Seasonal October 1, 2017

5 Things You HAVE To Do in Halifax This October

Say hello to October with this month’s hottest happenings; from new bars opening, museum shows and exciting new attractions, to city wide art crawls, explosive music festivals and haunted houses.

Here are 5 things you won’t want to miss in Halifax this October:

1. Halifax Citadel Ghost Tour

It was this large hill overlooking the harbour that originally led the British military to found the city of Halifax in 1749. Today, the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site welcomes thousands of visitors annually to walk within its walls.

While the Citadel, one of the city’s best known landmarks, is a top attraction year-round, it’s during October when the Hill is best explored in the shadows of the night.

Every Friday and Saturday evening from May until the end of October, Halifax Citadel Ghost Tours are offered for a truly haunting experience. Discover the Citadel’s many bizarre legends of ghost sightings and terrifying tales—if you dare.

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2. SeaDome

Another not-so-terrifying, experience for your senses is A Whale Story at the Sea Dome, a new 3D movie theater, delivered inside a 50-foot geodesic dome located on the Halifax Waterfront. Just outside the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, this immersive experience allows you to be transported into the underwater world of the Bay of Fundy.

Learn more about this experience.

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3. Halifax Pop Explosion

The Halifax Pop Explosion (HPX) is an annual five-day music, digital and cultural festival featuring 200 bands and was attended by over 20,000 fans last year.

Find out more about HPX, including ticketing options, venue locations, show times and the full list of performers here.

HPX runs from October 17-20, 2018.

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4. Fear the Darkness Haunted House

If you’re a thrill seeker, you’re going to LOVE this one.

On a Friday or Saturday night this October, hop on the Halifax Transit Harbour Ferry and head to Alderney Landing Community Cultural Centre on the Dartmouth Waterfront. Fear the Darkness Haunted House will be sure to test your nerves!

Bluenose Ghost Festival at Alderney Landing

5. Halifax Waterfront Catch-A-Break! Hammock Park

Sometimes you just need to hang out, and the new Halifax Waterfront Catch-A-Break! Hammock Park is the perfect place to sit back and relax by the water.

The bright orange hammocks are suspended between posts resembling east coast fishing buoys bobbing along the Halifax Waterfront boardwalk. The hammock park is a place for passersby to rest and take in the east coast lifestyle while people watching on the waterfront.

These hammocks are out on the boardwalk until late fall.

Halifax waterfront hammocks

If you know of something fun going on this fall in Halifax tweet us your suggestion and help spread the word!