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WHERE TO EAT
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Start off your city tour right with Downtown Halifax. Explore the numerous shops and restaurants on the historic Barrington Street. Grab a drink and a bite to eat on Argyle Street. Take a walk down one of the busiest streets in the city, Spring Garden Road. Take a trip to the top floor of the architectural marvel that is our Halifax Central Library to get a killer view of the city.
Halifax’s North End is a community filled with culture, diversity, and creativity. Discover unique shops and restaurants on Agricola and Gottingen Street. Check out the North End Business Association for more details on what you can find in this happening neighbourhood. Head a few blocks further North and you’ll find the quaint and historic Hydrostone District.
What’s a trip to Halifax without a walk along the Waterfront Boardwalk? Climb to the top of the infamous wave statue, taste local treats and check out some boutique shops at Bishop’s Landing. Grab a coffee and stock up on some fresh, local goodness at the Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market. Rent a bike or a kayak, or jump on the Harbour Hopper for a unique tour of the city.
You’ve probably seen the photos of the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, but even us locals can’t resist a trip out there. Take the scenic Lighthouse Route and stay off the black rocks!
POINT PLEASANT PARK
Wilderness in the city, take a stroll with the ocean on one side and a forest on the other: Point Pleasant Park.
THE PUBLIC GARDENS
Established in 1874, it’s one of the finest surviving examples of Victorian Gardens in North America, and it just happens to be right downtown: Public Gardens
Preceding HPX is Nocturne, an awesome curated nighttime art festival. All night long you can view art installations and more all over the city. Best of all, it’s completely free! Definitely worth coming into town a little early for.
UNIVERSITY ART GALLERIES
Halifax’s Universities have some of the best Art Galleries in Canada. Host to local, and international exhibitions, each University consistently programs engaging and relevant art that will blow your mind: NSCAD, DAL, SMU, MSVU.
An artist-run centre which is always up to something cool, there’s a reason Joel Plaskett wrote a song about it. Check out their programming to see what art or music event they’re hosting.
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is largest Art Museum in Atlantic Canada. The Gallery’s Permanent Collection contains over 17,000 works, and hosts noteworthy rotating exhibitions.
DAL ARTS CENTRE
Bringing the Halifax audience touring and local comedy, music, dance, and the home of Symphony Nova Scotia. Also where you’ll be catching their collaboration with HPX! Dal Arts Centre.
On the route into Halifax is The Glooscap Heritage Centre where you can learn about the rich history of Mi’kmaq culture in Nova Scotia.