The Halifax Citadel in Nova Scotia is an incredible historic site that’s filled with stories. During the day, you can take a stroll and learn about the history of the former military fortification from the interpreters. At night though, the fortress gets a little spooky, and that’s what makes the Halifax Citadel Ghost Tours so much fun.
The east coast is calling! In a few days I’m starting a 10-day trip around Nova Scotia with my family, and our first stop is naturally Halifax.
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Cape Breton Island has been on my bucket list for a long time, and I’m finally planning a trip in just a few weeks. It’s going to be a fantastic fall adventure, and I can’t wait to explore Nova Scotia, enjoy incredible east coast meals, and relax on a sea-side hike.
The GATE and Elevation Pictures are thrilled to give away double passes to see Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, Lady Bird, which opens in select cities on November 10, and expands across Canada on November 17.
He has Jack Johnson’s easy optimism, a maritime feel that is reminiscent of Joel Plaskett, and the cronning voice of classic folk music. He doesn’t take himself too seriously. He is fond of wearing suits. He has won five East Coast Music Awards. He recently won the Juno for rap recording of the year for Inner Ninja.
“Now you’re just a memory of everything I’d hoped you’d be,” sings Mo Kenney in “Sucker”, a breakup song filled with anger and longing that clearly resonates with people. Following a month of voting, Kenney’s “Sucker” has won the 2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize. The Halifax musician takes home the grand prize of $5,000, a Gibson Les Paul, and a $3,000 Roland gift certificate.
Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo and Evangeline Lilly star in director Shawn Levy’s action-drama, Real Steel, and The GATE is giving away double passes in eight Canadian cities to see the film before it opens in theatres on October 7.
The GATE is giving you a chance to win 1 of 25 double passes for advance screenings of director Allan Moyle‘s latest film: Weirdsville, starring Scott Speedman, Wes Bentley, and Taryn Manning. We’ve got tickets to the screening in Toronto on Thursday, October 4 and a screening in Halifax on Wednesday, October 10.
Some people take vacations to lay on a beach, some to go to see family, and some go to see history.
In the past year I have been coast-to-coast seeing this beautiful country of Canada, where my family proudly now calls home, so an important stop for while in Halifax was to visit the past.
Halifax, Nova Scotia is a rare example of a historic city that hasn’t lost touch with it’s history, or what it can offer the modern traveler. And while there’s no shortage of chain hotels where you can stay within the city core, there’s also thankfully a couple of unique hotels as well. Out of all of them, if you’re looking for something special, the one that really stands out though is the Lord Nelson Hotel.