Things To Do

If you want to slip, slide and splash around this summer, you're in the right place. A huge inflatable water park near Halifax is reopening soon and you can bounce on a massive unicorn floaty!

Splashifax is a floating water park where you can swim around, take a drop, or try out different obstacles on Little Lake near Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, just over an hour from Halifax.

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Your holidays just got a whole lot sparklier! Glow Gardens in Halifax is one of the world's biggest winter lights festivals and it's the perfect place to countdown to Christmas.

Between November 24 and January 2, the Halifax Exhibition Centre will be transformed into a magical indoor exhibition featuring a million sparkling lights, gorgeous festive decor and a quirky winter market as well as food, beverages and entertainment.

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If you happen to live on Canada's east coast or are planning a trip there this fall, this stunning gondola ride is definitely a stop you'll want to make.

Located just over 5 hours from Nova Scotia's capital of Halifax, you'll find Atlantic Canada's first and only gondola ride.

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The holidays are not cancelled in Nova Scotia where you can find the best Christmas lights in Halifax at Glow.

About a million lights will take over the exhibition centre and it will be transformed into a wonderland filled with giant glowing sculptures.

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Here's something fun to do outdoors! With Georges Island in Halifax open to the public starting this month, you can explore the historic site's underground tunnels that used to store ammunition. Visitors can go to the island only on the weekends though.

Located in Halifax Harbour, Georges Island is a national historic site that was once used as a site for seaward defences in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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How stunning is this spot? Balancing Rock Trail in Nova Scotia leads you to a 235-step staircase that takes you down to a 20-foot tall rock that's balancing over the ocean on a cliff. It's a natural wonder!

In Digby County, Nova Scotia, this 1.7-kilometre trail leads to a breathtaking view at the edge of the water.

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Book lovers all know the joy you can get from buying books. Some bookstores are so charming that you wish you could stay there reading that vintage book you've been dying to start. For all you bookaholics, you'll want to check out this shop in Canada. This Nova Scotia bookstore has kittens that live there, and you can even adopt one to bring home.

Otis & Clementine's Books And Coffee is a heavenly stop for bookworms and cat-lovers alike. Located in Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia, this fantastic retail space is worth the drive to visit.

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Going into the holiday season, it's normal for many people to feel extra tight on cash. Let's face it — the Christmas season can be expensive between all the decor and gifts you need to buy. Not to mention the Christmas food and treats that complete any holiday. But just because you don't have any extra spending money, doesn't mean you can't still have fun. There are lots of free things to do in Halifax this winter if you're broke.

To have fun on a budget this winter, you'll want to enjoy all the free festive celebrations happening around Halifax. There's a tree lighting ceremony, holiday parades, homes covered in twinkling lights to admire, and even firework shows that you can enjoy, all without spending a dollar.

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Fall is here, so it's definitely time to update your wardrobe. Now that temperatures are dropping, it's essential to add some cozy sweaters and thick jackets to your fall wardrobe. If you're on a tight budget, a good way to stock up on fall clothes is to go thrift shopping. So skip the mall and head to some thrift stores in Halifax this autumn for your fall clothing haul.

No matter your clothing style, if you're willing to do a bit of searching, you can find some low-cost clothing. You can head to your nearest thrift store this fall for a fun day of shopping. Part of the thrill of thrift shopping is discovering all sorts of unique finds to add to your closet. Plus, with the extra money you save on clothes, you can put it towards some extra pumpkin spice lattes or some incredible fall activities instead.

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It's never too early to begin counting down to the holiday season. It's hard not to fall in love with the magic of snow, carols, and twinkling lights. This year, you can start celebrating the Christmas festivities a little earlier because Glow Gardens is coming to Halifax!

We're so excited that the world's largest indoor Christmas lights festival will be in Halifax from November 27, 2019, to January 4, 2020. Instead of freezing outdoors trying to see your neighbours' Christmas lights, you can stay warm and cozy inside Glow Gardens.

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Now that we've finally said goodbye to summer, it's time to start enjoying everything that fall has to offer! Autumn is the perfect time to go on a date in Halifax, even if you're on a tight budget. To help you plan your next date, we've gathered up 15 Halifax date ideas for $15 or less that you can enjoy together this fall.

There are plenty of seasonal activities to enjoy for super cheap. So, put on your sweater and enjoy views of the colourful leaves while you're at a pumpkin patch, apple picking, or getting lost in a corn maze. Not only are these dates super fun, but you can take some adorable photos together, too!

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There's an incredible corn maze near Halifax that needs to be on your fall bucket list. Next month, Riverbreeze Farm and Corn Maze will have a massive 12-acre corn maze for you to get lost in! Grab some pumpkin spice lattes and your BFFs — you're going to have so much fun trying to escape this mindblowing maze!

Located just one hour from Halifax, Riverbreeze Farm and Corn Maze is a must-visit spot this autumn. This year, the corn maze will open on Sep. 14, 2019 and will remain open every Saturday until Oct. 27, 2019.

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