Guidebook for Halifax

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Guidebook for Halifax

Food Scene

Relaxed, community atmosphere, reasonable prices, good food. Great wood fired pizza and yummy eggs Benedict on weekends! They have a patio.
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La Piazza Resto Cafe
6430 Chebucto Rd
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Relaxed, community atmosphere, reasonable prices, good food. Great wood fired pizza and yummy eggs Benedict on weekends! They have a patio.
Eco-friendly, neighbourly, and kid-friendly spot to read, grab some coffee, muffins, and/or lunch. Run by good people.
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Local Jo Cafe & Market
2959 Oxford St
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Eco-friendly, neighbourly, and kid-friendly spot to read, grab some coffee, muffins, and/or lunch. Run by good people.
Great food in relaxed atmosphere
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Studio East Food+Drink
6021 Cunard St
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Great food in relaxed atmosphere
Unique. Part diner part gastropub. A part of the West-end Halifax scene for decades! Very family friendly. Right beside the North West Arm, so you can work off your dinner with an evening stroll by the water.
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Armview Restaurant & Lounge
7156 Chebucto Road
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Unique. Part diner part gastropub. A part of the West-end Halifax scene for decades! Very family friendly. Right beside the North West Arm, so you can work off your dinner with an evening stroll by the water.
Very popular spot for sushi... expect a line!
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Wasabi House
6403 Quinpool Rd
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Very popular spot for sushi... expect a line!
About a 15-minute walk from our place. Great food with local flavour!
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The Brooklyn Warehouse
2795 Windsor Street
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About a 15-minute walk from our place. Great food with local flavour!
Charcuterie made onsite. Good cocktails. Just yummy! Newly opened rooftop patio which we haven't tried yet, but plan to.
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Agricola Street Brasserie
2540 Agricola St
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Charcuterie made onsite. Good cocktails. Just yummy! Newly opened rooftop patio which we haven't tried yet, but plan to.
I'm not vegan, and even I enjoy this food : ) Small, casual, and relaxed.
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enVie A Vegan Kitchen
5775 Charles Street
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I'm not vegan, and even I enjoy this food : ) Small, casual, and relaxed.
Meatballs, Chicken Parm, Pizza, Italian wine and local craft beer with a neighborhood feeling.
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Rinaldo's
2186 Windsor St
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Meatballs, Chicken Parm, Pizza, Italian wine and local craft beer with a neighborhood feeling.

Arts & Culture

Great collection,
Secord Gallery
Great collection,

Shopping

A unique store full of funky Japanese kitch. A fun spot to check out on a rainy day.
the ikebana shop
6417 Quinpool Rd
A unique store full of funky Japanese kitch. A fun spot to check out on a rainy day.
An historic shopping district with bakery, café, pizzeria, craft and flower shops, and more. The hydrostone area of Halifax was built as emergency housing after the famous Halifax Explosion, with materials sent from Boston. Halifax and Boston have maintained a special relationship ever since. Halifax still sends Boston a huge Christmas tree every year as a thank you! The market has a lovely village feel to it, and Fort Needham hill right around the corner has a memorial to the victims of the explosion and great views of the harbour.
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Hydrostone Market (The)
5515 Young Street
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An historic shopping district with bakery, café, pizzeria, craft and flower shops, and more. The hydrostone area of Halifax was built as emergency housing after the famous Halifax Explosion, with materials sent from Boston. Halifax and Boston have maintained a special relationship ever since. Halifax still sends Boston a huge Christmas tree every year as a thank you! The market has a lovely village feel to it, and Fort Needham hill right around the corner has a memorial to the victims of the explosion and great views of the harbour.
Need some supplies for a picnic? Our community farmer's market is great place to find local food and drink (including craft beers, ciders, and wines) and is WAY less crowded than the Seaport Market downtown. A nice 15-minute walk from our place. Open Saturday mornings.
Halifax Forum Farmers' Market
2901 Windsor St
Need some supplies for a picnic? Our community farmer's market is great place to find local food and drink (including craft beers, ciders, and wines) and is WAY less crowded than the Seaport Market downtown. A nice 15-minute walk from our place. Open Saturday mornings.
In and around Agricola Street between Almon and Cunard is the "Design District" - of interest to those who like furniture and interior design. Wander and explore. Check out Renovator's Resources close by for some unique repurposed and up-cycled architechtural items, too :)
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Agricola Street
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In and around Agricola Street between Almon and Cunard is the "Design District" - of interest to those who like furniture and interior design. Wander and explore. Check out Renovator's Resources close by for some unique repurposed and up-cycled architechtural items, too :)
Need some retail therapy? The Halifax Shopping Centre is mostly about clothes, jewelry, luggage, and shoes, but there is also an Apple Store, a Royal Bank, and a drug store. Walmart and Winners are in the annex across the street.
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Halifax Shopping Centre
7001 Mumford Rd
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Need some retail therapy? The Halifax Shopping Centre is mostly about clothes, jewelry, luggage, and shoes, but there is also an Apple Store, a Royal Bank, and a drug store. Walmart and Winners are in the annex across the street.

Essentials

General grocery store with a liquor store attached
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Sobeys North &Windsor
2651 Windsor Street
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General grocery store with a liquor store attached
Pharmacy, greeting cards, wrapping paper, cosmetics, and postal services.
Lawtons Drugs Gladstone
6155 North St
Pharmacy, greeting cards, wrapping paper, cosmetics, and postal services.

Parks & Nature

Playground (wheelchair accessible) with a sprinkler park in the summer. Also has a soccer field and public tennis courts. Pathways provide a good place for young kids to bike or rollerblade.
Westmount Elementary School
Playground (wheelchair accessible) with a sprinkler park in the summer. Also has a soccer field and public tennis courts. Pathways provide a good place for young kids to bike or rollerblade.
An easy biking trail which follows the old railway route. The trail follows beside a chain of lakes (hence the name) and connects up with the Bayers Lake shopping and industrial park. For more dedicated cyclists, you can follow this trail out to Timberlea, the Bike and Bean coffee shop, Queensland Beach, and beyond.
Chain Of Lakes Trail
An easy biking trail which follows the old railway route. The trail follows beside a chain of lakes (hence the name) and connects up with the Bayers Lake shopping and industrial park. For more dedicated cyclists, you can follow this trail out to Timberlea, the Bike and Bean coffee shop, Queensland Beach, and beyond.
My favourite right-after-work beach spot, just 20-30 minutes from our place. The water will be beautiful from late June through early fall (last year I had my final swim after Canadian Thanksgiving)... but then, I'm a Maritimer and used to cold water! Stop by the Shore Club for a down home lobster supper before heading home, if you can get a reservation!
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Queensland Beach Provincial Park
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My favourite right-after-work beach spot, just 20-30 minutes from our place. The water will be beautiful from late June through early fall (last year I had my final swim after Canadian Thanksgiving)... but then, I'm a Maritimer and used to cold water! Stop by the Shore Club for a down home lobster supper before heading home, if you can get a reservation!
Lovely park with walking trails long the ocean and through the woods. Also has a newly-updated playground and spots for kids to wade in the ocean waters. About a 10 minute drive from our place.
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Sir Sandford Fleming Park
260 Dingle Rd
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Lovely park with walking trails long the ocean and through the woods. Also has a newly-updated playground and spots for kids to wade in the ocean waters. About a 10 minute drive from our place.
This is a freshwater beach just a 10 minute drive from our place. I like to go in the evening - it can be crowded in the afternoons.
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Chocolate Lake Park & Beach
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This is a freshwater beach just a 10 minute drive from our place. I like to go in the evening - it can be crowded in the afternoons.

Entertainment & Activities

A public, no fee skating oval. Free rollerblade rentals in summer and skate rentals in winter (with photo ID)
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Emera Oval
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A public, no fee skating oval. Free rollerblade rentals in summer and skate rentals in winter (with photo ID)

Sightseeing

Best known for being the resting place for over a hundred of the victims of theTitanic disaster.
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Fairview Lawn Cemetery
3720 Windsor St
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Best known for being the resting place for over a hundred of the victims of theTitanic disaster.
If you want a lovely view of the Harbour or are interested In the history of the famous and tragic Halifax Explosion, this is a good place the explore.
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Fort Needham Memorial Park
5515 Stairs Pl
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If you want a lovely view of the Harbour or are interested In the history of the famous and tragic Halifax Explosion, this is a good place the explore.
About a 15-minute walk from our place - great views of the water! Stop by the Armview Restaurant for lunch or supper afterward.
Northwest Arm
About a 15-minute walk from our place - great views of the water! Stop by the Armview Restaurant for lunch or supper afterward.