Get out of the classic dinner and a movie funk by trying one of the date night activities we’ve recommended below.  Between lively events, massive concerts, farmers’ markets and hiking trails there is a ton to do with your date all year round.

We’ve divided up some sweet activities by the season so that you and your significant other will never run out of stuff to do in 2017!  Scan through the list below and try to knock all of these awesome dates off your bucketlist.


1. Indulge at the Savour Food & Wine Festival in early February

2. Go skating at the Emera Oval

3. Conduct some science experiments at the brand new Discovery Centre

4. Enjoy the weather with a cocktail at the Bicycles Thief’s outdoor bar Fire & Ice

5. Warm up with a sweat lodge session at Sauna Nova Scotia

6. Take a hike out to Egypt Falls, and see why Nova Scotia is just as beautiful during the winter

7. Getaway for a ski weekend at Wentworth or Ben Eoin

8. Visit a holiday farmers’ market and pick up some fresh eats

9. Drive out to Wolfville for the Nova Scotia Icewine Festival

10. Go for a scenic winter walk through Sir Sandford Fleming Park

11. During the holiday season take a walk through the Halifax Lights Holiday Pop-Up Market

12. Go snowshoeing through Point Pleasant park after a major snowfall

13. Ring in the new year at the Grand Parade, with free music and amazing fireworks

14. Take a beer bus tour of Halifax, or ride around in the Christmas Lights Limo


15. Laugh your ass off at the Halifax Comedy Festival

16. Take the ferry over to Dartmouth and spend your day exploring the other side of the harbour

17. Shoot some pool at Locas Billiards

18. Take a cooking class at enVie a Vegan Kitchen

19. Find our what the future holds by visiting a psychic for some good laughs

20. Take a walk through the Public Gardens as the flowers start to bloom

21. Throw some axes at the Timber Lounge

22. Walk through one a visiting exhibit at The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

23. If your date has a serious sweet tooth, grab dessert at Scanway or The Middle Spoon

24. Mix it up and grab brunch in the North End at Edna or The Nook

25. Grab all-you-can-eat sushi at Sushi Jet or Mizu Restaurant

26. Take a fitness class together with Cyclone Group Fitness or Crossfit Halifax

27. Rent some bikes from I Heart Bikes on the waterfront and explore the city


28. Get into patio season at The Foggy Goggle or Niche

29. Pretend like you’re a tourist and take a ride on the harbour hopper

30. Go camping at Cape Breton Highlands National Park and hike the Skyline Trail

31. Explore Halifax’s waterways with a kayaking tour

32. Relax in the hammocks on Halifax’s waterfront

33. Drive out to Lawrencetown beach and spend the day suntanning

34. Try some delicious seafood at the Shelburne County Lobster Fest

35. Catch Chester Race Week, and spend your weekend drinking cocktails at the yacht club

36. Create an artistic masterpiece at The Canvas Room

37. Enjoy a play at the Neptune Theatre

38. Rent a lakefront cottage on Air Bnb and spend the weekend away

39. Visit the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market early on a Saturday

40. Grab a couple lobster rolls at Bluenose II Restaurant or The Stubborn Goat


41. Road trip to a cute town outside the city, and spend the weekend sightseeing in Lunenburg

42. Go for a whale-watching expedition off the coast of Brier Island

43. Catch the Halifax Mooseheads home opener at the Scotiabank Centre

44. Get your fill during the Wild Blueberry Harvest, happening all over central Nova Scotia

45. Take in some local culture at the Celtic Colours International Festival in Cape Breton

46. Escape for a relaxing spa weekend at Digby Pines or The Keltic Lodge

47. Test your wits on trivia night at the Boardgame Café

48. Compete for table tennis glory at Pong Social Club

49. Break out of Captured Escape Room

50. Get air at Nova Scotia’s Trampoline Park

51. Attempt a hole-in-one at The Putting Edge

52. Try the wine tasting class at Obladee

53. Go for a retro bowling date at Bowlarama

54. Score tickets to the Halifax Pop Explosion 

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