This is a continuation of my article ‘Tips to enjoy winter’. I talked about how I decided to enjoy this city despite the cold weather that lingers for more than just winter. In case you missed it, please read it here:

In this article, I’m listing the things you can do in Halifax. To keep it simple, I talked about two seasons here: When it’s cold and when it isn’t.



Following are my tips to enjoy life in Halifax, NS for when its cold as the winter here can last longer than other places in the world.




Kids indoor activities





Sometimes you need an outing but don’t really want to be outside. Following are some ideas:


Peggy’s cove definitely tops the list when it comes to places to see around Halifax. The restaurant there serves delicious food as well. Other places to visit in Nova scotia are Lunenburg and Mahone Bay.

Summer in Halifax

Summer in Halifax is truly breathtaking and blissful. I call it heavenly! Since summer is so short in Halifax, our list is full of outdoor commitments. There are so many things you can do outdoors in Halifax. Following are only some of the ideas where you can go out for a picnic:


Following are my favourite parks within Halifax area:

  • DeWolf park
  • Sir Sandford Fleming park
  • Africville park
  • Chocolate lake park & beach
  • Scott Saunders Memorial Park
  • Horseshoe island park
  • Sullivan’s pond
  • Papermill Lake Beach Park

Following are some great options for bbq a little out of Halifax:

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Following are some walk ideas in order of my preference:

  • Bedford harbor walk (entrance from De wolf park)
  • Point Pleasant park
  • Hemlock rivine park
  • Lake Banook
  • Darthmouth commons
  • Halifax public gardens
  • Shubie park loop trail
  • Atlantic view trail on Lawrencetown Beach
  • Hemlock Ravine park
  • Long lake provincial park
  • Belchers Marsh Park
  • Go for a walk on Spring Garden Road & explore all stores.
  • Go for a walk on Quinpool Road to explore all stores.
  • Walk at the waterfront & downtown local shops with a friend.
  • Walk around fishermans cove and the local stores there.



Following is list of beaches in order of preference:

  • Crystal Crescent beach park
  • Rainbow Haven Beach Provincial Park
  • Conrad’s beach
  • Martinique beach
  • Queensland beach
  • Lawrencetown beach
  • Clam Harbour beach provincial park
  • Taylor Head Provincial Park
  • List of best Halifax beaches

Lake Beach Parks

Kids Playgrounds

Within Halifax

This city is full of playgrounds. A few are listed below:

Super helpful brochure on kids activities.

Out of Halifax

There is a playground next to the following parks:

Kids Splash pads

  • Isleville splash pad
  • westmount school splash pad
  • Sackville splash pad
  • George Dixon center splash pad north end.
  • Halifax commons splash pad

Other annual events worth attending

My Google Map Saved place lists in HRM

Thank you

If this article was helpful, please don’t forget to leave a comment. Yes, it took me hours to create this useful resource esp for new immigrants here. If you know about other good places, please recommend them in the comments below so I can try them out and add them to the list.

Thank you for being here.

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