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Best things to do in Halifax

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Great for a run/hike. Trails lead through woods and by the water. Very scenic by the water. ”
126local recommendations
Historic Site
“Great site with historic re-enactors. Suitable for kids as well as adults. A cannon is fired daily at noon. ”
112local recommendations
Garden
“A favourite stroll with coffee or ice cream. See if you can find the pineapple tree (or bush?). ”
85local recommendations
Farmers Market
“Make sure to visit on a Saturday to enjoy live music, lots of sample food and the largest variety of vendors. There‘s nothing that you can‘t here.”
90local recommendations
New American Restaurant
$$$
“Fancy restaurant, you won't be disappointed in the food. Go early to book a table. they don't take reservations.”
88local recommendations
Shopping Centre
“Exclusive shopping located in one central location. Recently named one of the best malls in the country. Over 170 stores and services. Approximately 15 minute drive into the city.”
31local recommendations
Museum
“nestled on the Halifax Waterfront, this museum takes you through sea life and maritime history.”
59local recommendations
Italian Restaurant
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“The Bicycle Thief exudes a relaxed, come-as-you-are feel, in an atmosphere that blends Old School style with New School attitude. Drop by for lunch or supper, or pull up a chair to our wicked wine bar for a fantastic glass from our titanic selection. The Bicycle Thief offers North American food with an Italian soul, and legendary cooking that will steal your heart… Has a Champagne Bar in the summer.”
60local recommendations
Art Gallery
“Located in downtown Halifax. Featuring an exhibition of Maud Lewis paintings and many other exhibits as well.”
40local recommendations
Playground
“Take a stroll along the waterfront - it is particularly lively in summer! Great spot for locals and tourists.”
49local recommendations
Pizza Place
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“Hands down my fav pizza in the city! In the Hydrostone Market up in the deep north end.”
53local recommendations
Café
“Lion is the booze bar, bright is the barista bar, and breakfast to late night it’s all a loft-like space where the hip and non-hip sip coffee, wine or craft beer, and devour everything from French toast to haddock tacos.”
57local recommendations
History Museum
“exhibits of natural sciences, artifacts, and culture including Mi’kmaq artifacts.”
33local recommendations
Coffee Shop
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“Their croissants will keep you full for the day. This is my favourite weekend treat.”
60local recommendations
Shopping Centre
“That's MicMacMall across the lake! It's a 1.5k walk on the sidewalk across the street, turn left. Or a very quick drive. Also, at the bus stop across the street get on the 55 and it will take you direct to MicMacMall ... 3 minutes tops.”
20local recommendations
Restaurant
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“This place has the best patio in the north end. It's huge and you wont have a problem getting a table inside to eat.”
49local recommendations