Local Activities

There are tons of great ways to explore Halifax while you’re here and several resources to help you decide what to do:

Official Halifax Visitors Guide 2021:  Never Have I Ever HFX – Discover Halifax (discoverhalifaxns.com) https://discoverhalifaxns.com/things-to-do/attractions/

Downtown Halifax Business Commission:  https://downtownhalifax.ca/

Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission: https://downtowndartmouth.ca/

To get you started, here are some things to do within walking distance of the convention centre:

  • Grab a drink at and play arcade games at Propeller Brewing Company, go underground to Halifax’s own prohibition-model speakeasy, Noble, or visit any of the fine local Breweries/Pubs in the downtown core (http://www.drinkpropeller.ca/propeller-arcade, https://downtownhalifax.ca/bars)

Regional Activities

If you get the chance to stay in Halifax for some time before or after CEW, here are some suggested day trips or weekend adventures:

  • Visit famous Peggy’s Cove lighthouse then travel onto Mahone Bay and Lunenburg (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
  • Take a drive to Cape Breton and enjoy the Celtic Colours Festival (https://celtic-colours.com/)
  • Head to the Annapolis Valley and enjoy some wine tours (https://winesofnovascotia.ca/)