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5 Reasons to Give Winter Surfing a Chance in Halifax

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Winter surfing isn’t for everyone, but if you’re looking for a different kind of surf escape, far from the busy beaches of Costa Rica or Mexico, Halifax is the place to go. You might be wondering why anyone would be crazy enough to hop in the frigid Atlantic while the sandy beaches are hidden under a gelid layer of water powder.

Well, read on to discover 5 ~cool~ reasons you should give winter surfing a in the Halifax region a chance!

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TOP 5 Places in Halifax to Find Locally-Made Gifts

Finding the perfect gift can certainly be stressful, no matter the occasion. Holidays, birthdays, weddings and baby showers can be difficult to decide exactly what to bring. Fortunately, Halifax is home to plenty of amazing independent retailers that offer unique alternatives to mass-produced products that can often found online or in larger shopping centres.

Save yourself some time and stress and check out this list of the Halifax region’s best places to purchase locally-crafted gifts.

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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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Fall for Halifax: 7 Things to Do in Halifax This October

Everyone knows winter can be long, spring is a fling and summer is all about the endless chase, but fall… fall in Halifax is easy to fall in love with.

So, say hello to October and get a load of 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.

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