Activities & Attractions / Festivals & Events May 1, 2018

7 Reasons to Get Out in Halifax For Attractions Week!

Attractions Week is coming up and we couldn’t be more excited!! With discounts on some of Halifax’s coolest things to see and do, Attractions Week is the perfect opportunity to explore all of the amazing hot spots, culture, and history that our city has to offer!

And don’t forget to collect your stamps along the way! Each of the participating attractions will give you a stamp on your STAMP & WIN Map when you visit, and four stamps will get you a free Attractions Week tote bag!

Read on to find out exactly why you should visit each attraction, where to print your map, and how to plan your week for maximum fun!

1 – Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

1723 Hollis St. – Downtown Halifax

Check out local art, installations, and exhibits at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia!

Explore the restored home of beloved Nova Scotian artist, Maud Lewis, discover thought-provoking exhibits and enjoy art in a variety of mediums from oil painting to ceramics from both local and international artists.

Attractions Week Offer: Youth 17 and under will get free entry and new members will receive 25% off one-year family memberships!
Where to get your stamp: Front desk, located in the lobby.

2 – Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

1055 Marginal Rd. – Downtown Halifax

Discover the fascinating history of Canadian Immigration at Canada’s newest national museum. You’ll enjoy hands-on activities, genealogical research, and first-hand stories from some of the over 1 million people who passed through Pier 21 from 1928-1971.

Attractions Week Offer: Free admission for kids when accompanied by an adult (max. 3 kids per adult for this offer).
Where to get your stamp: Front desk, located in the lobby.

3 – Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

5425 Sackville St. – Downtown Halifax

Step back in time and experience a piece of the Halifax’s military past at this fun and interactive historic site.

At Citadel Hill, you’ll get to explore the fortress that once protected our city and even become a part of it with their Soldier for a Day experience!

Attractions Week Offer: Free admission for youth 17 and under.
Where to get your stamp: Admissions office outside the citadel entry gates.

4 – Discovery Centre

1215 Lower Water St. – Downtown Halifax

From taking in live star shows to exploring the Aerospace exhibits to creating your own inventions in the Innovation Lab, the Discovery Centre offers non-stop fun and adventure!

Kids and adults alike will have a blast at Halifax’s state-of-the-art science centre, which aims to “bring STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) to life through fun, interactive learning experiences.”

Attractions Week Offer: 50% off all admissions.
Where to get your stamp: Front desk, located in front lobby.

5 – Harbour Hopper Tours

Salter Lot, 5050 Salter St. – Downtown Halifax

Explore Halifax by land and sea with the popular family-friendly adventure!

This hour-long tour will take you through downtown and past some of the city’s most significant spots before heading into the Halifax Harbour to explore the city from the water! This amphibious tour is absolutely a city favourite.

Attractions Week Offer: BOGO 50% off all Harbour Hopper admissions.
Where to get your stamp: The Harbour Hopper Kiosk located at 5050 Salter St.

6 – Halifax Seaport Farmers Market

1209 Marginal Rd. – Downtown Halifax

The always popular Seaport Market is the perfect way to spend a Saturday. Choose from rows upon rows of delicious food stalls, enjoy live music, shop for unique artisanal crafts, and relax on the market’s rooftop terrace.

Attractions Week Offer: Free postcard (while supplies last)
Where to get your stamp: The Shelf kiosk in the center of the market.

7 – Halifax Waterfront

Halifax Boardwalk – Downtown Halifax

Nothing says Halifax like our iconic boardwalk! Take a stroll along the water, grab a beer at the Stubborn Goat Waterfront Beer Garden, or simply hang out in one of the boardwalk hammocks.

There’s always something new and exciting going on along our waterfront!

Attractions Week Offer: Free floating keychain from Lost Cod Clothing Co. (while supplies last).
Where to get your stamp: Lost Cod Clothing Co., 1540 Lower Water St.

Now all you have to do is plan your week and HAVE FUN!

Learn more about Attractions Week here.


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