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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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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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5 Halifax Restaurants That Will ELEVATE Your Insta-Game

Let’s not kid ourselves, filters can only do so much and we ALL want to live that #nofilter life.

Anyone with a great Instagram profile knows that, when choosing a restaurant, some key factors include proper lighting, unique decor and most importantly, AMAZING food.

While Halifax has MANY Instagrammable locations, there are a few restaurants that definitely stand out. Not just anywhere will give your followers massive jealousy (goals, obviously 🙌).
From enchanting ceilings to open kitchens, we’ve chosen 5 Halifax eateries that are sure to elevate your Insta game:

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Where to Find Perfect Secret Santa Gifts in Halifax

The nights are getting longer, the days chillier, and the shopping malls much busier – all signs point to the holidays fast approaching! For many of us this means that it’s time to start gift shopping for friends, family, and of course the beloved (and occasionally stressful) Secret Santa exchange.

The great thing about holiday shopping is that it can be a great excuse to spend a day or a weekend around the city, enjoying the local retailers and larger shopping centres that make Halifax such a great shopping destination. And lucky for you, we can help you find the perfect gift for ANYONE on your list – including your Secret Santa recipient!

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