You won’t run out of things to do in Halifax- there’s something for all ages.

DID YOU KNOW?

-Every August Halifax hosts an International Busker Festival on the waterfront boardwalk

-Nova Scotia is the birthplace of the most famous ship in Canadian history- the Bluenose. The schooner achieved immortality when it’s image was engraved onto the Canadian dime

-Halifax Harbour, with a depth of 18 meters at low tide, is one of the world’s deepest harbours

Fun Activities

1.EMERA OVAL

Get outside on the Emera Oval year-round! In-line skating in the summer and ice skating in the winter. The Emera Oval is the largest outdoor, artificially-refrigerated ice surface east of Quebec City. An added bonus? Free skates are provided with valid government ID!

2.TIMBER LOUNGE

Unleash your lumberjack! If life has you stressed, and you need to blow off some steam, the Timber Lounge is the perfect place to do that. Believe it or not, but the whole entire purpose of the Timber Lounge is to throw axes at things!

2712 Agricola

902.453.8627

timberlounge.ca

3.SAIL THE HALIFAX HARBOUR

The Halifax Harbour is an amazing resource. Not only does it provide great views from the Halifax and Dartmouth waterfronts, but it can be enjoyed by boat. There are several sailing tours that will take you around the harbour in style, including the Tall Ship Silva. There are also several yacht clubs that give lessons in smaller sailboats. Or you can even rent kayaks or canoes from places like the St. Mary’s Boat Club or Halifax Kayaks on the waterfront.

tallshipsilva.com

kayakhalifax.com

4.SURF AT LAWRENCETOWN BEACH

Believe it or not, people travel from all over the world to surf on the shores of Lawrencetown, located about 30 minutes from Halifax. While it can seem pretty intimidating, there are many ways to ease yourself into the sport. You can call East Coast Surf School, who will provide you with all your gear, a world-class lesson and teach you some surf etiquette. You can also just rent a surfboard and wetsuit and go for it.

ecsurfschool.com

5.ALEXANDER KEITHS BREWERY

Visit the award-winning Alexander Keith’s Brewery tour to get a glimpse inside the story of how this legendary beer came to be raised in Nova Scotia. Tours are offered Friday’s, Saturdays ad Sundays.

1496 Lower Water Street

902.455.1474

alexanderkeithsbrewery.com

6.MCNAB’S ISLAND

You can see it from the Halifax waterfront, sitting there in the harbour. No, not that little island, that’s George’s Island. It’s that big one just a little bit further out in the harbour. McNab’s is somehow still a mystery to many who are from Halifax, yet it is only a short boat ride or kayak away. So why is McNabs on this list? Because no other major city in the world has an undeveloped island gem just minutes from the downtown core, ready for you to explore.

McNab’s is full of history, with a Parks Canada site and old forts and buildings that give a glimpse into what life used to be on the island. The island is about 5km long, and can be easily travelled with good ocean view trails and an old road that runs through the island. McNab’s gives some incredible views of Halifax and out towards the Atlantic Ocean, where soldiers used to survey the waters for German u-boats. There is a lighthouse and a remarkably beautiful beach. You can even camp on McNabs and relax and watch the sunset over the city of Halifax.

Getting there: You can kayak or take your own boat and enter at McNab’s Cove or Wreck Cove. Or you can get there by various charter boats. If you charter a boat, ask if you can take your bike with you, having your bike is an amazing way to zip around the island.

7.RIDE THE HARBOUR HOPPER!

While a good portion of the Harbour Hopper tour takes place on land, the best part of the family-friendly experience is when the amphibious vehicle makes its way out onto the water. Get the best possible view of Halifax while enjoying the salty ocean breeze.

5050 Salter Street

902.490.8687

harbourhopper.com

8.HALIFAX CITADEL GHOST WALK

Climb to the top of The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and meet your historically costumed guide on the drawbridge at the main gate.  For 70 minutes, you’ll be led by candlelight through tunnels, prison cells, and restricted areas of Canada’s most haunted historic site, to hear true accounts of unexplained events in their actual locations.

halifaxcitadel.ca

9.SEVEN BAYS BOULDERING

If you want to mix in a fun workout, hit up Seven Bays and test your Bouldering skills. If your fear of heights has kept you from rock climbing, then bouldering might just be the perfect activity for you. Seven Bays also has a little cafe with a ton of options for fresh food and drinks.

2019 Gottingen Street

902.407.9656

sevenbaysbouldering.com

What clients are saying

We visited Moore Suites as a cheaper alternative to booking two hotel rooms for a one month stay. The apartment was spacious, immaculately clean, had a lovely little balcony and was well stocked with tea, coffee and washing up items. Far nicer to come back to than any hotel room we have stayed at in Halifax, and we visit at least once a year. The staff were very polite and welcoming. Within a one minute walk to Spring Garden, the location was great! This will definitely be the preferred choice next time.

- Mark

The suite was very cosy and spacious. We’d like to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at the Charterhouse and how much we have appreciated your help and kindness.

- Diane

Just wanted to thank you for being so pleasant with me and for renting out the beautiful apartment. Even though my husband and I are not in Halifax for a pleasure trip, we appreciated living in such a high-end residence. It was a pleasure doing business with you.

- Christine

I would like to say how much I enjoyed my stay in apartment 401 Waterfront Place. I stayed for a month while working in Halifax. The suite is amazing and the view, day and night, is spectacular. I will highly recommend staying here.

- Linda

Thank you very much for a wonderful stay! We enjoyed our stay very much and will recommend your location to anyone who asks. We very well may be back some day and will definitely look for availability here due to the accommodations, location, cleanliness of the rooms and the kindness of the staff. Thank you, it was a trip of a lifetime.

- Samantha & Joe

Our stay back home has been wonderful. I just wish it could have been longer. We really enjoyed our stay at your suite at the Paramount. So many thoughtful details put into the suite; there wasn’t anything we lacked. The view of the Public Gardens was most enjoyable, as well as the convenience of this location. I hope to come back next summer!

- Marion