Get out and adventure across the region, chasing the hidden waterfalls of Halifax!
For the most scenic drive, leaving Dartmouth take the coastal route 207 until it joins the 107/7.
Explore Sheet Harbour, where you can get up-close and personal with the roaring West River, only steps away from the main street. Boardwalks and bridges make these roaring falls easily accessible.
Grab lunch at The Henley House Pub & Restaurant overlooking the West River Falls. Reserve a table, or bring a blanket and set up a picnic so you can kick back and enjoy the views of the Falls.
Phantom Falls is one of Halifax’s biggest waterfalls; it’s a moderate-difficulty hike, about an hour out and back, but well worth the effort. Look for a sign reading “Phantom Falls” marking the start of the trail.
Pockwock Falls is a gem of a waterfall, only 40 minutes from downtown Halifax. Depending on the time, you may want to have dinner in Halifax and head to the falls after – just make sure you leave plenty of daylight for the hike out and back.
If it gets too dark before you make it to Pockwock, make it a multi-day adventure with an overnight stay at Comfort Inn Halifax on the Bedford Highway, just a 20 minute drive from the Pockwock Falls Trail Head.
You can head out to the falls first thing in the morning, and even stop at the Bedford Basin Farmers’ Market for breakfast before you go!
Bonus: Spend a day paddling on the Eastern Shore at Coastal Adventures Kayaking & Paddler’s Retreat B&B in Tangier, the gateway to the 100 Wild Islands. Rental kayaks, and tours ranging from brief excursions to multi-day expeditions are available.