I visited Halifax, Nova Scotia in July 2013 and was surprised to have loved it as much as I did. I’m no fan of cold weather so I went with relatively low expectations, but I found it a quite magical place.
Like most seaside towns and cities, Halifax has a boardwalk that has become a focal point of the city’s identity. Unlike seaside boardwalks in the U.S., Halifax is not an overcommercialized frenzy of shops hawking cheesy souvenirs. Instead it is an eclectic mix of beatnik and yuppie, fisherman and family, traveling carnival and city park. On the whole there is a quaint, genteel feeling to the place.
On a bike ride one Tuesday evening I encountered…
If you’ve never been to Halifax, I highly recommend it. It is a gem of a seaside city with a uniquely Canadian twist.
(Interested in my travel itinerary? I share the whole thing here.)