If you feel like money is a little tight this summer and are dying for some cheaper alternatives, we've got your back. Halifax is filled with a bunch of bank account friendly activities that some people may not know about.
Give yourself the fun and enjoyable summer you deserve! Below is a list of just a handful of these activities for you and your squad to enjoy this summer.
Explore Point Pleasant Park
Grab a book, pack a picnic or put on some good walking shoes and just explore! You can spend hours getting lost in Point Pleasant, all while not spending even a nickel.
Go to a Free Concert
You can catch free concerts at both Alderney Landing in Dartmouth and at The Grand Parade in Halifax all summer long!
Go to the Beach
Only a short drive out of the city, why not go out to Lawrencetown Beach for a swim or to just explore? You can also go to Rainbow Haven in Dartmouth if you're looking for a more relaxed beach experience.
Use your Canada Discover Pass
Since it's Canada's 150th Birthday, you should definitely get your hands on a Free Discover Pass. Use your pass to go to the Citadel, Georges Island, and so much more. Check out a list of parks to explore here.
Rollerskate at the Oval
Trade your ID in for a Free Rental or bring your own skates to enjoy an afternoon of skating around the Emera Oval.
Bake a treat in the Dartmouth Park Oven
Stop by this volunteer-run outdoor, wood burning oven on Thursday or Saturday for their Open Oven time! Bring your own tasty treats to make too!
Go Kayaking in the Shubie Canal
For only $10 you can go kayaking down the Shubie Canal in Dartmouth. While you're there, explore the park and learn about its rich history!
Explore the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
With ticket prices ranging from $7 with a valid Student ID to $12 for adults, this a super-affordable way to have fun and not break the bank. Spend some time appreciating some local art and check out Maude Lewis' house!
Climb the Dingle Tower
Get outside and get a good leg workout! Not to mention, the view of the ocean is spectacular.
Stop by the Garrison Brewery
Make your way down to the Garrison Brewery for $2 beer samplers! This is a great way to find out what you may like in a beer and doesn't hurt your bank account too much.
Spend time at the Boardroom Cafe
For only $5, you can spend an evening playing all the board games your want! The perfect way to have fun and not break the bank.
A great way to learn about Canada and maybe even some of your own family's history! Tickets are only 12.61 or 8.04 with a student ID!
Try out Cosmic Bingo
For only one book at $9, spend an evening playing cosmic bingo and win yourself some money!
Near the Halifax Boardwalk, there's an awesome hut the Canadain Sea Turtle Network has set up for locals and tourists to learn more about the magnificent creatures! Definitely, stop by this summer!
Go Canoeing on Northwest Arm
Every Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer, the Saint Mary's Boat Club offers free Canoe Rentals for one hour and provides all the safety equipment as well!