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7 Islands In and Around Halifax That You NEED to Visit

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Thinking about planning a trip to Halifax? Whether you’re looking for a little adventure or to take in the local history and culture, you NEED to visit these islands located in and around the Halifax Region.

With hundreds, if not thousands, of tiny specs dotting the waterways and ocean around the Halifax area, we’ve pulled together a list of a few of our favourites for you to explore on your next visit:

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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 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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Halifax from the water taxi - night

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.

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

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