Corporate team building activities suck most of the time. It could be a game where you sit in a circle. Maybe it’s a scavenger hunt. Or could be it’s both (the worst kind). In Halifax, a new activity has started to emerge that has redefined team building. No, it isn’t axe throwing (too expensive) or bouldering (too dangerous) or a paint night (too tacky), it’s escapes rooms (just right!).
On August 2nd, the 31st Halifax Busker Festival will kick off, throwing the city into a throng of fire-breathing, funky looking, street performers. Coming on the tail of Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships, Downtown Halifax will get another boost from throngs of tourists taking in the second international event in as many weeks.
This weekend there will be some company in Halifax Harbour as the Tall Ships are set to arrive. The ships will return to Halifax for the first time since 2009, this year as part of Rendez-Vous 2017. Tall Ships and Halifax has become a tradition since their visit in 2000. Each of their visits acts as a homage to Nova Scotia’s relationship with the ocean and the role the province played in the Golden Age of Ships.
When you arrive at that point of deciding to buy a cottage, it is both difficult and exciting. For those fortunate enough to have these conversations, many variables need consideration.
It’s a Saturday morning in August and you need something to do. Instead of the usual Farmer’s Market stroll followed by drinking coffee on the waterfront, you decide to break out of your shell and try something new. On a whim, you rent a bike. But where should you go? With so many options and such little time, here are three options that will give you a taste of the local bike scene.
If you find yourself at Point Pleasant Park on a Saturday morning, you may see some people (okay, lunatics) running fast. You’ll hear them wheezing, coughing, and cursing under their breath before you see them. They’ll storm by you, weaving and dodging you and the other early morning walkers and their dogs. Up ahead, they’ll stop for a thirty seconds, or maybe a minute, then take off again. You’ll continue walking, a little startled and stunned with what you witnessed, unsure if they are running for fun or because they are a bit crazy. The answer is a little of both.
Are you looking for that one bar that’s so ‘cool’ no one has ever heard of it? I was looking for one but found four. Not only are these bars obscure but they are hard to see from the street, if not impossible. So cool no one has heard of them? Check. Have no idea how to find them? Check. Here’s our list of Halifax’s best secret bars.