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5 Secondhand Bookstores in Halifax That Are Every Book Lover’s Dream

With all the amazing options in town, it’s no wonder that Halifax is filled with bookworms! Not only do book-lovers get to choose from reading at the the award-winning Halifax Central Library and a wonderful variety of locally owned bookstores, the city is also home to some stellar secondhand bookstores!

If you’re a reader in search of a long-lost favorite book, a rare publication, or just looking for some charming and quirky shops to add to your Halifax to-do list, read on for our list of the BEST secondhand bookstores in the Halifax region:

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What To Pack For A Winter Vacation To Halifax

Nova Scotia is beautiful year-round, but there’s something special about Halifax during the winter. With beautifully weathered seascapes and wonderful activities both inside and out, you can’t help but fall in love with winter in Halifax.

That said, the chilly weather can make packing for a visit to our city particularly challenging at this time of year. But we can help! Follow our winter packing tips and you’ll be prepared to explore the city, no matter the weather!

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Peggy’s Cove During Winter

Peggy’s Cove is one of the most popular attractions for tourists and locals alike in the Halifax region. Its classic red-and-white lighthouse marks the eastern entrance of St. Margaret’s Bay. Built in 1915, the lighthouse is officially known as the Peggy’s Point Lighthouse and today is still operated by the Canadian Coast Guard.

Peggy’s Cove is located about 40 km southwest of downtown Halifax, about an hour’s drive on Highway 333 or Highway 103. Although, only a short distance from downtown Halifax, many people don’t think of Peggy’s Cove as a winter destination, but we’re here to tell you that it’s a winter wonderland!

There are plenty of reasons to consider a visit the beautiful seaside community on a winter’s day. Here are my TOP 5 reasons for visiting Peggy’s Cove in the winter:

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Halifax Waterfront To Do List – WINTER Edition

Okay, so the weather outside your window might be frightful, but the Halifax waterfront is still so delightful! The Halifax waterfront has lots to offer even in wintry and frosty conditions.

There are plenty of shops, museums and events going on that’ll get you through until spring. So, this winter consider heading to the Halifax waterfront for a weekend excursion or an evening out.

Here is my Halifax winter waterfront to do list:

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Top 10 TripAdvisor-Reviewed Halifax Attractions

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Halifax is feeling the love!

From hotels to attractions to places to eat, people are sharing their positive experiences and we want to send all that love right back!

In honour of Halifax ranking #4 in TripAdvisor’s 2018 Destinations on the Rise, we’ve listed Halifax’s TOP 10 TripAdvisor-rated attractions and some of our favourite reviews that travelers have left for them.

Read on for the TOP 10 TripAdvisor-approved things to do in Halifax:

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Top 10 TripAdvisor-Reviewed Halifax Restaurants

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Halifax’s TripAdvisor reviews are really spreading the love!

From hotels to attractions to places to eat, people are sharing their positive experiences and we want to send all that love right back!

In honour of Halifax ranking #4 in TripAdvisor’s 2018 Destinations on the Rise, we’ve listed Halifax’s TOP 10 TripAdvisor-rated restaurants and some of our favourite reviews of them.

Read on for a little feel-good loving of Halifax’s Top 10 Restaurants on TripAdvisor:

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7 Islands In and Around Halifax That You NEED to Visit

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Thinking about planning a trip to Halifax? Whether you’re looking for a little adventure or to take in the local history and culture, you NEED to visit these islands located in and around the Halifax Region.

With hundreds, if not thousands, of tiny specs dotting the waterways and ocean around the Halifax area, we’ve pulled together a list of a few of our favourites for you to explore on your next visit:

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