Victoria Day weekend; May Two-Four; the unofficial start of summer; whatever you like to call it, May's long weekend is one long-awaited by many. Campgrounds open for the season, cottages are reopened, and sunny days are ahead (hopefully!). Keep reading for a list of things to do in and around Halifax during this year's May long weekend:

Catch a Halifax Wanderers Match

The Halifax Wanderers are playing at their home field in Halifax on May 20th. Have few beers, join in on the fan fare, and watch some good soccer on the Wanderers Grounds. Get your tickets here.

Bluenose Race Weekend

As always, the Bluenose Race Weekend will take place in Downtown Halifax over Victoria Day weekend. Walk, run, or Nordic walk in your choice of six different…

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The most wonderful day of the year is just around the corner! Mother's Day is this weekend, which means it's time to spoil all the moms, grandmas and motherly figures in our lives. Here's what's going on in Halifax and surrounding areas this Mother's Day weekend:

Mother's Day Brunch

Ah, brunch, the perfect way to start Mother's Day! My little brother and I would make my mom a Mother's Day brunch of cereal and a banana when we were young, but if you're looking for something a little more fancy, here's where to find Mother's Day brunch specials:

Halifax
  • Morris East
  • The Cannery
  • Lakeside Bar & Grill
  • Café Lunette
  • Hop Scotch Dinner Club
Dartmouth
  • Vines Fusion
  • Smitty's
Bedford
  • Birch & Anchor
  • Morris East

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There's nothing like Nova Scotian fish 'n' chips. Countless restaurants, food trucks, and fish shops in and around Halifax offer fresh, wonderfully crisp fish and skillfully hand cut chips. Experience what we consider the best of the best at the restaurants below:

John's Lunch

John's Lunch has been beloved by Dartmouth locals since 1969 and has only become more iconic since, even gaining national recognition! The amount of praise the shop receives is well deserved with their consistently fresh and consistently delicious seafood.

Dine in at 352 Pleasant Street in Dartmouth or order online here.

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Spring has (mostly) sprung here in Halifax! The birds are chirping, the snow's melting faster and Easter's on its way! There's lots of Easter themed things to do this year in and around Halifax, keep reading to make sure you don't miss a thing!

Visit Bunnyland at Mic Mac Mall

Photo day! Get your annual photo with the Easter Bunny at Bunnyland in Mic Mac Mall!

Bring that special Easter memory home with prints available to purchase, with all proceeds going directly to Easter Seals Nova Scotia to support people in our community living with disabilities.

Bunnyland will be open in the Bay Court on Level 2 of Mic Mac Mall from April 8th-16th between 12pm-6pm Monday to Saturday and 12pm-5pm on Sundays. April 15th they will be closed for Good Friday.

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This past year Halifax has welcomed a whole host of new murals to adorn the sides of city buildings and art installations to make passer-bys stop and stare.

Keep reading for details on five murals and art installations new in Halifax that you’ll have to see for yourself.

Warm Welcome by Kristen De Palma

This 40-foot tall mural on Granville Street in Halifax welcomes newcomers in over 20 different languages!

The mural was completed in October 2021 by Halifax hand-lettering artist Kristen De Palma of KDP Letters. “These are the biggest letters I’ve drawn to date” she told Downtown Halifax Business Commission.

The mural's located at 1669 Granville Street in Downtown Halifax.

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After two long years, St. Patrick’s Day is back in Halifax! Covid-19 had forced bars to close and parade-goers to stay home rather than the usual green beer infused festivities.

This year though, all the classic St. Patrick’s Day hot spots have gotten the go-ahead to celebrate the patron Saint of Ireland this March 17th. Irish Haligonians (and those who wish they were Irish) may finally indulge properly in the food, beverage & music of the Irish culture.

Everyone’s ready to get in on the action, so we’ve gathered a list of all the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations happening in Halifax this year.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The annual Halifax St. Patrick’s Day parade in Halifax is Sunday, March 13th at 1pm! This year’s parade marks the 15th year of…

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March Break in my grade school years was awesome. All week my mom would keep us busy with baking days, board games, crafting and whatever else she could come up with. The pinnacle of our March Break was the Halifax Day trip. We’d take a MetroTransit bus then hop on the ferry, explore the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Pier 21 or the Discovery Centre and top the day off with a paper bag of goodies from Freak Lunch Box. The March Breaks of my childhood are now some of my best memories!

Creating memories for your kids to treasure forever is the always the goal, but it’s often tricky to come up with unique, engaging experiences - that don’t break the bank. Here are our best ideas to create fun filled memories this March Break.

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It's not unusual in the Maratimes to be hit with a winter storm or two (or five) during the first few months of the year. As seasoned Nova Scotians, we’re no strangers to the damage winter storms can cause and we like to do everything we can to lessen that damage. Follow these tips to keep you, your family, and your property safe this Winter!

1. Stay In The Know

The first step in preparing yourself for winter storms is staying in the know of what’s going on in your region. You can’t prepare when you don’t know what to prepare for.

Monitor Environment Canada and keep up with local media for weather warnings and updates during a storm.

Throughout a storm, power outages across Nova Scotia can be monitored here.

2. Fill Up On Water

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Fall is in full swing! The mornings are crisper, the leaves are turning, and pumpkins are popping up on doorsteps all around the city. Fall in Nova Scotia also marks the arrival of an often turbulent weather season, making it the perfect time to prepare our homes for impending Fall storms. We’ve gathered our best tips for defending your property against the elements of the season.

Clear The Way

In the event of some turbulent weather, you’ll want to make sure that drains are clear of obstacles.

Water damage can be a killer during the Fall months. Avoid water accumulation on your property by ensuring that your downspouts extend three to six feet, storm drains are clear of leaves and debris, and that the ground around your downspouts is angled to…

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As we move into the Fall season, not only are the temperatures and the leaves changing but we are seeing a shift in the real estate market in Halifax. 

 


The first part of 2021 was a “whirlwind” of activity including properties selling quickly, multiple offers and sale prices over the listed price. And yes, lots of buyers from around the country and beyond. 

In the past month for buyers, we have started to see things improve in terms of fewer competitive offers and less inflation of pricing on offers. Inventory continues to be a challenge in some areas but as long as buyers are patient and have well-defined expectations in terms of what they want or need they will be successful in their search for the perfect home. Working with a…

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