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Top 5 HIKES in the Halifax Region

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Halifax isn’t just about its downtown core, its amazing events, unique shopping, or its world-class culinary scene (although let’s be honest, those are pretty fantastic too). The Halifax region is home to some incredible hiking trails, and get this – they can be accessed within a 30-minute drive from downtown Halifax!

The variety of landscapes, scenery and terrain includes lakeside trails, ocean-side cliffs, serene woodland and secluded coves. And to top it all off, there’s no shortage of breathtaking views and vistas.

No matter what kind of hiking you want to do, throw on some layers to keep you warm, grab some snacks and enjoy the scenic trails of Halifax!

Here are my top 5 hikes within 30 minutes of downtown Halifax:
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Top 10 places to watch the SUNSET in Halifax

Who doesn’t love a good sunset?

Here is a list of the TOP 10 places in the Halifax area to watch the sun go down – ENJOY!


1 – Dartmouth Waterfront, Dartmouth

Hop on the Dartmouth ferry and enjoy a stunning view as you ride across the harbour on the oldest continuously-running salt-water passenger ferry service in North America (say that 10 times fast…).

When you’re on the Dartmouth side, you can sit close to the harbour looking out towards the Halifax waterfront and watch the sun come down over the city.

🚗~10 minute drive from Downtown Halifax (or 15 minute ferry ride!) – directions

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Halifax Harbour Ferry

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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Top 5 Places to Experience Fall Colour in Halifax

Fall is in the air, bringing crisp air and pops of yellow and red to the trees. If you love vibrant landscapes and colourful leaves, then be sure to check out our favourite places to experience fall colours in Halifax.

Pro tip: experiences can be heightened when paired with a pumpkin-spiced-anything and indie-folk playlists.

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