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A history-rich city such as Halifax offers an array of unique experiences. The maritime vibes are hearty and accompanied by stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. This week on Roam At Home, we are exploring the rocky shores of this colourful coastal city, with some local intel on the best activities Halifax has to offer. Rest assured if you are not a fan of seafood, there are plenty other delicious dives and escapades to fill your stomach and heart. It should be mentioned, folklore of pirates and buried treasure live in these parts, and while we cannot promise riches, we have found some hidden treasures.
Lightfoot and Wolfville Winery
Nestled in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, Lightfoot and Wolfville Winery crafts organic and biodynamic wines. With over a dozen wines ranging from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir to Riesling, there is surely a wine for all taste buds. Not to mention the stunning view from their restaurant, featuring ingredients sourced from the Lightfoot family farm. With eight generations of Lightfoot’s farming in this valley, they take pride in their heritage and work in harmony with the land, lending to a truly authentic experience.
Best Pub for Live Music
Looking to feel immersed in the maritime culture? The Lower Deck Bar and Grill can do just that. Beer and fish lovers can enjoy their beer-battered fish n’ chips fresh from the island. If the promise of pub food and drinks draws you in to the Lower Deck, the music will surely make you stay. The Lower Deck serves up maritime hospitality met with live music seven nights a week, making for a genuinely fun maritime party.
Located in downtown Halifax, the Halifax Brewery Farmers Market boasts its beautiful courtyards and 200-year-old heritage building filled with local farmers and artisans. With over 20 vendors, ranging from handcrafted soaps to curated meats, this market has something for everyone. The granite and ironstone building transports shoppers back in time for a historically rich experience in the heart of Halifax.
Best Outdoor Adventure
Jaw dropping views of the Atlantic from the rocky cliffs of Scots Bay await! The current trail is 13km one-way, providing a full day of hiking for those seeking a challenge. Others who want to appreciate the scenery without the dedication of a hike can enjoy picnics and wildlife viewing. Remember to layer up before you embark and enjoy the expansive views from the cliff sides of Nova Scotia.
Seasonally purchased beans make for a wide variety of delicious coffee blends year-round. Centred out of Halifax, this subscription-based coffee service houses its café as a local favourite. Anchored coffee is roasted weekly to ensure freshness in every cup, plus being prepared where the company is based lends credence to some seriously good coffee. Seriously.