escape 48 Halifax

Check out @davey_gravy and @zandaleec’s 48 hour escape in Halifax

citadel national historic site

Be sure to check out this important part of Canada’s Military history, view the museum within and watch the sentry change on the hour, every hour as well as listen to the cannon blast at noon.

trip tip

Pick up a book of ferry tickets at a convenience store for a cheaper price than paying cash each time you go!


Just across the harbour is the town of Dartmouth. Take a quick ferry trip across the way to see the blossoming town full of great eats, treats, art and shopping. After lunch at Canteen grab a treat at Bubble Waffle and check out the murals around town and pop into the local boutiques.


You will have to grab a bite to eat at the very popular Canteen in Dartmouth. Crafting seasonal inspired dishes and hand-crafted cocktails in a bright and cheerful place, this spot is a must in Dartmouth.

art gallery of nova scotia

You may not have been aware of the sweet artist Maude before visiting Nova Scotia but we highly recommend checking out her exhibit in the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and you will fall in love with her and her story. The Art Gallery also houses other exhibitions of local artists and visiting contemporary exhibits.

trip tip

Ask for a seat at the bar by the kitchen to watch the chef work his magic and prepare each dish with care.

agricola street market

Enjoy your vacation by splurging a little on one of the best meals in town. Be sure to make a reservation before your trip begins as it is a popular spot for date night and group dinners.

trip tip

Wear shoes you don’t mind getting a little dirty as it can get marshy in areas on the walk down!

duncan’s cove

One of the most unique coastal landscapes with greenery growing beside rocky coastlines and deep blue waters! Sit on the shore long enough and you might spot some sea friends in the water, or pretend you’re the one living in that beautiful house a top the shore.

crystal crescent beach

Escape the city to find white sand beaches nestled up to blue water, or take a little walk through the trees on the boardwalk path. This little spot is the perfect place for a picnic outside of the bustling city.

stubborn goat

If you’re looking for where the people are, you’ll find them enjoying a sunset dinner and beer down at the Stubborn Goat Beer Garden right on the waterfront. With plenty of seating, bright pops of colour and string lights, this is the perfect place to enjoy all Halifax has to offer, food, brews, and views.

halifax public gardens

A little hidden oasis of nature in the heart of Halifax, these public gardens are filled with beautiful trees and so many flowers. You can even catch a musical concert in the Victorian Bandstand at the centre of the gardens.

colourful houses

Like many of the surrounding East Coast provinces, Nova Scotia is filled with colourful heritage homes, around almost every corner is a photo opportunity with different pastel colours every turn.