With the arrival of the Fall season comes the likely arrival of Fall hurricanes. The first of this season, Hurricane Fiona, is making its way to Halifax, predicted to hit Atlantic Canada this weekend as a "potent post-tropical storm". The Canadian Hurricane Centre warns us of potential heavy rains, damaging winds and flooding.

As longtime Haligonians, we're well acquainted with the damage a Fall storm can do in Halifax - does Hurricane Juan or Hurricane Dorian ring a bell? When your home is well prepared though, watching the leaves twirl and the sky open up with rain can be quite enjoyable and strangely relaxing. Prepare your home for Fall storms right with the following tips so you can sit back and relax while mother nature does it's thing.

Street of Homes in Fall

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Fall is such a wonderful time to live in Halifax. Pumpkins adorn doorsteps in every neighbourhood, changing leaves make for stunning Fall scenery at every turn, the cool temperature is a welcome break from the heat of August, and there's plenty of fun seasonal activities going on to get you in the Fall mood.

Keep reading for all the Fall events and things to do in and around Halifax this year.

Halifax Waterfront Fall decor

Meet Your Farmer During Atlantic Open Farm Day

September 18th | Online & participating farms in nova scotia, pei & new brunswick

Where does our food come from? Atlantic Open Farm Day is our chance to get an in-depth look at how our local farmers get food to our tables. Farms and ranches all over Nova Scotia, PEI and New Brunswick will welcome us in…

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Halifax's back to school season is upon us once again!  If you're a parent with kids in school, or a student yourself (or both!), then you're all too familiar with how crazy busy things are about to get. When trying to make time for homework, family, kids, household chores, extra curriculars and at least a little bit of me-time, sleep often gets pushed to the bottom of our priority lists. It's kind of a catch-22 though, getting not just some sleep but good sleep is key to being able to do all these things! So how do you integrate a good night's sleep in your busy routine this school year? Read on for our favourite hacks for a good nights sleep!

Alarm Clock with sleeping person in background

Start Your Night Routine Early

Do you ever procrastinate your night routine? When the day is done and…

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Ah, September. The suns setting earlier, kids are heading back to school, and the temperatures are cooling. This past summer has been quite a busy one here in Halifax. So many great festivals and events made their long-awaited return, and lots of new festivals also popped up around the city!

Even though we're all making the shift back to more regular routines, getting out to spend quality time with your community don't have to end. There's still lots of great festivals and events planned over the next few weeks, keep reading for all the details!

Sunset over Dakeyne Sunflower Farm

Halifax Urban Folk Festival

Halifax Urban Folk Festival (HUFF) is an annual festival celebrating music and those who make it. From August 28th to September 4th, live shows will take place at The…

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After a couple year's hiatus it's finally time to properly celebrate the birth of the Halifax-Dartmouth area. August 1st is also the second year the Province of Nova Scotia officially recognizes Emancipation Day, where we celebrate the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. There's plenty of things to do, see and listen to in Halifax and Dartmouth in celebration of both Natal Day and Emancipation Day over the long weekend, keep reading so you don't miss a thing!

Halifax Harbour fireworks

Grand Oasis

A host of fantastic performers will take the Grand Oasis Stage over the long Weekend.

First up is Ria Mae, who has represented Atlantic Canada across the globe. This year Ria will return home for a Natal Day performance on Friday, July 29th from 7pm…

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Whether it's the eclectic and celebrated chefs, intricate art installations, or people who "obviously aren't from here" taking a dip in the Halifax Harbour, the Queen's Marque has been the talk of town ever since it first opened in Downtown Halifax last November.

Queen's Marque

If you haven't heard it yet, the Queen’s Marque is Halifax’s newest and chicest district. Beautifully designed, grand, and a touching ode to what makes Halifax such a special, unique place. Home to trendy new restaurants and retail spaces, Atlantic Canada's first "ultra-luxury" boutique hotel, office and residential space, and lots of parking, what's most appealing about the Queen's Marque though, is the almost 100,000 square feet of thoughtfully designed public space - double the amount…

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This year's Canada Day is a significant one. Not only is it the first time in two years communities will be able to gather on July 1st, but it's the first time Halifax Regional Municipality has planned their annual Canada Day programming in partnership with the Mi'Kmaw Native Friendship Centre. This collaboration has produced a more inclusive event, honouring the culture and traditions of the Indigenous Peoples, the first people to take care of the land we now call Canada.

This year there are so many great concerts, family-friendly events, and experiences planned for the Canada Day long weekend. Keep reading so you don't miss a thing!

KANA'TA: Canada Day 2022

KANA'TA: Canada Day 2022 is Halifax Regional Municipality's new format for July 1st…

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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:

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