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Weekend in the capital of Nova Scotia

With the long summer weekend coming right at us and the list of places getting short with each trip, it is always interesting to see some new places and spots. However, new places don’t always guarantee interesting experiences until you have researched enough. So before heading out to serene or adventurous places, it is always advised to know a little about it beforehand.

One such place that you must definitely add to your bucket list of tours and travels is Halifax, Nova Scotia. Unless you have been living under a rock, chances are you have already heard about Halifax.  The inventor city of benzene and some of the colossal ocean liners in history, it is as calm as enthralling.

Here is a list of places and fun events in Halifax that will convince you to visit the city of culture and heritage at least once (if not more!).

  1. Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo:

Inspired by Military Tattoos, this exciting program is also held by military bands annually. The event is held in the first week of July and lasts for a total of 10 days. The inclusion of civilian performances, such as drummers, pipers, etc makes the event more theatrical and bewitching. Participants from 20+ countries perform at the tattoo and are cheered by over 2,000,000 spectators.

  1. Halifax Waterfront Board:

With a spectacular view and colossal construction, Waterfront Board makes for a perfect destination for long walks and get-togethers. Stopping seems irresistible the minute you see farmers market and a magnificent view of incoming boats and ships. The waterfront has a lot of ice cream parlors, restaurants, cafes, etc along the boardwalk. You can get your friends and family a souvenir from one of the souvenir shops also.

  1. Alexander Kieth’s Brewery:

The famous Brewery of Alexander Kieth is one of the oldest commercial breweries in Canada and North of America. Kieth was a Scot who made a life out of brewing beer with different flavors. Founded in 1820, even today it stands still withholding its grounds in the province. In addition to rich flavors and taste for beer-enthusiasts, it also serves as tour guides providing you a tour around the city for one hour. Tours are open to tourists every day for the whole year, although in the months of November to May, you can get a tour guide only on weekends Friday to Sunday.

  1. Emera Oval:

Emera Oval offers everything that you need to relax on a stressful day! Situated in the heart of Halifax, it is one of the best places in the city for open air skating. The surface is smooth and flat, ideal for rollerblading. If you plan your trip around winters, do not forget to visit the Beaver Tails stand beside it.

  1. The people:

Last but not the least, Halifax citizens are the most affectionate and friendly people. The amiableness of “Haligonians” (or what the citizens of Halifax like to call themselves) will leave you feeling warm and with love. They are also excellent tour guides since they like to show off their homeland. After visiting the province, you will clearly get why North America regularly names Halifax residents as the friendliest people.

So book a ticket, pack your bags, and head on to one of the unique yet homely cities in Canada. And we promise you won’t regret this mesmerizing experience ever.

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Make The Best Of Canada 150 Celebrations In Halifax

Halifax, Nova Scotia can be aptly termed as the cultural hub of the Atlantic Provinces. Among various festivals and events celebrated here, each one has its own relevance to the province’s cultural heritage. Themes that include foods and fun, health and fitness, sports, podcasts and the like are a hit in Halifax. One such event that is held each year with a lot of enthusiasm is the Canada Day falling on July 1.

This year, however, is a special occasion as it marks the 150th anniversary of Canada. As such, a grandeur event will be held exclusively this year as Canada 150 celebrations. In lieu of this, celebrations will start as early as from June 21 till July 3. But the main highlight of the fest will be Canada 150 celebrations held on July 1 in Halifax. Let’s take a short tour at what the city will witness on the day of the event to convince you a little bit more that Halifax is your dream summer vacation destination.

From the Citadel National Historic Site to the Grand Pre-Natural Historic Site, every inch and spot of the city will be abuzz for the splendid countrywide celebrations on July 1. But the main highlight event is set up by Halifax Regional Municipality. Deadmau5, international electronic musician and the beloved Canadian DJ from Toronto, in association with Matt Mays, will be the key performer at the Canada Day celebrations in Halifax. The outdoor concert is free to everyone much to the joy and astonishment of the fans.

What’s more exciting is that he will bring along his CUBE 2.1, first time to Canada, to the main stage with himself. Local artist Matt Mays will enthrall the audience from hits from his new album and from Once Upon A Hell Of A Time.

In keeping up with the Deadmau5’s visit, the municipality is reinventing the stage design in the most revolutionary way till now.  More than 175 local as well as global artists are set to perform in the Emera Oval. It is to feature the FUSE festival attended by world renowned artists that are African, Latin, Iranian and from many other parts of the globe.

The fireworks-initialized celebrations will kick off at the afternoon and continue till the late evening. The traditional 21 gun salute will be more special than ever this year. There is everything for everybody irrespective of his age. To keep little munchkins engaged, Halifax is also planning to host the maximum number of activities for Children’s entertainment at one place. Whatever you do on the day, don’t miss out on the cutting of Canada 150 day cake by a military sword.

All in all, this July will start with a bang and rightly so. It is the occasion of the celebration of 150 magical years of Canadian history. What makes it even more anticipated is the city of fests that the event will be held in. Halifax will prove to be an excellent host and a captivating city to keep you entertained all through the day.

If you do not take full advantage of this rare and precious opportunity for once in a lifetime experience, who will?

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