Halifax waterfront to do list – WINTER EDITION


Okay, so the weather outside your window might be frightful, but the Halifax waterfront is still so delightful! The Halifax waterfront has lots to offer even in wintry and frosty conditions.

There are plenty of shops, museums and events going on that’ll get you through until spring. So, this winter consider heading to the Halifax waterfront for a weekend excursion or an evening out.

Here is my Halifax winter waterfront to do list:

  1. Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market

Going to the Halifax Seaport Famer’s Market is one of my favourite things to do on the weekend, as I’m sure that many of you feel the same way. But did you know that they hold community workshops on the last Friday and Sunday each month?

Community Workshops include everything from painting on glass ornaments and creative jewelry design, to vegetable rub recipes and pumpkin carving.

To learn more or for a complete list up upcoming Community Workshops visit their Facebook page!

  1. Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Our Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is nothing short of spectacular and if you haven’t been lately it’s definitely something you need to check out this winter on a chilly Sunday afternoon or even better, on BMO Free Thursdays, where admission is FREE every Thursday evening from 5 – 9 p.m. courtesy of BMO Financial Group. Although donations are always welcome!

Or if you’re looking for something fun and different to do with your Friday night and you’re over 19, check out the Gallery’s Art Party on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 and engage with art after dark.

The Gallery will be transformed into a vibrant space where you can enjoy art, music, drinks, food and get to meet fellow art lovers, artists and curators. It’s an event only held every few months and something you don’t want to miss. Learn more about the Art Party and other gallery events here.

  1. Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Everyone loves teddy bears right? Well, this winter head to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic for their Teddy Bears Ahoy! Display, a winter favourite last held at the Maritime Museum in 2002, and previously in 1997 and 1996. This display is in honour of the 175th Anniversary of Sir Samuel Cunard’s transatlantic arrival of the RMS Britannia.

This means you can enjoy almost 400 bears on the RMS Bearengaria, their version of Cunard’s ship!

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic also has tons of other great exhibitions and events going on this winter.

  1. Historic Properties

Historic Properties is not just a summer tourist destination, it’s open year around and provides tourists and locals with a variety of fun things to do and experience.

Grab a cup of Anchored coffee (or an entire bag) and a Hali-famous croissant from Two If by Sea. After that pop into Saint Lou’s Gentlemen’s Barbershop for an authentic haircut in a unique and friendly atmosphere. And if you’re not looking for a haircut, check out one of Historic Properties newest editions, Pearl and Daisy Natural Soap Company. Here you’ll find locally made, 100 % natural artisanal soap and bath products! Or if you’re looking for the perfect gear for this winter weather head to Take it Outside. And of course there’s no better way to finish a day of indulgence than with a locally crafted beer from Gahan House.

Why wouldn’t you want to spend a day at Historic Properties?

  1. Pier 21

Newly expanded, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 celebrates Canadian immigration stories from past to present day. It is the place where you can see how the world shapes Canada. Located at the Halifax Seaport, the Museum has even more to see and do with newly expanded exhibits that tell the broader story of Canadian immigration.

New this year, Canada’s Titanic – The Empress of Ireland, will be on display, from November 23, 2015 to November 13, 2016. This captivating exhibition will take visitors to the heart of the one of the greatest maritime disasters in Canada’s history.

What is your favourite thing to do on the Halifax waterfront in winter?! Let us know on Facebook and Twitter!