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WELCOME TO HALIFAX On behalf of the Hotel Association of Nova Scotia, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Metro area. Our capital of Halifax is rich in beauty, heritage and culture, and we are pleased to share it with you. Our exclusive visitor magazine, Where Halifax, will help you discover all there is to experience during your visit. This month sees the return of the Halifax Pop Explosion (page 20), showcasing local and international indie-music talents. One of the most popular shows is the annual collaboration with Symphony Nova Scotia (page 20), this year featuring Port Cities at the Dalhousie Arts Centre on October 19 and 20. The new fall seasons of Neptune Theatre (page 20), Live Art Dance (page 19), and the Cecilia Concert Series (page 20) are all in full swing too. And the Halifax Mooseheads (page 20) return to Scotiabank Centre for their first home game of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League season. For details on all this, and many other things to see and do in the city this month, turn to Hot Entertainment on page 10 and the Entertainment Guide on page 19. Where is designed to help make the most of your time by assisting you with decisions such as where to shop, where to dine and what to see and do. Please feel free to take this magazine along with you on your journey—with our compliments. Our goal is to ensure your stay in one of Canada’s most extraordinary provinces is a memorable one. Should you have any questions, or require assistance of any kind during your visit, please ask any member of your hotel’s staff.
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THE GUIDE ENTERTAINMENT PAGES 19–20 >> The scoop on hot events, exhibits, theatre, and music
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SINGER JUSTIN NOZUKA TAKES THE STAGE AT THE HALIFAX POP EXPLOSION
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Ontario’s Sean Leon is just one of the leading-edge artists from across Canada to perform at the Halifax Pop Explosion.
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CONCIERGE Q & A
Angela O’Brien is the senior executive host at Casino Nova Scotia on Upper Water Street. She graduated from Saint Mary’s University and has a true love for Halifax. She is a professional aﬃliate with Les Clefs d’Or Canada, which has provided her great opportunities for creating partnerships within the hospitality community.
What’s an ideal destination in the Halifax area for a late-night snack? Antojo Taco + Tequila (page 61) on Argyle Street has expanded to a late night Munchies Nocturnos menu and serves tacos until 1:30am Thursday to Saturday. It’s a great addition to the late night food scene in downtown Halifax!
If you only had one day in Halifax this month, how would you spend it? Have to start with a coffee at Coffee Matters in the Brewery Market on Lower Water Street, explore the Halifax Brewery Farmers Market and take a stroll down the Halifax waterfront. Stop by to see Julie for an afternoon tour of the Halifax Distillery, and learn how JD Shore rum is crafted. No tour is complete without a tasting! For dinner I would go to one of my all-time favorites, da Maurizio (page 60). Great Italian food and excellent service in a romantic setting. My favorite dish is the gnocchi; I highly recommend it!
Who’s your favourite newcomer to the city’s dining and nightlife scene? Bar Kismet (page 53) recently opened on Agricola Street and is absolutely charming. The casual quaint atmosphere is a great place to share small or large unique plates with a great selection of craft cocktails.
Where should visitors go to find a unique memento of their visit to Halifax? Amos Pewter (page 50) in the Historic Properties (page EC3) on the Halifax waterfront has quality hand-crafted Nova Scotia products. A great selection of jewelry, ornaments, and household items to start your Christmas list.
What’s the most common question visitors ask you about Nova Scotia? What’s the must-see-and-do activity in Nova Scotia? My answer is always to hike the Skyline Trail along the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton. It’s an easy 7-km hike with stunning views of the ocean and rolling green landscape. It’s a great place to watch the sun set and you may even see a moose up close and personal. OCTOBER 2018
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October 5, 6 Vancouver’s Shay Kuebler Radical System Art offers a unique high-energy evening of dance that blends tap, swing, and contemporary styles. Live Art Dance (page 19) hosts its Telemetry production at the Sir James Dunn Theatre in the Dalhousie Arts Centre.
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October 13 Up-and-coming fighters from Canada and the U.S. go head-to-head with national pride on the line as Casino Nova Scotia (page 19) on Upper Water Street hosts an evening of team boxing action.
• October 13: The Dartmouth Community Concert Association’s (page 20) autumn season begins at Woodlawn United Church with a baroque concert by Ensemble Les Songes, featuring soprano Samantha Louis-Jean, recorder player Vincent Lauzer, cellist Camille PaquetteRoy, and harpsichordist Mélisande McNabney. • October 14: Violinist Jolente De Maeyer and pianist Nikolaas Kende visit the Cecilia Concert Series (page 20) for European Afternoon, a matinee concert at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts on Chebucto Road. The lineup includes Beethoven’s Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 and Kreutzer and Schubert’s Sonata in A Major, D. 574, Grand Duo. 10
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October 18 to 21 With fashion shows, parties, and special events aplenty, Atlantic Fashion Week (page 19) is the East Coast’s hottest style celebration. This annual event celebrates the region’s design gurus, with lots of opportunities for up-and-comers to strut their stuff.
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October 13 Discover unique art in a variety of media, with exhibitions and performances at venues around Halifax during Nocturne (page 19). Running from 6pm to midnight, this one-night-only festival takes over galleries and public spaces where you wouldn’t normally expect to discover cutting-edge art. Free bike-valet and shuttle-bus service make it easy to get out and explore.
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October 26 to 28 Hal-Con (page 19) is the East Coast’s biggest sci-fi, gaming, and fantasy festival and it returns this month. Scheduled guests include Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton (“Geordi LaForge”) and John de Lancie (“Q”), plus comic artist Brenda Hickey, author Delilah S. Dawson, cosplay guru Cassie Seaboyer, and many more. This event usually sells out, so get your tickets early and catch all the action at the new Halifax Convention Centre on Argyle Street.
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October 7 A CIVILIZED CONVERSATION WITH CHELSEA HANDLER Handler joins Civilized publisher Derek Riedel for a townhall on politics, culture, and cannabis. Page 19 October 13 JILL BARBER The jazz/folk-pop vocalist returns to the Dalhousie Arts Centre with an intimate show for her hometown fans. Page 20 October 19, 20 SYMPHONY NOVA SCOTIA Daniel BartholomewPoyser (right) conducts as Port Cities joins the Symphony at the Dalhousie Arts Centre for a special Halifax Pop Explosion concert. Page 20 October 22 DEAN BRODY The Canadian country powerhouse brings his Dirt Road Acoustic Tour to the Dalhousie Arts Centre. Page 20 October 26, 27 LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB Angelo Tsarouchas (right) joins Efthimios Nasiopoulos and Comus for It’s All Greek to Me at Atlantica Hotel Halifax. Page 19 October 27 HALIFAX MOOSEHEADS After starting the season with a long road trip, the Mooseheads play their home-opener at Scotiabank Centre versus Cape Breton. Page 20
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Located in the South End at the corner of Queen and Morris streets, Sweet Jane’s (page 49) is the ideal place to find a unique Halloween treat or distinctive gift. This old-fashioned boutique boasts all manner of high-end confections, candies from around the world, whimsical toys, and more.
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Pearls are a classic and graceful look and Pearl City (page 51) in Bishop’s Landing on Lower Water Street offers necklaces, bracelets, and more made of these lustrous gems. Choose from its varied collection or help design your own style. You can watch your pearl jewelry being handstrung on-site by top craftsmen.
Any musician will love to shop at the Halifax Folklore Centre (page 51) on Brunswick Street. Situated in a 136-year-old Victorian home, the shop is packed with stringed musical instruments, including banjoes, guitars, mandolins, and fiddles. There is also a selection of harmonicas, tin whistles, and Appalachian dulcimers. All the staff are musicians who can offer expert advice.
• Kept Gifts and Housewares (page 50) on King Street in Dartmouth is packed with handmade finds by artists from around the region and the world. The store carries a fun and fascinating selection of décor items, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, products for children, and candy. Staff carefully select each piece for its unique look and top quality. • Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique (page 49) has two locations: Sunnyside Mall (page 52) and Hydrostone Market (page EC4). You’ll find creations in a variety of media from East Coast artisans, plus gourmet edibles, stained glass, fibre and fabric art, cushions, candles, and fine art and paintings. • In a Box (page 47) on Dresden Row is a unique little department store specializing in edgy fashions for women. You’ll also find stylish accessories such as bracelets, scarves, and handbags. 12
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On October 17, recreational cannabis use becomes legal in Canada. In Nova Scotia, NSLC (page 49) will be the official retailer. Find it at the NSLC stores on Clyde Street in Halifax and Portland Street in Dartmouth. Trained staff will be available to help you find the product that’s right for you.
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• Mic Mac Mall (page 52) in Dartmouth boasts 120+ stores and services. This three-storey shopping destination features women’s fashions, entertainment, electronics, books, salons, and even a vinyl-record store.
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• Situated on Spring Garden Road, at the centre of Halifax’s shopping district, Park Lane Mall (page 52) offers a mix of shops for fashion, gifts, health and beauty, and home décor. Businesses on site including Mahone Bay Quality Footwear, Pseudio, Envy, John David Shoes (page 52), Cineplex Theatres (page 20), and many others.
Germany-based fashion brand Olsen Europe (page 47) has expanded its production with new eco-friendly materials for fall and winter, including certified organic cotton and outerwear made from Repreve, a proprietary fibre made from recycled plastic, melted and spun into a soft durable fibre. Find the fall line at the Park Lane (page 52), Spring Garden Road shop.
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If you’re serious about your cocktails, you must visit stylish Bar Kismet (page 53) on Agricola Street. The ever-changing menu features premium ingredients from around the world. At press time, the drink selection included Cinematographers Party (bonded bourbon whiskey, Italian Digestif, fresh yellow plum and lemon, honey, red wine float), 2 Of Americano’s Most Wanted (bottled carbonated cocktail: French and Italian aperitif, red vermouth, French aperitif wine), and Cartoon Graveyard (mezcal, arugula, pineau des charantes, bogarts bitters).
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The Watch That Ends The Night (page 58) pairs an ambitious name with an ambitious concept. 2016 Gold Medal Plates winner Mark Gray helms the kitchen at the Dartmouth cocktail and wine bar. He focuses on “developing a new Canadian cuisine” through curing and fermenting local seasonal ingredients. It’s named for Hugh MacLennan’s eponymous 1958 novel, sharing an aesthetic with the same North American late-modern tastes.
• In a historic building on the corner of Morris and Hollis streets, Talay Thai (page 62) serves up heaping portions of traditional dishes like Gung Pad Pik Pow (basil prawn with chili paste), Pla Muek Tod Katem (garlic shrimp), and curries aplenty. • Japanese fine dining, showcasing traditional and fusion dishes, is on offer at Sushi Nami Royale (page 60). Check it out at locations on Queen Street in the heart of the downtown, Lacewood Drive in Clayton Park, Hector Gate in Dartmouth Crossing, and the Bedford Highway. • Don’t let the strip-mall exterior or industrial-park cul-de-sac location deter you: Dhaba Casual Fine Dining & Express (page 60) on Oland Crescent serves some of the tastiest Indian food around. The volcanic chicken vindaloo is a Halifax favourite. 14
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For an opulent and unforgettable dining experience, Cut Steakhouse (page 62) is the downtown’s go-to destination. Contemporary and classy, Cut emphasizes world-class service, with beef dry-aged on site. By Robert Risley, the restaurateur behind popular Halifax spots like Bistro Le Coq (page 55), East of Grafton Tavern (page 53), and Waterfront Warehouse (page 62).
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Tucked away in historic Brewery Market on Lower Water Street, da Maurizio Fine Dining (page 60) is a perennial local favourite. The rustic cuisine of Northern Italy inspires Chef Andrew King, as he offers classics like veal scaloppine sautéed with fresh lobster, seared breast of Brome Lake duck, and spicecrusted rack of lamb. An expertly curated wine list and top-notch service complement the experience. PHOTO: BRUCE MURRAY/VISIONFIRE
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Foodies flock to Highwayman Restaurant & Bar (page 59) on Barrington Street for Spanishinspired share plates and original cocktails. This cozy, up-market option serves a menu of seafood, cured meats, cheeses, and more. Pair your meal with a selection from the carefully-curated wine list and save room for a decadent dessert.
Don’t let the humble exterior fool you: loyal foodies jam Mexico Lindo (page 61) on Dutch Village Road every night. Fiery home-style Mexican cuisine is the house specialty. The menu includes explosively flavourful offerings like burritos, enchiladas, chimichangas, tacos, and more.
HAVING A BLAST The Halifax Pop Explosion showcases indie music in a variety of genres
rom October 17 to 20, Halifax is a haven for fans of edgy indie music, innovative talents who create works that youâ€™re not hearing on the radio or top-40 play lists. The Halifax Pop Explosion (page 20) presents 150 musical acts, comedians, and speakers at venues around the city. After marking its 25th anniversary last year, HPX is bigger than ever, with organizers putting a bigger focus on reflecting a diverse array of cultural communities. Organizers were still finalizing the festival schedule at press time, but have given fans a tantalizing preview of the yearâ€™s artists.
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As usual, one of the biggest highlights of the festival is sure to be the annual collaboration with Symphony Nova Scotia (page 20). This year, the all-star trio Port Cities (comprised of Carleton Stone, Dylan Guthro, and Breagh MacKinnon) join the orchestra to perform new orchestral arrangements of their works. Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser conducts at the Dalhousie Arts Centre Local talents on October 19 and 20. also get their share of the limelight. Made-in-Halifax talents include DJ Uncle Fester, a 15-year veteran of the PORT CITIES local hip-hop scene, and Juno-nominee Ghettosocks, described as a “true disciple of Golden Era rap music.” DJ UNCLE FESTER
Reuben and the Dark is one of the biggest acts on this year’s roster. The Calgarybased folk-rock group led by songwriter/vocalist Reuben Bullock, are best known for their acclaimed songs “Bow & Arrow” and “Heart in Two.” Their sound is contemplative, passionate, and expansive; expect a memorable show.
Headliner Zaki Ibrahim is a two-time Polaris Prize nominee (shortlisted in 2013 and longlisted in 2018) who has quickly emerged as one of Canada’s top hip-hop and soul talents. She released her muchanticipated second full-length album The Secret Lives of Planets earlier this year.
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Gaelynn Lea is another artist generating tons of buzz. After two decades of hard work, she won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest. Since then, she’s played over 250 shows in 42 states and seven countries. Critics hail her for her unique voice and violin virtuosity, exploring “the contrasting nature of existence: dark and light, birth and death, anger and forgiveness, sorrow and joy.”
Ontario’s Born Ruffians are sure to put on a rollicking show. Together since 2014, the group recently released their fifth studio album Uncle, Duke & The Chief. Continually reinventing their unique rock sound, they’ve drawn comparisons to the Strokes, the Pixies, and David Bowie. BORN RUFFIANS
THE DETAILS This is just a small sample of what the Halifax Pop explosion has to offer. For a complete lineup, plus schedule and ticket info, surf to halifaxpopexplosion.com. GAELYNN LEA
Victoria, B.C. musician and vocalist AppleCat is sure to keep fans grooving into the wee smalls, with a uniquely poetic and graceful sound combining deep dubstep, fairytale bass, trap, world, and IDM influences. Fans may recall her as the subject of the recent documentary Amplify Her about women in the electronica scene. I
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TIMBER!!! Returning to Memory Lane Heritage Village on October 13, the Nova Scotia Forestry Festival (page 19) includes lumberjack sporting events, canoeing, educational sessions, campfires, stories, songs, and more.
CASINO NOVA SCOTIA Gaming galore, from poker to roulette to 600 slot machines. Dine at Trapeze restaurant. Live entertainment and special events in the Schooner Showroom. October 13: Boxing: Canada vs. U.S.A. October 19: Jann Arden. 1983 Upper Water St. 902-425-7777. casinonovascotia.com
THE COMIC STRIPPERS October 17: A male-stripper parody and improv comedy show (with no extreme nudity) starring Roman Danylo, Ken Lawson, Chris Casillan, and Pearce Visser. Dalhousie Arts Centre, 610 University Ave. 902-494-3820. artscentre.dal.ca LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB New pop-up comedy club from the braintrust behind the Halifax Comedy Fest. October 26, 27: It’s All Greek To Me. Featuring Angelo Tsarouchas, Efthimios Nasiopoulos, Comus. Atlantica Hotel Halifax, 1980 Robie St. lastlaughcomedyclub.ca YUK YUK’S Showcases stand-up comedians from across Canada. Open Tuesday to Saturday. Shows at 8:30pm. Students two-for-one on Tuesdays. Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, 1181 Hollis St. 902-429-YUKS (9857). yukyuks.com
LIVE ART DANCE October 5, 6: Telemetry. Vancouver’s Shay Kuebler Radical System Art makes its Halifax debut with a startling blend of tap, swing, and contemporary dance. Dalhousie Arts Centre, 610 University Ave. 902-494-3820. liveartdance.ca
GRAFTON STREET DINNER THEATRE Rollicking music and live entertainment, served up with a three-course dinner. Continuing through November 10: Oh, What a Night! Travel to 1977 with rock, disco, and funk. 1741 Grafton St. 902-425-1961. graftonstdinnertheatre.com
A CIVILIZED CONVERSATION WITH CHELSEA HANDLER October 7: On the eve of cannabis legalization, the acclaimed comedian and writer joins Civilized publisher Derek Riedel for a townhall conversation on politics, culture, and cannabis. Dalhousie Arts Centre, 610 University Ave. 902-494-3820. artscentre.dal.ca ATLANTIC FASHION WEEK October 18 to 21: Featuring fashion shows, parties, and special events aplenty, the East Coast’s hottest style celebration spotlights emerging local design talents. atlanticfashionweek.com
HAL-CON October 26 to 28: The East Coast’s biggest sci-fi, gaming, and fantasy festival returns. Scheduled guests include Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton and John de Lancie, plus comic artist Brenda Hickey, author Delilah S. Dawson, cosplay expert Cassie Seaboyer, and many more. Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St. hal-con.com NOCTURNE October 13: A feast for the senses, this annual celebration of art after dark brings exhibitions, performances, and special projects to galleries and public spaces around the city from 6pm to midnight. Free bike-valet and shuttle-bus service. nocturnehalifax.ca NOVA SCOTIA FOREST FESTIVAL October 13: Showcase of Nova Scotians’ connection to the forest for their livelihood, housing, recreation, food, heritage, and spirituality. Festival includes lumberjack sporting events, canoeing, educational sessions on wilderness survival and forest ecology, maple syrup tasting, campfires, stories, and songs. Memory Lane Heritage Village, Lake Charlotte (a 40-minute from Dartmouth the Eastern Shore). 1-877-287-0697. heritagevillage.ca
ANNA LEONOWENS GALLERY Showcases work generated from within the community of NSCAD University. Features weekly exhibitions of student work and selected projects by faculty members, visiting artists, and curators. 1891 Granville St. 902-494-8184. ARGYLE FINE ART One of Halifax’s most progressive art galleries, showcasing contemporary art by established and emerging Canadian artists. 1559 Barrington St. 902-425-9456. argylefineart.com ART 1274 HOLLIS Marking its 10th anniversary. Twenty-three local artists and artisans run this lively co-operative gallery offering fine art and craft: paintings, jewelry, ceramic, pottery, and upcycled metal work. Opening October 3: “And the Beat Goes On” (Rhythm of the Cities). New works by Eric Brydges. Open daily 10am to 6pm. 1274 Hollis St. 902-446-4077. art1274hollis.ca ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA Atlantic Canada’s largest art museum displays a range of historic and contemporary art, traditional folk art, and temporary exhibitions. Continuing through November 4: Blue Rocks: Gerald Ferguson, Marsden Hartley, and John Hartman. Exploring the ongoing artistic influence of acclaimed American artist Marsden Hartley’s stay on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Continuing: Hiroshige: The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaidõ. Woodcut prints by ukiyo master Utagawa Hiroshige. 1723 Hollis St. 902-424-5280. artgalleryofnovascotia.ca THE CRAIG GALLERY Public, volunteer-programmed gallery, aiming to showcase local artists in a variety of media. Continuing through October 7: Scratch and Sniff. Works by Emily Morris. October 12 to 28: Mosaic For Mental Health. Works in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth. alderneylanding.com/gallery DALHOUSIE ART GALLERY Contemporary and historical art, plus a related program of artists, presentations, lectures, panel discussions, films, and other special events. October 12 to November 25: Nanabozho’s Sisters. Exploring the history of Indigenous women artist’s contribution to the deployment of humour, irony, and satire within the visual arts. Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave. 902-494-3820. artgallery.dal.ca THE DART GALLERY Innovative and collaborative art exhibitions and events. Picnic at Dart showcases offers food and drinks inspired by the current artwork in the gallery. 127 Portland St., Dartmouth. 902-404-7330. thedartgallery.com FISHERIES MUSEUM OF THE ATLANTIC Gallery after gallery at this Lunenburg museum explores the diverse fishing heritage heavily entwined with our coastal culture. 68 Bluenose Dr., Lunenburg. 902-634-4794. fisheriesmuseum.novascotia.ca OCTOBER 2018
ENTERTAINMENT 14 BELLS FINE ART GALLERY Affordable, original Canadian artwork from established and emerging artists. Hydrostone Market, 5523 Young St. 902-406-2355. 14bells.com MARY E. BLACK GALLERY Specializing in fine craft from Atlantic Canadian artists. Continuing through November 4: Revolution. Works by Craft Nova Scotia members. Shed 21, 1061 Marginal Rd. 902-492-2522. craft-design.ns.ca SECORD GALLERY Oil, acrylic, and mixed-media paintings; works on paper including original prints and photographs, plus sculpture and ceramics. 6301 Quinpool Rd. 902-423-6644. secordgallery.com STUDIO 21 FINE ART GALLERY Contemporary Canadian art in a variety of media, showcasing established and emerging artists. 5431 Doyle St. 902-420-1852. studio21.ca VIEWPOINT GALLERY Artist-run co-operative dedicated to inspiring, engaging, educating, and promoting the art of photography. Presents a mix of solo and group exhibitions. 1272 Barrington St. 902-420-0854. viewpointgallery.ca VISUAL ARTS NOVA SCOTIA CORRIDOR GALLERY Supporting artists and galleries around the province, VANS is at the heart of Nova Scotia’s art scene, featuring works by local talents in its Corridor Gallery. 1113 Marginal Rd. 902-423-4694 or 866-225-8267. visualarts.ns.ca ZWICKER’S GALLERY Founded in 1866, Metro’s oldest commercial art gallery. Broad selection of fine art in many categories and styles, including antique nautical charts, maps, and engravings. Contemporary works by emerging artists, historical art from established names, Inuit and Native works, sculptures, ceramics, and antiquities. 5415 Doyle St. 902-423-7662. zwickersgallery.ca
CINEPLEX THEATRES Several Metro locations. Halifax: 190 Chain Lake Dr. (Imax) and 5657 Spring Garden Rd. Dartmouth Crossing: 145 Shubie Dr. Lower Sackville: 760 Sackville Dr. 800-333-0061. cineplex.com SEA DOME This domed theatre on the waterfront near the Maritime Museum on Lower Water Street offers an immersive 360-degree film experience. Shows include A Whale Story and Bluenose: The Legend Lives. seadome.ca
JILL BARBER October 13: A Halifax native, jazz/folk-pop vocalist Jill Barber always delivers for her hometown fans. Dalhousie Arts Centre, 610 University Ave. 902-494-3820. artscentre.dal.ca DEAN BRODY October 22: Dirt Road Acoustic Tour. The Canadian country powerhouse returns to the East Coast for an intimate performance. Dalhousie Arts Centre, 610 University Ave. 902-494-3820. artscentre.dal.ca CECILIA CONCERT SERIES October 14: European Afternoon. Violinist Jolente De Maeyer and pianist Nikolaas Kende perform works including Beethoven’s Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 and Kreutzer and Schubert’s Sonata in A Major, D. 574, Grand Duo. October 27: La belle Hélène. Offenbach’s comic opera, featuring an original French libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy. Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, 6199 Chebucto Rd. 902-423-0143. ceciliaconcerts.ca
DARTMOUTH COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION October 13: Ensemble Les Songes (comprised of soprano Samantha Louis-Jean, recorder player Vincent Lauzer, cellist Camille Paquette-Roy, and harpsichordist Mélisande McNabney) showcase their baroque repertoire. Woodlawn United Church, 54 Woodlawn Rd., Dartmouth. dartmouthcommunityconcert.ca HALIFAX POP EXPLOSION October 17 to 20: Showcasing new and innovative music from around the world, this indie festival some 150 artists, comedians, and speakers at 15 venues. The lineup includes Zaki Ibrahim, Justin Nozuka, Anemone, Born Ruffians, CupcakKe, Reuben and the Dark, Port Cities (with Symphony Nova Scotia), and many others. halifaxpopexplosion.com THE LEGENDS OF MOTOWN October 12: A tribute to the Supremes, the Four Tops, the Temptations, and many more. Dalhousie Arts Centre, 610 University Ave. 902-494-3820. artscentre.dal.ca QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA October 3: A celebration of Queen, one of the most influential rock bands of all time. Dalhousie Arts Centre, 610 University Ave. 902-494-3820. artscentre. dal.ca SYMPHONY NOVA SCOTIA October 11: Bravura Piano and Dvo ák’s Seventh. Featuring pianist Katherine Chi. October 19, 20: Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser conducts as Port Cities joins the Symphony for a special Halifax Pop Explosion concert. October 25: Heavenly Harp and Mendelssohn’s “Italian.” Featuring harpist Jennifer Swartz. October 27, 28: Superheroes and Sci-Fi. As part of the Hal-Con festival, John de Lancie (“Q” of Star Trek fame) hosts an evening of sci-fi inspired music. Dalhousie Arts Centre, 610 University Ave. 902-494-3820. artscentre.dal.ca
THE ULTIMATE NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE SHOW October 8: Direct from Las Vegas, this show features the talented singer/ songwriter’s greatest hits. Dalhousie Arts Centre, 610 University Ave. 902-494-3820. artscentre.dal.ca
ATLANTIC MOTORSPORT PARK Regional motorcycleand auto-racing events plus national competitions on a 2.5-kilometre, 11-turn road circuit. Events: October 5 to 8. 266 Racetrack Rd., Mill Village. 902- 758-2237. atlanticmotorsportpark.com HALIFAX MOOSEHEADS (Quebec Major junior Hockey League) Regular-season home games. October 27: Cape Breton. Scotiabank Centre, 1800 Argyle St. 902-451-1221. halifaxmooseheads.ca
NEPTUNE THEATRE Continuing through October 7: Shakespeare in Love: The Play. Struggling playwright Will Shakespeare finds inspiration in the beautiful muse Viola. October 16 to November 4: Playing with Fire: The Theo Fleury Story. The story of a pint-sized Metis kid who became a hockey star. October 23 to November 11: KAMP. A darkly comedic musical about homosexual prisoners in a Nazi concentration camp. 1593 Argyle St. 902-429-7070. neptunetheatre.com THEATRE ARTS GUILD Continuing through October 6: Stepping Out. A comedy about a former chorus girl trying to teach a group of bumbling amateurs some tap-dancing skills while mediating their many dramas. Pond Playhouse, 6 Parkhill Rd., Jollimore. tagtheatre.com
MAKING CONNECTIONS Travelling on a budget? Halifax Transit (page EC2) offers a cheap connection to the airport via MetroX Route 320. Call 311 for details. 20
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CITY BY THE SEA Halifax’s large natural harbour is an eyecatching attraction for visitors in any season.
ALEXANDER KEITH’S NOVA SCOTIA BREWERY Explore restored portions of Alexander Keith’s home, brewhouse, and a 200-year-old private tavern. Tour includes traditional songs, stories, and samples of Keith’s beer. Store open daily. Tours daily June 1 to October 31; off-season Friday to Sunday. 1496 Lower Water St., 902-455-1474. keiths.ca FISHERMAN’S COVE Quaint, restored 200-year-old fishing village with a variety of activities for the whole family. At the entrance to Halifax Harbour, a 20-minute drive from downtown. Picturesque boardwalk, with shops offering Maritime crafts, unique folk art, candy, and souvenirs. Also: seafood restaurant, bakery, café, art gallery, and a Marine Interpretative Centre. Free admission. Open daily. Duration of visit: about two hours. W. 30 Government Wharf Rd., Eastern Passage. 902-465-6093. fishermanscove.ns.ca HALIFAX CENTRAL LIBRARY Making a bold architectural statement, this library draws acclaim from around the world. Free Wi-Fi. Great views of the city from the rooftop patio. Hosts readings and special events. Halifax Public Libraries has 14 branches around the city. 5440 Spring Garden Rd. 902-490-5700. halifaxpubliclibraries.ca HALIFAX PUBLIC GARDENS Opened in 1867, this is one of North America’s finest formal Victorian gardens. Surrounded by a wrought-iron fence and protected by a magnificent tree canopy, its 6.5 hectares include formal floral displays, weeping trees, fountains, roses, magnolias, and foliage plants. Ducks and geese splash in the ponds. Duration of visit: about an hour. Smoke-free. Café on-site. Main entrance on the corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park Street. Open daily, mid-April to early November, 7am until 30 minutes before sunset. Off-season 8am to 4pm, conditions permitting. halifaxpublicgardens.ca HATFIELD FARM COWBOY ADVENTURES Boasts 30 horses and 12 kilometres of woodland trails. Offers including wagon/ sleigh and trail rides, a petting pen, cookouts, overnight adventures, all-inclusive weddings, birthday parties, and
corporate meetings. 1840 Hammonds Plains Rd., Hammonds Plains. 902-835-5676 or 877-835-5676. hatfieldfarm.com NOVASCOTIAN CRYSTAL Makers of fine, mouth-blown, hand-cut crystal, using Old World tools and techniques. See master craftsmen turn molten sand into fine crystal. Showroom offers the full line of handcrafted products. Showroom open daily, glassworks schedule varies. International shipping. 5080 George St. 902-492-0416 or 888-977-2797 in Canada and the U.S. novascotiancrystal.com PEGGY’S COVE The famous lighthouse, perched atop ancient granite worn smooth by the pounding waves, dominates this rugged fishing community. Explore the unique rock formations but be careful: the rocks can be slippery (if they’re black, they’re wet and unsafe to walk on) and the waves are dangerously unpredictable. Restaurants, craft and souvenir shops, and accommodations nearby. Rte. 333, 44 kilometres west of Halifax. SHUBENACADIE CANAL Following an ancient Mi’kmaq route across Nova Scotia, the canal links a series of lakes and rivers between Halifax Harbour and the Bay of Fundy. Lock 1 is in Dartmouth between Sullivan’s Pond and Lake Banook. The Fairbanks Centre (open during business hours year-round) at 54 Locks Rd., Dartmouth (off Waverley Rd., Hwy. 318) displays
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AIR SERVICE There is regular service from Halifax’s Stanfield International Airport to major North American and European destinations with connections spanning the globe. Arrange taxi and limo service at the Ground Transportation desk. MetroX bus service connects the airport to the urban core (halifax.ca/transit or call 311). 1 Bell Blvd., Enfield (Exit 6, off Hwy. 102). 902-873-4422. halifaxairport.com HALIFAX TRANSIT $2.50 for adults, $1.75 for seniors/ children. Free transfers between buses and ferries. The Halifax ferry terminal is at the corner of George and Lower Water streets. The main Dartmouth ferry terminal is at Alderney Landing on Ochterloney Street, also ferry service between Woodside and Halifax (Monday to Friday, peak hours only). Dial 311 for schedules and route information. halifax.ca/transit INTERPROVINCIAL FERRIES Bay Ferries: Saint John, N.B. to Digby, N.S. (year-round) and Portland, Me. to Yarmouth, N.S. (June 8 to October 8): 888-249-7245, ferries.ca. Northumberland Ferries Ltd.: Wood Islands, P.E.I. to Caribou, N.S. (May 1 to December 20): 888-249-7245, ferries.ca. Marine Atlantic: Port aux Basques, N.L. to North Sydney, N.S. (year-round): 800-341-7981. marineatlantic.ca
the history of this National Historic Civil Engineering Site. Broad trails follow the old canal for 20 kilometres. Follow Hwy. 2 up the lakes to pass Lock 4 in Fall River, Lock 5 in a small park at Wellington, and Lock 6 in Enfield. Fairbanks Centre: 902-462-1826. shubenacadiecanal.ca SULLIVAN’S POND This artificial pond in the heart of Dartmouth was constructed as part of the Shubenacadie Canal system. Surrounded by landscaped lawns, attractive floral displays and trees, with a bandstand at its centre, the area is now a civic park and serves as a temporary home for hundreds of migrating waterfowl. Ochterloney and Crichton streets, Dartmouth. WORLD PEACE PAVILION 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. On the waterfront in Dartmouth’s Ferry Terminal Park. EC2
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PARKING Many streets have metered parking (with time and date restrictions; check the signs). The colour atop the downtown meters indicates the maximum parking time (red: 30 minutes, grey: 90 minutes, green: two hours, yellow: three or five hours). You’ll also find privately operated parking lots on the waterfront and at most shopping malls and hotels. RAIL & BUS SERVICES Maritime Bus Service links Halifax with the Annapolis Valley, northern Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, P.E.I., New Brunswick, Quebec (Rivière-du-Loup), and Maine (Bangor): 902-429-2029, maritimebus.com. The Via Rail train The Ocean leaves Halifax for Montreal on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday with connections to the rest of Canada and the U.S.: 888-842-7245, viarail.ca. All depart from 1161 Hollis Street. maritimebus.com TOLL BRIDGES The Angus L. Macdonald Bridge (the “Old Bridge”) and the A. Murray MacKay Bridge (the “New Bridge”) link Halifax and Dartmouth. Toll is $1 cash (quarters, loonies, and toonies only) or 80 cents for MacPass users. No pedestrians or cyclists allowed on the MacKay Bridge. hdbc.ca VISITOR INFORMATION There are Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centres at 1655 Lower Water Street (902-424-4248) and the airport (902-873-1223). The provincial hotline (800-565-0000) also offers tourist information and a free room-finding service. novascotia.com
CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS (AnglicAn) Gothic-style structure cathedral opened in 1910. Notable for its stained-glass windows, the beautiful woodcarvings of its pulpit and chancel, and hand-done needlework on the kneelers and bishop’s stall. Visitors welcome. Duration of visit: about 30 minutes. Usually open Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 3pm, plus Sunday worship. Voluntary donation. 1330 Cathedral Ln. 902-423-6002. cathedralchurchofallsaints.com CHRIST CHURCH (AnglicAn) The oldest church in Dartmouth (built in 1817), this registered heritage building exemplifies Georgian architectural design. The beautiful stained-glass windows were presented as memorials. The weather vane atop the steeple depicts Halley’s Comet. Genealogical service available. Visit by appointment. 50 Wentworth St., Dartmouth. 902-466-4270. christchurchdartmouth.com
THE ESSENTIAL CITY GEORGES ISLAND From the Halifax waterfront, look south toward the harbour entrance at the grassy island with the small lighthouse. From the mid-18th century to the Second World War, Georges Island was the scene of constant military activity and integral in the defence of Halifax Harbour. Open for special events only. pc.gc.ca GOVERNMENT HOUSE Built for Sir John and Lady Frances Wentworth between 1800 and 1805, Government House is one of the oldest official residences in Canada. Today it’s the residence and office of Nova Scotia’s Lieutenant-Governor. Open to the public only during special events and tours; see website for schedule. W. 1451 Barrington St. 902-424-7001. lt.gov.ns.ca GRANVILLE MALL Destroyed by fire in 1859, the wooden buildings on this block were rebuilt in the Italianate style. The streetscape features 17 heritage buildings. Today, it features an attractive plaza and a collection of restaurants, shops, and a pub. When the Delta Barrington Hotel was built on the west side of the plaza, workers restored the original façades to preserve the area’s historical significance. North end of Granville Street. HALIFAX CITADEL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Completed in 1856, the present Citadel is the fourth in a series of forts since 1749 to occupy the hill overlooking the harbour. Although never attacked, the fort was occupied by the British army until 1906 and by Canadian forces during the world wars. Operated by Parks Canada, the Citadel is one of Canada’s most visited National Historic Sites. Army Museum on site. Buildings open May 7 to October 31, 9am to 5pm. Grounds open year-round. Average duration of visit: three hours. Entrance at corner of Sackville and Brunswick streets. 902-426-5080. pc.gc.ca HALIFAX CITY HALL This noble, eclectic Victorian structure has stood guard over the Grand Parade square (the symbolic centre of Halifax) since 1888. In 1984, Halifax City Hall became a National Historic Site, lauded for the “civic pride and optimism…symbolized by its monumental scale, elaborate design and prominent location.” 1841 Argyle St. halifax.ca/community/HalifaxCityHall/index.html
CLOCKING IN One of the city’s most distinctive structures is the Old Town Clock, built in the early 1800s by the Duke of Kent, father of Queen Victoria. HISTORIC PROPERTIES Covering three square blocks, this collection of restored heritage buildings includes stone warehouses built to hold privateers’ booty at the turn of the 18th century. The area was nearly lost to urban renewal but in 1963 was designated a National Historic Site. Cobbled courtyards and waterfront boardwalks offer an array of shops, dining spots, and other businesses. Open daily. Upper Water Street, north from Duke St. 902-429-0530. historicproperties.ca
THE NEXT GENERATION Drawing plaudits from around the world, the Halifax Central Library is an architectural gem and a funky, free-spirited space.
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A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT Running through Shubie Park and following an ancient Mi’qmaq migration route, the historic Shubenacadie Canal is a popular destination for canoeists and kayakers. THE HYDROSTONE 1917’s Halifax Explosion (see Fort Needham Memorial Bell Tower) destroyed almost all of Halifax’s North End. The reconstruction included 328 houses built from unique cement blocks known as hydrostone. Today, the area is called “The Hydrostone,” one of the city’s most attractive neighbourhoods. The houses are private but you can amble around the shops and restaurants of the Hydrostone Market between Agricola and Gottingen streets. 5509 to 5555 Young St. hydrostonemarket.ca LITTLE DUTCH CHURCH (lutherAn/AnglicAn) German settlers who arrived in the 1750s founded this tiny church on Brunswick Street, the oldest Lutheran church in Canada. (“Dutch” was a common term for people of any Germanic
ONE-OF-A-KIND The Hydrostone Market offers a variety of shops and restaurants unlike anything else in the city.
language). By the end of the 18th century, the congregation had outgrown the little church and built Saint George’s Round Church, which became an Anglican church in 1827. Tours by appointment (contact St. George’s Parish Office: 902-423-1059). McNABS ISLAND Once key to the harbour defence system, this island just inside the entrance to Halifax Harbour now offers picnicking and hiking. Trails lead past the island’s lighthouse, abandoned fortifications, beaches, and old homesteads where gardens now grow wild. Accessible by ferry from Eastern Passage or charter boat from Cable Wharf at the foot of George Street. NEW HORIZONS BAPTIST CHURCH Formerly called Cornwallis Street Baptist Church, this heritage property is considered the mother church of the African United Baptist Association. Since its founding in 1832 by former slave Rev. Richard Preston, this church has become a touchstone for Halifax’s black community. Visit by appointment. Worship Sunday at 10:45am. 5457 Cornwallis St. 902-429-5573. newhorizonsbaptist.ca OLD BURYING GROUND The first burial here came a day after the arrival of Edward Cornwallis, who established a settlement in 1749. The earliest gravestone dates from 1752. The entrance is dominated by the lion-topped WelsfordParker Monument, the only such memorial to the Crimean War in North America. Restorations are ongoing; visitors are encouraged to ramble through Halifax’s past. Interpretation plaques on-site help you delve into history. Open dawn to dusk from May to October. Barrington Street, at Spring Garden Road. OLD TOWN CLOCK This Halifax landmark has watched over the city ever since its workings arrived from England in 1803. The dashing Duke of Kent, head of the garrison at Halifax from 1794 to 1800 and eventual father of Queen Victoria, designed this timepiece to keep the garrison and townspeople punctual. At the base of Citadel Hill (on Brunswick Street at the top of George Street).
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Dominated by the famous lighthouse, the rugged fishing village of Peggy’s Cove is perched atop ancient granite, worn smooth by the pounding surf.
OUR LADY OF SORROWS CHAPEL (romAn cAtholic) Marching from St. Mary’s Basilica to the site, more than 1,800 people erected this beautiful little church in just one day: August 31, 1843. The French stained-glass windows date to the 16th and 17th centuries. The chapel sits on the crest of a hill in the Holy Cross Cemetery at the corner of South and South Park streets. Contact St. Mary’s Basilica: 902-423-4116. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF ST. DAVID Built in 1868–69, this was originally the home of the Grafton Street Methodist Church. Since 1925, it has been home to the Presbyterian Church of St. David. Inside, find beautiful stained-glass windows and a Casavant Frères organ. 1544 Grafton St. 902-423-1944. saintdavids.ca PRINCE OF WALES TOWER NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Edward, Duke of Kent (Queen Victoria’s father), had the tower built in the 1790s. Built inland on high ground to help protect British gun batteries on the coast of what today is Point Pleasant Park. The round, thick-walled fort was the first of its type in North America, a prototype of a new system of coastal defences. Grounds open year-round. Point Pleasant Park, (entrances at the south end of Tower Road and Point Pleasant Drive). 902-426 5080. pc.gc.ca
a fondness for round classical Palladian buildings. In 1912, it hosted a funeral service for the “Unknown Child” from the Titanic. Holds baptismal, marriage, and burial records dating to the 1950s. Contact the parish office to set up a tour. 2222 Brunswick St. 902-423-1059. roundchurch.ca ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL BASILICA (romAn cAtholic) When construction began on St. Mary’s in 1820, the design was for a smaller Georgian church. In the 1860s and 1870s, the building was transformed inside and out to the grand Victorian Gothic style. Acclaimed New York architect Patrick Charles Keely (who designed more than 500 North American churches) designed the highly embellished façade. Open year-round, tours by appointment. A small museum is located at the back of the altar. 5221 Spring Garden Rd. 902-429-9800. stmbasilica.com ST. MATTHEW’S UNITED CHURCH In 1749, the Church of England started St. Paul’s. Dissenters (mostly Congregationalists from New England) were allowed to worship there until they had their own place of worship—
PROVINCE HOUSE Completed in 1819, Nova Scotia’s provincial legislative building is Canada’s oldest seat of government. Today a National Historic Site, it is one of the finest examples of 19th-century Georgian architecture in North America. Free admission. Open weekdays for selfguided tours 9am to 4pm. 1726 Hollis St. 902-424-4661. nslegislature.ca ST. GEORGE’S GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH The heart of Halifax’s vibrant Greek community, this church hosts concerts, cultural and community events, plus the annual Halifax Greek Fest in mid-June. 38 Purcell’s Cove Rd. 902-479-1271. halifaxgreeks.ca ST. GEORGE’S ROUND CHURCH (AnglicAn) In building this unique church, the German congregation (see Little Dutch Church) had the help of a royal patron, Edward, Duke of Kent (father of Queen Victoria): a talented amateur architect with
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THE ESSENTIAL CITY Mather’s Church, later to become St. Matthew’s, at the corner of Hollis and Prince streets. Relocated in 1859 to Barrington Street, St. Matthew’s is the oldest United (Non-Conformist) Church in Canada. Guided tours by appointment. Sunday worship at 10:30am. W. 1479 Barrington St. 902-423-9209. stmatts.ns.ca ST. PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH Founded by royal proclamation in 1749 and built in 1750, St. Paul’s is the oldest Protestant church in Canada and the oldest building in Halifax. The crypt holds the remains of illustrious British colonials. St. Paul’s was Britain’s first overseas cathedral. The memorial tablets on its walls form a fascinating record of the early settlers. The “Explosion Window” and piece of window frame embedded in the interior wall of the narthex are relics of the 1917 Halifax Explosion. Open weekdays year-round, weekdays and Saturday in summer; Sunday worship. W. Grand Parade, 1749 Argyle St. 902-429-2240. stpaulshalifax.org
AN UNSINKABLE LEGACY At the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Titanic: The Unsinkable Ship and Halifax presents a Nova Scotian perspective on the famous disaster. Halifax has one of the most moving and intimate connections with the Titanic tragedy, becoming the final resting place of many of her victims and wreckage. Shortly after the White Star liner sank in 1912, Halifax became, in the words of one doctor, “a city of funerals.” Vessels brought more than 200 bodies to the city, a few to be claimed by relatives but most to be buried in three Halifax cemeteries. The Maritime Museum’s exhibit explores Titanic’s intimate connection with Halifax using the museum’s unique collection of wooden Titanic artifacts, including one of the world’s only Titanic deck chairs.
SAINT PATRICK’S CHURCH (romAn cAtholic) The heart of Nova Scotia’s Irish community, built in 1885. Distinctive features include an Irish harp carved at the end of each pew, a Casavant Frères organ dating back to 1889, exquisite stained glass from the Mayer Company of Munich, Germany and featuring a shamrock in every single window, a marble high altar, statues of Mary and Joseph (the Patron Saint of Canada), and more. Mass on Sunday at 10am. Phone or drop by the Church Hall to arrange a tour. 2267 Brunswick St. 902-429-4170. stpatricks.halifax.ns.ca YORK REDOUBT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE The site’s earliest fortifications were built in 1793 at the outbreak of war between Britain and revolutionary France. Visit the Command Post built during the Second World War, when the site was the nerve centre for Halifax’s defence. Enjoy a picnic among the trees and walk along coastal trails. Grounds open daily year-round (no off-season maintenance). Average duration of visit: about two hours. Off Rte. 253/Purcell’s Cove Rd., a 25-minute drive from downtown Halifax. 902-426-5080. pc.gc.ca
SS ATLANTIC HERITAGE PARK In 1873, 562 people died off the shores of Lower Prospect when the SS Atlantic sank. It was the worst single-vessel marine disaster to occur off Canada’s coast prior to the Titanic. This heritage site is the burial place for 277 of the victims and includes a park with a seaside boardwalk and a monument to the victims. About 32 kilometres west of Halifax along the Lighthouse Route (Route 333, follow the highway signs). Park open year-round, dawn to dusk; centre open 10am to 5pm mid-May to mid-October. Guided tours by appointment. 180 Sandy Cove Rd., Terence Bay. 902-852-1557. ssatlantic.com AFRICVILLE/SEAVIEW PARK Former site of Africville, a black community that was relocated in the 1960s (see commemorative plaque on-site). A recent project rebuilt the historic Seaview Baptist Church that stood on this site, and restored the area’s original name. The park is the site of an annual Africville Reunion (typically the last weekend in July). Average duration of visit: 30 minutes. North end of Barrington Street at Africville Road, below the MacKay Bridge. africville.ca DARTMOUTH COMMON Follow the path to the top of the hill and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Halifax Harbour. A cairn commemorates the 1750 landing of 353 settlers from the ship Alderney and the founding of the original town of Dartmouth. The Common includes Leighton Dillman Scenic Garden (named for the volunteer who created it). Average duration of visit: one hour. Bordered by Alderney Drive, Nantucket Avenue, Victoria Road, and Park Avenue. FERRY TERMINAL PARK Enjoy the scenery in and around this park from its boardwalks, which follow the shores of Halifax Harbour. The ship Alderney landed here, carrying the first 353 settlers to Dartmouth in 1750. The park’s inlaid granite “Compass Rose” is a replica of the compass detail on a 1749 map of the harbour. Average duration of visit: half an hour. Adjacent to the Halifax Transit ferry terminal on Alderney Drive in Dartmouth. FORT NEEDHAM MEMORIAL BELL TOWER The tower overlooks the North End of Halifax, an area devastated by the Halifax Explosion, which took place when the Belgian relief ship Imo collided with the French munitions vessel MontBlanc on Dec. 6, 1917. The tower pays tribute to the 2,000 people who died. Average duration of visit: half an hour. Union Street, near Novalea Drive.
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FAMILY FUN With free helmet and skate rentals on site, the Skating Oval on the Halifax Common is a popular destination on crisp, clear winter days.
HALIFAX COMMON Originally laid out in 1762, this is Canada’s oldest city park and serves as a major recreational area. Children clamber about the large playground and athletes of all ages play baseball, football, soccer, and other sports until dark. Skating Oval hosts in-line skating in warmer weather and ice skating in winter (free skate and helmet rentals on site). Bordered by Robie, Cogswell, and North Park streets. HEMLOCK RAVINE PARK When Edward, Duke of Kent (and eventual father of Queen Victoria) arrived in Halifax in 1794 to command the Halifax garrison, he lived at an elaborate estate with his French mistress, Julie St. Laurent. Its only remaining building is an elegant rotunda perched between the water and the Bedford Highway. The rotunda isn’t open to the public, but the park welcomes visitors year-round. Graceful paths lead to Julie’s heart-shaped pond. Average duration of visit: one hour. Enter 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). POINT PLEASANT PARK Magnificent views of ships and yachts entering and leaving the busy harbour. The park’s 39 kilometres of roads and trails wind through the forest and among military ruins, rocky hills, and ravines. Average duration of visit: two hours. Picnic tables available. Entrances and parking lots at the south ends of Tower Road and Point Pleasant Drive. Halifax Transit bus-route 29. Open yearround. pointpleasantpark.ca THE SANDS AT SALTER Summer festival space and home to sandy volleyball courts, plus bicycle, kayak, and Segway rentals. my-waterfront.ca
Purcell’s Cove Road, about two kilometres from the Armdale Rotary. Tower open daily, May to Nov., 8am to 6pm; grounds open year-round though not winter maintained
MUSEUMS ARMY MUSEUM Presenting hundreds of artifacts reflecting Atlantic Canada’s military heritage, located in the Cavalier Building of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. W. Open daily 9am to 5pm from May 7 to October 31; off season by appointment. Also open Remembrance Day (Nov. 11) and Vimy Days (April 7 to 9). Visit: two hours. 902-422-5979. armymuseumhalifax.ca BLACK CULTURAL CENTRE FOR NOVA SCOTIA This museum, cultural, and education centre is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of African-Canadian history in Nova Scotia. The centre houses history archives, static and audio-visual displays, a library, and an amphitheatre for cultural performances and lectures. Self-guided tours. Gift shop. Open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm; Saturdays noon to 3pm from June to September. W. 1149 Main St., Dartmouth. 902-434-6223 or 800-465-0767. bccns.com CANADIAN MUSEUM OF IMMIGRATION AT PIER 21 “Countless journeys. One Canada.” Discover Canada’s ongoing immigration story at this former gateway to Canada. Interactive exhibits, first-person stories, and hands-on activities. Admission charged. Family-history centre, permanent and visiting exhibitions, and gift shop. Minimum two-hour visit. Open daily, hours vary seasonally. 1055 Marginal Rd. 902-425-7770. Pier21.ca
SHUBIE PARK Running through the park, the Shubenacadie Canal spanned Nova Scotia in the 1800s. Notice the difference between the forests on either side of the canal. On the west side, pioneer species such as birch, aspen, and blueberry colonized a burnt area. On the other side, the trees are older and mostly hemlock, spruce, and fir. On the islands in the lakes at either end of the park are the best examples of the original pine forest. 30 John Brenton Dr., Dartmouth.
COLE HARBOUR HERITAGE FARM MUSEUM An original 200-year-old farm now surrounded by modern development this rural oasis in the city features traditional farm animals, heritage buildings, farm equipment and household tools from the community, gardens, and walking paths. Tea room and gift shop on site. Open daily, May 15 to October 15, 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday, noon to 4pm on Sunday and holidays. Open off-season by appointment. 471 Poplar Dr., Cole Harbour. 902-434-0222. coleharbourfarmmuseum.ca
SIR SANDFORD FLEMING PARK Two major walking trails wind through this 38-hectare park. Dominating the park is the Memorial Tower, an imposing landmark built by Sir Sandford Fleming in the early 1900s to commemorate the first legislative assembly in the British Empire (1758). Playground made of hand-carved tree trunks on-site. Average duration of visit: about two hours. Located on Dingle Road, off
DARTMOUTH HERITAGE MUSEUM In Evergreen House, a 15-minute walk from the Halifax Transit ferry terminal in Dartmouth. Built in 1867, this Victorian home was frequented by Joseph Howe and was home to nationally acclaimed Nova Scotian folklorist Dr. Helen Creighton. Archival reference service by appointment. Admission is $5, no charge for children 12 and under. Open year-round Tuesday to Saturday. OCTOBER 2018–APRIL 2019 //
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TIME TRAVELLERS Memory Lane Heritage Village hosts special events, dinners, and concerts throughout the year.
(Closed 1pm to 2pm on weekends). 26 Newcastle St., Dartmouth. 902-464-2300. dartmouthheritagemuseum.ns.ca FISHERMAN’S LIFE MUSEUM This tiny house and gardens have been preserved just as they were at the turn of the century when this was the home of an inshore fisherman, his wife, and their 13 daughters. There’s always a knowledgeable guide ready to share stories of days gone by. Open daily 10am to 5pm (2pm on weekends) from June 1 to October 1. 58 Navy Pool Loop, Jeddore Oyster Pond. 902-889-2053. fishermanslife.novascotia.ca
MARITIME MUSEUM OF THE ATLANTIC Permanent major exhibits include Titanic: The Unsinkable Ship and Halifax, Shipwreck Treasures of Nova Scotia, Halifax Wrecked: The Story of the Halifax Explosion, North Atlantic Convoys, and the Navy Gallery (featuring a rare Victoria Cross medal). Also galleries on Days of Sail and Small Craft. Gift shop. Visit: 90 minutes. Open daily. W. 1675 Lower Water St. 902-424-7491. maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca
FULTZ HOUSE MUSEUM Located in a house dating back to the 1860s, the museum shares the history of Sackville and neighbouring communities. Check out the smithy, cooperage shop, and horse-drawn hearse (circa 1855). Gift shop. Offseason by appointment. 33 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. 902-865-3794. fultzhouse.ca
MEMORY LANE HERITAGE VILLAGE “Living history” museum captures the sights and sounds of a typical 1940s Nova Scotian coastal village. The 18 restored buildings include a general store, church, homestead, barn, ice house, gold mine, and boat-building shop. Traditional lumber camp cookhouse serves meals daily. Antique vehicles, farm animals, mobile media exhibits, and Archives Research Centre on-site (by appointment). Admission charged. Gift shop and free Wi-Fi. Open off-season by appointment. A 50-minute drive east of Halifax. 5435 Clam Harbour Rd., Lake Charlotte. 902-845-1937 or 877-287-0697. heritagevillage.ca
HMCS SACKVILLE The last of its kind, this Flower-class corvette escorted convoys from Canada to Northern Ireland from 1942 to 1944. After years as a research vessel and naval auxiliary, Sackville was transferred to the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust in the 1980s, restored to its 1944 appearance, and dedicated as Canada’s National Naval Memorial. Berthed off-season in the Halifax Dockyard; visit by appointment only: 902-427-2837. hmcssackville-cnmt.ns.ca
MUSQUODOBOIT HARBOUR RAILWAY MUSEUM Celebrating its 100th anniversary. Housed in the former railway station (circa 1918) and several railway cars, the museum traces the history of the railway and its importance to the development of this region. Hours vary—call to confirm. A 40-kilometre drive east of Dartmouth on Hwy. 7, near the junction of Hwy. 357. Musquodoboit Harbour. 902-889-2689. mhrailwaymuseum.com
MARITIME COMMAND MUSEUM NAVAL MUSEUM OF HALIFAX Admiralty House, a National Historic Site built in 1819, boasts a library of more than 5,000 volumes, archives, and a permanent collection displaying historical artifacts, including model ships, weapons, photos, and medals. Exhibits include The Great War, Battle of the Atlantic, and Halifax Explosion. Open year-round, Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm. Closed on holidays. Admiralty House, 2725 Gottingen St. 902-721-8250. navy-marine.forces.gc.ca/en/navy-life/history-museums.page
NOVA SCOTIA ARCHIVES Records of government departments and corporate bodies (churches, businesses, organizations, etc.); papers of families; a 50,000-title library; newspapers; genealogical sources; documentary art and photographs; maps and architectural plans; sound recordings and moving images. Open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm (Wednesday until 9pm); Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Closed Sundays, holidays, and holiday weekends. Pre-booking required for some services on Wednesday evening and Saturday. Closed on holiday weekends. 6016 University Ave. 902-424-6060. archives.novascotia.ca
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ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE The Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame and Scotiabank Centre celebrates the province’s many talented athletes, and includes a large exhibition about hockey superstar Sidney Crosby.
NOVA SCOTIA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Explore Nova Scotia’s forest and ocean environments with interactive exhibits, featuring world-class fossils, specimens, and artifacts. See exquisite First Nations Mi’kmaw porcupine quillwork. Visit Sable Island and experience Science on a Sphere. Live amphibians, reptiles, bees, a tide tank, and of course Gus, the nine-decade-old tortoise. Picnic area, parking (pay). Open Tuesday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm (8pm on Wednesday). Visit: one to two hours. Admission charged. 1747 Summer St. 902-424-6548. naturalhistory.novascotia.ca NOVA SCOTIA SPORT HALL OF FAME Nova Scotia’s rich sports heritage is displayed through artifacts, exhibits, and stories dating back to the 1850s with emphasis on “our sport heroes” Sidney Crosby exhibition. Free admission. Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and before Scotiabank Centre events. Scotiabank Centre (box office level), 1800 Argyle St., Suite 446. 902-421-1266. nsshf.com SCOTT MANOR HOUSE Historic house (circa 1770) unique in Canada. The museum has a large collection of photos, printed material, and maps reflecting Bedford’s past. Open off-season by appointment. Free admission. 15 Fort Sackville Rd., Bedford. 902-832-2336. scottmanor.ca
SHEARWATER AVIATION MUSEUM Spotlights Canada’s maritime military aviation history. Hours vary seasonally, so phone ahead. Duration of visit: one hour. Open April to May and September to November from Monday to Saturday; Open December to March from Monday to Friday. 34 Bonaventure Ave., 12 Wing Shearwater (take Rte. 322 toward Eastern Passage). 902-720-1083. shearwateraviationmuseum.ns.ca
BEDFORD INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY Canada’s largest oceanographic research centre. The Titanic exhibit boasts a model of what the wreck now looks like on the ocean floor and images from the 1991 expedition. Learn about seafloor mapping, take a virtual reality tour of the Sable Gully, meet the grey seals of Sable Island, and discover deep-sea corals. Guided tours by appointment only. 1 Challenger Dr., Dartmouth. 902-426-2373. bio.gc.ca DISCOVERY CENTRE Hands-on science centre. Kids can learn about science, technology, engineering, arts, and math through interactive displays. Changing exhibits, themed galleries, an innovation lab, and Atlantic Canada’s only immersive dome theatre. Open daily. Admission charged. Free admission Wednesday evenings from 5pm to 8pm. 1215 Lower Water St. 902-492-4422. thediscoverycentre.ca
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE With a huge array of permanent and visiting exhibitions, the Museum of Natural History on Summer Street lets visitors discover Nova Scotia’s diverse natural environment. An ideal escape on a blustery winter day.
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Nobody knows a city’s enticing nooks and crannies like its concierges. Where Halifax asks local members of Les Clefs d’Or: If you only had one day in Halifax, how would you spend it? “I would walk the Historic Properties (page EC3), the waterfront to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (page EC7). Then go up Spring Garden Road to the Halifax Public Gardens (page EC1) and a visit to Halifax Citadel National Historic Site (page EC3) to finish the afternoon.”
on to the award-winning Halifax Central Library (page EC1), with a stop for coffee at roof-top café Pavia. Next a stroll through the Halifax Public Gardens (page EC1) and on to Halifax Citadel. In the evening I would walk along Argyle Street and take my pick of the excellent dining establishments along the way.”
“I would take a tour on the Harbour Hopper to experience some of Halifax’s history, take a tour of Halifax Citadel, and a tour of the Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery (page EC1).”
“Morning: breakfast downtown, walk along the waterfront to the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, then continue walking around the city taking in the Halifax Citadel, Halifax Public Gardens and Pier 21 and even a Harbour Hopper tour. Afternoon: Halifax Food Tours or Local Tasting Tours. Night: Halifax Mooseheads hockey game at the Scotiabank Centre.”
“I would walk along the waterfront boardwalk, with a stop at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (page EC8) to see the Titanic exhibit and pick up information on the Halifax Explosion. Continue on for lunch and shopping at Bishop’s Landing. Walk up the hill to Barrington Street and the Old Burying Ground (page EC4), turning up Spring Garden Road past beautiful St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica (page EC5), then
“If you only had one day it would have to be the waterfront! Anything and everything you can imagine for culinary, boutique shopping, and experiential fun can be found throughout the Halifax waterfront boardwalk.”
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Points of Interest 1 World Peace Pavilion 2 Geary Lookoff 3 Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and Army Museum 4 Old Town Clock 5 Scotiabank Centre, World Trade & Convention Centre 6 Historic Properties Privateer’s Wharf 7 Province House 8 Public Gardens 9 Shubenacadie Canal 10 Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery 11 Casino Nova Scotia 12 Cruise Ship Pavilion 13 Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 14 Bishop’s Landing 15 Dartmouth Common 16 Halifax Common 17 NovaScotian Crystal 18 Hydrostone District 19 Halifax Central Library 20 Nova Centre/Halifax Convention Centre
Galleries & Museums 21 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia 22 Dartmouth Heritage Museum 23 Maritime Command Museum 24 Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
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Transportation Terminals 28 Maritime Bus Terminal / Via Rail 29 Halifax Transit Ferry Terminal 30 Alderney Landing
Hospitals 31 Dartmouth General 32 IWK Health Centre (Maternity) 33 IWK Health Centre (Children) 34 Nova Scotia Hospital 35 Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre (QEII) Camp Hill, Veterans’ Memorial, Abbie J. Lane 36 QEII Halifax Infirmary 37 QEII Rehabilitation Centre 38 QEII Victoria General
Colleges & Universities 39 Dalhousie University 40 University of King’s College 41 Mount St. Vincent University 42 NSCAD University 43 Saint Mary’s University
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OUTDOOR ADVENTURES Halifax is the perfect base of operations for outdoor adventures: just minutes from downtown you’ll find seaside trails, dense forest, and natural splendour. MEC (page 51) on Granville Street boasts an array of gear for any expedition, from day hiking to backwoods camping.
BELLISSIMO Fine antiques from Europe (selected by the proprietor on trips abroad). Selection includes hand-painted silk lighting, glass chandeliers, vintage lighting, Riedel crystal, and glassware, plus European-inspired home furnishings and accessories. Located in a large renovated warehouse, nominated for urban-design award. Shipping available. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm; Sunday, 12pm to 5pm. 2743 Agricola St. 902-423-6014. bellissimoliving.com FINER THINGS ANTIQUES & CURIOS Accredited member of the Canadian Professional Appraisers, carries high-quality furniture and decorative artwork. Appraisal and selling services available. 6438 Quinpool Rd., Halifax. 902-456-1412. finerthingsantiques.com HAPPYNEST ANTIQUES & VINTAGE Quaint little shop offering an eclectic range of unique items, with prices to suit any budget. Photos, folk art, jewelry, and memorabilia of all sorts. 2592 Elm St. 902-817-7616
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ATLANTIC NEWS Magazines and newspapers from across the region and around the world. Same-day editions of 2,000 newspapers from over 90 countries. The satellite newspapers are copyright editions sent directly from publishers. 5560 Morris St. 902-429-5468. atlanticnews.ns.ca Map 1 BOOKMARK Atlantic Canada’s largest independent bookseller: best-sellers, local works, travel books, unique gifts, and more. Open daily. 5686 Spring Garden Rd. 902-423-0419. bookmarkreads.ca MAPS & MORE Carries all manner of maps, including antiques, reproductions, city maps, travel guides, road atlases, nautical charts, and lots of other travel accessories. Open daily, 10am to 6pm. 1601 Lower Water St. 902-422-7106. 46
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VENUS ENVY Education-oriented bookstore and sex shop. Large book selection features feminist, queer, and left-leaning books and magazines in many genres. An array of adult accessories, sex toys, and movies. 1598 Barrington St. 1-877-370-9288. venusenvy.ca Map 1
WOOZLES CHILDREN’S BOOKSTORE Canada’s oldest bookstore for children, celebrating its 40th birthday on October 13 with an in-store party. Carries books, music, and toys, as well as lots of information on parenting. Books range from babies to senior readers and parents, plus toys from PlayMobil, puppets, costumes, and games. Open daily. 1533 Birmingham St. 902-423-7626. woozles.com
BRILLIANT CLOTHING BOUTIQUE Fabulous fashion finds of gently worn clothing at amazing deals. Open Monday to Wednesday, 10am to 5:30pm, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 6pm, Saturday, 10am to 5pm, closed Sunday. 1539 Birmingham St. 902-446-3662. thisisbrilliant.com CINTAMANI Outdoor apparel designed and tested in Iceland. Collections for women, men, and children. Two locations: Sunnyside Mall in Bedford, 902-404-6620 and 5507 Spring Garden Rd. 902-404-4422. cintamani.ca COLWELL’S CLOTHING Fashion for men: business, casual, smart, and professional. Popular lines include Bugatchi, Jack Victor, Johnston & Murphy Shoes, Viyella, and 34 Heritage. Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm. Open Sundays May to December. 902-420-1222. 1869 Upper Water St., Historic Properties. colwellsclothing.com DUGGERS/D2 Fashion for urban men and women. Chic casual and club wear with labels by Hugo Boss, Diesel, Polo Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Fred Perry, Boss Orange, Miss Sixty, Jon Varvatos, and more. 5476 Spring Garden Rd., 902-425-2525. duggersfashion.com
FOREIGN AFFAIR Contemporary boutique. Brands like Rag & Bone, Canada Goose, Sarah Pacini, Helmut Lang, Hugo Boss, Tibi, Diane Von Furstenberg, Theory, Smythe, Vince, Wildfox, House of Harlow, Rebecca Minkoff, and Longchamp Paris. Denim selection includes J Brand, Hudson, Current/Elliott, Citizens of Humanity, 7 For All Mankind, and more. 5639 Spring Garden Rd.: 902-423-6676. foreignaffair.ca HALIKIDS Large store, packed with lots of toys, clothing, gifts, and games for kids. Just off Spring Garden Road. Open daily. 1445 South Park St. 902-429-8720. halikids.com THE HIDE COMPANY A large selection of leather jackets, coats, boots, and shoes. Custom jackets, repairs. International shipping. 121 Ilsley Ave., Dartmouth. 902-466-1100. IN A BOX Classic and modern curated gifts, jewelry and ladies’ clothing. Featuring Canadian and international designers. A stylish little department store for items of distinction at affordable prices. 902-423-8031. 1468 Dresden Row. LEVI’S Denim for men and women with iconic pieces, the latest in denim innovation, and a wide range of fits and styles. Halifax Shopping Centre, 7001 Mumford Rd. 902-453-3674. levi.com LOLË YOGA Active wear in feminine styles that can transition from studio to street. 5639 Spring Garden Rd. 902-444-5653. lolewomen.com THE LOST COD This clothing company specializes in producing unique Nova Scotian-based designs, celebrating the province’s industry. Available at Queen’s Landing Market on the Halifax Boardwalk until October, online year-round. 902-431-3101. thelostcod.com NEW SCOTLAND CLOTHING Locally made and designed style. Hoodies, t-shirts, and tops for women, children, and men all branded with unique Nova Scotia logos. 102 Portland St., Dartmouth; Historic Properties, Halifax; and Halifax Stanfield International Airport. newscotlandclothing.ca
OLSEN EUROPE Olsen is a leading European casual fashion brand, known for its modern classic styling, quality, and wide assortment of colors. Olsen manufactures its own clothing, with six designers working in Hamburg, Germany. 5657 Spring Garden Rd. 902-423-0516. olseneurope.com PATAGONIA HALIFAX Outdoor and lifestyle apparel. Patagonia is the first manufacturer to use recycled plastic in performance apparel and exclusively uses organic cotton. The company donates one per cent of sales to local environmental causes. 1496 Lower Water St. 902-422-2060. patagoniahalifax.ca Map 1 THE PERFECT FIT An alternative to traditional shopping, this consignment boutique offers modern and stylish clothing and accessories for women. Brands include Michael Kors, Coach, Lululemon, Club Monaco, Jones NY, Banana Republic, and Loft. Book a shopping party or bring in your designer labels for consignment. 1181 Bedford Highway, Bedford. 902-835-4436. PLAID PLACE Browse through tartans, sweaters, Scottish blankets, kilts, kilted skirts, Burns crystal, and cashmere. Highland dress sales and rental. Open Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5:30pm; Saturday 10am to 5pm. Barrington Place Shops, 1903 Barrington St. 902-429-6872. plaidplace.com ROOM 152 New and preloved consignment store in a bright downtown Dartmouth space. Find top labels and great prices in accessories, bags, wallets, shoes, boots, coats, jackets, and more. 152 Portland St., Dartmouth. 902-431-7660. room152boutique.com SAMUEL & CO. With a downtown boutique feel in the mall, Samuel & Co. offers the best in casual, career, and evening wear for women. Locations in Park Lane Mall at 5657 Spring Garden Rd.: 902-421-2632; Halifax Shopping Centre, 7001 Mumford Rd.: 902-453-6208; and Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth: 902-469-1737. samuelandco.ca
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SHOPPING SWEET PEA BOUTIQUE Halifax’s trendiest dress shop. Large selection of one-of-a-kind dresses for all seasons. Accessories include shoes, jewelry, and hair pieces. 1542 Queen St. 902-423-0975. sweetpeaboutique.tumblr.com TAKE IT OUTSIDE Offers top brands in apparel, accessories, and more for the outdoor adventurer. 196 Hector Gate, Dartmouth: 902-405-8688. takeitoutside.ca TURBINE Styles for women created by Canadian designer Lisa Drader-Murphy. Dresses, accessories, and a beauty line. Bishop’s Landing, 1475 Lower Water St. 902-429-0986. Also: Lisa Drader-Murphy Boutique, 1869 Upper Water St. 902-429-4097. turbine.ca VALUE VILLAGE Thrift store, offering vintage and secondhand clothing in a variety of styles. In the former Ashley furniture store in Bayer’s Lake. Free parking. 165 Chain Lake Dr. 902-450-5134. valuevillage.com WILDFLOWER CLOTHING INC. Bright, cheerful boutique. Offers the trendiest new looks with clothing and accessories from lines like Paige Denim, Fidelity Denim, Free People, Line, Mimi & Marge Jewelery, and Biko Jewelry. Also offers baby gifts. 5431 Doyle St. 902-420-0364. wildflowerclothing.com
AGNS GALLERY SHOP Folk art, jewelry, sculpture, pottery, textiles, woodwork, Mi’Kmaw handcrafts, original prints, and more. Features the full Maud Lewis Collection: printed materials in reproduction prints, books, cards, etc. Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1723 Hollis St. 902-424-4303. ART ZONE GALLERY This new gallery supports the growth of emerging artists by providing an ongoing venue for exhibitions. Located in the Historic Colwell Building. Hosts group and solo exhibitions, workshops, and contests, partnering with established artists to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and practical skills within the art community. 1673 Barrington St. 902-420-0800. artzone-gallery.ca CARREFOUR ATLANTIC EMPORIUM Traditional handcrafts, original works of art and literature capture the discerning shopper at this eclectic showcase of one-of-a-kind buys from Atlantic Canada, the First Nations, and the Canadian North. Open daily. Privateers Wharf, Upper Water St. 902-423-2940. DARTMOUTH YARNS A wide range of yarns, including Spud & Chloe, Brown Sheep, and Berroco, as well as a great variety of knitting, crocheting, and spinning supplies. Shipping available. 52 Queen St., Dartmouth. 902-422-9276. dartmouthyarns.com DESIGNER CRAFT SHOP Works by juried members of the Nova Scotia Designer Craft Council. Quality handmade crafts of original design, including ceramics and textiles. 1061 Marginal Rd., Suite 140 (within the Centre for Craft, next to Pier 21 railcar). 902-492-2522. craft-design.ns.ca DULY NOTED STATIONARY Boutique stationary shop specializing in couture stationary, including greeting cards, custom wedding invitations, gift tags, wrapping paper, and more. 5431 Doyle St. 902-446-5605. dulynoted.ca INKWELL MODERN HANDMADE BOUTIQUE & LETTERPRESS STUDIO Handmade limited-edition paper goods, tea towels, pottery, and jewelry by local and international artists. Letterpress printing and custom design services of social stationery. 2011 Brunswick St. 902-405-8309. inkwellboutique.ca JENNIFER’S OF NOVA SCOTIA Works by more than 143 Nova Scotia craftspeople. From pottery and pewter to woolens and woodwork, handcrafted jewelry to Nova Scotia tartan items and clothing accessories, the selection is vast. 5635 Spring Garden Rd. 902-425-3119. Map 1
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LK YARNS INC. Nestled in a historic neighbourhood, this shop offers yarn and knitting supplies, including locally hand-dyed yarns and brands from around the world. Get expert knitting advice. The Hydrostone Market, 5545 Young St. 902-431-9633. lkyarns.com THE LOOP¬MODERN FIBRE CRAFT Fine yarns and tools for knitting and crochet. Lots of room to sit and knit or stitch. Serves light meals and snacks. Open Monday to Wednesday and Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Thursday, 10am to 9pm; Friday, 10am to 7pm; Sunday, noon to 5pm. 1557 Barrington St. 902-429-5667. theloophalifax.ca MADE IN THE MARITIMES ARTISAN BOUTIQUE Curated shop featuring contemporary art-and-craft wares produced in the Maritimes. Woodwork, toys, pottery, glass art, and more. Sunnyside Mall, 1595 Bedford Hwy. and the Hydrostone Market, 5527 Young St. madeinthemaritimes.com. TEICHERT GALLERY Contemporary Maritime fine art for rent and sale. Original art by over 180 artists with new works every two weeks. It’s an inexpensive way to support local artists. Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1723 Hollis St. 902-424-3087.
FOOD & DRINK
BISHOP’S CELLAR Upscale wine, spirits, and beer store specializes in varieties and vintages you won’t find elsewhere in the province. Bishop’s Landing, 1475 Lower Water St. 902-490-2675. CLEARWATER Bring the taste of the Maritimes home. Seafood experts will pack fresh lobster and other seafood for travel, plus spices, condiments, lobster crackers, and other accessories. Halifax Stanfield International Airport: 902-873-4509. 757 Bedford Hwy.: 902-443-0333. shop.clearwater.ca FISHERMAN’S MARKET INTERNATIONAL INC. Selection includes live or boiled lobster, smoked salmon, mussels, scallops, clams, shrimp, oysters, crab, and halibut. Check out the fresh catches, daily specials, and imported species. Overnight shipping to most North Americ an centres. 607 Bedford Hwy. 902-443-3474.
ROCKHEAD WINE & BEER MARKET This North End boutique boasts a broad selection of wines from around the world, plus an expansive craft-beer selection (including growler fills). 2651 Windsor St. 902-435-6945. rockhead.ca ROUSSEAU CHOCOLATIER Handmade chocolates using pure cocoa butter and natural flavours; no added fats or oils. The selection includes artisan chocolate bars, French-style macarons, and more, all made on-site. Open daily in summer, 10am to 6pm. 5151 South St. 902-802-6463. rousseauchocolatier.ca Map 1 RUM RUNNERS Rum cakes with all natural ingredients—butter, flour, sugar, and rum (and lots of it). All cakes contain rum or whiskey from Glenora Distilleries on Cape Breton Island. Bishop’s Landing, 1479 Lower Water St. 902-421-6079. SUGAH Hand-crafted confections and ice cream treats using traditional techniques and simple ingredients. Bishop’s Landing, 1475 Lower Water St. 902-423-8508. theuncommongroup.com SUSIE’S SHORTBREADS Specializing in daily menu cupcakes, whoopie pies, cookies, candy, frozen treats, and an assortment of cakes for birthdays, weddings, and more. 1589 Dresden Row, 218 Chain Lake Dr., and 1949 Upper Water St. 902-406-7075. susiesshortbreads.com SWEET JANE’S GIFT & CONFECTIONARY From the whimsy of a lunch box filled with bubble gum to a collection of the most exquisite high-end chocolate confections, Sweet Jane’s has something for every occasion. Corner of Queen and Morris streets. 902-425-0168. sweetjanes.com Map 1 WEST SIDE BEER WINE SPIRITS Independent retailer featuring top wines, spirits, and craft beers from around the world, with a heavy emphasis on local creations. 287 Lacewood Dr. 902-835-4112. westsidebeerwinespirits.com
FREAK LUNCHBOX Offers a variety of unique candies such as caffeinated peppermints and chocolate bars from the U.S. and U.K. Sunnyside Mall, 1595 Bedford Hwy., Bedford: 902-405-4052. 1729 Barrington St.: 902-420-9151. Map 1 GARRISON BEER STORE In the waterfront brewery. Find bottled beer, cans, growlers, and party kegs. Or put together a “Mixed 6” of your favourite flavours. 1149 Marginal Rd. 902-453-5343. garrisonbrewing.com LIQUID ASSETS This airport boutique stocks an impressive array of locally made beer, cider, wine, and spirits. Open daily 7am to 9pm. In departure lounge at Halifax Stanfield Airport. 1 Bell Blvd., Enfield. 902-873-2275. liquid-assets-of-nova-scotia.myshopify.com LIQUID GOLD Unique store specializing in extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars from around the world. The Hydrostone Market, 5525 Young St. 902-406-8809. allthingsolive.ca NSLC Alcohol retailer, with a broad selection of local wine, beer, and spirits, plus big-name favourites from around the globe. Multiple stores around the city. Nova Scotia’s official cannabis retailer (when it becomes legal on October 17) carrying it in the city at the Clyde Street, Halifax and Portland Street, Dartmouth locations. 1-800-567-5874. mynslc.com PROPELLER BREWING Check out the latest craft beers and sodas plus beer gear, glasses, hats, hoodies, and more. Buy a growler, and you can fill up with one of Propeller’s regular beers or a seasonal creation. 2015 Gottingen St. and 617 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth. 902-422-7767. drinkpropeller.ca RATINAUD CHARCUTERIE Old World-style patés, cheese, and charcuterie, made in-house, sold alongside fine chocolate and decadent treats. 2157 Gottingen St. 902-446-8222. ratinaud.ca OCTOBER 2018
SHOPPING GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES
AMOS PEWTER Handcrafted pewter, featuring jewelry, home décor items, collectibles, and more. See how molten pewter is cast and be part of a hands-on experience. 1521 Lower Water Street 1-800-565-3369. amospewter.com COOL AS A MOOSE Located across from the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Cool As A Moose custom clothing including t-shirts, caps, and sweats. Souvenirs and giftware. 1869 Upper Water St. 902-423-5168. coolasamoose.com DRALA BOOKS & GIFTS Unique gifts that pack and travel easily, from local talents and artisans; cards, journals, specialty teas. Open weekdays 10:30am to 5:30pm; Saturday to 5pm. 1567 Grafton St. 902-422-2504. drala.ca Map 1 KEPT GIFTS AND HOUSEWARES A curated collection of local, handmade design-savvy and unique items. This cozy, independent boutique boasts a friendly, knowledgable staff. Open daily. 75 King St., Dartmouth. 902-469-5378. keptshop.ca MURPHY’S COMPANY STORE Memento hunters will find handicrafts from Nova Scotian artists, gifts, t-shirts, Anne of Green Gables collectibles, nautical items, and souvenirs. Open daily, 9:30am to 5pm. Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water St. 902-420-1015. mtcw.ca MY MOTHER’S BLOOMERS Floral and giftware shop with fresh flowers for every season. Custom arrangements available for weddings and other events. Spring Garden Place Mall (Upper Level), 2086 Creighton St. 902-422-2700. mymothersbloomers.ca PIER 21 GIFT SHOP Products from around the world: jewelry, Tilley hats, Thomas Kinkade collectibles, Inuit carvings, books, handcrafted pewter, glass, and ceramics. Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Rd. 902-425-7770. pier21.ca
SCHOLAR’S CHOICE Educational supplies and toys, featuring brand names such as Lamaze, Thomas, Playmobil, Carson Dellosa, Trend, and Frank Schaeffer. Mic Mac Mall, 21 Micmac Blvd., Dartmouth. 902-466-1611. STRANGE ADVENTURES: COMIX & CURIOSITIES More than comics, graphic novels, and manga—hailed as “Canada’s Best Comic Shop.” Unique gifts. 5110 Prince St., Halifax. 101 Portland St., Dartmouth. 902-425-2140 or 1-866-6-COMICS. strangeadventures.com Map 1
HOME & GARDEN
31 WESTGATE Showroom and design company and Atlantic Canadian carrier of exclusive brands such as Ralph Lauren. Furniture, lighting, décor, and more. 5431 Doyle St. 902-457-3131. 31westgate.com PANACHE LUXURY LINENS A boutique in Halifax’s trendy North End whose motto is the “luxury of rest.” Sells linens, spa and beauty products, decorative accents. 3132 Isleville St., Halifax. panacheluxurylinens.ca THORNBLOOM—THE INSPIRED HOME Home décor store with top-quality items in bedding, furniture, lighting, kitchen items, and giftware. 1459 South Park St. 902-425-8005. thornbloom.com
BEDAZZLED Jewelry and accessory store with designs produced by artists from Nova Scotia, Canada, and Israel. Collections and one-of-a-kind pieces. Sunnyside Mall, 1595 Bedford Hwy. bedazzledhfx.ca CHARM DIAMOND CENTRE Canada’s largest family-owned jewelry company. Offering fine jewelry, with an emphasis on service, quality, and value. Halifax Shopping Centre, 7001 Mumford Rd. 902-455-0168. charmdiamondcentres.com
Atlantic Canada’s largest independent bookseller with a wonderfully curated selection of books. We focus on literary fiction, poetry, philosophy, history, local authors, unique gift ideas, pens and stationery and more. Open 7 days a week. 5686 Spring Garden Road | 902-423-0419
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FIREWORKS GALLERY Old World designs meet New World techniques. Custom designs by in-house goldsmiths are the specialty, plus jewelry from Canadian, American, and Italian designers. 1569 Barrington St. 1-800-720-GEMS.
HALIFAX SEAPORT FARMERS’ MARKET Billed as Canada’s oldest. Open Wednesday and Friday to Sunday. Crafts, cuisine, and produce from across the province. 1209 Marginal Rd. halifaxfarmersmarket.com
FRIDA JEWELLERY Destination boutique boasting distinctive fine jewelry. Unique and custom pieces by Canadian and European designers. Bishop’s Landing, 1477 Lower Water St. 902-492-2947. frida.ca
HISTORIC FARMERS’ MARKET Stroll through courtyards and hallways of a 200-year-old granite and ironstone heritage building. Meet local small-scale farmers and artisans selling a range of goods and tasty treats in this historic market setting. Saturdays 7am to 1pm. 1496 Lower Water St. 902-492-8772 historicfarmersmarket.ca
JAMES BRADSHAW, GOLDSMITH Elegance in simplicity best describes Bradshaw’s approach to designing contemporary jewelry. 1551 Birmingham St. 902-425-0121. PANDORA @ MIC MAC MALL Pandora’s eponymous jewelry designs include earrings, charm bracelets, necklaces, rings, watches, and more. Mic Mac Mall, 21 Mic Mac Blvd., Dartmouth. 902-405-4616. pandora.net PEARL CITY Specializes in pearl jewelry, including necklaces, bracelets, custom jewelry, and more. Top craftsmanship, great prices. Bishop’s Landing. 1475 Lower Water St. 902-420-0450. TOUCH OF GOLD Locally owned. Extensive collection of engagement rings, jewelry in Italian gold and sterling silver, and Swiss watches (including Rolex, Tag Heuer, Montblanc, and Swiss Army). 5640 Spring Garden Rd. 902-423-5600.
ALDERNEY LANDING FARMERS’ MARKET Locally produced goods available every weekend from a variety of vendors offering local produce, home-style baked goods, and more. Where the Halifax Transit ferry docks. Live music. Open Saturday 8am to 1pm, Sunday 11am to 3pm. alderneylanding.com/market
HISTORIC PROPERTIES A network of interconnected heritage buildings—shopping, dining, and nightlife. Open daily. Upper Water St., north from Duke St. 902-422-3077. historicproperties.ca
HALIFAX FOLKLORE CENTRE A selection of vintage guitars and violins. New and used musical instruments— mandolins, banjos, amps, basses, ukuleles, and bodhrans. 1528 Brunswick St. 902-422-6350. halifaxfolklorecentre.com TAZ RECORDS A mainstay for music lovers for 25 years, Taz boasts over 35,000 LPs, 10,000 CDs, and 30,000 seven-inch singles, spanning the whole musical spectrum. 1521 Grafton St., 1270 Bedford Hwy. 902-422-5976. tazrecords.com Map 1
MEC With a $5 lifetime membership, this co-op chain offers a huge variety of durable and lightweight clothing and equipment for outdoor adventures. Popular brands include Prana, Black Diamond, and Patagonia. 1550 Granville St. 902-421-2667. mec.ca
the ultimate convenience
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visit us online or at one of our locations: 757 Bedford Highway 902-443-0333 | 9am-7pm daily
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JOHN DAVID SHOES One of the largest selections of women’s fashion footwear east of Montreal. The selection includes many exclusive brand names, such as France Mode fashion designer boots made in France. Open Monday to Wednesday and Saturday, 9:30am to 6pm; Thursday and Friday, 9:30am to 9pm; Sunday, noon to 5pm. 5657 Spring Garden Rd. 902-422-8466.
BEDFORD PLACE Specialty shops and services. 1658 Bedford Hwy., Bedford. 902-865-8381. bedfordplacemall.com DARTMOUTH CROSSING Over 90 stores—Banana Republic Factory Store, David’s Bridal, Marshalls, Golf Town, Tommy Hilfiger, Toys R Us/Babies R Us, Globo Shoes, and more. 34 Logiealmond Close, Dartmouth. dartmouthcrossing.com HALIFAX SHOPPING CENTRE Combined with the adjacent Halifax Shopping Centre Annex, home to more than 170 shops and services, including Apple, Victoria’s Secret, Hollister, Pier 1, and Levi’s. 7001 Mumford Rd. halifaxshoppingcentre.com MIC MAC MALL 160 stores, including Forever 21, Eddie Bauer, American Eagle, Bath & Bodyworks, H&M, Cinnabon, and Hudson’s Bay. 21 Micmac Blvd., Dartmouth. 902-466-2056. micmacmall.com
PARK LANE Specialty shops and services, cinema, and more. 5657 Spring Garden Rd. 902-420-0660. shopparklane.ca SCOTIA SQUARE MALL An anchor of the downtown shopping scene. Pedways connect it to many major hotels and entertainment venues such as the Scotiabank Centre. Corner of Duke and Barrington streets. 902-429-3660. SPRING GARDEN PLACE Small but chic, Spring Garden Place emphasizes style, home to unique shops and products that you won’t find elsewhere. 5640 Spring Garden Rd. 902-420-0675. SUNNYSIDE MALL Home to a wide variety of stores and services, including the landmark shop for food lovers, Pete’s Frootique. 1595 Bedford Hwy., Bedford. 902-835-5099.
SPAS, SALONS & MASSAGES
BODY MENDS MASSAGE THERAPY Registered massage therapy services include deep tissue, hot stone, Swedish, and pregnancy massages. Second floor, 1725 Barrington St. 902-422-9809. bodymends.com INTERLUDE SPA Features a wide range of body treatments, aesthetic services, hair care, and specialized services. Halifax Marriot Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water St.: 58 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth: 902-469-2700.
STAY CONNECTED In addition to boasting the city’s most distinctive architecture, Halifax Central Library (EC1) on Spring Garden Road offers free Wi-Fi and publicuse computers.
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QUICK, CASUAL, TASTY Bill Pratt—the restaurateur behind Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers + Poutinerie (page 55) and Habaneros Modern Taco Bar (page 61)—recently launched Fish + Chix (page 59) on Windmill Road in Dartmouth. Specialties include fried haddock and chips, tacos, Thai chicken bites, and the Captain’s Seafood Platter (with haddock, scallops, clams, and shrimp).
BAGEL MONTREAL STYLE The city’s first and only maker of Montreal-style bagels, hand-rolled and baked in a wood-burning oven. Wide variety of bagel flavours, plus Jamaican patties, samosas, and pretzels. Open weekdays 6am to 8pm; weekends 7am to 6pm. 135 Wyse Rd., Dartmouth. 902-468-1212. bagelmontrealstyle.com JULIEN’S PATISSERIE BAKERY & CAFÉ One of Halifax’s most beloved cafés/bakeries, serving an array of fresh baked items, including almond croissants and a dozen bread varieties. The courtyard patio is understated and rustic, with simple pine tables. 5517 Young St. 902-455-9717. SMITH’S BAKERY & CAFÉ Halifax’s oldest independent bakery, offering breads, cakes, and other goodies baked on-site daily. Eat-in café serving breakfast and lunch, plus fresh-brewed coffee and cold drinks. 2525 Agricola St. 902-429-1393. smithsbakery.info
BARS & GRILLS
BAR KISMET New seafood- and cocktail-focused bar, emphasizing local ingredients on an ever-evolving menu. Mixologist Will Irvine recently won the regional finals of the North American Bacardi Legacy cocktail competition, going on to represent Halifax at the Global Finals in Mexico City. 2733 Agricola St. 902-487-4319. barkismet.com BÂTON ROUGE RESTAURANT & BAR Ribs, steaks, chicken, seafood, and pasta, served with a Cajun twist. Seasonal patio in the heart of the Historic Properties. 1877 Hollis St. 902-407-0007. batonrougerestaurants.com BEARLY’S HOUSE OF BLUES Live blues every Thursday to Sunday, including a Sunday matinee and evening blues jam. New menu, offering nachos, pizza, fish and chips, burgers, wings, and ribs. Daily specials. 1269 Barrington St. 902-423-2526. bearlys.ca
BUBBA RAY’S SPORTS BAR Lots of big screens to watch live sports. Varied pub-grub menu. Chicken wings are the house specialty: six varieties with 60+ different sauces. 7071 Bayer’s Rd. 902-406-1234. bubbarays.com EAST OF GRAFTON TAVERN Comfortable and stylish tavern in the heart of the entertainment district. Gastropub cuisine at affordable prices; favourites include nachos, fish tacos, oysters, and fish and chips. Open Tuesday to Sunday. 1580 Argyle St. 902-428-5680. eastofgrafton.com HFX SPORTS BAR & GRILL With over 90 TV screens, including a two-storey behemoth, this is the place to watch the big game. The menu boasts an equally large array of snacks and hearty meals. 1721 Brunswick St. 902-404-1404. hfxsports.com JAMIESON’S IRISH-HOUSE & GRILL Recently renovated, this cozy pub boasts traditional food, a variety of craft beer, and a welcoming atmosphere. Daily Irish food specials feature dishes such as corned beef and cabbage, Guinness beef stew, and steak and kidney pie. 5 Cumberland Dr., Dartmouth. 902-433-0500. jamiesons.ca LION & BRIGHT Café, bistro, and wine bar serving eclectic small plates, seasonal cocktails, and an array of craft beers amid local art and soaring ceilings. 2534 Agricola St. 902-496-0022. lionandbright.com THE LOWER DECK BAR & GRILL The beloved waterfront pub exports its signature hospitality to Clayton Park. Seafood, burgers, wings, pasta, meatloaf, schnitzel, and more. Daily specials. Live music on weekends. 278 Lacewood Dr. 902-443-7024. lowerdeck.ca MONTES SHOWBAR GRILL Casual bar serving burgers, pasta, sandwiches, weekend brunch. Live music on weekends. 245 Waverly Rd., Dartmouth. 902-435-1770. montes.ca OCTOBER 2018
DINING THE PINT Friendly downtown bar with craft beer aplenty, and a menu featuring favourites like poutine, sliders, nachos, ribs, and tacos. Live sports. Daily specials, weekend brunch. 1575 Argyle St. 902-405-PINT. halifax.thepint.ca STAYNER’S WHARF PUB & GRILL High-quality pub food, including fresh seafood. Live jazz, featuring local and visiting acts. Open 11am to midnight. On the waterfront, next to the ferry terminal. 5075 George St. 902-492-1800. THE STUBBORN GOAT GASTROPUB Upscale comfort food featuring fresh produce and meat from local suppliers. Extensive list of craft beers and tasty cocktails and a weekend brunch menu. 1579 Grafton St. 902-405-4554. stubborngoat.ca TIMBER LOUNGE Lumberjack-themed bar serving local beer and hosting axe-throwing events. Watch the axe-citement from the bar through a Plexiglas window. Open Monday through Thursday, 4pm to 1pm; Friday and Saturday, 1pm to 1am. 2710 Agricola St. 902-453-8627. timberlounge.ca.
BONEHEADS BBQ Southern-style smokehouse serving sausage, wings, pulled pork, brisket, and other BBQ mainstays. Open Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 9pm; Friday and Saturday to 10pm. 1014 Barrington St.: 902-407-4100. lickthebone.com
BATTERY PARK This hip beer bar’s menu includes local craft brew aplenty and tasting boards of charcuterie, fruits de mer, formaggio, and antipasti. Open Sunday to Wednesday,
Thursday, 2pm to 12am; Friday and Saturday 2pm to 1am. 62 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth. batterypark.ca THE GAHAN HOUSE The popular Prince Edward Island brewpub’s first Nova Scotian location serves house-made beers alongside an extensive menu of pub cuisine: burgers, pizza, ribs, and more. Historic Properties, 1869 Upper Water St. 902-444-3060 halifax.gahan.ca GOOD ROBOT BREWING House-made beers, collaborations with local home brewers, and guest brews. Flights, pints, bottles, cans, growlers. Tasting room, patio. 2736 Robie St. 902-446-1692. goodrobotbrewing.ca ROCKBOTTOM BREW PUB Diverse menu. Six different craft beers are brewed on site. Also offers an extensive selection of wine and cocktails. 5686 Spring Garden Rd. 902-423-2938. rockbottombrewpub.ca STILLWELL Showcasing craft beers from Nova Scotia’s flourishing craft brewing community and beyond, Stillwell pairs a dynamic beer list with Chef Graeme Ruppel’s artful smallplate snacks. A must-visit destination for beer lovers. 1672 Barrington St. 902-421-1672. barstillwell.com STILLWELL BEER GARDEN Outdoor oasis decked with wood benches and patio lights known for a sizable list of local and farflung craft beers plus barbecued eats. 5688 Spring Garden Rd. barstillwell.com STUBBORN GOAT BEER GARDEN Picnic tables and multi-level beer garden seating adorn this outdoor venue serving a variety of craft beers and handheld food. Summit Plaza, corner of Lower Water and Summit streets. stubborngoat.ca
BODIES IN MOTION Whether you’re out for your daily run or a leisurely stroll, you’ll want to visit Point Pleasant Park (EC7), where 39 kilometres of trails wend through sylvan and seaside settings.
1549 Lower Water Street, Halifax 902-425-7610 www.waterfrontwarehouse.ca
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BISTRO LE COQ French country cuisine. Duck confit salad, croque monsieur, escargot, a daily crêpe special, and steak frites. Weekend brunch. Open Sunday to Thursday, noon to 10pm; Friday and Saturday until 1am. 1584 Argyle St. 902-407-4564. bistrocoq.ca CHIVES CANADIAN BISTRO Chefs and owners Craig Flinn and Darren Lewis draw heavily on their East Coast roots, classical training, and international experience, using fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Open daily, 5pm to 9:30pm. 1537 Barrington St. 902-420-9626. LE BISTRO BY LIZ Halifax’s original French bistro, serving favourites like Crêpe Marocaine and the house specialty, lemon pie. 1333 South Park St. 902-423-8428. lebistrohalifax.com THE NARROWS BISTRO Chef Erwin Palo offers contemporary international cuisine in a casual bistro atmosphere. Open Monday to Friday 6:30am to 10:30am and 5pm to 10pm, weekends 7am to 11am and 5pm to 10pm. DoubleTree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth, 101 Wyse Rd., Dartmouth. 902-463-1100. halifaxdartmouth.doubletreebyhilton.com
ACE BURGER COMPANY Specializing in high-quality burgers, including The Deluxe, rib burger, lamb burger, po’boys, and fries. Serving at Battery Park, 62 Ochterloney St. 902-446-2337 CHEESE CURDS GOURMET BURGERS + POUTINERIE Gourmet beef, pork, salmon, lamb, veggie, and chicken burgers, plus poutine, onion rings, and hot dogs. Open Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 9pm; Friday and Saturday, 11am to 10pm. 380 Pleasant St., Dartmouth: 902-444-3446. 600 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth: 902-446-4400. 277 Lacewood Dr., Clayton Park: 902-450-0980. 507 Larry Uteck Blvd., Bedford: 902-835-7404. cheesecurdsburgers.com
GLITTER BEAN CAFÉ Queer-friendly café offering organic fairtrade coffee, specialty drinks, snacks, and baked goods. Open weekdays 7am to 6pm, weekends 10am to 5pm. 5896 Spring Garden Rd. 902-407-5715. glitterbeancafe.com HUMANI-T CAFÉ Newly renovated: cozy fireplace, stone fountain and funky chairs. Near the Hydrostone Market. Live music on Friday nights with a free open-mic show. Free Wi-Fi. Baklava, cakes, cupcakes, muffins, cookies, cinnamon rolls baked fresh on-site. Open daily. 5755 Young St. 902-454-9999. humanitcafe.com JAVA BLEND Coffeehouse and craft coffee roaster in Halifax’s North End, specializing in globally sourced sustainable beans, offering coffee drinks and other beverages and baked goods. 6027 North St. 902-423-6944. javablendcoffee.com THE MIDDLE SPOON If you’re the kind of person who skips straight to dessert, this is the spot for you—specializing in decadent desserts and cocktails. Open Monday to Saturday from 4pm. 1559 Barrington St.: 902-407-4002. 1595 Bedford Highway (Sunnyside Mall), Bedford: 902-446-4082 THE NOOK Friendly café serving local java by day, hip cocktails and beer by night. The menu highlights all-day brunch, sandwiches, and baked goods. After-dark nibbles include nachos, dips, and vegetarian options. 2118 Gottingen St. 902-444-9889. thenookhfx.ca PAVIA ESPRESSO BAR & CAFÉ Two locations in the Halifax Central Library (on the first and fifth floors), offering locally roasted coffee, Italian espresso, gourmet paninis, and baked goods. Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd. 902-407-4008. paviagallery.com STEVE-O-RENO’S CAPPUCCINO Locally roasted, ethically sourced coffee. Baked goods from scratch daily. Quick and fresh breakfasts and lunches. 1536 Brunswick St. 902-429-3034. steveorenos.com
KRAVE BURGER Fast-casual burger joint boasting creative burgers and hot dogs, three varieties of macaroni and cheese, milkshakes, and more. Wash it down with a Krave Lager from local craft brewer Propeller. 5680 Spring Garden Rd. 902-407-5728. kraveburger.com RELISH GOURMET BURGERS Fun, casual restaurant features a range of gourmet burgers inspired by different people and places. Open daily. 6024 Quinpool Rd. 902-474-4152.
ANNIE’S PLACE CAFÉ Relaxed atmosphere. All-day breakfast, plus many lunch items. Baked goods made fresh in-house. Catering available. Open daily 7am to 2pm, Saturday 8am to 2pm. 1592B Queen St. 902-420-0098. BIRD’S NEST CAFÉ Bird’s Nest Café is a new expansion from local favourite Ciboulette Café, a tiny spot noted for its tasty sandwiches and soup. Now offers an expanded menu for breakfast and lunch, featuring fresh ingredients. Cozy atmosphere. 1547 Barrington St. 902-423-5282. birdsnesthalifax.com Map 1 THE BOARD ROOM GAME CAFÉ Some 400 games to choose from, $5 cover to play as many as you like. “Game Bosses” on site to teach and recommend games. Craft beer on tap, espresso bar, and casual dining. Ages 19+ after 6pm. 1256 Barrington St. 902-423-7545. boardroomgames.ca Map 1 THE CANTEEN Gourmet sandwiches, classic French, Italian and traditional Nova Scotian cuisine, local wine and beer. Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and supper, for brunch on Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. 22 Portland St., Dartmouth. 902-425-9272. thecanteen.ca COASTAL CAFÉ Breakfast creations like Belgian waffles |and Huevos Rancheros. The lunch menu includes paninis, burgers,and daily soups and salads. Open Tuesday to Sunday for breakfast and lunch. 2731 Robie St. 902-405-4022. thecoastal.ca
A small neighbourhood Vegan restaurant, juice bar and bakery in the heart of the big city Fully licensed • All-day Breakfast Daily Specials • Dine-in or Take-out 100% VEGAN 2156 Windsor St. Halifax wildleek.ca 902.444.5466 OCTOBER 2018
East of Grafton Tavern 1580 ARGYLE ST • 902.428.5680 East of Grafton Tavern is a new arrival to the busy Argyle Street entertainment district. A classic upscale tavern with a twist, EOG presents an interesting spin on classic dishes and gastro pub fare. An ambitious beverage program with an emphasis on classic cocktails and local craft beer, and extensive selection of affordable wine by the glass, leads to a relaxed and casual atmosphere for dining or relaxing with a beverage on the patio, East of Grafton has something for everyone.
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Bistro Le Coq
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1584 ARGYLE ST • 902.407.4564 Bistro Le Coq is a classic French bistro in the heart of downtown Halifax with an emphasis on classic French dishes such as steak frites, charcuterie and cheese. Always over delivering in quality for price, it has a huge local following as well as supporting the theatre crowd. With a fully French speaking staff, professional yet comfortable service in a classically styled room, one is transported to “Paris” for the evening…. Bistrocoq.ca
5120 SALTER ST • 902-429-5120 Where Luxury Meets Leisure The premiere steakhouse experience in Halifax, CUT delivers a master class in meat. USDA Prime and Canadian AAA Angus Reserve steak selections are presented tableside for your choosing. These premium cuts are aged and butchered in-house to ensure unparalleled quality. Our delectable seafood dishes are served with sustainability in mind, and our sommelier-selected wine list is sure to impress the most discerning of palates. cutsteakhouse.ca
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CORNER OF LOWER WATER + SALTER ST • 902.429.5120 Shuck is one of the newest additions to Halifax’s burgeoning restaurant scene. A seafood market styled restaurant in front of the Marriot Courtyard next to the Keiths Brewery, Shuck specializes in sustainable seafood and oysters. With a contemporary culinary approach where “less is more” the menu boasts many raw bar items and lightly touched versions of locally sourced seafood. With a beautiful patio in the middle of the brewery district, you can relax and enjoy the warm days with craft beer and an extensive wine list. The critically acclaimed “CUT Steakhouse” resides upstairs. shuckseafood.ca
DINING SWEET HEREAFTER Rich and luscious cheesecake. Dozens of flavours, with gluten-free and dairy-free options available. Catering service available. Open Monday to Wednesday noon to 10pm and Thursday to Saturday noon to 11pm. 6148 Quinpool Rd. 902-404-8001. sweethereafter.ca TWO IF BY SEA Gourmet coffee, loose tea, and hot drinks galore, plus fresh, quality pastries and desserts. The light, flaky, buttery croissants draw locals from every part of the city. Open daily. 66 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth: 902-469-0721. twoifbyseacafe.ca TRIDENT BOOKSELLERS AND CAFÉ A coffeehouse, tea room, coffee roaster, and used bookstore in Halifax’s South End. Browse the shelves for used books or sit and enjoy specialty coffee drinks and pastries and loose tea, among the aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans. 1256 Hollis St. 902-423-7100. tridenthalifax.com UNCOMMON GROUNDS Gourmet coffee and tea; muffins, scones, cheesecakes, and other desserts baked on-site. Sandwiches and soups. 1030 South Park St.: 902-431-3124. 1237 Barrington St.: 902-404-7288. WEIRD HARBOUR ESPRESSO BAR Espresso-based coffees and locally made baked goods. Open Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm, weekends 8am to 6pm. 1656 Barrington St. weirdharbour.com
CHEELIN Szechuan and Beijing cuisine. Buffet lunch on Tuesday and Friday. Lunch Monday to Saturday, 11:30am to 2:30pm; dinner Monday to Sunday, 5pm to 10pm. Brewery Market, 1496 Lower Water St. (Also at Seaport Market.) 902-422-2252. cheelinrestaurant.ca CHI BISTRO Traditional breakfasts, crêpes, and light lunches meet reimagined Southern Chinese dishes and tapas-style small plates at this cozy spot with a summer patio.5687 Charles St. 902-406-3133. chibistro.ca FAN’S CHINESE RESTAURANT A diverse Chinese menu. House specialties include Peking duck, Moo Shu pork, and Seafood in Bird Nest. Open daily. 451 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth. 902-469-9165. fansrestaurant.com GREAT WALL Cantonese and Szechuan food in pleasant surroundings. Daily specials. Dim Sum on Sunday, from 11:30am to 3pm. Free delivery downtown. Open Monday to Thursday and Sunday, 11:30am to 10pm; Friday and Saturday to 11pm. 1649 Bedford Row. 902-422-6153. 9 + NINE CHINESE CUISINE Classically trained in Hong Kong, Chef Peter brings 45 years of culinary experience to this compact suburban dining room offering Chinese delicacies prepared in the traditional manner. Eat in or take out. Open Wednesday to Monday. 480 Parkland Dr. 902-431-7575. 9plus9.ca SHENG’S CHINESE RESTAURANT Szechuan, Cantonese, Chinese, and Thai cuisine. Make-your-own daily specials, plus lunch specials from $5.50, Monday to Friday. 6-362 Lacewood Dr. 902-446-3838. shengsrestaurant.ca
AGRICOLA STREET BRASSERIE Stylish stop featuring locally sourced, seasonal fare and housemade charcuterie alongside craft beer and a carefully curated wine list. Suitable for intimate meals and large groups. Monday-Saturday 4pm-12:30am. 2540 Agricola Street. 902-446-7664. agricolastreet.ca
THE ARMVIEW RESTAURANT & LOUNGE Long a beloved community diner, the Armview renovated a few years ago, now boasting stylish décor and a contemporary menu. The selection includes gourmet burgers, sandwiches, pasta, seafood, weekend brunch, and more. The Dagwood Sandwich is a local favourite. Open daily. 7156 Chebucto Rd. 902-455-4395. thearmview.com THE BICYCLE THIEF Offers “North American food with an Italian soul.” Cocktail/wine bar, harbour view. Bishop’s Landing, 1475 Lower Water St. 902-425-7993. bicyclethief.ca BROOKLYN WAREHOUSE With an ever-changing menu, this trendy neighbourhood spot showcases local and sustainable cuisine. Famous for its burgers. 2795 Windsor St. 902-446-8181. brooklynwarehouse.ca THE CARLETON Restaurant, bar, and entertainment venue offers upscale casual dining (with an array of wines and spirits) and showcases Nova Scotian and international talent. 1685 Argyle St. 902-422-6335. thecarleton.ca HARBOUR CITY BAR AND GRILL Modern hotel eatery preparing Canadian cuisine with locally sourced ingredients, plus a robust list of local craft beers, wines, and spirits. 1990 Barrington St. 902-492-6443. marriott.com THE KITCHEN TABLE Unique dining experience offering an eight-course tasting menu showcasing local and foraged ingredients. Can accommodate any allergies, dietary restrictions, or preferences. Bring-your-own wine permitted. Open Wednesday to Saturday. Ratinaud Charcutier, 2157 Gottingen St. 902-446-8222. ratinaud.ca PRIMAL KITCHEN Butchery inspired restaurant with a focus on sustainable local meats and craft beer. Local meats smoked, cured, and butchered in-house. One of Where Canada’s Best New Restaurants in Canada for 2015. Open Monday to Saturday, 11:30am to 10pm. 1463 Brenton St. 902-429-3499. primalhfx.ca SEASONS BY ATLANTICA Fresh, local cuisine. Warm urban décor, views of Halifax Common and attentive service. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Atlantica Hotel Halifax, 1980 Robie St. 902-490-3331. seasonsbistro.com STORIES Inventive regional cuisine in intimate dining rooms. Chef Scott Vail has crafted a diverse menu selecting East Coast seafood, premium beef, and local game and lamb. The Halliburton, 5184 Morris St. 902-420-0658. THE WATCH THAT ENDS THE NIGHT Specializes in a new Canadian cuisine focused on fermentation, curing, and preserving the harvest. The ambitious cocktail program features classics and daring new inventions. Open 5pm to midnight from Sunday to Thursday, 5pm to 1am on Friday and Saturday. 15 Kings Wharf Pl., Dartmouth. 902-402-9009. thewatchthatendsthenight.com
BLUENOSE II RESTAURANT This downtown dining-style restaurant has been a local favourite since 1964. Seafood, Greek specialties, burgers, all-day breakfast. Daily specials. Open Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 8:30pm, Friday 7:30am to 9pm, weekends 8am to 9pm. 1824 Hollis St. 902-425-5092. bluenoseii.ca Map 1 DARRELL’S RESTAURANT A straightforward burger joint dishing up unique toppings for beef and veggie burgers, plus comfort food aplenty. 5576 Fenwick St. 902-492-2349. darrellsrestaurants.com
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ROBIE STREET STATION Serving all-day breakfast and brunch plus global comfort food specialties in a colourful and trendy diner atmosphere. 2394 Robie St. 902-423-2524 TRUE NORTH DINER Toss a few quarters in the jukebox and go back in time at this 1950s inspired eatery known for burgers, fries, and shakes. Bedford Place Mall, 1658 Bedford Hwy., Bedford. 902-832-1950. truenorthdiner.com
CORA Specializes in breakfast. Creative dishes with lots of fresh fruit. Crêpes, french toast, waffles, and eggs. Open Monday to Saturday, 6am to 3pm; Sunday, 7am to 3pm. Lunch from 11am. 1535 Dresden Row: 902-490-2672. 287 Lacewood Dr.: 902-457-2672. 1475 Bedford Hwy., Unit 17, Bedford: 902-832-5252. 644 Portland St., Dartmouth: 902-433-0079. 16 Garland Ave., Dartmouth: 902-481-9685. chezcora.com FISH + CHIX From restaurateur Bill Pratt, the creator of Cheese Curds and Habaneros. Offers food-truck style fried haddock, shrimp, and chicken, plus tacos and sides. Open Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 7pm; Friday and Saturday to 8pm. 600 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth. 902-446-4400. fishandchix.ca
BLACK SHEEP RESTAURANT Owned by its two chefs, this stylish spot emphasizes unpretentious dining with a focus on quality scratch-made cuisine. Small plates for sharing. Brunch until 4pm daily. Creative cocktails; local beer and cider; international wine list. Open daily. 1569 Dresden Row. 902-406-6856. blacksheephalifax.com CHKN CHOP ROTISSERIE Portuguese-style chicken joint, offering slow-cooked chicken and sides, plus sandwiches and poutine. Open Tuesday to Saturday. 6041 North St. 902-406-0690. chknchop.com ELIOT & VINE European-influenced menu features favourites like pork belly with cheddar polenta, basil, and pistachio crusted lamb, and beef carpaccio. Ever-evolving wine list. Elegant and chic. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 5pm. 2305 Clifton St. 902-332-1557. eliotandvine.com
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GIO Global New Age cuisine: ingenious signature dishes and an extensive selection of wine and cocktails. The décor is modern and chic, offering contemporary comfort. Prince George Hotel, 1725 Market St. 902-425-1987. giohalifax.com HIGHWAYMAN RESTAURANT & BAR Simple yet stylish 40-seat dining room preparing Spanish-inspired entrées and small plates alongside hip cocktails and a curated wine and beer list. 1673 Barrington St. 902-407-5260. highwaymanhfx.com LITTLE OAK Intimate waterfront wine bar, offering an everchanging globally influenced menu showcasing seasonal ingredients. Expansive wine list and an ample selection of craft beer and cider. Happy Hour 4pm to 6pm daily. Open Monday to Saturday. Bishop’s Landing, 1475 Lower Water St. littleoakbar.ca LOT SIX BAR AND RESTAURANT Inspired by the great bars of the world, Lot Six features a globally inspired small-plates menu, unique cocktails, whiskies, craft beers, and select wines. 1685 Argyle St. 902-428-7428. lotsix.ca STUDIO EAST FOOD AND DRINK Tapas-inspired Asian fare with an East Coast flair, known for spicy meat sticks served with housemade dipping sauces. Open Tues/Wed/Sun 5pm–10pm; Thurs 5 pm–11pm; Fri/Sat 5pm–12am; Brunch on Sat/Sun 10am–3pm. 6021 Cunard St. 902-449-9800. studioeastfood.ca
CURRY VILLAGE Indian cuisine in a comfortable setting. One of the “Top 100 Recommended Places to Eat in Canada.” Open for lunch Tuesday to Saturday; dinner daily. 1569 Dresden Row. 902-429-5010. curryvillage.ca
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DINING DHABA CASUAL FINE DINING & EXPRESS Fresh authentic Indian cuisine, including vegetable biyani, butter chicken, and goat curry. Weekend lunch buffets and daily lunch specials. 8 Oland Cres. 902-444-4411. dhaba-express.ca MIRCHI TANDOOR Authentic and time-tested Indian recipes, made with fresh ingredients. Highlights include slow-cooked Tandoor chicken, vegetable korma, and prawn curry. Open Tuesday to Sunday. 5232 Blowers St. 902-429-4647. mirchitandoor.ca
CAFÉ CHIANTI Large selection of fresh seafood, pasta, veal, steak, lamb, and duck dishes. Eastern European specialties include homemade Hungarian paprika sausage. Open Monday to Friday for lunch; daily for dinner. 1241 Barrington St. 902-423-7471. cafechianti.com DA MAURIZIO FINE DINING Known for impeccable service, extensive wine lists, and a celebrated northern Italian menu featuring calamari, gnocchi, lamb, and seafood. Brewery Market, 1496 Lower Water St. 902-423-0859. IL MERCATO Popular trattoria offering a casual European menu. Northern Italian dishes are the speciality—pizza, pasta, and sandwiches. The desserts alone are worth the visit. Sunnyside Mall, 1595 Bedford Hwy., Bedford. 902-832-4531. IL TRULLO Sleek stylish dining room offers sweeping views of Halifax Harbour. Menu features a variety of authentic Southern Italian cuisine. The restaurant is named after a cone-shaped stone agriculture building in the owner’s native Puglia region in Italy. 902-461-2030, 102-67 King’s Wharf Place, Dartmouth. iltrullo.ca LA FRASCA CIBI & VINI Inspired by the rustic dishes of Friuli in Northern Italy. Authentic home-style dishes made to order by hand, with a passion for freshness and quality. Open Monday to Saturday. 5650 Spring Garden Rd. 902-422-2866. lafrasca.ca
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MAPPATURA BISTRO Honest food and lively moments. Aperitivo hour, local and European wines, homemade pastas, plus locally sourced seafood, meats, and produce. Italian inspired. Dine privately or at the communal table. Open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch, dinner, and brunch. Close to the Public Gardens. Reservations recommended. 5883 Spring Garden Rd. 902-407-5502. mappaturabistro.ca PIATTO PIZZERIA + ENOTECA Neapolitan-style pizza, the first VPN certified pizza in the Maritimes. Open daily. 5144 Morris St. 902-406-0909. piattopizzeria.com RINALDO’S New family-run spot, offering Italian-American favourites like eggplant parmesan, cavatelli and meatballs, hero sandwiches, and pizza aplenty. One of Where Canada’s Best New Restaurants in Canada. Open Tuesday to Sunday; weekend brunch. 2186 Windsor St. 902-425-0400. rinaldos.ca RISTORANTE A MANO The menu features Italian specialties and gourmet pizzas, from the restaurateurs behind Bish and Il Mercato. Open Monday to Saturday, 11:30am to 10pm. 1477 Lower Water St. 902-423-6266. TOMAVINO’S Cozy, romantic atmosphere. Dining by candlelight. Pizza, pasta. Gluten-free crust and pasta. Delivery. Open daily. 1113 Marginal Rd. 902-425-9111. tomavinos.ca THE VINES PASTA GRILL Italian favourites with an emphasis on creative pasta. The take-out menu offers quick food to go, and Sundays feature a brunch buffet. Open 4pm to 9pm Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 9pm Sunday. 4 Panavista Dr. 902-434-4114. vinespastagrill.com
FUJIYAMA Specializing in sushi and hibachi, this casual spot offers a wide variety of Japanese cuisine, with an extensive selection of sashimi and teriyaki dishes as well. Open daily. 5244 Blowers St. 902-492-1133. sushifujiyama.com KITSUNE FOOD CO. Takeout spot dishes up homestyle Japanese fare including seaweed salad, nigari and maki sushi, and hand-folded pork and vegan dumplings. Check Facebook for hours. 5710 Young St. 902-406-5010. facebook.com/kitsunehalifax MOMOYA RESTAURANT Offering a broad range of Japanese dishes in a casual setting, including sushi, udon and soba noodles, tempura, and maki rolls. 1671 Barrington St. 902-492-0788. SUSHI NAMI ROYALE Japanese fine dining with traditional and fusion sushi, plus exotic cocktails. The décor is modern with traditional accents. Open Monday to Saturday, 11:30am to midnight; Sunday, 4:30pm to 11pm. 1458 Queen Street: 902-422-9020. 278 Lacewood Dr. 149 Hector Gate. sushinami.ca Map 1
ARISU TABLE BBQ & SUSHI BAR Korean-Japanese fusion. Highlights include Korean KING Short Ribs, Japanese Wagyu Beef, Crispy Valentine Roll, and Surf & Turf Roll. Open Sunday to Thursday 11am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday to 11pm. W. 1645 Granville St. 902-420-1370. arisubbq.ca
ATHENS RESTAURANT Greek mainstays with an emphasis on classic dishes such as kleftiko lamb, moussaka, saganaki, and souvlaki. 6273 Quinpool Rd. 902-422-1595. EFENDY TURKISH & MEDITERRANEAN GRILL Authentic cuisine at a reasonable price. Everything is hand-made, with meat cooked on a charcoal grill. Popular items include mixed kebabs, lamb shanks, tuna steak, vegetarian options, and more. Open daily. 1569 Dresden Row. 902-444-8064. efendyrestaurant.com
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ELA GREEK TAVERNA Recommended by Anne Hardy’s Where to Eat in Canada for five consecutive years. Over 90 menu items, including steak and pasta. 215 Chain Lake Dr., Bayers Lake: 902-876-8899. 150 Hector Gate, Dartmouth Crossing: 902-481-7999. elagreektaverna.com
RAY’S ORIGINAL LEBANESE CUISINE Long one of the city’s favourite spots for tasty and inexpensive Lebanese fare, Ray’s is a lunchtime favourite: combo plates, all-day breakfast, grilled fish, classic Halifax donairs, and more. 120 Susie Lake Cres. 902-425-7297. rayslebanesecuisine.ca
ANTOJO TACO + TEQUILA Vibrant Mexican-inspired dishes and a wide selection of tequila and mezcal. Tacos, enchiladas, ceviche, and more. Open daily from 11:30am. 1667 Argyle St. 902-405-2790. antojo.ca BURRITO JAX Quick and casual spot offering freshly prepared Mexican food. Scratch-made burritos are the house specialty. Open Monday to Saturday. 5215 Blowers St. 902-406-0088. 3117 Kempt Rd. 902-404-7879. burritojax.com HABANEROS MODERN TACO BAR This quick and casual spot boasts modern Mexican cuisine with a twist, all featuring locally sourced ingredients. From the creators of the burger joint Cheese Curds. Unit B, 1551 South Park St. 380 Pleasant St., Dartmouth. 600 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth. habaneros.biz MEXICALI ROSA’S The California-style Mexican menu features sizzling fajitas. Take-out orders and party bookings available. Open daily. 5472 Spring Garden Rd. 902-422-7672. MEXICO LINDO Authentic Mexican. Casual setting. Burritos, chimichangas, tacos, hearty consome de pollo. Combination plates, gluten-free options. Open Tuesday to Saturday. 3635 Dutch Village Rd. mexicolindo.ca
NIGHTCLUBS & WINEBARS
THE BITTER END Wine and martini bar, tapas. Casual dining and spirits. Voted as makers of Halifax’s best martini and bloody caesar. 1572 Argyle St. 902-425-3039. thebitterend.ca ECONOMY SHOE SHOP Check out The Backstage for a glass of wine or head to the Diamond and choose your own music on the juke box. Full menu till 11pm, tapas till 2am. Open from 11am to 2am. 1663 Argyle St. 902-423-8845.
MORRIS EAST Intimate spot specializing in pizza, prepared in a wood-fired oven. The dynamic menu showcases locally sourced ingredients. Open Tuesday to Sunday. 5212 Morris St: 902-444-7663. 1984 Vernon St.: 902-444-7669. 620 Nine Mile Dr., Bedford West: 902-444-7671 morriseast.com MOTHER’S PIZZA Raw-edged wood tables and terrariums create a homey vibe at this pie parlour serving a compact menu of hand-tossed, wood-fired pizzas made with local ingredients. 5710 Young St. 902-406-5050. motherspizzacanada.ca SALVATORE’S PIZZAIOLO TRATTORIA New York-Italian cuisine. Best known for its original cheese pizza and Italian hero sandwich. Everything scratch-made on site. Open daily. 4451 Young St. 902-455-1133. salvatorespizza.ca
THE CELTIC CORNER Friendly neighbourhood pub serving traditional, hearty favourites. Traditional East Coast music Thursday to Sunday; open-mic on Tuesday. Open Sunday to Thursday, 11am to midnight; open until 1am on Friday and Saturday. 69 Alderney Dr., Dartmouth. 902-464-0764. celticcorner.ca DURTY NELLY’S AUTHENTIC IRISH PUB From the perfect pint to a menu showcasing traditional cuisine (fish and chips, pan-fried haddock, lamb stew), this pub offers a truly Irish experience. Open daily from 11:30am; weekend brunch until 3pm. Corner of Argyle and Sackville streets. 902-406-7640. durtynellys.ca THE LOWER DECK PUB—BEER MARKET Try a house-made burger or traditional bangers and mash. The Beer Market has many popular beers on tap. Historic Properties. 902-425-1501. lowerdeck.ca THE MAXWELL’S PLUM Enjoy the city’s largest selection of draft beers from many Maritime breweries. Sixty beers on tap, even more varieties in bottles and cans. 1600 Grafton St. 902-423-5090. themaxwellsplum.com
MENZ & MOLLYZ Billed as an “all-inclusive LGTBQI community destination.” Karaoke, dancing, and drag shows. Vibrant, welcoming atmosphere. 2182 Gottingen St. 902-446-6969. menzbar.ca NICHE Supper club/lounge. The menu emphasizes tapas and international flavours. Variety is the hallmark of the wine list. Open daily. Maritime Centre. Corner of Spring Garden Rd. and Barrington St. 902-423-6632. OBLADEE A selection of wines paired with artisanal cheese and charcuterie. Some 30 wines available by the glass, 40 by the bottle. Open weekdays from 11:30am, and weekends from 4pm. 1600 Barrington St. 902-405-4505. obladee.ca TABOO NIGHTCLUB Chic nightclub offering private booths and attentive service. Packages include a host/hostess, private booth, complimentary admission, and coat check. 1735 Grafton St. 902-423-8226. taboonightclub.ca
BRAMOSO PIZZERIA & BEER BAR Hand-crafted brick-oven pizzas, including gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options. Signature creations include the Tuscan Sun (white sauce, hot banana peppers, pineapple, sundried tomatoes, green olives) and Lombardy’s Fire (smoked bacon, jalapeno, pineapple). Delivery and take-out. 6169 Quinpool Rd. 902-425-2222. bramoso.com FREEMAN’S Friendly neighbourhood spot, expanded from the mother ship on Quinpool Road to four dining rooms around the city. All-day breakfast, pizza, pasta, burgers, and ItalianAmerican favourites aplenty. Open daily. Delivery until late. 6092 Quinpool Rd.: 902-429-0241. 3671 Dutch Village Rd.: 902-445-5256. 1726 Grafton St.: 902-444-7008. 552 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. 902-865-2555. freemanspizza.ca
Asian-inspired fresh seafood on the boardwalk at Bishop’s Landing. Open late everyday. 1477 Lower Water St. 902-406-1051 seasmokehalifax.com
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DINING THE OLD TRIANGLE IRISH ALEHOUSE A taste of Ireland in the heart of downtown Halifax. Three-room pub offers live entertainment nightly (no cover charge) and Irish pub-style food. 5136 Prince St. 902-492-4900. oldtriangle.com RED STAG TAVERN Historic setting. Specials include half-price appetizers and two-for-one. Brewery Market, 1496 Lower Water St. 902-422-0275. redstag.ca SEAMUS DAVID’S PUB Traditional pub fare with Irish flair. Open daily. Weekend brunch. 21 Logiealmond Close, Dartmouth Crossing. 902-462-2034. SPLIT CROW Maritime pub offers cold drinks and an extensive menu. Live East Coast music every night. 1855 Granville St.: 902-422-4366. YOUR FATHER’S MOUSTACHE Friendly atmosphere and great food are complemented by fine local entertainment. 5686 Spring Garden Rd. 902-423-6766.
BAAN THAI RESTAURANT Comfortable, casual Thai restaurant. Specialties include pad thai, spicy noodles, cashew chicken, massaman curry, green curry, and red curry. 5234 Blowers St. 902-446-4301. baanthai.ca STAR ANISE Specializes in Vietnamese and Thai dishes. Open Monday to Friday, 11am to 9:30pm, Saturday, noon to 9:30pm. 1571 Barrington St. 902-422-2602. staranisenoodle.com TALAY THAI RESTAURANT Choose from creations like Gung Pad Pik Pow (basil prawn with chili paste), Pla Muek Tod Katem (garlic shrimp), and more. Delivery after 5pm. Open for lunch Monday to Friday, 12pm to 2:30pm; daily for dinner, 5pm to 10pm. 1300 Hollis St. 902-404-3700.
STEAK & SEAFOOD
THE BARRINGTON STEAKHOUSE & OYSTER BAR Locally sourced ingredients, modern and inviting atmosphere, knowledgeable staff. Atlantic Canadian beef, local seafood, and wines selected by the in-house sommelier. Located in a historic building in the heart of the downtown. Open daily. 1662 Barrington St. 902-407-5001. barringtonsteakhouse.ca CUT STEAKHOUSE Sublime service and contemporary décor. Beef dry-aged on-site. Open daily from 5:30pm. 5120 Salter St. 902-429-5120. cutsteakhouse.com FIVE FISHERMEN Fresh lobster, Atlantic salmon, and Digby scallops are among the specialties. Dinner from 5pm. Weekday lunch, weekend brunch from 11am to 3pm. 1740 Argyle St. 902-422-4421. thefivefishermen.com FREDIE’S FANTASTIC FISH HOUSE Counter-serve diner known for generous portions of fish and chips. Other offerings include Newfie poutine (with dressing), fried clams, and burgers. Open Monday to Saturday 11am to 7pm. 8 Oland Cres. 902-450-3474. frediesfantasticfish.com HAMACHI STEAKHOUSE BAR & GRILL Japanese-style Teppanyaki cooking, as diners sit at horseshoe shaped tables with the cook in the middle preparing their meals. Char-grilled steak and seafood. Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner, Sunday for dinner only. Bishop’s Landing, 1477 Lower Water St. 902-422-1600. hamachihouse.com
THE KEG Great steaks and a warm atmosphere. Friendly conversations hum cheerfully throughout, above the familiar sizzle and aroma of steaks and seafood on the grill, and the celebratory clinking of glasses. 1712 Market St. 902-425-8355. McKELVIE’S Fine seafood and traditional Nova Scotian fare: blackened salmon, potato-crusted haddock, Szechuan shrimp and scallops, lemon-thyme mussels, crab cakes, pastas, Black Angus steaks, and more. Open daily. 1680 Lower Water St. 902-421-6161. mckelvies.wom MURPHY’S THE CABLE WHARF Almost every seat is a window seat—an ideal spot to while away a sunny afternoon. Open daily. Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower St. 902-420-1015. mtcw.ca RYAN DUFFY’S Dry-aged New York striploin cut tableside, housemade Caesar salads, and seafood menu with lobster. Lounge area with fireplace. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 1650 Bedford Row. 902-421-1116. ryanduffys.ca SALTY’S RESTAURANT Sit dockside in the patio bar, or upstairs in the dining room. Fresh lobster, salmon, scallops, and shrimp. Open daily from 11:30am. Historic Properties, 902-423-6818. saltys.ca SEA SMOKE RESTAURANT & BAR Asian-inspired seafood, sushi, and steaks. Highlights include spicy snow crab, five-spice garlic lobster, black cod misoyaki, and mussels. Lunch combos, sharing dishes, raw bar. 1477 Lower Water St. 902-406-1051. seasmokehalifax.com SHORE CLUB LOBSTER SUPPERS Running for eight decades, these friendly and informal suppers showcase fresh-boiled Atlantic lobster and all-you-can-eat mussels. Vegetarian, steak, chicken, and kids’ meals also on offer. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 4pm to 8pm (7pm on Saturday). Closes for the season October 7. 250 Shore Club Rd., Hubbards. 902-857-9555. shoreclub.ca SOU’WESTER Set among the rocks in beautiful Peggy’s Cove. Popular offerings include chowder, lobster, and fish and chips. 48 kilometres from downtown Halifax on Rte. 333, Peggy’s Cove. 902-823-2561. SHUCK SEAFOOD + RAW BAR Fresh locally supplied, Oceanwise-certified seafood. Award-winning Chef Luis Clavel highlights the quality and flavour of each offering. Eclectic and affordable wine list. 5120 Salter St. 902-429-5120. shuckseafood.ca WATERFRONT WAREHOUSE RESTAURANT Fresh Maritime seafood in a casual nautical atmosphere. It’s the only restaurant in the city offering fresh lobster, crab, and oysters all under one roof. Open daily, 11:30am to 10pm. 1549 Lower Water St. 902-425-7610. Map 1
SAWADEE TEA HOUSE Exotic tea house offers 150 types of premium loose tea leaves, fresh from plantations around the world. Open daily. Granville Mall, 1871 Granville St. 902-422-4192. sawadeeteahouse.com
VEGETARIAN & VEGAN
WILD LEEK Made-from-scratch vegan comfort food, fresh juices, and gourmet desserts, with gluten, dairy, and nut-free options. Open daily. 2148 Windsor St. 902-444-5466. wildleek.ca
ABOVE IT ALL Pavia Espresso Bar & Café’s (page 55) fifth-floor location at Halifax Central Library is a great place to relax with locally-roasted coffee, enjoy a tasty baked treat, and take in the sweeping views of the city. 62
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