Well we purchased 2 tickets to the TD Atlantic game and have the flights booked. We are from the prairies and have never been to Halifax. We will be there a full week, Wednesday to Wednesday. Making plans to stay in B&B's (and renting a vehicle) near Halifax but are asking for suggestions for what to see near by. We want to get up to Cape Breton for a couple of days after the game. What is the best way to get to the game, can you park nearby, take public transit and from where. Any advice is appreciated. Go Riders!
If you like fish and chips or crab cakes, go to John's Lunch on Pleasant Street in Dartmouth. A little family run hole-in-the-wall. Don't go at lunch time though, its too busy with locals.
The Inn at Fisherman's Cove is a beautiful B&B right on the water further down Pleasant St.
Don't send anyone there. The place was sold and it has gone completely down the toilet. Last time I took a customer there, the oil was filthy and our food burned, it was inedible. the previous owners of John's Lunch have opened a new place about two blocks down the road called "Pleasant Street Diner" and that is the most happening food stop on either shore. Seafood, Fish and chips are excellent, so is their Chicken Ceasar Salad and Crazy Burgers.
Good to know. We haven't been to Halifax area for a couple of years and John's Lunch was always a must. Looks like its Pleasant Street Diner next time.
Peggy’s Cove as mentioned is a must - only about 45 minutes outside Halifax. Lunenburg is also a neat little town nearby with lots of artisan shops and great little restaurants, Bluenose was there in 2016 when we went and we were able to get on board to have a look, don’t know if it’s permanently docked there. Pier 21 museum in Halifax is pretty cool especially if you have parents who immigrated from another country and arrived in the country by sea. Halifax waterfront is beautiful and always lively. And the drive on the Cabot Trail around Cape Breton is spectacular (check out the Alexander Graham Bell museum in Baddeck if you can). You’ll have a great time, with some of the friendliest people on the planet.
I have only been to Halifax once some 20 years ago and was there for a conference but stayed 10 days in total.
We drove the Cabot Trail and spent two nights in that part of the province. It was awesome. If you are a golfer you may want to book a room at the Keltic Lodge and play Highland Links, Stanley Thompson’s finest course. At the time it was rated #1 in Canada. We also drove to PEI and played Crowbush Cove, also awesome. There are several world class courses in Nova Scotia and it is one of the best and underrated golf destinations in the world, and certainly the best in Canada in my opinion.
If you don’t golf never mind but don’t miss out on the Cabot Trail.
There are a over 20 Golf courses in HRM alone, half a dozen in the city core of Halifax itself. Some are absolutely spectacular. Glen Harbor, Granite Springs, Ashburn and Hartlen's Point are all must courses for golf lovers.
If you want to go to a beach just a 30 minute drive from downtown Halifax, check out Rainbow Haven Beach. Its a provincial park. https://parks.novascotia.ca/park/rainbow-haven-beach
The blue nose is not far away . Got to the Citedal fort at the top of the hill …take the maritime museum great Titanic display.
Hit a few Irish bars such as dirty Nelly’s and the split crow you will love the live music at all the bars and the food is great too
There are a couple of high end food places too … Reserve a table at the Press Gang… Fantastic food and the second oldest building in Halifax too.
The Bicycle Thief is another favorite of mine and it has the absolute best wine Cellar in Atlantic Canada.
It’s a 25 Million dollar replica. Not the original.
It is still the official Blue Nose and something to see if you there.
It’s not the original which was wrecked off Haiti in 1946.
This one should be worth looking at as Nova Scotia tax payers spent 25 Million on repairing this replica.
A great read here on Bluenose 1
Bluenose 2 was launched in 1963
The person is aTourist … You are making mudslinging political views on a non political forum. Not needed not wanted and not the forum to do such things. If you wish to argue politics there are tons of web sites with lots of people who like to express the first and againsts of any thing
This person wanted to know things to do and see not engage in your pet peaves. Stop hijacking the thread
25M ? For a replica boat, but they can’t come up with money for a stadium that’ll bring tourism, events, economic activity.
They might be disappointed if they spend an hour driving to it to find out it’s a replica.
Can’t mention CFL in Halifax without talking stadium and tax dollars. Just keepin it real.