Winter in the City

Here on the East Coast, winter itself is an event! Let us help you to enjoy the season, both indoors and out!

Holiday Craft Fairs in Halifax
Holiday Events in Halifax
The Halifax Lights Festival
New Year's Eve in Halifax, December 31, 2017
Savour Food & Wine Festival, January-March 2018

more winter events in Halifax >>

photo via Savour Food & Wine Festival


1 - Always be prepared! Find out what to pack for your winter trip to Halifax.

2 - Get out and explore the beautiful Halifax waterfront - without the throngs of people usually found there in warmer months! For inspiration, check out the Halifax waterfront to do list - WINTER EDITION.

3 - Check out the iconic Peggy's Cove during its infintely quieter off-season. Not convinced? Here are the Top 5 reasons to visit Peggy's Cove during winter.

4 - For a perfect winter date or family outing, rent skates for free from the Emera Oval.

5 - Point Pleasant Park is groomed and maintained year-round. The park is pet-friendly (look for signage for off-leash trails) and makes for a perfect morning or weekend walk.

6 - Looking for something a little more adventurous? Why not try cross-country skiing or snowshoeing as an alternative to a hike or walk!

7 - Enjoy the Nova Scotia's picturesque winter country-side in style with a sleigh ride at Hatfield Farm.

8 - Find out why people rave about Halifax's beaches this winter. Yep, you read that correctly - find out why you should visit a snowy beach in Nova Scotia.

9 - Take in a live show! Enjoy a night out at Casino Nova Scotia - who knows, maybe it'll be your lucky night!

10 - Feeling the chill? Come in from the cold and enjoy one of the indoor activities from our Things To Do In and Around Halifax - Indoor Edition.

Need more cold-weather inspiration? ​Check out the TOP 4 WAYS to Experience the BEST of Winter in Halifax!

photo via @acorn_art_photography

Visit the Public Gardens this winter for the FIRST TIME EVER with their brand new winter hours!


4 restaurants in 4 neighbourhoods - Satisfy your cold-weather cravings no matter where you're exploring.

1 - DOWNTOWN HALIFAX - Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub

A traditional Irish Pub in the heart of Downtown Halifax, for many people Durty Nelly's is a quintessential Halifax experience. If you're looking for some legendary pub food, a cold pint and an amazing East Coast atmosphere, this local favourite is the right place.


2 - DARTMOUTH - Battery Park Beer Bar & Eatery

A beer bar and eatery in the heart of Downtown Dartmouth, offering 15 taps of craft beer goodness and a delicious menu by Ace Burger Company.


3 - NORTH END HALIFAX - Bar Kismet

This warm and inviting eatery is located in Halifax's hip North End. The food is seafood-focused and locally sourced, and the drinks are original and inspired. If you're looking for a unique neighbourhood restaurant, this is the spot to try!


4 - WEST END HALIFAX - Rinaldo's Italian-American Specialties

Home-cooked pizzas, pastas, sandwhiches and more - this is TRUE comfort food. This family-owned and operated Italian-style restaurant serves up traditional Italian fare, prepared with all the freshest ingredients.



Check out our TOP 5 TOBOGGANING HILLS IN HALIFAX for more details!

Be safe and be sure to get permission before entering private or provincial property. 
Click here for some tips on safe sledding! 

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