Having just endured what could have possibly been a very indulgent Valentine's day, many couples are looking to gear down and save some cash for summer vacations. Fortunately we've done our research and put together a list of free dates in Halifax that you and your partner can enjoy all winter long.
Go for the cheap date alternative next time you're deliberating what to do for date night, and save some cash for a weekend away during the warm spring months!
1. Check out an exhibition at The Kyhber
The new Kyhber Centre For The Arts on Hollis Street often features affordable, pay-what-you-can exhibits for local artists and art lovers. Bring your partner to Love In A Time Of Trauma on Sunday, March 5th at 1pm!
2. Grab a coffee and explore the Halifax Central Public Library
Pick up a cappuccino from Pavia with bae and stroll through the Central Public Library, voted by Wired Magazine as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. You can often catch free informative lectures or performances like the Library Concert which will be taking place on Saturday April 8th.
3. After a snowfall go Tobogganing at The Pit
If you’re looking to enjoy the fresh pow but can’t make it all the way to Wentworth, grab some sleds and hit the slopes at Merv Sullivan Park in Halifax's North End.
4. Check out a free event at The Seahorse Tavern
It’s customer appreciation night at The Seahorse on March 9th which means you can expect an epic dance party with free cover – the perfect date night!
5. Laugh your ass off at the Toothy Moose
The Halifax comedy community gathers at the Toothy Moose every Sunday night to keep you laughing until the next weekend – they sell popcorn and booze, but the show itself is free!
6. Visit The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Citadel Hill is free to explore for all of 2017 - Canada’s 150th year of confederation. Take your s/o to the summit and explore Fort George for $0!
7. Go skating at the Emera Oval
Skating makes for the perfect winter date, and rentals are free at this massive outdoor skating rink located in The Common.
8. Try the Argyle’s free wings every Wednesday
With the purchase of only one beverage, you and yours will receive an order of complimentary chicken wings every Wednesday night at the Argyle.
9. Rent a Museum pass
Having fun isn’t hard when you have a library card! Use your Nova Scotia Library Pass to rent free passes to any museum in Nova Scotia.
10. Climb the Dingle Tower
Take a winter walk through Sir Sandford Fleming Park and climb the century old Dingle Tower for an unprecedented view of the city.
11. Ride the ferry to Dartmouth
If you’ve got a monthly bus pass, sail across the harbour on a beautiful day and explore Alderney Landing and downtown Dartmouth.
12. Stargaze at the SMU observatory
On the second and fourth Friday of every month at 7pm the SMU observatory offers free shows featuring photo and video footage of constellations across Nova Scotia.