Okay, so the weather outside your window might be frightful, but the Halifax waterfront is still so delightful! The Halifax waterfront has lots to offer even in wintry and frosty conditions.
Here is my Halifax winter waterfront to do list:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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