All posts by Kim Humes

Kim is a writer, administrator, foodie and crazy cat lady living in Halifax. She loves writing, reading, and hiking, and in her spare time, Kim can be found exploring Halifax's many awesome beaches, trails, breweries and restaurants. That is - when she's not playing board games with family and friends!
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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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5 Off-the-Beaten-Path Halifax Communities You HAVE to Explore

One of the best things about the Halifax region is the many distinct communities within an easy drive of downtown. The Halifax Regional Municipality is actually made up of over 200 unique communities, each with their own unique character and charm.

From Hubbards to Ecum Secum, exploring beyond Halifax’s downtown core provides visitors with a taste of the true East Coast. Take a leisurely drive to five off-the-beaten-path locations for an authentic Nova Scotian experience.


1 – Eastern Passage

Just across the harbour from the Halifax waterfront, Eastern Passage feels a world away. Continue reading

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3 A-MAZE-ing Corn-Maze Adventures Within a 1-Hour Drive From Halifax

Fall is a truly amazing time of year to get out and explore Halifax and beyond. It’s the season of crisp breezes and comforting, rich flavours; apple picking and pumpkin carving.

This is also the time of year that corn mazes crop up all over the province. Whether you take your family, a date or a group of friends, a corn maze is a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors in the fall.

Here are 3 great CORN MAZES to check out this fall, all within a 1-hour drive from the city:
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