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Why We Miss the Halifax Waterfront in Nova Scotia

Posted in: Our Perspective, Our Travels

halifax-waterfront-boat-seagullOn a sunny day in Summer one of our favorite places to spend the day is the Halifax Waterfront.  It’s a great place to get a good dose of our maritime culture.

The board walk is always a buzz with locals and tourists on the weekend when the weather is clear.  There is lots to do there, some of our favorite things are, getting fish and chips then grabbing some Cows ice cream and checking out some artisan shops.



There is also a Buskers Festival on the Waterfront every summer.  When we lived in N.S. we would make the trip to the city at least once during the busker festival to take in the sights.  Buskers are basically professional circus type entertainers preforming on the street, or in this case the boardwalk.

We would see everything from amazing trampoline performances, to a contortionist who could squeeze his entire body through a toilet seat.  There were also really talented face painters, a rock climbing wall and a trampoline bungee cord type ride to try out.  Some of the acts are a bit off color at times, so we had to be a bit choosy which ones to take in.

All the acts are on a donation basis and admission is paid at the end, so it’s easy to pick and choose with ones to spend time at.


One year for our anniversary we took a sailboat tour of the harbor from the board walk.  It was really beautiful and we’re reminded of it each time we visit the boardwalk.  It’s an easy place to make nice memories.

Seeing the boats, ships, seagulls, sparkling saltwater, people and everything else that goes with that atmosphere is definitely one of our favorite things to do in Nova Scotia.



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Dena Haines is co-editor of GringosAbroad - Ecuador's largest blog for expats and travelers. She is a travel blogger and content marketer. She is also co-founder of ClickLikeThis (GoPro tutorial blog) and Storyteller Media (content marketing for travel brands). Work with GringosAbroad.

4 comments… add one
  • Jim Cohoon Nov 28, 2011, 8:53 am

    The fish and chip pic is very inviting. We’ll definitely be enjoying some of those when we head home for a visit probably in July.

  • Lisa Nov 27, 2011, 8:34 pm

    Hi B,D, & D. Enjoyed your Halifax waterfront issue. I could have sent you a couple of ‘Tall Ships’ photos to include. What a good idea for your next Nova Scotia article. 🙂 Hope all is well. Take care.


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