Fall in love with Nova Scotia – #1
Here comes the ‘Nova Scotia Diaries’ where we tell you how to fall in love with Nova Scotia every single time. So, look up in the sky and pick a name! For first timers, let us make it simpler for you and start with city of Halifax. Though the best time to visit this city is any season, the winters here come with real treats.
The people of Halifax are known for their social and outgoing nature. And hence, it makes it a perfect place for first time and solo travelers.
Begin your day at the Halifax Farmer’s Market. And you will find everything in here. Literally! From fresh locally grown organic fruits and vegetables, meats, ice creams, baked items to jewelry and live music. They recently located themselves to a new building which makes them the longest running farmers’ market in North America. Apart from all these things, you also get a good view of the George’s island. A perfect sunrise spot, indeed.
After this, a stroll along the wooden waterfront boardwalk will give you a view of both the city and the harbour life. Half way down the boardwalk, you will come across Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. This is the great place for those who love to time travel in the past. Holding the largest wooden artifacts of the Titanic, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic highlights the enriching maritime heritage. It is a great place to visit along with you partners and family, especially for your young ones.
Has all that history-tour been making you thirsty? Your next destination should be a tour at the Alexander Keith’s Brewery. It is one of the best breweries you’ll come across in Nova Scotia. Being a theatrical tour, the costume-clad actors and their dialogues will drift you back in the past. Or is it the brews that are served in the end, we leave that on you to decide.
Craving for more? Make The Economy Shoe Shop on Arglye Street your next stop. With the best nachos by your side, you explore the widest range of beer under one roof. Situated half way up the slope to the Citadel Hill, it is swarming with travelers during the summers.
Up on the Citadel Hill, the highest point in the city, you will get the view of the whole of Halifax as well as Fort George. Get mesmerized by the beauty of the fort which is now open for visitors to see and explore. Wishing you were there already? Simply fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and take a step closer to emigrating to Nova Scotia.
On your way down the hill are the Public Gardens occupying of 2 acres of land amidst the city. These gardens are designed in the famous Victorian style by the same designers of the Central Park fame in New York City. Grab your favorite ice cream at “Sugah!” and stroll down the Spring Road Garden along with your partner.
Now a visit to Halifax is incomplete without going on a shopping spree at the Spring Garden Road. All the women travelers, this is your heaven. Jewelry and makeup for the party-goers or shoes and gears for the hitchhikers, you will find them all in here. And the ones, who love people watch, hang out with your buddies in the coffee shops, pubs and movie theatres are meant for you.
Watch the beautiful sunset in a harbour tour, the Harbour Hopper, if we may suggest, which offers an hour-long tour with narration. There are also a variety in these tours – Sailing tours, deep sea fishing, Harbour cruises and dinner cruises for you to choose from. And once you are done exploring the whole of Halifax, the delicious smell of smoking pizzas will pull you to the pizza joints which are open up to 4.30 – 5.00 am! Here, you have a variety of pubs, pizza joints, and karaoke pubs – anything that suits your taste.
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