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Arts & Culture / Outdoor Adventure August 10, 2016

The 5 BEST places to take a selfie in Halifax!

Whether you’re travelling or in your own backyard, we can all appreciate the importance of a great background for a selfie. Luckily, if you’re in Halifax you’ve got plenty of places to choose from.

Here’s a round up of five of the best places to take a selfie in Halifax:

1. With a 78h Highlander at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada
It’s like the traditional photo with the Buckingham Palace guards, except in Nova Scotia and with 100% more tartan.

2. Enjoying a massive plate of fresh seafood
When in Rome, right? Whether you get your seafood from The Five Fisherman, Shuck Raw Bar, the Waterfront Warehouse, or any place in between, trust me when I tell you that you’re going to want to snap a pic. I know it might feel impossible to wait even an extra minute before digging into your oysters, lobster, mussels and crab, but the jealousy this photo will provoke from your friends and family will be well worth the wait!

3. With Theodore Tugboat
Theodore’s a true Halifax staple, and he’s not just for the kids! As long as he’s not taking groups out for a tour of the Halifax harbour, he’s usually docked right beside Murphy’s – so don’t miss out, grab a photo with this always-smiling Haligonian! Bonus points if you can get your selfie during November when he’s sporting his Movember moustache.

4. At Peggy’s Cove
This perfect-selfie location is just outside of the city, but so worth the trip. Visit the small fishing village, or get a photo with the lighthouse itself, just make sure you stay away from those slippery black rocks!

5. In front of a thick wall of fog
Halifax can get some great weather, but it can often feel the most authentically Halifax when there’s a thick layer of fog surrounding the city.  Some of the best locations to surround yourself in the mist are up on Citadel Hill, or even better – on the waterfront. Your friends and family will wonder what kind of dream world you’ve landed in.

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