Seasonal December 3, 2018

5 Halifax Experiences That Make Amazing Gifts

Photo: Taste Halifax Food & Beer Tours

This holiday season, why not skip the packed malls and crazy lineups, and book your loved ones an experience rather than a physical gift! There is so much to see and do around Halifax, and we’ve chosen just a few of our favourite local experiences that make amazing gifts.

From spending the day with a world famous lumberjack to sipping iced wine in the Annapolis Valley, we can guarantee no one will be asking for the gift receipt this year!

1 – Halifax Foodie Adventure

Price: $149 per person (plus tax)
Availability: June-October
Duration: 4 hours

The foodie on your holiday list will love this food tour of Halifax’s culinary hotspots.

Throughout the four-hour excursion, you’ll enjoy donairs, lobster mac and cheese, craft beer, a private charcuterie and spirit tasting at Citadel Hill, and more!


2 – The Icewine Shuttle

Price: $89 per person (plus tax)
Availability: February 16, 17, 23, 24, 2019
Duration: 11am – 3/4pm

During the annual Nova Scotia Ice Wine Festival, you’ll enjoy an afternoon of wine and food pairings from 8+ local wineries at Lightfoot & Wolfville, in the gorgeous Annapolis Valley.

If you’re looking for something a little more personalized, you can also build your own wine and/or beer tour!

Photo: Sip and Taste Tours

3 – Take an (Instagrammable) Stay/Va-cation

Price: Varies
Availability: Year-round

Many people head down south during the winter, but why leave home when we have so many gorgeous hotels and cottages in and around Halifax? Enjoy a beautiful staycation at our top picks for the most Instagrammable places to stay in and around Halifax.

See our top picks here!

Photo: @thewilddecoelis at Oceanstone Seaside Resort

4 – Wild Axe Lumberjack Axeperience

Price: $25-90/person +tax
Availability: June – October, Wednesday-Saturday
Duration: 4 hours

Roll up your sleeves and get ready for an axe-iting lumberjack adventure! World champion lumberjack, Darren Hudson, lets you experience life as a woodsman with his fun-filled four-hour tour in Barrington, NS. Try log-rolling, tree climbing, axe throwing and more!

Looking for an experience that’s slightly more mild? Check out some indoor axe throwing at the Timber Lounge in Halifax’s North End.


5 – Wild Islands Camping Adventure

Price: $725/person +tax
Availability: August-September
Duration: 2 days

Explore the pristine white sand beaches of Nova Scotia’s Wild Islands. This unforgettable two-day camping experience includes sailing, hiking, snorkeling, stargazing, fresh seafood, and memories to last a lifetime.


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