(Closed) I just moved to Halifax…What is there to do here?!

posted 5 years ago in Canada – East Coast
Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@BoxerLady:  Welcome! I live just outside of Halifax πŸ™‚ As far as what to do – what kinds of things are you intrested in? I’m not all that exciting myself… we go to a lot of different off-leash dog parks with our puppers on the weekends. If you have any questions, ask away! Are you living right downtown?

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

 @BoxerLady:  Aw, poor boy. What his name? I can def recommend some parks for him. Shubie Park (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shubie_Park) is great. There are on and off-leash trails, and a section by the lake where the pups can go swimming. Seaview Park (https://plus.google.com/100759539832202392876/about?gl=ca&hl=en#100759539832202392876/about?gl=ca&hl=en) is more of an open park for off-leash. Point Pleasant Park (http://www.pointpleasantpark.ca/en/home/default.aspx) has tones of on and off-leash trails. Long lake (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Lake_Provincial_Park_(Nova_Scotia)) is a nice one too. I would say that Shubie and Point Pleasant are my favs.

We love camping too, and we go to Keji every year. It’s a provincial park, and probably about 2 1/2 hours outside the city, but it’s worth it. http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ns/kejimkujik/index.aspx

As far as the snow… haha. We get a decent amount. This last winter was the worst we’ve had in a while, but nothing too crazy. We had a blizzard a few years back that dropped 102 cms on us, but we haven’t seen anything like that for a while πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@BoxerLady: Where are you from originally? I think that will determine whether or not you think there is a lot of snow here. I’ve lived in BC, AB, NB, and now am in Halifax. We get less snow here than some places but certainly more than, say, Vancouver area (where I’m from originally). As for things to do, I just moved here in August so I’m not a whole lot of help. But I also really like hiking and being outdoors and I know that there are some good trails and things in the area, so you should try finding some of those! Also, definitely take a trip to Cape Breton this summer if you can, it’s great there πŸ™‚

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@BoxerLady:  I don’t find the snow here is too bad. Certainly not compared to NB (where I just moved from) or AB. I’m not too familiar with Toronto, but I think Ontario gets at least a decent amount of snow? I don’t think the transition will be toooo bad.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@BoxerLady:  Ah, right, driving. I hear ya on that one. We were mainly taking the bus in the winter (we live in the city, so it’s just easier and that way we don’t have to pay for parking) so I didn’t notice much the issue of driving in the snow. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@BoxerLady:  I don’t find the snow there that bad. It’s a much more mild winter than Ottawa, where I live now. 

I’ll give you my favourite bars/restaurants in Halifax! (I miss it so so much)

The Seahorse is great for live music. Bearly’s is great for karaoke, brunch, watching a game or going out for some drinks with friends. 

My favourite restaurants downtown were aMano (Italian, good pizzas, connected to a wine store, and pretty cheap), Chives (expensive, but regularly voted one of the best restaurants in the country), Minato and Fujiyama for sushi, Foggy Goggle, I’ve heard Bonehead’s is fantastic, Willy’s )for late night alcohol absorption), Morris East. Also Paperchase and Wired Monk for coffee and a snack. 

The theatre is pretty great in Halifax, check out Neptune Theatre sometime. Also, the Mooseheads hockey team did really well this year and might be something to check out next hockey season. 

Oh, and this website is great for finding out things to do in Halifax: http://www.thecoast.ca

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

the last time I was in Halifax I was thrown out of the bar and very nearly into the drunk tank.. soo.. I might not be the best to give you some to dos!

I will say Halifax was a bit of a shock compared to Toronto (which is already a small city when compared globally) but I kind of liked the neighbourhood feel it gave. I’m planning on heading out that way this summer to visit some friends. If you’re a runner, you should totally check out Not Since Moses – I really want to do it this summer if I can.

 

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