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Kate is a freelance lifestyle and travel writer. While she loves traveling and spends a lot of time on the road, nothing compares to coming back home to Halifax. You can usually find her at one of the city’s many parks, hanging out at local coffee shops, and eating copious amounts of croissants from The Old Apothecary. You can find her online at and on Instagram @katehorodyski.
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Top 6 Doughnut Spots in Halifax

Written by Kim Humes and Kate Horodyski

A number of delicious doughnut spots have been popping up around the Halifax region in recent years, and we absolutely love the trend! From food trucks to pop-up shops to seasonal waterfront vendors, we’ve got you covered in terms of finding the city’s best doughnuts!

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Top 10 Convention Facilities in Halifax

The first step when planning an event is finding a great location!  Check out the top 10 convention facilities in and around Halifax.

Downtown Halifax

1. Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre
Location: 1800 Argyle St., Halifax

Located in the heart of downtown Halifax, the WTCC has four floors of event space and a variety of meeting rooms, with the largest room providing space for up to 1800 people.  It also has underground tunnels connecting the Convention Centre to nearby hotels, amenities, and the Scotiabank Centre.

2. Halifax Convention Centre
Location: Market St., Halifax

Slated to open in December 2017, the Halifax Convention Centre offers over 120,000 square feet of event space spread over four floors.  Their Event Planner Toolkit, variety of catering options, and high tech A/V capabilities make this the perfect place to host your best event yet.

3. Cunard Centre
Location: 961 Marginal Rd., Halifax

A renovated waterfront cargo shed, the Cunard Centre is a popular venue for culinary events, trade shows, receptions, and concerts.  The 45,000 square foot space can accommodate 2,000 people for dinner, 3200 for receptions, and can be divided into smaller sections for a more intimate setting.

4. Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
Location: 1919 Upper Water St., Halifax

While there are many hotels in Halifax that offer beautiful convention facilities, the Marriott Harbourfront boasts the largest event space.  Located right on the water, the Marriott Harbourfront is equipped with eight different meeting rooms, including a ballroom that holds 1,000 people for a reception, or 800 for a seated event.  Their outdoor patio features a stunning view of the Halifax harbour and overlooks the waterfront boardwalk, making it a fantastic venue for cocktail hours and networking mixers.

5. Prince George Hotel
Location: 1725 Market St., Halifax

The Prince George Hotel is on the smaller side of the city’s various hotel-based event spaces, making it a popular option for event planners looking for a more intimate venue. The Prince George   has five meeting rooms, the largest of which can accomodate up to 240 people.

The outdoor rooftop patio, situated in the heart of downtown Halifax allows visitors to the Prince George to enjoy their events feeling secluded and intimate while being at the center of everything. The hotel is connected to the Halifax World Trade and the new Convention Centre, making it a convenient place to stay if you are hosting orattending an event at either location.

6. Dalhousie University
Location: 1233 LeMarchant St., Halifax

Dalhousie has a number of meeting and conference rooms available with the largest room holding up to 1000 people.  In the summertime planners and delegates can take advantage of convenient onsite accommodations in the vacant residence buildings.  Additional features include plenty of parking, wifi, catering, kitchenettes, a fitness centre, and more.

7. Saint Mary’s University
Location: 923 Robie St., Halifax

Similar to Dalhousie, Saint Mary’s offers meeting and conference spaces year-ound and onsite dorm and apartment–style accommodations during the summer months.

Capacity ranges from 48-600 people.

Bayers Lake

8. Future Inns
Location: 30 Fairfax Dr., Halifax

If you’re looking for a meeting venue beyond the downtown core, Future Inns in Bayers Lake is a great option.  They offer eight different meeting spaces with capacities ranging from 15-100 people and offer catering from their onsite restaurant, The Redwood Grill.

9. Exhibition Park
Location: 200 Prospect Rd., Halifax

This massive space is ideal for large events including car shows, concerts, trade shows, and seminars.

Beyond Halifax’s downtown core

10. Atlantica Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre
Location: 36 Treasure Dr., Western Shore

Just 45 minutes from downtown Halifax, and an hour from Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Oak Island is a beautiful location to hold your next event. Located right on the ocean, it’s a great option for planners looking to create an intimate retreat-type event. Among the seven meeting rooms available, the largest can accommodate up to 480 people.

Have you held or attended a convention in Halifax? We’d love to hear about your experience! Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.


Halifax’s BEST Second-Hand Clothing Shops

Second hand shopping doesn’t just save you money, it’s a fun and eco-friendly way to find unique pieces for your wardrobe! Fortunately for Haligonians and visitors, we’ve got tons of great second hand clothing shops right here in Halifax. Let the shopping – and the saving! – begin.


Elsie’s Used Clothing
1530 Queen St.
A treasure trove of beautiful vintage finds, Elsie’s is arguably the most well known thrift store in the city.

Brilliant Clothing Boutique
1539 Birmingham St.
If you’re a label lover, this is the place for you.  You’ll find stylish, high-end items at a fraction of their original price.

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Put Me On! Consignment
1526 Queen St.
Come here for an eclectic mix of used clothing, vintage pieces, local jewelry, and the store’s own label CRANKY.

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East of Montreal
5486 Spring Garden Rd.
Got a special occasion?  Stop by East of Montreal to browse their selection of gently worn formalwear.  You’ll find cocktail dresses, gowns, prom dresses, and a range of accessories.

North End

MakeNew Curated Thrift Shop
2698 Agricola St.
This stylish, airy spot looks more like a fresh boutique than a second hand clothing store.  Come here for beautiful minimalist clothing and accessories.

Lost & Found Art Vintage Kitch
2383 Agricola St.
Offering hip vintage options and an impressive record selection, Lost & Found fits right into to the cool hipster neighbourhood in which it resides.

Penelope’s Boutique
5685 Cunard St.
A high-end collection of vintage and modern consignment pieces, this shop is aimed at a slightly older crowd that some of the other North End spots.


Room 152 Clothing Boutique
152 Portland St.
From the same owners as Brilliant, Room 152 in downtown Dartmouth offers a great mix of second hand designer clothes as well as brand new sample size items.

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Bay B Boutique
145 Portland St. & 3548 Novalea Dr. (Halifax)
Why should adults have all the fun?  With two locations, Bay B Boutique offers great deals on second hand baby and kids clothing.

Bayer’s Lake

Value Village
165 Chain Lake Dr.
Roll up your sleves and clear your schedule- a trip through the massive Value Village in Bayers Lake isn’t for the faint of heart, but it can earn you some great deals and awesome finds.

What’s your favourite spot for scoring a great second hand find? Let us know on social media!

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