March Break is almost here in Halifax! It's one of the best times of the school year for kids, and one of the most stressful for parents! A week is a long time to keep the kids occupied, but luckily there's lots of great options (that won't break the bank!) all around Halifax Regional Municipality! Keep reading for fun activities and things to do in HRM that'll keep the kids entertained all week long!

Halifax Central Library

Free Halifax-Alderney Ferry Service

Explore both Downtown Halifax and Downtown Dartmouth this March Break! From March 13th to 18th, the Alderney-Halifax ferry will be free between 11am and 2pm.

Craft at the Lou Duggan Creative Studio

Spend an afternoon crafting with free state-of-the art equipment at Halifax Central Library's Lou Duggan…

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To most kids growing up during Halifax’s snowy winters, absolutely nothing's better than speeding down a slippery hill for hours on their favourite toboggan, sledding tube or crazy carpet. Even if you've outgrown your old pair of snow boots and ski pants, you're never too old to to get out and enjoy a snowy day!

Whether you're looking for a nostalgic day out in the snow or looking for a new hill to take the kids, keep reading for our top picks of sledding hills in HRM.

Family sledding

Citadel Hill

5425 Sackville Street, downtown halifax

Citadel Hill is a must-visit for any avid sledder! The massive hill overlooking Downtown offers tons of space and many different inclines to choose from. The view of Halifax from the top of the hill is an added bonus!

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Not much else brings a community together like public art. Something for all to enjoy, carefully crafted by the community itself.

This has been a big year for art in Halifax and surrounding areas. With initiatives like Downtown Halifax's Gritty to Pretty Placemaking Program, Sackville Business Association's Mural program, and the Halifax Mural Festival, murals have popped up all over Halifax Regional Municipality! Keep reading for a list of Halifax's newest murals, the stories behind them and where to see them for yourself.

Sound of Time

1326 Barrington Street, downtown halifax | ABSEN | August 2022

ABSEN's red toned mural on the side of Barrington Consulting Group's brick heritage building is one of Downtown Halifax's newest additions,…

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Constant and never ending improvement. That's our mantra. Our team is constantly tweaking and adapting how we work to better serve you.

That's where Halifax's first ever Real Estate Mobile Office, or what we like to call, REMO, comes in. We fully customized this 16 foot travel trailer to serve as an office on the go; a place where we can work with you face to face, no matter where you are in Halifax Regional Municipality.

Halifax real estate mobile office at Bishops Landing

So how did this exciting new venture come to be? And where is it going? Let's hear it from the mind behind REMO himself, CENTURY 21 All Points' Broker & Co-Owner, David Yetman.

When did you first come up with the idea for a mobile real estate office?

25 years ago, I thought that it could be my own "USP" Unique…

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Have you ever dug into Halifax's haunted tales? An old city with plenty of history, Halifax is no stranger to suspicious happenings and unexplainable events. Read on for the paranormal stories of Halifax's most haunted places:

Foggy Halifax harbour

The Ghosts of the Five Fisherman Restaurant

Countless ghost sightings have happened at the Five Fisherman Restaurant in Downtown Halifax. From glasses flying off shelves to taps turning themselves on and off to mysterious whispers in the night, the ghosts of the Five Fisherman like to make themselves known.

Before becoming the popular fine seafood restaurant that it is today, the building was home to J.A. Snow Funeral Home which housed thousands of victims from two tragedies: the sinking of the Titanic and the Halifax…

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Perfectly seasoned turkey with green beans, mashed potatoes cranberry sauce, what's better than a Thanksgiving turkey dinner? I'm already dreaming of it....I'm awoken by the thought of the hours of preparation come with cooking a Thanksgiving feast though - and that doesn't include creating the perfect Fall tablescape to give thanks around.

Luckily we have options. There's a number of restaurants in and around Halifax offering a delicious Thanksgiving meal all wrapped up to take home and share with your loved ones. If you're looking for a tasty Thanksgiving feast minus the hours or baking, boiling and basting, keep reading for all the spots in HRM you can grab a turkey dinner to go!

Family enjoying Thanksgiving dinner

Jane's Next Door

Order by October 6, 12pm | $80-$290 | 2053…

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The second official National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is Friday, September 30th 2022. A day to honour the First Nations, Métis and Inuit survivors of the Residential Schools, remember those who never returned, and reflect on our country’s and province’s history.

Keep reading for ways you can honour the day here in K'jipuktuk!

Wear An Orange Shirt

First established in 2013, Orange Shirt Day recognizes and raises awareness of the harm done by the residential school system to Indigenous families and children. The Orange Shirt was chosen as a reminder that Every Child Matters by Phyllis Webstad, whose brand new orange shirt was stripped from her on her first day of school when she was just 6 years old, a day she’s never forgotten. Read…

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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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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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