Weekend Destination: 48 hours in Halifax, NS, Canada
Depending on the demographic, the Halifax, NS, weekend can really get going on Thursday night. That’s when 20-somethings check out such hot spots as the Split Crow for its 9 pm to 10 pm “Power Hour,” which features an irresistible combo of $2.50 draughts and live bands, and The Seahorse Tavern; its dark basement vibe only adds to soul funky fun of the Mellotones—and it’s guaranteed to get everyone up and dancing.
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The dancing continues Friday and Saturday nights at Tribeca and Club Soda and a host of other hip locales. Bearly’s House of Blues and Ribs delivers exactly that—the decades-old look of the place pairing perfectly with the hot blues to attract generation-spanning audiences. Pógue Fadó adds an Irish lilt (Celtic-inspired food and draught ales) to the live music scene. For more Maritime-Irish flavour, The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse has people pulling out their bodhráns during Sunday afternoon céilidhs.
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For other Haligonians, the weekend starts with a Saturday morning visit to the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, a 3,900 sq-m (42,000 sq-ft), eco-advanced building on the city’s harbourfront, where the array of local produce and products ranges from cabbage and charcuterie to candles and ceramics. It then continues with a leisurely meal, often at local restaurants belonging to Taste of Nova Scotia, which is dedicated to presenting the best in Nova Scotia cuisine.
A weekend gallery stroll is a good way to work off some of that food or build up an appetite for the next meal. Among many choices are:
Learn more here: www.novascotia.com
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