Feeling hungry? We’ve got plenty of fab Halifax classics to satisfy any craving.


Feeling hungry for something new? Pop by Hopyard on Gottingen Street for Chef Jane Crawford’s innovative and ever-changing 50/50 veg and meat menu (seriously — the menu changes every two weeks).


We are by the ocean so good seafood is kind of a given but we are still going to tell you about it cause wow we have it good here.

You Veg?

Don’t worry, Halifax has you covered. There is even a vegetarian donair! From 100% vegan restaurants to veg inclusive menus, this little city pulls through. Case and point: this magnificent vegan burger by Hopyard. Check out some other great vegetarian and vegan restaurants here.


Halifax is exploding with local breweries and we love it! Locally sourced and foraged ingredients, excellent atmospheres, innovation, and highly skilled brewers abound.

Good Robot

Head over to Good Robot in the North End and try out some of their excellent classics or whatever wacky flavour they have on tap if you are feeling adventurous. They even have gluten free/low gluten beer options!

Garrison Brewing

Mosey along the beautiful Halifax Waterfront to the South End and scope out Garrison Brewing Co. You’ll find a super cool mix of industrial and historic architecture at the Seaport.

Gahan Nova Centre

If you are downtown, head to the brand new Halifax Convention Centre and grab a Gahan beer from their new location. Originating in PEI, Gahan has been a staple in Halifax and is a go-to stop for locals and tourists alike. 


One of our favourite things about Halifax is how close we are to the beautiful ocean, forests, and lakes.

Point Pleasant Park

If you are wanting to soak in some nearby nature, head down to Point Pleasant Park for ocean on one side and forrest on the other.

Peggy’s Cove

If you’ve got some time and access to a car, venture to Peggy’s Cove and bask in the quintessential East Coast feels (lighthouse and all).

The Public Gardens

Are you downtown and looking for some trees and grass? Look no further than our Public Gardens. You could also grab a water taxi and head to McNabs Island, or even rent a kayak and paddle around the harbour.


From farmer’s markets to Hali-famous brands, there’s tonnes of places to pick-up something cool.

Farmer’s Markets

Grab a coffee and stock up on some fresh, local goodness at the Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market (or one of the other fabulous farmers markets in Halifax and Dartmouth).


Explore our historic Downtown Halifax by meandering along Barrington and Argyle St. or take the short ferry to Downtown Dartmouth and check out some cute shops and tasty eats in this rapidly growing part of town.

Spring Garden

If you are looking for classic main street shopping action take a walk down Spring Garden Road; one of the busiest streets in the city. While you’re down there, take in a beautiful view of our city from the Halifax Public Library.

We would like to acknowledge that the festival takes place in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

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