Halifax, the small capital city of Nova Scotia is laid-back where I had a leisurely time. The breezy waterfront and the compact downtown offers a relaxed pace of life. Something is perfectly endearing about this city. If you are making a trip to Halifax, here are some fun things that you can do.
- Take a walk along the waterfront
While I was wondering what to do in this city, a local suggested me to head for the water. Waterfront Boardwalk is the centerpiece of downtown Halifax. The area is line with shops, restaurants, and museums. Just sit down with an ice-cream cone or beer, whatever you prefer and watch the boats sailing past. This is especially great to watch during the warm months of summer. If you are traveling with your kids, take them to watch the Theodore Tugboat. This is a replica of the TV series character of Canada.
- Get to know about maritime history
Just right of the waterfront, I found the Maritime Museum. It will offer you a closer look at the boating and shipping history of Halifax. Here, I learned about the link of the city to the disaster of Titanic. Moreover, you will find a display of the Halifax Explosion of the year 2017 that was responsible for the death of 1,800 people as the Norwegian ship collided against a freighter that was loaded with ammunition.
- Enjoy local wares and food at the farmer’s market
Walk a few kilometers from the museum and you will find the Seaport Farmers market. This is a continuously operating market which had been established in 1750 and has been the oldest. Even though the farmer’s market is open during the months of summer, it might appear to be a little low on the weekdays. I visited on a Saturday morning and it was bustling with vendors who had come to the town. I got souvenirs for my loved ones from this market.