Nova Scotia/PEI Trip
Collected by Lauren Pearson
5515 Young St, Halifax, NS B3K 1Z7, Canada
This collection of stores and cafés is part of a planned neighborhood built after a 1917 collision between two ships, one of which carried explosives, blew up and destroyed parts of the city, an event known as the Halifax Explosion. Along this...
5425 Sackville St, Halifax, NS B3J 3Y3, Canada
The Citadel sits at the heart of Halifax and some might say that it is the heart of the city standing the test of time. Construction of the Citadel Fort started in 1828 and finished in 1856. The fort’s purpose was to deter an overland assault on...
Halifax, NS B3H, Canada
The Halifax Public Gardens are one of the best places in the city to go for a stroll, have a picnic, get an ice cream, feed some ducks, and (literally) stop and smell the roses. The gardens opened in 1867 and occupy 16 acres of land in the middle...
5670 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1H6, Canada
It's hard to believe you won't find something to purchase in this shopping district, which is chockablock with everything from handicraft and home-décor boutiques to vintage and apparel shops. There's a strong mix of familiar brands (Roots,...
1579 Grafton St, Halifax, NS B3J 2C3, Canada
Halifax is in love with "eat local," and well they should be. With bounty from sea and land, it's a food lover's destination. The Stubborn Goat pairs big flavors with local and other craft beers in a friendly, relaxed environment. Should you tire...
1707 Grafton St, Halifax, NS B3J 2C6, Canada
The Wooden Monkey in Halifax is a restaurant made for all tastes. The menu features all organic and locally grown produce served with free-range meats and local seafood. There are also many options for vegetarians, vegans, and even those who...
1600 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 1Z6, Canada
Obladee is the only wine bar in downtown Halifax. The bar has a casual atmosphere with an ever changing wine menu and a few other select drinks like beer and cider if that is what you would prefer. They feature wine "flights" that pair three wines...
1841 Argyle St, Halifax, NS B3J 3N8, Canada
Donuts are a meal, no? Pick how many mini donuts you want and always a variety of choices for toppings - Boston cream are of course the best, followed by anything with Skor, caramel, or peanut butter. Follow them on Twitter for their food truck...
1869 Upper Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 1S9, Canada
Sure Halifax has a bunch of Tim Horton's, Starbucks, and some other, local coffee places, but there is one that rises above the rest, and that is Two If By Sea. The original store is located in Dartmouth, but in the past couple years they have...
1723 Hollis St, Halifax, NS B3J 1V9, Canada
Housed in two heritage buildings, this exhibition space is a showcase for visual artists from Nova Scotia and other provinces in Atlantic Canada. Its collection is comprised of more than 17,000 works that run the gamut of traditional and...
5688 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 1H5, Canada
Stillwell, one of Nova Scotia's most beloved beer bars, goes into pop-up mode for the summer, opening a converted shipping-container bar in a former performance space on the boardwalk. Pouring daily during the summer as long as the weather...
1496 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 3R5, Canada
Alexander Keith's beer has been brewed in Halifax since 1820, making it one of the oldest commercial breweries in North America. Today the beer is brewed across Canada and the original brewery in downtown Halifax offers one of the best brewery...
Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3H 4P8, Canada
The pedestrian-friendly waterfront offers a ton of activities within close proximity to the cruise port. The promenade is enlivened by thought-provoking public art, enterprising street vendors and on-key bagpipe players when the weather is right....
1234-1222 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 1Y4, Canada
Upstairs from the Henry House pub, the Drawing Room is the old rich uncle of the neighborhood bar. In a handsome, clubby room with dim lighting and comfy chairs, pore over a drink list divided by different time periods. You might sip a...
1209 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 4P8, Canada
Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market was established in 1750 - just think about that for a moment - and now houses more than 250 vendors selling everything from fresh seafood, fish, meat, bread, veggies, cheese, coffee, and just about everything else...
Dalvay by the Sea, PE C0A 1P0, Canada
This park spans 39 kilometers (24 miles) along the north shore of Prince Edward Island from Cavendish to Dalvay, including five kilometers (three miles) along the western tip of the Greenwich Peninsula. Natural beauty abounds here in the form of...
At first glance Prince Edward island might not look like that oaw, you've been there? place. Yet, let it work its magic on your soul and you will understand why every season people are flocking to this island. Here I was drawn to the image of hay...
11 Great George St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4J7, Canada
Along the waterfront, Peake’s Quay has more than 20 unique shops selling handmade jewelry and crafts, antiques, clothing and souvenirs as well as a restaurant with a huge deck overlooking the marina. In July and August, local musicians perform...
65 Great George St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4K1, Canada
One of Charlottetown’s most impressive landmarks, St. Dunstan’s Basilica is a soaring example of the Gothic Revival style. Its spires are among the highest points of the city’s skyline. The stone church was built in 1913 on the site of an earlier...
150 Richmond St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 1H9, Canada
Stroll through Charlottetown’s downtown shopping area and you’ll discover an assortment of boutiques. One must-stop along the way is Northern Watters Knitwear, where the owner’s handmade wool sweaters and accessories are just the start of the...
61 Victoria St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 2B4, Canada
During the summer months, Richmond Street between Queen and Great George streets becomes a pedestrian mall closed to vehicle traffic. Some of Charlottetown’s most beautiful historic stone buildings line this cobblestone street. Along it, and...
Cabot Trail, Pleasant Bay, NS B0E 2P0, Canada
The Queen of all of Nova Scotia’s driving routes – the Cabot Trail – is typically littered with superlatives such as best, greatest, and most scenic. It certainly deserves praise as it provides a whole different feel of Nova Scotia than the other...
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