Though you might not be able to tell based on the weather we've been getting lately, summer 2017 is just around the corner, and it's time to start planning our long weekends out accordingly.  Make every sunny day count by getting your friends together and taking part in a couple of the radical outdoor activities we've listed below.

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Book your cottages, make your patio reservations and scout out some campsites because summer won't be here for long and you've got to make the most of it!

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Embark on a cross-province road trip in the name of Ice Cream

Take your date out for a milkshake at Chickenburger

Heat up your Friday night with tequila cocktails at El Chino

Bring your pets (and human friends) to the cutest outdoor festival EVER, happening this June in Dartmouth

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Try surfing or just lay out in the sun at nearby Crystal Crescent Beach

Take a ride along the waterfront on Murphy’s adorable road train

Grab a pint with friends on the awesome patio at Good Robot

Trek to the top of Citadel Hill with a picnic for unreal views of the city

Indulge with a cookie dough snack from Susie’s Shortbreads and stay inside when the weather gets too hot

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Camp out in nearby Thomas Raddall Provincial Park, and lounge on some of the most beautiful beaches in Nova Scotia

Split a pitcher of Sangria with some friends on the rooftop patio of Mexi Cali Rosas’s

Cure your patio hangover with some chicken and waffles from The Auction House

Stay active with a couple classes at Shanti Hot Yoga

Take bae to Bearly’s during Jazz Fest for a romantic night out

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Satiate your seafood craving with an order of 20 refreshing oysters for only $20 every Friday at The Five Fishermen

Embark on the Magic Winery Bus Tour out to the Annapolis Valley and sample the products of this stunning wine region

Let Akon take you back to the early 2000’s with a bumpin’ show at Pacifico

Go chasing waterfalls with a day trip out to Wentworth Valley

Book an overnight glamping adventure above the trees of Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Be sure to grab a drink at the Stillwell Beer Gardens when they reopen for the season

Browse through the wares of local Dartmouth craft makers at the Alderney Landing Farmers’ Market

Sit out on the patio at Niche and take advantage of their super cheap happy hour cocktails

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Snap that classic summer ‘gram on your next stroll through the Public Gardens

Hike through Sir Sandford Fleming Park and take in unprecedented views of the city from The Dingle Tower

Kayak through the Halifax Harbour for a view of the city you’ve never experienced before

Get turnt up with one of the many talented DJs playing The Argyle rooftop patio this summer

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Lounge on the hammocks along the Halifax Waterfront

Create your own insane Caesar interpretation at Durty Nelly’s

Grab a coffee at Café 98 and stroll the boardwalk in Dartmouth

Sit out on the patio with a coffee at Seven Bays, or try some rock climbing!

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Embark on a booze cruise through the harbour to celebrate your next special milestone

See Halifax in all its glory with a Helicopter tour from Vision Air Services

Rent some bikes from I Heart Bikes and take a tour of Point Pleasant with your date

Keep an eye out for Nomad Gourmet of the Gecko Bus, two delicious food trucks that will be speeding around the city all summer

Rent a waterfront cottage with friends near the city for a relaxing weekend in the sun

 Organise an outdoor clothing swap in The Common

Enjoy a relaxing weekend outside the city at the Digby Pines Golf Resort

Get an insane ice cream combo at the Dairy Bar Pop Up, just outside the Stillwell Beer Gardens

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Go rollerblading at the oval for the perfect summer date