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Activities & Attractions / Seasonal January 11, 2016

Halifax Waterfront To Do List: Winter Edition

While the weather outside may be frightful, the Halifax waterfront is still delightful! The Halifax waterfront has plenty to offer – even in wintry and frosty conditions.

There are plenty of shops, museums, and events going on that’ll get you through until spring. So, this winter consider heading to the Halifax waterfront for a weekend excursion or an evening out.

Here is our Halifax winter waterfront to do list:

1 – Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market

1209 Marginal Road – Downtown Halifax
Visiting the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market is one of my favourite things to do on the weekend, and I’m sure that many who have experienced it feel the same way. But did you know that they hold monthly community workshops?

Community Workshops include everything from painting glass ornaments and creating amazing jewelry, to vegetable rub recipes and pumpkin carving.

To learn more, or for a complete list up upcoming Community Workshops visit their Facebook page!

2 – Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

1723 Hollis Street – Downtown Halifax

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is nothing short of spectacular and if you haven’t been lately it’s definitely something you need to check out this winter on a chilly Sunday afternoon or even better, on BMO Free Thursdays, where admission is FREE every Thursday evening from 5 – 9 p.m., courtesy of BMO Financial Group. That said – donations are always welcome!

Check out the Maud Lewis Gallery and enjoy learning about the life of one of Nova Scotia’s most famous folk artists.

3 – Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

1675 Lower Water Street – Downtown Halifax

Located a short walk from the Art Gallery, there’s no better place to experience and learn about Nova Scotia’s rich maritime heritage than at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

With exhibits and collections detailing all things seafaring, including small craft boatbuilding, World War Convoys, the Days of Sail, the Age of Steam, the Titanic and the Halifax Explosion, visitors can enjoy discovering amazing stories of people and events that have come to define Nova Scotia’s maritime heritage.

4 – Historic Properties

1869 Upper Water Street – Downtown Halifax

Historic Properties is not just a summer destination, it’s open year around and provides tourists and locals with a great variety of great shops, eateries, entertainment and more.

Grab a cup of Anchored coffee (or an entire bag) and pop into Saint Lou’s Gentlemen’s Barbershop for an authentic haircut in a unique and friendly atmosphere, or if you’re looking for a wardrobe upgrade, a visit to the Lisa Drader-Murphy flagship store is an essential stop. Finally, there’s no better way to finish a day of fun and indulgence than with a locally crafted beer from Gahan House.

5 – Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

1055 Marginal Road – Downtown Halifax

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 was once the gateway to Canada for one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971. It also served as the departure point for 500,000 Canadian Military personnel during the Second World War.

A fascinating and important part of Canada’s history, Canadians and visitors alike will enjoy learning about our country’s history of immigration and what it means in our world today.



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