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Here’s your guide to seeing the best of Halifax this summer.

SUMMER ITINERARY

day one

Old Apothecary and Public Gardens

To start off your day right, grab coffee, breakfast and baked goods from The Old Apothecary on Barrington Street. Walk up Spring Garden Road to the Halifax Public Gardens for a stroll. There are plenty of benches and shade for you to enjoy your breakfast.
Old Apothecary
Old Apothecary

Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market

If it’s a Saturday or Sunday, spend your entire morning at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, where you can visit the rooftop patio, shop from local artisans and simply do what the locals do.
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Farmers' Market

Downtown Dartmouth

Take the 15-minute ferry across the Halifax harbour to Downtown Dartmouth and have lunch at The Canteen. They are famous for their “Crobster Roll". Spend some more time shopping or checking out the local businesses in Dartmouth, top recommendations include Lake City Cider and KEPT.
The Canteen
The Canteen

Museums Galore

Head back over the harbor to downtown Halifax and visit one of Halifax’s many museums or galleries including the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.
National Site
National Site

Bicycle Thief

Stroll the waterfront boardwalk and eat dinner at The Bicycle Thief, a waterfront patio. For dessert, get some ice cream or a beaver tail from COWS.
Halifax Boardwalk
Halifax Boardwalk

day two

Brunch and donuts

Start the day off with breakfast/brunch at EDNA! Walk a few extra blocks to Vandal Donuts for the BEST treats in town! The donuts, fritters and other pastries come in an adorable pink box (keep your eyes peeled and you’ll see these boxes everywhere!)
Brunch at EDNA
Brunch at EDNA

Peggy's Cove

When you google Halifax, do you often find pictures of lighthouses? Rent a car and drive to Peggy’s Cove to see it for yourself. Note: the drive is approximately 40 minutes from Downtown Halifax.
Peggys Cove
Peggys Cove

Johnny K's Authentic Donairs

Dreaming about donairs? Make your way back to downtown Halifax and see what all the fuss is about. Johnny K's Authentic Donairs won't disappoint!
Johnnie K's Donair
Johnnie K's Donair

Downtown Halifax

Take a tour of Halifax, either on the Hop on Hop off (more freedom) or the Harbour Hopper Tour (a classic!)
Downtown Halifax
Downtown Halifax

The Stubborn Goat

Eat at local favourite restaurantStubborn Goat for elevated tavern cuisine and tapas. For dessert, head up to Spring Garden Road for ice cream (The Dairy Bar) and craft beer (Stillwell) – both are in the same outdoor area!
Stubborn Goat
Stubborn Goat

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