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25 facts you may not know about Halifax Pop Explosion!

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Halifax Pop Explosion (HPX) is hands-down one of my favourite things about this city. There’s something about picking up a schedule (or lately, downloading an app) and comparing your musical must-sees with friends and planning your festival experience.

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When those five days in October finally arrive, you can’t beat getting out on crisp autumn nights, grabbing a few drinks, hearing some great music and maybe forgetting that you’ve got to wake up and be a responsible adult in a few hours.

Whether you’re completely new to the festival, or you’re a reasoned regular, here are 25 FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW about HPX:

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Everything You Need to Know to Plan Your IKEA Halifax Shopping Trip

The largest IKEA store in North America is now open in Dartmouth Crossing, and at 330,000 square feet, there is a lot to take in!

Fortunately, making a visit doesn’t have to be akin to mounting a Swedish invasion; it can be a positive and PRODUCTIVE experience if you plan it right.

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Top 10 places to watch the SUNSET in Halifax

Who doesn’t love a good sunset?

Here is a list of the TOP 10 places in the Halifax area to watch the sun go down – ENJOY!


1 – Dartmouth Waterfront, Dartmouth

Hop on the Dartmouth ferry and enjoy a stunning view as you ride across the harbour on the oldest continuously-running salt-water passenger ferry service in North America (say that 10 times fast…).

When you’re on the Dartmouth side, you can sit close to the harbour looking out towards the Halifax waterfront and watch the sun come down over the city.

🚗~10 minute drive from Downtown Halifax (or 15 minute ferry ride!) – directions

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TOP 10 Places to Watch the Sunrise in Halifax

Watching the sunrise brings a certain rejuvenation and optimism, reminding us that it’s a new day, a fresh start full of new opportunities. And with the sun rising in the east, it should be no surprise that Halifax is an AMAZING place to enjoy picture-perfect sunrises.

Whether it’s over the open ocean or across the harbour, there are plenty of locations in and around Halifax that provide sunrise views worth waking up early for.

So, rise and shine! It’s time to begin a new day watching the sun come up in one of these 10 spots in Halifax:  Continue reading

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