax.com

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

Bishop’s Landing, 1477 Lower Water St., Halifax 902-406-1051 / seasmokehalifax.com

Asian-inspired seafood, sushi, steaks. Spicy snow crab, five-spice garlic lobster, black cod misoyaki, mussels. Lunch combos, sharing dishes, raw bar. # R Lic {

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. {

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, and vegetarian dishes; children’s menu. Open May 12–mid October. # R Lic y Monday, Tuesday

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

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

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

Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water St., Halifax 902-420-1015 / ambassatours.com/restaurant

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

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

McKelvie’s

Murphy’s the Cable Wharf

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

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

Sou’Wester Gifts & Restaurant

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

Hamachi Kita Sushi & Asian Flare

Rhubarb

Fresh seafood, globalling inspired dishes, large cocktail menu and daily oyster happy hour. R Lic { 1680 Lower Water St. (entrance on Bedford Row), Halifax 902-421-6161 / mckelvies.ca

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

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

Sea Smoke Restaurant & Bar

Hotel Halifax, 1990 Barrington St., Halifax 902-492-6443 / harbourcitygrill.com

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

Primal Kitchen

Five Fishermen Restaurant & Grill

Harbour City Bar & Grill

Cha Baa Thai Restaurant

Fresh local seafood paired with craft beer from Gahan House. # Lic {

Comfort food, local beer, award-winning wine list. Breakfast daily, 6am–11am; dinner, Thurs.–Sat, 5pm–10pm. Sunday brunch. # R Lic {

Historic building. Locally inspired dishes. Patio view of City Hal, Grand Parade. Valet parking with R (groups of 10+) Lic { reservation.

THAI

Pickford & Black

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

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

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

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

178 Peggy’s Point Rd. , Peggy’s Cove 902-823-2561 / peggys-cove.com

A small neighbourhood Vegan restaurant, juice bar and bakery in the heart of the big city

Tuna Blue Bar & Grill 167 Shore Club Rd., Hubbards 902-857-1790 / dauphineeinn.com

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Panoramic waterfront dining, fresh Atlantic seafood. Open May–October. R Lic {

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NIGHTLIFE

Bearly’s House of Blues & Ribs

nightlife

1269 Barrington St., Halifax / 902-423-2526 / bearlys.ca

Live blues five nights weekly, blues jam on Sunday nights. Comedy and karaoke on Wednesdays. Ribs, wings, burgers, and Filipino food.

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–2am.

Bubba Ray’s Sports Bar

Durty Nelly’s Authentic Irish Pub

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

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

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 Wednesday–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–Saturday, noon–5pm.

ESCAPE ROOMS Captured Escape Rooms 4th floor, 1684 Barrington St., Halifax 902-422-2224 / capturedescaperooms.com

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. 30 | Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2020

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

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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 40 sauces, 10 dry rubs, with heat ranging from “mild” to “death.” Open Monday–Saturday from 10am, 11am Sunday.

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

Restaurant, bar, and winner of Venue of the Year from Music Nova Scotia, and the East Coast Music Awards.

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

Hearty pub grub. Traditional Maritime music.

Cheers Live Country Bar 1743 Grafton St., Halifax / 902-421-1655 / cheershalifax.ca

Live bands and DJs jam to the latest country hits. A menu of pub grub.

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

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.

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

The Great Escape

One of Halifax’s most popular nightclubs. The city’s top DJs and international guests. Open Thursday– Saturday, 10pm–3:30am.

5693 North St., Halifax / thegreatescape-HFX.com

Grab six to nine of your closest friends and solve this Titanic-themed escape room in under an hour. Reservation 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.

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

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.

Durty Nelly’s Authentic Irish Pub 1645 Argyle St., Halifax / 902-406-7640 / durtynellys.ca

The Auction House

Designed and built in Ireland, reconstructed piece by piece in Halifax. Traditional Irish menu, upscale pub food.

1726 Argyle St., Halifax 902-431-1726 / auctionhousehalifax.com

El Chino Snack Bar

PUBS, LOUNGES & CABARETS

Historic downtown building. Beer-centric, creative menu. Local and international beers on tap. Open daily. Happy hour prices after 8pm daily.

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

Twenty rotating taps of Nova Scotian craft beer, plus local cider and wine. All-day menu featuring snacks, burgers, etc. Open Sunday– Thursday, 11:30am–midnight; Friday–Saturday, 11:30am–1am.

2398 Robie St., Halifax 902-423-2524 / elchinosnackbar.com

Chinese and Mexican street food in an intimate atmosphere; cocktails and craft beer. Open Wednesday–Thursday 6pm–midnight; Friday– Saturday 6pm–1am.

The Fickle Frog Pub 5675 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax 902-429-9999 / theficklefrogpub.ca

Informal pub offering weekly live music and comedy nights. Pub grub menu served until close. Open 2pm–2am daily.


NIGHTLIFE

Foggy Goggle

Lot Six Bar and Restaurant

Reflections Cabaret

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

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

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

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

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

Gus’ Pub & Grill

The Lower Deck

2605 Agricola St., Halifax / 902-423-7786

Historic Properties, 1887 Upper Water St., Halifax 902-425-1501 / lowerdeck.ca

Seahorse Tavern

The Maxwell’s Plum

Ship Victory Restaurant & Lounge

1600 Grafton St., Halifax 902-423-5090 / themaxwellsplum.com

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

Axe-throwing spot slinging deep-fried bites and local craft beer. Check website for hours.

Menz & Mollyz

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

Hfx Sports Bar and Grill

2182 Gottingen St., Halifax 902-446-6969 / facebook.com/menznmollyz

Veteran LGBTQI bar known for nightly entertainment. Live music, drag shows, karaoke, dancing. Open daily, 4pm–2:30am.

Neighbourhood pub. Live music. Local craft beer.

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

Traditional Maritime pub in historic building near Citadel Hill. Open Monday–Saturday 11am– 3:30am; Sunday noon–3:30am. Live music daily.

Halimac Axe Throwing 1920 Brunswick St., Halifax / 902-407-2250 / halimac.com

1721 Brunswick St., Halifax / 902-404-1404 hfxsports.com

Halifax’s largest sports bar with 90 TVs, full-service restaurant, and glitzy decor. Opens at 4pm daily.

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

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.

Hide and Seek 1739 Grafton St., Halifax / 902-423-8226 / hideseekhfx.com

Urban nightclub spinning R&B, fun and soul, and hip hop. Open Friday–Saturday 9pm–3:30am.s

Hop Yard 2103 Gottingen St., Halifax 902-444-2467 / hopyard.ca/halifax

Halifax sibling to a popular P.E.I. spot known for local craft beer, food, and vinyl records. The locally sourced menu of sharing plates changes bi-weekly.

Jamieson’s Irish Pub

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

Selection of local and craft beer. Daily beer and food specials. Free Wi-Fi. Open daily, 11am–2am.

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

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

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

Casual atmosphere, big TVs for sports. Pool tables, shuffleboard. Check Facebook for weekly events including live music and comedy.

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

Halifax’s most popular dance club, as voted in several polls. Inclusive atmosphere, LGBTQIfriendly. Open Thursday–Saturday, 10pm–4am. 2037 Gottingen St., Halifax / theseahorsetavern.ca

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

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

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 per week.

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

Rotating taps of craft beer from around the province and beyond. Locally focused snack menu.

Stillwell Beergarden 5688 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax 902-478-4211 / barstillwell.com

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

Small, casual wine bar serving a selection by the glass and the bottle; artisanal cheese and charcuterie. Open Sunday–Thursday, 4pm– midnight; Friday, 4pm–1am; Saturday 2 pm–1am.

The Stillwell Freehouse 2534 Agricola St., Halifax / barstillwell.com

Cozy English-style pub. Playful snacks from Chef Graeme Ruppel and local craft beer and cider.

The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse

The Stubborn Goat Gastropub

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

5136 Prince St., Halifax / 902-492-4900 / oldtriangle.com

1579 Grafton St, Halifax / 902-405-4554 / stubborngoat.ca

Little Oak

The Pint Public House

Stubborn Goat Beer Garden

1575 Argyle St., Halifax / 902-405-7468 halifax.thepint.ca

Summit Plaza, Lower Water St., Halifax / stubborngoat.ca

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

1475 Lower Water Street, Halifax / littleoakbar.ca

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

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

The Local

Some 40 TVs and 40 beers (including many local and craft) on tap. Rooftop patio. Live music. Arcade downstairs.

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

Propeller Arcade

Locally-sourced, internationally-inspired menu; vegan options and stone-oven pizza. Craft beer and cider. Patio. Pool and ping-pong.

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 Monday– Wednesday, 4pm–2am; Thursday–Sunday, 11am–2am.

2015 Gottingen St., Halifax / 902-422-7767 instagram.com/propellerarcade

Bar/arcade in a craft brewery offering classic video and pinballs games amid a 1980s vibe and heavy metal soundtrack. Open Thursday–Satuday at 4pm.

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

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

Craft beer and snacks. Picnic tables and multi-level seating en plein air on the waterfront boardwalk.

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

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

Your Father’s Moustache Pub & Eatery 5686 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax 902-423-6766 / yourfathersmoustache.ca

Full bar service, extensive menu, local live entertainment. Seasonal rooftop patio. Kitchen open until midnight. Open daily.

Neighbourhood pub, nestled in the historic Brewery Market. Cold beer, friendly staff. Popular fish and chips. Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2020 | 31


BREWERIES, CIDERIES, DISTILLERIES & WINERIES

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.

Church Brewing 329 Main St., Wolfville / 902-542-2337 churchbrewing.ca

Brewery and farm-to-table eatery within a former church. Serving an array of house and guest-made beers. Large patio. Open daily.

FirkinStein Brewing 673 King St., Bridgewater / 902-530-5400 firkinstein.ca

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

Gahan House Nova Centre 5239 Sackville St., Halifax / 902-444-3060 halifax.gahan.ca

Breton Brewing

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Uses reclaimed dairy tanks for its mash tun and kettle and filters water through slow sand filtering. Taproom offering growler and crowler fills, plus pints and guest taps.

Backstage Brewing 37 Bridge Ave., Stellarton facebook.com/BackstageBrewingCo

Petite taproom offering pints, growler fills. Occasional live music. Open Monday–Wednesday, noon–6pm; Thursday–Friday, noon–midnight; Saturday, 10am–midnight; Sunday, noon-5pm.

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

2 Crows Brewing Company

Certified organic brewery and farm offering growlers, bottles, and cans to go. Taproom offers pints and flights, plus a food truck slinging burgers, hot sandwiches, and fries.

1932 Brunswick St., Halifax 902-422-0222 / 2crowsbrewing.com

Boxing Rock Brewing Company

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

Brewery: 8 Ohio Rd., Shelburne Legendary Taproom: 218 Water St., Shelburne 902-494-9233 / boxingrock.ca

Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery

Award-winning beers. Ohio Road location offers brewery tours. Taproom serves light snacks and hosts axe throwing.

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1496 Lower Water St., Halifax / 902-455-1474 / keiths.ca

Tour the original brewery of Nova Scotia’s first brew master, who was also a three-time mayor of Halifax. All ages. Tours daily from June 1–Oct. 31, scheduled tours on weekends Nov. 1–May 31. Book tours during the week for large groups. Admission charged. Retail store open daily, year-round.

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

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.

Annapolis Brewing Company

Brightwood Brewery

302 George St., Annapolis Royal 902-286-2080 / annapolisbrewing.com

35 Portland St., Dartmouth 902-466-6006 / brightwoodbrewery.com

Cozy wood trimmed taproom offers a wide array of styles of house-made beer, plus favourites from other Nova Scotian breweries.

Laptop-friendly taproom offering snack, pints, and growler fills, plus guest taps from other local brews. Open daily.

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Features a large food menu and a variety of ales and lagers on tap, plus bottles, coolers, cider, and gluten-free options. Crowlers, growlers.

Garrison Brewing Brewery: 1149 Marginal Rd., Halifax / 902-453-5343 Oxford Taproom: 6414 Quinpool Rd., Halifax 902-431-0501 / 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 2736 Robie St., Halifax 902-446-1692 / goodrobotbrewing.ca

An ever-changing selection of beer, including gluten-reduced options. Frequent guest brewers. Tasting room, retail store, patio. Kitchen offers eclectic eats.

Half Cocked Brewing Company 1290 Hwy. 245, Antigonish 902-318-3317 / facebook.com/halfcockedbrewing

Small-batch brewery emphasizing local ingredients. Open Thursdays, 4pm–7pm.

Harbour Brewing Company 7955 Hwy. 7, Musquodoboit Harbour 902-410-8919 / facebook.com/craftharourbeer

Musquodoboit Harbour’s first and only brewery. Growler fills and seasonal patio.

Hell Bay Brewing 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.


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Heritage Brewing Co.

North Brewing

250 Main St., Yarmouth 902-881-2777 / heritagebrewing.beer

Bottle shop: Battery Park, 62 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth Brewery/taproom: 899 Portland St., Dartmouth 902-444-7765 / northbrewing.ca

Taproom brewery serving sample boards and pints, plus growler fills. Seasonal food-truck; dogfriendly patio. Live music year-round.

Hill Top Hops Brewhouse 7232 Hwy 14, Newport 902-757-3510 / hilltophops.ca

Hop farm founded in 2016, brewery in 2019. Cozy, rustic tap room. Six classic styles. Growler fills. Open Wednesday–Sunday. Check website for hours.

Belgian inspired beers. Bottles and growlers to go. Taproom features Side Hustle Snack Bar, serving an eclectic menu of globally inspired fare.

Off Track Brewing 275 Rocky Lake Dr., Bedford 902-835-9292 / facebook.com/offtrackbrewing

Spacious taproom with a projection TV for game days. Offering novel house styles like chocolate peanut-butter stout. Patio and live music.

Horton Ridge Malt and Grain

Paddy’s Pub

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

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

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

King Street Beer Company 463 King St., Bridgewater 902-541-4757/ kingstreetbeer.ca

This sunny taproom is an outpost of Saltbox Brewery. Cans, growlers. Patio with fire pit.

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

Irish brewpub and restaurant. Live entertainment. Craft beer brewed on site. Growlers to go.

Painted Boat Beer Company 230 Ford St., Stellarton

An offshoot of the Nova Scotia Spirit Company. Tasting room, cans to go. Food trucks often on site.

Propeller Brewing Company 617 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth / 902-422-7767 2015 Gottingen St., Halifax / drinkpropeller.ca

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. Brewed with concentrated liquid wort. 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 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.

Shipwright Brewing Co. 82 Montague St., Lunenburg / shipwrightbrewing.com

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

Large selection of award-winning beers. Halifax location features retail area, taproom and basement arcade, plus special Friday cask releases.

Lunn’s Mill Beer Company

Rare Bird Craft Beer

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

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

170 Cottage Ave., Berwick / 902-680-5243 facebook.com/smokehousenanobrewery

Sizable tap room serving up pints and finger foods including nachos, flat bread and burgers. Rotating taps of house-made and guest beers, plus growler fills, cans, and bottles.

Meander River Farm and Brewery 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.

New Scotland Brewing 91 Alderney Dr., Dartmouth 902-406-2337 / newscotlandbrewing.ca

Taproom and brewery focusing on traditional beer styles and meads. Local music.

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

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

Uses Canadian-grown malted barley. Awardwinning seasonal Pumpkin Ale. Taproom open June–late September.

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

Above the Grand Banker Bar & Grill. Two core beers plus an array of one-offs. Four seat taproom.

Smokehouse Nano Brewery Tiny brewery offering can sales from the brewery on Monday afternoons and at the Berwick Farmers’ Market.

Sober Island Brewing Company 22478 Hwy. 7, Sheet Harbour 902-719-9463 / soberislandbrewing.ca

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

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

Roof Hound Brewing Company

Spindrift Brewing Company

2580 Ridge Rd., Digby 902-245-8121 / facebook.com/roofhound

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

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

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

Route 19 Brewing

Tanner & Co. Brewing

16030 Central Ave., Inverness / 902-550-2739 route19brewing.com

Six core brands available in cans and growlers. Three-floor restaurant with an ocean view. Wheelchair accessible.

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

Seafood restaurant and brew pub; squealers,

Brewery: 50 Angus Hiltz Rd., Chester Tasting room: 59 Duke St., Chester

Garage-based brewery offering growler fills and bottles. Seasonal vineyard patio.

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

A butcher shop turned brewery creating smallbatch of organic brews. Hippie Dippie English pale ale is a perennial favourite. Growlers, fills, cans, kegs, and taster flights. Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2020 | 33


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

“Small-batch brewing with big flavour.” Growlers and fills; diverse selection of beer. Tiny Tap room serving pints and samples, seats 12.

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

Family-run brewery focusing on easy-drinking beer. Regular line-up consists of six styles, plus seasonals with tastes of maple, blueberry, or pumpkin. Sample flights; bottles and growlers to go.

Truro Brewing Company 53 Inglis Place, Truro facebook.com/trurobrewco

Women-owned nano brewery with a cozy taproom, offering growler fills to go.

Maritime Express

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

Core styles include: golden ale, smoked ale, and stout. Cans and growlers. Taproom and patio. Open daily.

Two Islands Brewing 169 Main St., Parrsboro / 902-728-2221

CIDERIES Annapolis Cider Company 388 Main St., Wolfville / 902-697-2707 / drinkannapolis.ca

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

Small brewery within a bakery offering ales and lagers “reflecting the taste of the community.” Open Wednesday–Sunday.

Boars Back Cider

Uncle Leo’s Brewery

Long-term cold fermentation and barrel-aging creates funky, unique ciders. Hours vary; phone ahead.

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

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.

Unfiltered Brewing Company 6041 North St., Halifax / facebook.com/Unfilteredbrewing

2 Crocker Rd., Harmony / 902-321-0150 boarsbackcider.com

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

Four core ciders, plus seasonal offerings, artisan crafted and freshly pressed on-site. Organic and committed to local ingredients with an ideal balance of sweetness, acidity and natural tannins.

Hoppy brews and an edgy attitude. Growlers, kegs, cans. Charm School Pub next door serves pints, samples, and snacks.

Chain Yard Urban Cidery

Upstreet BBQ Brewhouse

A selection of house and guest-made ciders, plus local craft beer. Seasonal menu offers local fare in small plates and mains.

612 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth 902-407-4344 / upstreetbbqbrewhouse.com

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

Local transplant of a popular P.E.I. brewery with a full menu of Southern barbecue and sharable snacks.

Elderkin’s Cider

Wayfarers’ Ale Society

Crisp traditional cider sold at a farmers’ market and u-pick.

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

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).

9zero2 Brewing 5963 Rte. 245, Arisaig / 902-863-5530 facebook.com/9zero2

Brewery off-shoot of Steinhart Distillery. Kegs and growlers. No taproom. Open Monday–Friday.

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10362 Hwy. 1, Wolfville / 902-542-7198 facebook.com/Elderkins

Lake City Cider 35 Portland St., Dartmouth / 902-466-7818 / lakecitycider.ca

Traditional-style ciders made from fresh-pressed Nova Scotian apples. Bottles, cans. Downtown Dartmouth tasting room open daily.

Malagash Cidery Vista Bella Farms, 2859 Malagash Rd., Malagash 902-257-2288 / vistabellafarm.com

Family-run heritage farm featuring 100+ apple varieties and an apiary. Bloom-to-bottle cider making.

Maritime Express Cider 325 Main St., Kentville / 902-681-5105 maritimeexpress.ca

Inside the Cornwallis Inn, a historic railway hotel. Four housemade ciders plus Nova Scotian craft beer. Menu features snacks, sandwiches and charcuterie boards. Bottles and growlers.

Noggins Corner Cider 10009 Hwy. 1, Wolfville 902-542-5515 / nogginsfarm.ca/cider

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.

Sourwood Cider 5576 Cornwallis St., Halifax / sourwoodcidercider.com instagram.com/sourwoodcider

Raw, funky, unfiltered, and unpasteurized ciders. Retail shop and tap room serving Jewish cuisine. Cans available to go. Sizeable summer patio.

DISTILLERIES Authentic Seacoast 75 Ferry Lane, Guysborough 902-533-3904 /authenticseacoast.com

The first distillery and brewery in the world to be located on a golf course. Tasting room open June–late September. Call ahead for tours.

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

Named for the nearby tides that rise over 10 metres, this distillery produces and sells craft 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 site. Variations have subtle differences in flavour year to year and are “distilled for a lingering taste and smooth finish.” Summer distillery tours.


BREWERIES, CIDERIES, DISTILLERIES & WINERIES

Coldstream Clear Distillery

Beavercreek Winery

Jost Vineyards

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

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

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

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.

Compass Distillers 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.

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

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.

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

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

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

A variety of spirits. Tours for $15, adults; $5 youth 12 and up. Designated Drivers get a free beverage.

Steinhart Distillery 5963 Rte. 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 Hwy. 8, Annapolis Royal 902-471-7083 / stillfireddistilleries.com

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

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

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

Bent Ridge Winery 4499 Hwy. 14, Windsor / 902-441-3530 / bentridgewinery.ca

Small-batch winery and pico-brewery, located in a popular u-pick orchard. Samples, tours, and woodfired pizza and small plates.

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.

Casa Nova Fine Beverages 2635 Clementsvale Rd., Bear River 902-467-0363 / casanovafinebeverages.com

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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 commercial u-pick blueberry farm; selection of fruit wines: rhubarb, peach, pear, and cherry; mead.

Mercator Vineyards 88 Dyke Rd., Wolfville / 902-542-7770 / mercatorwine.ca

Old World style wines and local meat and cheese plates. Vineyard tours and bottles sales. Open May–December.

Petite Riviere Vineyards

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

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.

Tangled Garden

Eileanan Brèagha Vineyards

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

11827 Hwy. 1, Grand Pré 902-542-9811 / tangledgardenherbs.ca

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

Planter’s Ridge Winery

Some 1.6 hectares of sloping land to wander, plus an array of fruit and herb liquors to taste and take home. Tasting tours by appointment.

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

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

1441 Church St., Port Williams 902-542-2711 / plantersridge.ca

Gaspereau Vineyards

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

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

Sainte Famille Wines Ltd.

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

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.

Bear River Vineyards and Winery

Grand Pré Winery

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

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

Estate-grown wines developed with minimal intervention, expressing the region’s terroir. Classic vinifera varieties along with hardier coolclimate hybrids. Daily vineyard tours and onsite guest suite.

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

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

A grower of 12 grape varieties. Twenty awardwinning wines. Wine tasting room, gift shop, and patio.

Family-owned winery offering award-winning wines, award-winning restaurant, cobblestone courtyards, beautiful gardens, and vineyard tours.

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69. Dalhousie University Residence (Sheriff Hall) 70. The Hollis Halifax 71. Cambridge Suites Hotel Halifax 72. Dalhousie University Residence (Gerard Hall) 73. The Barrington Hotel 74. Hotel Halifax 75. Fountain View Guest House 76. Four Points by Sheraton Halifax 77. Garden South Park Inn 78. The Halliburton 79. Halifax Backpackers’ Hostel 80. Hostelling International—NS 81. Halifax Marriott Harbourfront 82. Halifax Waverley Inn 83. Atlantica Hotel Halifax 84. Commons Inn 85. Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites 86. Prince George Hotel 87. Hampton Inn by Hilton/Homewood Suites by Hilton 88. Residence Inn by Marriott 89. Saint Mary’s University Residence 90. University of Kings College Residence 91. Westin Nova Scotian 92. Courtyard by Marriott 93. At Robie’s End B & B 94. Spring Garden Place 95. Park Lane & Cinemas 96. City Centre Atlantic

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1. 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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Sackville Landing / Wharf Saint George’s Round Church* Scotia Square Mall Halifax Central Library St. David’s Church St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica* St. Matthew’s Church* St. Paul’s Church* Summit Plaza Tall Ships Quay Via Rail Train Station / Bus Station Halifax Convention Centre/ Nova Centre 63. YMCA 64. Cunard Centre 65. Garrison Brewing 66. Fort Massey United 67. St. Patrick’s Church 68. Propeller Brewing Company

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Self-guided walking tour 1–2 hours duration.

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

Trans Canada Trail Points of Interest * For more information see pages 18–24 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Alderney Gate* Canadian Coast Guard Christ Church* Christ Church Cemetery* Dartmouth Marine Slips* Dartmouth Sportsplex Edgemere House*

22. St. Peter’s Catholic Church* 23. Victoria Road Baptist Church 24. World Peace Pavilion* 25. Alderney Landing* 26. Trans Canada Trail Pavilion

41. Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Halifax-Dartmouth 42. Ramada Plaza Dartmouth Park Place 43. Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites 44. Travelodge Suites Dartmouth 45. Coastal Inn Dartmouth

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Annapolis Valley Resort & Spa

Old Orchard Inn

Free wi-fi, Dining Roo

ship to shore

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.

Visitors can book a variety of tours and excursions

The Halifax Seaport lets passengers move quickly from ship to shore. A covered hydraulic gangway leads directly into Pavilion 22, where visitors find Nova Scotian crafts, gifts, and signature products. Phones and visitor information are also on site, with buses and taxis out front.

Farmers’ Market, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic,

catering specifically to cruisers (venturing as far afield as the fishing village of Peggy’s Cove or the Annapolis Valley’s wineries). Or you can easily spend a day puttering around the downtown. Running north, the Halifax Waterfront boardwalk links the cruise terminals to many waterfront attractions, offering visitors an easy amble to attractions such as the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, the Halifax Seaport Cable Wharf (where many boat tours depart), the Halifax Transit ferry terminal, the Historic Properties, and Casino Nova Scotia. Shops, boutiques, vendors, restaurants, pubs, and historic lookoffs line the routes.

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Cruising the Streets 1 AMOS PEWTER

1521 Lower Water Street amospewter.com

AMOS PEWTER EST. 1974

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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CHOCOLATIER 5151 South Street | 902-802-6463 rousseauchocolatier.ca

Established in 2014, Julien Rousseau has over 18 years experience as Head Chocolatier. Specializing in Handmade Chocolates, French Macarons and famous House Hot Chocolate. Inside our bright and inviting café, enjoy a beverage from the Espresso Bar while indulging in one of our many confections and treats! Artisanal Soft Serve ice cream available seasonally.

3 BIRD’S NEST CAFÉ

1547 Barrington Street | 902-423-5282 birdsnesthalifax.com

Bird’s Nest Cafe has been a favourite among locals for the past decade. A bright and cozy atmosphere is the perfect place for breakfast or lunch as you take a break from the sights of downtown. Insider tip: order an off-menu fresh squeezed OJ mimosa!

4 PATAGONIA

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

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

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Spring Garden Place

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.

Discover a mall-meets-boutique atmosphere with unique locally-owned shops, services and dining. Find Halifax’s finest jewellery, indulge in a renowned spa experience or satisfy your craving with an amazing selection of global cuisine.

902-423-6766 5686 Spring Garden Road yourfathersmoustache.ca

Free wifi and parking just $1 per hour daily after 6pm & weekends! 902-420-0675 info@springgardenplace.ca www.springgardenplace.ca 5640 Spring Garden Road Halifax, Nova Scotia


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events

Hfx Wanderers FC

Neptune Theatre Year-round 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. Regular season runs September–June, concluding with Billy Elliot: The Musical (April 15–June 7). Neptune returns for a series of summer shows (contact box office for details).

Halifax Hurricanes December–April Scotiabank Centre, 5284 Duke St., Halifax 902-451-1221 / halifaxhurricanes.ca Halifax hoops team competes in the National Basketball League of Canada—fast-paced, minorpro, family-friendly sports action.

Halifax Mooseheads September–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.

Halifax Thunderbirds November–April Scotiabank Centre, 5284 Duke St., Halifax 902-451-1221 / halifaxthunderbirds.com Quickly becoming a local favourite in their first season in the city, the Thunderbirds compete in the National Lacrosse League, the top tier for Canada’s other national sport.

Symphony Nova Scotia September–May Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave., Halifax / 902-494-3820 symphonynovascotia.ca Guest artists and special concerts throughout the season. Series include Masterworks (classical concerts with acclaimed guest stars), Symphonic

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EVENTS

Halifax Thunderbirds

Fusion Concerts (an orchestral twist on rock and Broadway hits), Baroque Concerts, and annual favourites like the Christmas classic Handel’s Messiah. The 2019–20 season ends with Soul Sisters on May 8–9, featuring local singers Reeny and Mahalia Smith.

Hfx Wanderers FC April–October Wanderers Grounds, corner of Sackville and Summer streets, Halifax hfxwanderersfc.canpl.ca Competing in the Canadian Premier League, a Tier 1 soccer league with teams from coast to coast, the Wanderers battle for both the Canadian and league championships.

Halifax Comedy Fest April 22–25 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 Salma Hindy, Mark Critch, Gavin Crawford, Nikki Payne, Rod Man, Bette MacDonald, and many others.

Stars on Ice April 24 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. The roster includes Olympians Elvis Stojko, Kurt Browning, Kaetlyn Osmond, Patrick Chan, and Kaitlyn Weaver.

Blue Nose Marathon May 15–17 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 Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2020 | 49


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Halifax Pride

Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts

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EVENTS

qualifier, begins at the Old Town Clock on Sackville Street, winding through peninsular Halifax, across the Macdonald Bridge, through downtown Dartmouth, and back again.

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.

entertainment, and fireworks. Halifax Citadel National Historic Site offers free admission throughout the day; live music, military ceremonies, and a 21-gun salute.

Scotia Festival of Music

Halifax Greek Fest

Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts

May 24–June 7 902-429-9467 / 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 Elissa Lee (violin), Airi Yoshioka (violin), Jon Novacek (pianist), Cameron Crozman (cellist), and more.

June 11–14 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. Dance, music, art, Greek cuisine aplenty, wine tastings, and more.

July 8–19 peggyscoveareafestivalofthearts.com Peggy’s Cove and surrounding villages host as dozens of artists showcase their talents at the festival’s 10th anniversary. Studio tours, auctions, live entertainment, art sales, and more. From July 17–19, dozens of artists will work outdoors around Peggy’s Cove, mingling with visitors.

Cold Waters Seafood Festival

June 30–July 5 DeWolfe Park, Waterfront Drive, Bedford bedforddays.ca This annual community celebration includes live entertainment, family-friendly events, a beer garden, a parade, fireworks, and more.

June 6–7 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

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Bedford Days

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo June 27–July 4 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.

Lebanese Festival July 2–5 Olympic Community Centre, 2304 Hunter St., Halifax / lebanesefestival.ca 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 3–6 maritimefiddlefestival.ca Several venues in Dartmouth host this beloved festival, back for its 71st year. Old-time fiddling, step dancing, roots music, concerts, and dances.

Shakespeare by the Sea

Halifax Jazz Festival

July–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). Bring your own chairs and blankets, or rent chairs for $2. The 82-seat Park Place Theatre hosts shows during foul weather.

July 7–12 902-492-2225 / 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, late-night bar jams, and free shows in libraries and other public spaces.

Canada Day

Halifax Pride

July 1 hrmcanadaday.ca pc.gc.ca/halifaxcitadel Halifax celebrates Canada’s birthday with special events around the city including pancake breakfasts, citizenship ceremonies, live

July 16–26 halifaxpride.com Atlantic Canada’s largest LGBTQ+ community hosts celebrations and special events, culminating in a big downtown parade, capped off with a mainstage show with local and international


EVENTS

Nocturne Halifax Oct. 17 nocturnehalifax.ca This unique festival of art after dark features exhibitions and live performances at venues around the city, creating a memorable one-nightonly artistic experience.

Hal-Con

Halifax Seaport Cider and BeerFest

performers at Pride Festival Grounds, plus a Community Fair at the Garrison Grounds.

Halifax Busker Festival July 29–Aug. 3 buskers.ca Magicians, comedians, musicians, contortionists, and comedians take over the downtown, with free shows every afternoon and evening at several different outdoor stages.

Natal Day Festival July 31–Aug. 3 natalday.org Marking the city’s founding, this holiday weekend offers family events, live concerts, a parade and an elaborate Fireworks display over Halifax Harbour.

Alessia Cara at Halifax Jazz Festival

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival Sept. 17–24 finfestival.ca 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.

18th Century Revolutionary War Encampment Sept. 18–20 Halifax Citadel National Historic Site pc.gc.ca/halifaxcitadel Maritime history groups team up to create an 18thcentury military camp at Halifax Citadel. Details of camp life on display include camp cooking, washing, blacksmithing, and kids’ games.

Clam Harbour Beach Sandcastle Competition Aug. 16 158 Beach Rd., Lake Charlotte, clamharboursandcastle.ca Take in the largest sandcastle competition in Atlantic Canada. Free shuttle, food vendors, live music, and amazing sandcastles and sculptures.

Halifax Seaport Cider and BeerFest Aug. 7–8 Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Rd. seaportbeerfest.com Atlantic Canada’s largest gathering of craft beer, imports, and cider. Some 300 unique products. Regions of focus include Ireland, Maine, Ontario, and Quebec.

Freedom of the City with the 78th Highlanders Aug. 21 Halifax Citadel National Historic Site pc.gc.ca/halifaxcitadel The 78th Highlanders march through Halifax with bayonets fixed, drums beating, and colours flying. See a squad inspection at Halifax Citadel at 11am and then follow the Highlanders to Grand Parade and on to Government House.

CELEBRATING

Oct. 22–25 Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St., Halifax / hal-con.com The East Coast’s biggest annual sci-fi, fantasy, comic-book, and gaming convention returns. Its busy schedule includes game tournaments, Q&As with actors and writers, and a costume contest.

Remembrance Day Nov. 11 pc.gc.ca/halifaxcitadel Special events around the city mark Canadians’ military service, including ceremonies at Grand Parade, Point Pleasant Park, Halifax Citadel, and various community cenotaphs. Halifax Citadel and the on-site Army Museum are open free 10am–3pm.

Victorian Christmas Nov. 28–29 Halifax Citadel National Historic Site pc.gc.ca/halifaxcitadel Celebrate the holidays with Victorian carols, crafts, games, and a visit from Father Christmas. Open noon to 4pm. Free admission with donation to Feed Nova Scotia.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION The province offers a free reservation, information and trip-planning service for visitors.

Surf to novascotia.com or phone 1-800-565-0000 Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

accommodations

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.

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.

STAR RATING DESCRIPTIONS c Basic Accommodations cc Mid-range Accommodations ccc Above Average Accommodations cccc Exceptional Accommodations ccccc Luxurious Accommodations

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SYMBOLS & CODES

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Hilton Garden Inn Halifax Airport

HALIFAX AREA ACCOMMODATIONS

HALIFAX AIRPORT ENTRY AREA (UP TO 20 KM RADIUS)

Quality Inn Halifax Airport

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

q. $139–149, XP $25 6177 Highway 2 902-860-0732 snowflakemanor@live.com www.snowflakemanorbandb.com Q•Ens bath•5-day CXL•Full b’fast•@ B&B: 3 • Year-round

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

$119–320, XP $10

The Fourth Lock Bed and Breakfast p. 3104 Highway 2 902-861-1390 info@thefourthlock.ca www.thefourthlock.ca/bed-breakfast Q•Ens or pvt bath•1-wk CXL•@ B&B: 3 • Year-round

$119–219

$105–170

Stardust Motel

qH 1791 St Margaret’s Bay Road 902-876-2301, 866-876-2301 info@stardustmotel.ca www.stardustmotel.ca Q,D•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•@ Motel: 20 • Year-round

Susan’s at Sambro: Bed and Breakfast by the Sea

q,. 3676 Old Sambro Road 902-346-2144 susanatsambro@gmail.com D•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•Full b’fast•@ B&B: 1 • May 15–Oct 15

Visitor Information Centre Operated by the Nova Scotia Government P Operated by Parks Canada N Member of Taste of NS Member of Access Advisor " partially accessible % sight acccessible $ hearing acccessible p Pets allowed with prior permission q Pets not allowed , Pets on premises

ACCOMMODATIONS F( )

Free ( ) years of age and under with adult; e.g., F(12). Cots & cribs may involve an extra charge. GTD Guaranteed H Housekeeping (i.e. cooking facilities in unit) O/S Off-season STC Subject to change XP Extra person (each additional person in the same unit) c Canada Select Rating Program J CAA/AAA Official Appointment Property . Nova Scotia Approved—Quality First Program

CAMPGROUNDS

GTD Guaranteed STC Subject to change c Camping Select Rating Program [F] Facilities [R] Recreation/activities U

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OUTDOORS $119–300, XP $10

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

$129–219

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Alt Hotel Halifax Airport

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

Inn on the Lake

Check to be sure what is intended (e.g. p means that pets are permitted with management’s prior approval, q means that no visiting pets are permitted, and , means that there is at least one resident pet).

GENERAL

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Halifax Airport

Snowflake Manor B & B

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 left side of this page.

ccccd. 11 Miller Road 902-883-1868, 888-883-1868 innkeeper@briarwoodb b.com www.briarwoodbb.com Q•Ens or pvt bath•48-hr CXL•Full b’fast•@ B&B: 4 • Year-round

$129–229, XP $20

OAKFIELD

Communities are listed in order as found when travelling into Halifax from other regions.

Briarwood Bed & Breakfast

"qcccc. 200 Pratt & Whitney Drive 902-873-1400, 888-667-6005 yhzhg_gm@hilton.com www.halifaxairport.hgi.com K,Q•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•@ Hotel: 145 • Year-round

$95

> 4-wheeling/ATVs Y Bird & wildlife viewing | Camping equipment { Canoes K Cycling/bicycles D Diving equipment L Hiking } Kayaks b Sailboats S Skiing/skis s Snowmobiling y Snowshoeing/snowshoes f Fishing gear


ACCOMMODATIONS HERRING COVE

EASTERN PASSAGE

Sal’s Bed & Breakfast By The Sea

Eastern Passage Bed & Breakfast

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

Inn at Fisherman’s Cove

FERGUSON’S COVE Star of the Sea Bed and Breakfast

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

$95

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

$110–135

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

At Robie’s End B&B

q,cccc $100–159, XP $20 836 Robie Street, Halifax 902-425-2380 K,Q,T•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•Full b’fast•@ B&B: 2 • Year-round "pcccc.JJJ 1980 Robie Street, Halifax 902-423-1161, 888-810-7288 reservations@atlanticahalifax.com www.atlanticahotelhalifax.com K,D,T•Ens bath•12-hr CXL•@ Hotel: 231 • Year-round

$119–329, XP $20

Autumn Leaves Bed & Breakfast

qcccd $89–99, XP $20 12 Evans Court, Dartmouth 902-435-3980 ab@autumnbb.com www.autumnbb.com Q,S•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•Full b’fast•@ B&B: 1 • Year-round

Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel

p,JJJ 250 St Margaret’s Bay Road, Halifax 902-477-5611, 844-377-7203 res@chocolatelakehotel.com www.chocolatelakehotel.com K,Q•Ens bath•4pm CXL•Buffet b’fast•@ Hotel: 142 • Year-round

Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites

$105–229

$140–170

Bluenose Inn & Suites

Minutes to Downtown Halifax Close to All Major Attractions

COMFORT HOTEL BAYER’S LAKE Halifax’s #1 Hotel as Rated by TripAdvisor 88 Chain Lake Dr., Halifax, NS B3S 1A2

Call 902-405-4555 Toll free: 855-405-4555

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qccd H $79–139, XP $10 636 Bedford Highway, Bedford 902-443-3171, 800-565-2301 devra.bluenose@gmail.com www.thebluenoseinn.com K,Q,D,T•Ens bath•12-hr CXL•Light b’fast•@ Motel: 45 • Year-round

Cambridge Suites Hotel Halifax

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

Château Bedford

"$%pccccJJJ 133 Kearney Lake Road, Halifax 902-445-1100, 800-565-3086 chateau@chateaubedford.ca

q 6151 Lady Hammond Rd, Halifax 902-453-4330, 800-268-4330 reservations@chebuctoinn.com www.chebuctoinn.com D•Ens bath• 24-hr CXL•@ Motel: 30 • Year-round "pcccd H 379 Windmill Road, Dartmouth 902-465-7777, 800-565-1565 dartmouth@coastalinns.com www.coastalinns.com K,Q,D•Ens bath•Light b’fast•@ Hotel: 56 • Year-round

$109–229, XP $10

$95–150, XP $10

$95–179, XP $20

Coastal Inn Halifax

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

Comfort Hotel Bayer’s Lake

"qcccc.JJJ 88 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax 902-405-4555 frontdesk@comforthotelhalifax.com www.comforthotelhalifax.com K,Q•Ens bath•4pm CXL•Buffet b’fast•@ Hotel: 73 • Year-round

$99–169

Comfort Inn Halifax

"pcccc.JJ H $119–239, XP $10 560 Bedford Highway, Halifax 902-443-0303, 800-561-9961, 800-4CHOICE gm.cn207@choicehotels.com www.choicehotels.ca/cn207 K,Q,D•Ens bath•12-hr CXL•Full b’fast•@ Hotel: 63 • Year-round

Comfort Inn Janus

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

Compass Distillers

qJJJ 15 Spectacle Lake Drive, Dartmouth 902-463-2000, 866-676-9846 reservations@bestwesterndartmouth.com www.bestwesterndartmouth.com K,Q•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Buffet b’fast•@ Hotel: 157 • Year-round

Free Hot Buffet Breakfast Complimentary Wi-Fi Free On-Site Parking Indoor Heated Pool

Chebucto Inn

Coastal Inn Dartmouth

HALIFAX, DARTMOUTH, BEDFORD, LOWER SACKVILLE

Atlantica Hotel Halifax

www.chateaubedford.ca Q,T•Ens bath•12-hr CXL•Light b’fast•@ Hotel: 98 • Year-round

p. H 2533 Agricola Street, Halifax 902-240-1820 ezra@compassdistillers.ca www.compassdistillers.ca Q•Pvt bath•1-wk CXL•@ Apt.: 1 • Year-round

$165–300

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

Courtyard Halifax Dartmouth #qccccd 35 Shubie Drive, Dartmouth 902-406-3000, 855-979-7673 rnorman@newcastlehotels.com www.marriott.com/yhzcd K,Q•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•@ Hotel: 112 • Year-round

Dalhousie University

"qcccd/ccc. H Halifax 902-494-8840, 855-DAL-STAY stay@dal.ca stay.dal.ca

$139–450, XP $20

$169–199

$31–212


ACCOMMODATIONS www.halifaxdowntown.hamptonbyhilton.com K,Q•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•Buffet b’fast•@ Hotel: 181 • Year-round

T,S•Pvt or shared bath•24-hr CXL•@ Dorm-style: 1800 Suite: 73 • May 7–Aug 17

Delta Hotels by Marriott Dartmouth "pccccdJJJ 240 Brownlow Ave, Dartmouth 902-468-8888, 800-561-3733 reservations@deltadartmouth.com www.marriott.com/yhzdm K,Q•Ens bath•12-hr CXL•@ Hotel: 174 • Year-round

$119–500

#pcccc $159–500 101 Wyse Road, Dartmouth 902-463-1100 reservations@doubletreehalifaxdartmouth.com www.doubletree3.hilton.com K,Q•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•@ Hotel: 204 • Year-round qccd 2138 Robie Street, Halifax 902-422-4169, 800-565-4877 (outside NS & PEI) fountainviewguesthouse@yahoo.ca www.browser.to/fountainviewguesthouse D,T,S•Shared bath•72-hr CXL•@ Tourist Home: 9 • Year-round

Four Points by Sheraton Halifax "qccccJJJ 1496 Hollis Street, Halifax 902-423-4444, 866-444-9494 guest@fourpointshalifax.com www.fourpoints.com/halifax Q,D,T,S•Ens bath•12-hr CXL•@ Hotel: 177 • Year-round

"pcccd. 313 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth 902-469-5850, 800-565-1275 reservations@micmachotel.com www.hearthstonehospitality.ca

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Halifax–Bedford $100–129

pcccc H 22 Cuisack Street, Dartmouth 902-623-2048 will_harv@hotmail.com Q•Pvt bath•72-hr CXL•@ Suite: 1 • Year-round

Hearthstone Inn Halifax/Dartmouth

Doubletree by Hilton Halifax-Dartmouth

Fountain View Guest House

Hayden Realty

K,Q•Ens or pvt bath•12-hr CXL•Buffet b’fast•@ Hotel: 54 • Year-round

$109–190, XP $10

"qccccJJJ $129–249, XP $10 980 Parkland Drive, Halifax 902-444-6700 reservations@hiexhalifax.com www.hiexpresshalifax.com K,Q•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Buffet b’fast•@ Hotel: 120 • Year-round

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Halifax– Dartmouth #qcccc 335 John Savage Avenue, Dartmouth 902-431-1122, 800-HOLIDAY info@hiedartmouth.com

$164–300

$30–75

Our public accommodations, available between May and August of each year, feature private bedrooms, private washrooms*, complimentary wireless internet access, overnight parking and daily membership privileges to on-campus fitness facilities. With affordable nightly, weekly and monthly rates available for visitors, students, seniors and Dalhousie alumni - we can’t wait to welcome you.

$125–260, XP $20

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 www.futureinns.com/index.php/halifax K,Q•Ens bath•12-hr CXL•@ Hotel: 132 • Year-round

Garden South Park Inn

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

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront

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

$139–1100

Halifax Waverley Inn

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

Hampton Inn & Suites

"$%pcccc.JJJ 65 Cromarty Drive, Dartmouth $139–249 902-406-7700, 877-406-7701 kelson@nchrhotels.com www.dartmouthhampton.com K,Q,D,T•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•Buffet b’fast•@ Hotel: 163 • Year-round

Coastal Plus Hot Breakfast

Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown $%pccccJJJ 1960 Brunswick Street, Halifax 902-422-1391, 855-331-0334 hamptonhalifax@gmail.com

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Annapolis Valley Resort & Spa

Old Orchard Inn

Free wi-ďŹ , Dining Roo

ACCOMMODATIONS www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels K,Q•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Buffet b’fast•@ Hotel: 125 • Year-round

Killarney Bed & Breakfast

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

Lake City Motel

Hostelling International Canada – Atlantic Region (HI – Halifax) qccd. H 1253 Barrington Street, Halifax 902-422-3863 halifax@hihostels.ca www.hihostels.ca D,S•Pvt or shared bath•24-hr CXL•@ Hostel: 75 • Year-round

Hotel Halifax

p.JJJ 1990 Barrington Street, Halifax 902-425-6700, 888-236-2427 www.hotelhalifax.ca K,Q,D•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•@ Hotel: 295 • Year-round

south park

qccccd 193 Olive Avenue, Bedford 902-835-5044, 855-835-5044 killarneybnb@gmail.com www.bbcanada.com/7242.html Q•Ens bath•72-hr CXL•Full b’fast•@ B&B: 2 • Year-round

$30–78

pccd H 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

$90–110; no tax

Marigold Bed & Breakfast

$79–100, XP $10

q,. $75, XP $10 6318 Norwood Street, Halifax 902-423-4798 info@marigoldbedandbreakfast.com www.marigoldbedandbreakfast.com K,D,T•Shared bath•48-hr CXL•Full b’fast•@ B&B: 2 • Year-round

Mount Saint Vincent University

Lakeside Bed & Breakfast

$109–329, XP $15

K,Q,D•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•@ Hotel: 262 • Year-round

q,. H $120–180, XP $15 23 Lakeview Point Road, Dartmouth 902-461-1549 crystal.marshall@nscc.ca K,Q•Ens or pvt bath•48-hr CXL•Light b’fast•@ B&B: 2 • Jul 1–Sep 30

Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

"%pccccd.JJJ H 1515 South Park Street, Halifax $159–599, XP $30 902-423-6331, 800-565-2020 ask@lordnelsonhotel.com www.lordnelsonhotel.ca

    



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

Premiere Executive Suites/Atlantic

pcccc. H $100–250 866-844-1333 reserve.halifax@premieresuites.com www.premieresuites.com/furnished-apartments/ halifax/?#p Q,D•Pvt bath•2-wk CXL•@ Apt.: 29 • Year-round

Prince George Hotel

p.JJJJ 1725 Market Street, Halifax 902-425-1986, 800-565-1567 ask@princegeorgehotel.com www.princegeorgehotel.com K,Q•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•@ Hotel: 203 • Year-round

#pccccd H 35 Shubie Drive, Dartmouth 902-406-4000, 855-850-6142 rnorman@newcastlehotels.com www.marriott.com/yhzrd K,Q•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•Buffet b’fast•@ Hotel: 84 • Year-round

$179–209

Residence Inn Halifax Downtown

"$%pcccc H 1599 Grafton Street, Halifax 902-422-0493, 866-422-0493 frontdesk@residenceinnhalifax.ca www.marriott.com/yhzri K,Q•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•Buffet b’fast•@ Hotel: 92 • Year-round q. H 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue, Halifax 902-420-5486, 888-347-5555 stay@smu.ca www.smu.ca/conferences D,T,S•Pvt or shared bath•24-hr CXL Light b’fast•@ Apt.: 58 Dorm-style: 432• May 15–Aug 18

novascotia.com

$58–179

Seasons Inn

Here you have access to the digital version of this guide, plus digital versions of our Bay of Fundy and South Shore guides.

",cccd H $119–149, XP $15 4 Melrose Avenue, Halifax 902-443-9341, 800-792-2498 info@seasonsinn.ca www.seasonsinn.ca Q,D•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•Full b’fast•@ Motel: 38 • Year-round

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SeaWatch Bed & Breakfast

qcccc H 139 Ferguson’s Cove Road, Halifax 902-483-1886 seawatch@eastlink.ca www.seawatch.ca Q•Ens bath•1-wk CXL•Full b’fast•@ B&B: 2 • Year-round

Stardust Motel

q. H 1067 Bedford Highway, Bedford 902-835-3316, 877-472-3316 info@stardustmotel.ca www.stardustmotel.ca 56 | Greater Halifax Visitor Guide 2020

$169–999, XP $20

Residence Inn Halifax–Dartmouth

Saint Mary’s University

START PLANNING YOUR TRIP

$47–134

$150–170, XP $15

$119–300, XP $10


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1-800-561-8090

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Wolfville Accommodations

ACCOMMODATIONS Q,D•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•@ Motel: 50 • Year-round

Still Waters Bed & Breakfast

The Barrington Hotel

p.JJJ 1875 Barrington Street, Halifax 902-429-7410, 888-236-2427 www.thebarringtonhotel.ca K,Q,D•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•@ Hotel: 200 • Year-round

$109–329, XP $15

The Halliburton

qccccJJJ $145–350, XP $25 5184 Morris Street, Halifax 902-420-0658, 888-512-3344 reservations@thehalliburton.com www.thehalliburton.com Q,D•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Light b’fast•@ Hotel: 29 • Year-round

The Hollis Halifax – a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton "pccccd 1649 Hollis Street, Halifax 902-429-7233, 888-664-1649 reservations@thehollis.ca www.doubletree3.hilton.com K,Q•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•@ Hotel: 120 • Year-round

The Pebble Bed & Breakfast

p,ccccc. 1839 Armview Terrace, Halifax 902-423-3369 elizabeth@thepebble.ca www.thepebble.ca Q•Ens bath•4-wk CXL•Full b’fast•@ B&B: 2 • Year-round

UPPER SACKVILLE Halifax West KOA

p,cccc[F]ccc[R] 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 RV Park

$245–345

"pcccd $99–160, XP $10 101 Yorkshire Avenue Extension, Dartmouth 902-465-4000, 800-578-7878 guestservices@travelodgedartmouth.com www.travelodgedartmouth.com K,Q•Ens bath•4pm CXL•Light b’fast•@ Hotel: 75 • Year-round 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•@ Dorm-style: 91 • May 1–Aug 17

The Prince George Hotel

DARTMOUTH $27–47

HAMMONDS PLAINS

Travelodge Suites Dartmouth

University of King’s College

PHOTO: PRINCE GEORGE HOTEL

$119–129

q,cccc. 716A Waverley Road, Dartmouth 902-457-4821 jimrocket@ns.sympatico.ca www.stillwatersbandb.ca Q•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Full b’fast•@ B&B: 4 • Year-round

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 12

Shubie Park Campground

pcccd[F]cc[R] $32–65 30 John Brenton Drive 902-435-8328, 800-440-8450 webmaster@shubiecampground.com 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

$40–55

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dartmouth

$51–73

Westin Nova Scotian

"pccccd.JJJJ 1181 Hollis Street, Halifax $139–349, XP $20 902-421-1000, 888-627-8553 service.express@thewestinnovascotian.com www.thewestinnovascotian.com K,Q,D•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•@ Hotel: 310 • Year-round

335 John Savage Ave., Dartmouth 902-431-1122

Free Hot Breakfast Buffet Free Parking Free Wifi 24 Hour Business Centre Pool with Interactive Splash Pad 24 Hour Fitness Centre www.hiexpress.com/halifaxns info@hiedartmouth.com

CAMPGROUNDS GRAND LAKE Laurie Provincial Parkv

Wp. 4949 Highway 2 888-544-3434 parkinfo@novascotia.ca parks.novascotia.ca/content/laurie E,W,U•DS•Swimming: L•24-hr CXL•@ Sites: 63 o/n • Seasonal

$27

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EASTERN SHORE ACCOMMODATIONS

Liscombe Lodge

EASTERN SHORE ACCOMMODATIONS EAST LAWRENCETOWN

GRAND DESERT

3 Moonlight Beach Suites

Changing Tides Bed & Breakfast

qcccc H $159–299 2 Wyndenfog Lane 902-827-2712 info@moonlightbeachsuites.com www.moonlightbeachsuites.com Q•Ens bath•@ Suite: 3 • Year-round

WEST PORTER’S LAKE Lawrencetown Lodge ccccdH

$199–249

1232 West Porter’s Lake Road 902-223-2866 info@lawrencetownlodge.com www.lawrencetownlodge.com Q•Pvt bath•2-wk CXL•@ Tiny Home: 3 • Year-round

Coastal Waters Accommodations

The IN House, Musical Bed & Breakfast and Gallery

q. $60–115; no tax 5315 Highway 7 902-827-2532 theinhouse@eastlink.ca D•Pvt bath•Full b’fast•72-hr CXL•@ B&B: 1 • Year-roundMUSQUODOBOIT VALLEY

$125–145, XP $20

River Oaks Country Lodge

qcccd . H 3856 Meagher’s Grant Road 902-384-2033 rogc@ns.aliantzinc.ca www.riveroaksgolfclub.ca/lodge.htm D•Ens bath•12-hr CXL•@ Motel: 8 • May 15–Oct 15

EXCELLENT VALUE. IDEAL LOCATION. FRIENDLY SERVICE.

www.msvu.ca/stay reservations@msvu.ca 1.866.405.1805

MUSQUODOBOIT HARBOUR Old Riverside Lodge B & B

PORTER’S LAKE

STAY SMART... STAY ON CAMPUS.

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(UP TO 20 KM RADIUS) $100–130, XP $15

MEAGHER’S GRANT

THREE FATHOM HARBOUR qcccc/ccccd . H 16 Emerald Drive 902-827-4223 cpirri@bellaliant.net www.coastalwatersbnb.ca Q,D•Ens or pvt bath•Full b’fast•@ Apt.: 1 B&B: 2 • Year-round

q cccc 6627 Highway 207 902-827-5134 changingtides@bellaliant.net Q•Ens bath•Full b’fast•48-hr CXL•@ B&B: 2 • Year-round

MUSQUODOBOIT HARBOUR AREA

$75–85, XP $15

q,cccc $95–130 98 Riverside Avenue 902-889-3464, 877-859-3674 info@oldriversidelodgebnb.com www.oldriversidelodgebnb.com Q,D•Pvt bath•Full b’fast•48-hr CXL B&B: 3 • May 1–Oct 31

HEAD OF JEDDORE Jeddore Lodge & Cabins

p. H $90–150, XP $10 9855 Highway 7 902-889-3030, 888-889-3030 jeddorelodge@eastlink.ca www.jeddorelodge.com Q,D,S•Ens, pvt or shared bath•Full b’fast 48-hr CXL B&B: 3 Cabin: 10 • May 1–Oct 31

SALMON RIVER BRIDGE Salmon River Country Inn

pcccd. $110–145, XP $25 9931 Highway 7 902-889-2233 margit@salmonrivercountryinn.ca www.salmonrivercountryinn.ca K,Q,T•Ens bath•Buffet b’fast•48-hr CXL•@ Inn: 7 • May 8–Oct 3END OF MUSQUODOBOIT AREA

LAKE CHARLOTTE Webbers Lake Charlotte Motel

. $95–120 11470 Highway 7 902-440-6731 lakecharlottemotel@gmail.com www.webbersmotel.com D,T•Ens bath•48-hr CXL•@ Motel: 8 • Apr 15–Nov 20

CLAM BAY Moments Oceanside Getaway qccccc H 23 Pebblebeach Lane 902-229-2168 hollynewton21@gmail.com Q,D,T•Pvt bath•1-wk CXL•@ Vac. Home: 1 • Year-round

$1275–1995 weekly


EASTERN SHORE ACCOMMODATIONS UPPER LAKEVILLE E & F Webber Lakeside Park

"pccc[F]ccc[R] . $32–60 738 Upper Lakeville Road 902-845-2340, 800-589-2282 info@webberslakesideresort.com www.webberslakesideresort.com E,W,Se,U•Pull-thrus•C/T/Y•Swimming: L 48-hr CXL•@ Sites: 67 (35 o/n) • May 8–Oct 8

PHOTO: MURPHY’S ON THE OCEAN CAMPSITE

EAST SHIP HARBOUR Norse Cove Camping

p . $30–108 51 Dewolfes Road 902-430-4559 info@norsecovecamping.com www.norsecovecamping.com U•C/T/Y•Swimming: O•48-hr CXL•@ Sites: 18 o/n • Year-round

MURPHY COVE Murphy’s Camping on the Ocean

pccc[F]ccc [R] $33–50 308 Murphys Road 902-772-2700 info@murphyscamping.ca www.murphyscamping.ca E,W,U•DS•C/T/Y•Swimming: O•2-wk CXL•@ Sites: 52 (49 o/n) • May 15–Oct 15

Murphy’s Camping on the Ocean

CAMPGROUNDS

UPPER LAKEVILLE Webber’s Lakeside Cottages pccc. H 738 Upper Lakeville Road 902-845-2340, 800-589-2282 info@webberslakesideresort.com www.webberslakesideresort.com Q,D•Pvt bath•48-hr CXL•@ Cottage: 2 • May 8–Oct 8

$960–1200 weekly

TANGIER Paddler’s Retreat B&B

p,. $65–100, XP $10 84 Mason’s Point Road 902-772-2774, 877-404-2774 info@coastaladventures.com www.coastaladventures.com/retreat.html Q,D,S•Ens or shared bath•Full b’fast 24-hr CXL•@ B&B: 4 • June 15–Oct 15

SHEET HARBOUR AREA

WEST PORTER’S LAKE Porters Lake Provincial Park v

Wp . 1160 West Porter’s Lake Road 902-827-2250, 888-544-3434 parkinfo@novascotia.ca parks.novascotia.ca/content/porters-lake E,W,U•DS•Pull-thrus•Swimming: L 24-hr CXL•@ Sites: 80 o/n • Seasonal

SPRY BAY $27–36

Spry Bay Campground & Cabins

p,ccc[F]cd[R] . $30–100 19867 Highway 7 902-772-2554, 866-229-8014 gonecamping@sprybaycampground.ca www.sprybaycampground.ca E,W,U•DS•Pull-thrus•C/T/Y•Swimming: P•@ Sites: 48 (33 o/n) • May 1–Oct 31

SHEET HARBOUR

WYSE’S CORNER Dollar Lake Provincial Park v

;p . 5265 Old Guysborough Road 902-384-2770, 888-544-3434 parkinfo@novascotia.ca parks.novascotia.ca/content/dollar-lake U•DS•Swimming: L•24-hr CXL Sites: 117 o/n • Seasonal

East River Lodge Campground & Trailer Park $27

pccd[F]c[R] 200 Pool Road 902-885-2057 eastrivercampground@gmail.com E,W,Se,U•DS•Swimming: R•24-hr CXL•@ Sites: 40 (22 o/n) • May 1–Oct 31

$25–35

(UP TO 20 KM RADIUS)

SHEET HARBOUR Fairwinds Motel & Restaurant

qccc $95 22522 Main Street (Highway 7) 902-885-2502 fairwinds@ns.sympatico.ca D•Ens bath•Full b’fast•24-hr CXL•@ Motel: 10 • Year-round

The Villages of Mountain Gap Resort

PORT DUFFERIN Black Duck Ocean View Country Inn

qcccd $110–120, XP $20 25245 Highway 7 902-654-2237 gloriav@ns.sympatico.ca Q,D•Ens bath•Full b’fast•48-hr CXL•@ B&B: 3 • Year-round

WEST QUODDY Brigitte’s Holiday Apartments

p,cccc H $110, XP $10; no tax 159 Gammon Road 902-654-2849 gasser.brigitte@aon.at www.brigittesholidayapartments.com Q•Pvt bath•48-hr CXL•@ Apt.: 2 • May 15–Oct 15

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OUR RESORT FEATURES: Our menu includes fresh local seafood as well as other dishes to satisfy your appetite. Home of the largest scallop and lobster fleet.

• Drive-up Units and Cottages with Continental Breakfast and WiFi included • On-Site Chapel & Meeting Space • Wedding Receptions & Family Reunions

RESORT ACTIVITIES TO ENJOY: • Swimming Pool • Giant Chessboard • Walking Beach • Walking Trail • Nightly Bonfire • Badminton with Movies • Basketball Court (July-Aug) • Volleyball • Croquet • Kids Playground & Play Room Off Hwy #101, at Exits 24 and 25

217 Hwy #1, Smith’s Cove, NS 902.245.5841 • www.mountaingap.ca

Explore Digby Coupon Receive your second night for Half Price Sunday – Thursday when you buy one night at regular rate (Must have this coupon) Redeemable at The Villages of Mountain Gap Resort 217 Smith’s Cove Digby 902-245-5841 Some black out dates.

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SOUTH SHORE ACCOMMODATIONS

Oceanstone Resort

SOUTH SHORE ACCOMMODATIONS Sand Castle Tourist Service + Bed & Breakfast

qccccd H $119, XP $15; no tax 328 Seligs Road 902-852-2241 sandcastlesuite@gmail.com www.relaxatsandcastle.com Q,S•Pvt bath•1-wk CXL•Full b’fast•@ Suite: 1 • Apr 2–Dec 31

Seaside 224 B & B

qcccc. H 224 Prospect Bay Road 902-222-7069 debbiedowney@eastlink.ca D•Pvt bath•1-wk CXL•@ Suite: 1 • Year-round

$139; no tax

p. $80–175 5849 Prospect Road 902-982-1296 biglakeca@hotmail.com biglakeca.tripod.com Q•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•Buffet b’fast•@ Motel: 8 • June 15–Oct 1

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 www.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

BAYSIDE Anchors Gate Bed and Breakfast

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BIG LAKE Big Lake Hospitality

PROSPECT

q. H 4281 Prospect Road 902-852-3906 salr@eastlink.ca www.anchorsgatebb.com Q,S•Ens bath•Light b’fast•@ Apt.: 1 B&B: 2 • May 1–Dec 31

PEGGY’S COVE AREA (UP TO 20 KM RADIUS)

$125–145, XP $20

. $160 130 Peggy’s Point Road 902-821-2307, 844-676-2683 info@breakwaterinn.ca www.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 www.cliftycovemotel.com K,Q,D•Ens bath•24-hr CXL•@ Motel: 11 • May 1–Oct 30

Oceanstone Resort

"pccccd. H 8650 Peggy’s Cove Road 866-823-2160 info@oceanstoneresort.com www.oceanstoneresort.com Q,D,T,S•Ens or pvt bath•@ Resort: 25 • Year-round

$89–159

$99–550

GLEN MARGARET By the Bay Bed and Breakfast

p,. $90–140, XP $20 10502 Peggy’s Cove Road 902-821-2348, 855-821-2348 watson.cathie@gmail.com www.bythebaybandb.ca Q•Ens or pvt bath•24-hr CXL•Full b’fast•@ B&B: 3 • Year-round


SOUTH SHORE ACCOMMODATIONS

CAMPGROUNDS

ST. MARGARETS BAY AREA BOUTILIER’S POINT Bay Breeze Motel & Cottages

p. H 6970 St. Margaret’s Bay Road 902-826-2213, 800-565-2615 baybreeze@ns.sympatico.ca www.baybreeze.ca Q,D,T•Ens or pvt bath•@ Cottage: 9 Motel: 15 • May 1–Nov 1

www.waysidecampground.com E,W,Se,U•DS•Pull-thrus•Swimming: O 24-hr CXL•@ Sites: 150 (90 o/n) • May 1–Nov 15

INDIAN HARBOUR King Neptune Campground

pcc[F]c[R] 8536 Peggy’s Cove Road 902-823-2582 kingneptunecampground@gmail.com www.kingneptunecampground.ca E,W,Se,U•DS•Pull-thrus•Swimming: O 24-hr CXL•@ Sites: 65 o/n • June 1–Sept 30

$99–249, XP $8

Larinda’s Landing Oceanfront Cottages

$35–40

Hubbards Beach Campground

pccc[F]cc[R] 226 Shore Club Road 902-857-9460, 855-858-9460 inquiries@hubbardsbeach.com www.hubbardsbeach.com E,W,Se,U•DS•Pull-thrus•C/T/Y•Swimming: O 48-hr CXL•@ Sites: 148 (40 o/n) • May 15–Oct 1

GLEN MARGARET

pcccc H $219–499 7532 St. Margaret’s Bay Road 902-425-4662, 866-766-2233 info@larindaslanding.com www.larindaslanding.com K,Q,D•Pvt bath•@ Cottage: 8 • May 15–Oct 25

Wayside Camping Park

p,ccc[F]c[R]. 10295 Peggys Cove Road 902-823-2547 wayside@eastlink.ca

HUBBARDS $35–45

$35–45

QUEENSLAND Colwell’s by the Sea

qcccd H 10 Colwell Drive 709-745-2760, 800-780-3682 rentals@stayinnovascotia.com D,S•Pvt bath•12-wk CXL•@ Cottage: 3 • June 1–Sept 30

$975–1800 weekly

Queensland Cottages

pcccd H $900–1100 weekly 461–469 Conrads Road 902-233-0367 hiltzanne@eastlink.ca, www.queenslandcottages.com Q,S•Pvt bath•4-wk CXL•@ Cottage: 3 • June 15–Oct 15 q,ccccd 9609 Highway 3 902-857-2417, 800-373-2417 surfside.inn@live.com www.thesurfsideinn.com Q,D•Ens bath•@ Inn: 8 • Year-round

$125–225, XP $25

HUBBARDS Anchorage House & Cottages

pcccd H $110–230, XP $15 56 Shore Club Road 902-857-9402, 800-565-2624 reservations@anchoragehouse.com www.anchoragehouse.com K,Q,D,T,S•Ens or pvt bath•2-wk CXL•@ Cabin: 2 Cottage: 10 Tourist Home: 5 Year-round

Hubbards Beach Cottages

pccc. H 226 Shore Club Road 902-857-9460, 855-858-9460 inquiries@hubbardsbeach.com www.hubbardsbeach.com Q,D,T•Pvt bath•@ Cottage: 11 • May 15–Oct 15

$150–350

PHOTO: ROSEWOOD COTTAGES

Surfside Inn

Rosewood Cottages

Five �inutes FROM PEGGY ’S COVE

Rosewood Cottages

qccccd H $290–425 187 Shore Club Road 902-857-2001 rosewood@rosewoodonthecove.com www.rosewoodonthecove.com K,Q,T,S•Pvt bath•@ Cottage: 7 • May 1–Oct

LIVERPOOL AREA (UP TO 20KM RADIUS) SUMMERVILLE CENTRE Quarterdeck Beachside Villas & Grill #qccccdH 7499 Highway 3 902-683-2998, 800-565-1119 beachside@quarterdeck.ca www.quarterdeck.ca K,Q,D,S•Pvt bath•@ Resort: 34 • Year-round

$169–429

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@oceanstoneseasideresort @upclosecoastalweddings @Oceanstone

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tours & outdoor fun

Crystal Crescent Beach

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–late August. Check beach status at novascotiaparks.ca.

Clam Harbour Beach (ocean) off Hwy. 7. Supervised weekends only, facilities.

Queensland Beach (ocean) Hwy. 3 or Exit 6 from Hwy. 103.

Warm waters (relatively) of St. Margaret’s Bay. Picnic area.

Rainbow Haven Beach Provincial Park (ocean) Hwy. 207 to Bissett Rd.

Full facilities. Closest serviced beach park to downtown Halifax.

Large inland lake. Facilities, camping.

UNSUPERVISED SWIMMING Cleveland Beach (ocean)

Lawrencetown Beach (ocean) Hwy. 207.

Minimal facilities.

Facilities. Popular surfing spot year-round. Supervised swimming areas in peak season.

Crystal Crescent Beach (ocean)

Martinique Beach (ocean) Off Hwy. 7/107 at Musquodoboit Harbour.

On the open Atlantic. No facilities. 3 beaches. Trails.

Minimal facilities. At 5km, it is the longest beach in Nova Scotia.

Laurie Provincial Park (lake)

Oakfield Provincial Park (lake)

Boating (no launch—carry in canoe, kayak), camping, trails.

Dollar Lake (lake) Wyse Corner, Rte. 212.

On Shubenacadie-Grand Lake, Hwy. 2.

Large picnic area, small beach, boat ramp, minimal facilities, accessible.

St. Margaret’s Bay, Hwy. 3 or Exit 6 from Hwy. 103.

Hwy. 349, near Sambro.

On Shubenacadie-Grand Lake, Hwy. 2.

Jerry Lawrence Provincial Park # (lake) Upper Tantallon, Hwy. 3.

Accessible, facilities, trails, fishing.

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TOURS & OUTDOOR FUN


TOURS & OUTDOOR FUN

Porters Lake

Eastern Passage–Cow Bay 34km (21 mi.)

West Porters Lake Rd., south off Hwy. 7.

Start and finish at Dartmouth Ferry Terminal. (Route 322, Bissett Rd., and Route 207, side trip to Rainbow Haven Provincial Beach.)

Large freshwater lake near ocean. Boating, swimming, fishing, facilities, camping.

Taylor Head (ocean) off Hwy. 7 east of Spry Bay.

Lawrencetown Beach–West Chezzetcook 70km (43 mi.)

Minimal facilities. Hiking, swimming.

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.

SUPERVISED MUNICIPAL OUTDOOR SWIMMING

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–October.

Alderney Marina 902-209-1894 / Ochterloney St. , Dartmouth

GOLF Call the Nova Scotia Golf Association (nsga.ns.ca) at 902-468-8844. Season: May–October.

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Most beaches are supervised from 11am–5pm daily, from July 1–August 31. Halifax Common Outdoor Pool open daily, 11am–5pm, July 1– 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#

Airlane Golf Club 902-873-4040 / 2103 Old Guysborough Rd., Goffs airlanegolfclub.com Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk

St. Mary’s Boat Club 902-490-4688 / 1641 Fairfield Rd., Halifax halifax.ca/smbc

Sailing lessons, canoe rentals, kayak lessons, and summer camps. Outdoor tennis courts. Recreational programs year-round.

Marina facility, power, and sailboats.

Shearwater Yacht Club

Armdale Yacht Club

902-469-8590 / CFB Shearwater / swyc.ca

902-477-4617 / 75 Burgee Run, Halifax armdaleyachtclub.ns.ca

Sailing instruction, guests’ dockage, mooring, dining room.

Bedford Basin Yacht Club 902-835-3729 / bbyc.ca / 377 Shore Dr., Bedford

Adult and children learn-to-sail courses. Visitor mooring and docking available. May–October. Clubhouse available for rental year-round.

Dartmouth Yacht Club 902-468-6050 / dartmouthyachtclub.ca 697 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth

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.) Paved trail from the Alderney Ferry Terminal to the Woodside Ferry Terminal.

Learn-to-sail programs, guests’ mooring, and marina. Winter boat-storage on land and in water. Year-round.

Herring Cove 26km (16 mi.)

Petpeswick Yacht Club

Sambro 65km (40 mi.)

902-889-2896 / Musquodoboit Harbour petpeswickyachtclub.ca

Guests’ dockage, power and water, sailing and kayaking lessons. May–October.

Start and finish at Armdale Roundabout. (Routes 349 and 306; can include Herring Cove Loop, side trips to Chebucto Head and Crystal Crescent Beach.)

Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron

Peggy’s Cove 110km (68 mi.)

902-477-5653 / rnsys.com 376 Purcell’s Cove Rd., Halifax

Start and finish at Armdale roundabout. (Routes 3 and 333; can include side trips to East Dover, Prospect, and Terence Bay.)

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. Open Wednesday–Sunday.

Start and finish at Armdale Roundabout. (Routes 253 and 349).

Bedford Basin–Waverley 48km (30 mi.) Start at Halifax Ferry Terminal, finish at Dartmouth Ferry Terminal. (Rte. 2, 318, and 7.)

9 holes. Near Halifax airport. No tee time required.

Glen Arbour Golf Course 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, practice 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 902-435-3767 / eaglequestgolf.com 431 Crane Hill Rd., Dartmouth

18 holes, putting and chipping green, driving range, power carts, lessons. Public course.

Granite Springs Golf Club 902-852-GOLF (4653) / 4441 Prospect Rd. (Rte. 333), Bayside / granitespringsgolf.com

18 holes, practice green, warm-up range, power carts, food and beverages.

Hartlen Point CFB Golf Club Admin: 902-852-3419 / Pro-shop: 902-465-3038 2400 Shore Rd., Eastern Passage hartlenpoint.blogspot.com

Two 9-hole courses, driving range, club house.

Indian Lake Golf Course 902-876-8844, 199 Old Coach Rd., Goodwood indianlakegolfcourse.ca

18 holes, executive course. Pro shop, practice 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

7,089-yard public course. Bentgrass tees, greens, and fairways. White-sand bunkers, multiple teeing areas, continuous paved cart paths.

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902-433-3330 / 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–Oct. 31.

SKATING For information on ice thickness on lakes, call 902-490-3577. Free public skating is offered on the Oval on the Halifax Common (contact 902-490-2347), Robie Street. (Free skates and helmet with photo ID.) There are also numerous indoor rinks. Phone 311 or surf to halifax.ca/ skatehrm.

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SKIING For downhill information, call Alpine Ski Nova Scotia at 902-425-5450, ext. 349 or surf to alpineskinovascotia.ca. For cross country information, call Cross Country Ski Nova Scotia at 902-425-5454, ext. 316 or see crosscountryns.ca.

SPORT FISHING Visit novascotia.ca/fish/sportfishing or call 902485-5056. For information on deep-sea, shark or tuna fishing, call 902-426-2473.

TENNIS For outdoor court information surf to tennisnovascotia.ca. Indoor courts available at the Northcliffe Indoor Tennis Club (contact 902457-2444), October–May. The Atlantic Tennis Centre (atlantictenniscentre.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 nstrails.com/trailguide

Atlantic View Trail atlanticviewtrail.com

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).

Bedford Sackville Connector Greenway A 2.5-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.

Beechville, Lakeside, Timberlea Rails to Trails blttrails.ca

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

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Hiking Trail. Links to many other trails along the South Shore.

Bedford. 2km., crusher surface, wheelchair accessible from Superstore to Range Park.

Belchers Marsh Park Trails

Glen Slauenwhite Trail

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 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.

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-notrace 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.

Cole Harbour Heritage Park 902-435-3952 / chpta.org

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,

Hemlock Ravine Park A 4-km trail network loops through an old-growth forest. Entrance at the top of Kent Avenue off the Bedford Highway (Rte. 2), or behind Grosvenor Wentworth Park School, off Kearney Lake Road (Grosvenor Road to Castlehill Drive to Downing Street).

Mainland North Trail A 4.5-km gently sloped walking, running, and cycling trail in an urban setting, from Parkland Drive to Washmill Lake Drive. Access from Hwy. 102 to Exit 2A to Lacewood Road. Parking along any of the side streets or at Canada Games Centre. Crosses several busy streets.

Musquodoboit Trailway mta-ns.ca

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.

Shubenacadie Canal Commission Shubie Canal Greenway Corridor # shubenacadiecanal.ca/canal-greenway

Winds from Sullivan’s Pond along Lake Banook and Lake Micmac, and Lake Charles. Ten kilometres of wide path.

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&M Sea Charters

Year-round

1-888-858-5545, amseacharters.com 87 Government Wharf Rd., Eastern Passage

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Aberdeen Bus Tours & Charters

Year-round

902-850-3377, aberdeenbustours.ca 22 Rachael Ave. White’s Lake

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Themed day tours. Shuttle services. 15-, 24-, and 56-passenger buses.

Airlink Cab Tours

Year-round

902-222-4444 airlinkcab.ca

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Customized tours.

Ambassatours Gray Line

Year-round

902-420-1015, 1-800-565-9662 ambassatours.com

Private charters for Atlantic Canada; land and water city tours.

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

Aug. 1– Oct. 31

902-830-4115 bluesharkcharters.com

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Coastal Adventures

April–Oct.

902-772-2774, 1-877-404-2774 coastaladventures.com

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.

Year-round

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

June–Oct.

1-800-472-9546 grayline.com/travel-guide/halifax

Ghost Tours at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

July–Oct.

pc.gc.ca/halifaxcitadel

Great Earth Expeditions

Year-round

1-800-865-0221 greatearthexpeditions.com

Halifax Taxi Tours

Year-round

902-471-2411 halifaxtaxitours.com

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Tour services, narrated tours.

Halifax Titanic Historical Tours

Year-round

902-292-6780 halifaxtitanictours.ca

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Memorable tours of Historic Halifax, South Shore, Annapolis Valley.

Halifax Tour Guys

Year-round

902-406-6314 or 902-802-4259 halifaxcruiseshipshoretours.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 ambassatours.com

Amphibious vehicle tours downtown Halifax and harbour, fully narrated.

Harbour Queen Dinner and Nightlife Cruises

May–Oct.

902-420-1015 ambassatours.com

Hatfield Farm

Year-round

1-877-835-5676, 902-835-5676 hatfieldfarm.com

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Harbour tours and deep sea fishing.

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Seasonal tours, services and advice year-round.

Specializing in catch-and-release shark fishing.

Full- and half-day tours, overnight excursions. Kayak instruction.

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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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Individual and group tours. Out-of-country tours year-round. Double-decker, hop-on/hop-off tours. Historic Halifax city tour, Peggy’s Cove tour, Lunenburg/Mahone Bay tour.

Wander by candlelight along the fort’s ramparts, dungeons, and dimly-lit passageways.

Small-group multi-sport adventures throughout Nova Scotia and abroad.

Harbour tours, dinner and nightlife cruises, private charters. Trail rides, wagon/sleigh rides. Weddings and receptions, overnight adventures, corporate events, catering, party planning.


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I Heart Bikes HFX

May–Oct.

902-406-7774 iheartbikeshfx.com

Bike rentals, tours, group events.

Kayak Halifax Inc.

May–Oct.

902-210-7728 kayakhalifax.com

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 ambassatours.com

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Murphy’s the Cable Wharf Party Cruises

June–Sept.

902-420-1015 ambassatours.com

Need-A-Lift Transportation Services

Year-round

902-222-5438 needalift.ca

NovaShores Adventures

May–Oct.

1-866-638-4118 novashores.com

Pedal & Sea Adventures

May–Oct.

902-858-3030, 1-877-777-5699 pedalandseaadventures.com

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Segway Nova Scotia

May–Oct.

902-880-6630 segwayns.com

Tall Ship Silva

May–Oct.

902-420-1015 ambassatours.com

Tall Tale Tours

Year-round

902-430-4015 facebook.com/talltaletours

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 facebook.com/taylormadetoursmcnabsisland

Ferry service to McNabs Island.

TayMac Tours

Year-round

902-422-4861, 1-800-565-8296 taymactours.com

Theodore Tugboat’s Big Harbour Tour

May–Oct.

902-420-1015 ambassatours.com

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.

World Class Executive Transportation

Year-round

902-864-4004, 1-800-565-2777 nslimo.ca

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Tour services, step-on guides, pre-arranged airport service.

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.

Culinary tours depart from Halifax Seaport and other locations daily. Tours daily, May– October.

Self-guided tours of McNabs Island and Devil’s Island from Eastern Passage.

Commentated tour, search for minke & fin whales, dolphins and sea life. Live lobster trap pull & bird feeding.

Live band and DJ party cruises, Thursday– Saturday weekly.

Specializing in wheelchairaccessible tours and services. Sea kayaking tours, beginners welcome, instruction available.

Local, provincial tours; international tours year-round.

Segway tours and group events. No experience necessary. Minimum age 14 (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult).

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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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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