Things To Do In Halifax

Murphy's The Cable Wharf – Up to 46% Off Theodore Tugboat Tour

Downtown Halifax

C$74.74 C$40

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Ride a 65-foot replica of the beloved children's character with The Harbourmaster and all of Theodore's friends on board

Museum of Natural History – Up to 57% Off

South End

C$11 C$5

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The history museum celebrates Nova Scotia's original inhabitants and defining characteristics, profiling its people, animals, and plants

Up to 86% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Multiple Locations

C$100 C$19

Students from kids and adults learn discipline and self-defense fundamentals through tae kwon do, a Korean martial art

50% Off

North End

$80 $40

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 51% Off a 90-Minute Scenic Boat Tour

Tantallon

C$70 C$35

Transport Canada–certified captains pilot vessels past private islands, coves, and dolphins in St. Margaret's Bay

Up to 53% Off Indoor Play Visits

Bedford

C$36.75 C$19

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Two-storey structure lets kids up to age 9 climb, crawl, and socialize year-round, and a separate area lets toddlers play safely

Up to 54% Off at Maritime Reptile Zoo Limited

Dartmouth

C$13 C$7

Outreach sanctuary rehabilitates creatures including pythons, alligators, and monitors in the only reptile zoo in Atlantic Canada

Up to 73% Off at Kiddietown Play Centre

Dartmouth

C$70 C$19

Kids frolic during drop-in recreation sessions at newly opened indoor play space; easily accessible via foot or public transit

Up to 82% Off at Moksha Yoga Bedford

Bedford

C$150 C$30

Students of all fitness levels are led through 60- to 90-minute Moksha yoga classes in a room with cork flooring and radiant-heating panels

Up to 70% Off Classes at All Yoga

Dartmouth

C$149.50 C$45

Instructors challenge students in classes designed to treat chronic back pain, inspire meditative states, and boost flexibility

Up to 52% Off Standup Paddleboarding

Albro Lake

$39.99 $19

Practice yoga in a cool, calm setting or explore the waters independently with a standup-paddleboard rental

Up to 53% Off MudCraft on June 28

Gore

C$160 C$80

An obstacle course stretches 6 km and challenges runners with dark forrests, rolling hills, swamps, and sand dunes

Up to 51% Off at Anchor’s Above Zipline Adventures

French River

C$30 C$15

Customers get a bird's-eye view of gorgeous scenery as they soar 240 feet above the ground while safely secured to a zipline

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Glowing monkeys scamper toward a neon waterfall, and a knight bearing a radiant yellow lance rides past a bright orange octopus emerging from the ocean. What appears to be a time-traveling session gone awry is really the evolving environment within Putting Edge’s indoor black-lit mini-golf course, which whisks players to deep seas, Aztec jungles, and medieval times. Since opening its original location in Canada, Putting Edge has now expanded to 16 North American locations, all of which invite guests onto its challenging 18-hole courses to seek victory over opponents and the forces that keep their teeth from not glowing as brightly as they could. Elsewhere, the facility houses private party rooms, concessions, and an arcade filled with gamer favorites such as air hockey.

182 Chain Lake Dr
Halifax,
NS
CA

Both Yelpers and GenieKnows users give Discovery Centre a four-star average rating:

1593 Barrington St
Halifax,
NS
CA

Fairlanes, which racks up both five-pin and candlepin bowling, hosts family-friendly games throughout the week. Lob a worthy weight towards a win on generously spaced alleys during general open play or Cosmic Bowling on Fridays and Saturdays. As hit music provides the backdrop for score settling during the glowy bowling pastime, white shirts, white teeth, and white candles beam under a ceiling of purple haze while egging on future perfect-game partisans. For larger gatherings, stage a birthday party or office gathering in Fairlanes' friendly confines, one of the only places where the sounds of crashing and collapsing are cause for a modest pat on the back or establishing performance-enhancing nicknames.

7001 Mumford Rd
Halifax,
NS
CA

During Reel Babies movie showings, theatres transform into child-friendly arenas where new parents can enjoy recent releases while tending to tykes. Empire Theatres keeps the auditorium lights dim and lowers the volume on new films such as Our Idiot Brother, One Day, and The Debt, ensuring an environment conducive to child-care. Parents can transport their mini-me to the auditorium's "exersaucer", baby swing, and play mat, allowing young minds to expend energy otherwise spent solving Fermat's Last Theorem. Additionally, a changing table and bottle warmer ensures parents can remain in the theatre for all reunion scenes between protagonists and their coffee makers.

190 Chain Lake Dr
Halifax,
NS
CA

Mixing modern aesthetics with classical form, BJM Danse crafts riveting pieces, choreographed by some of the preeminent names in contemporary dance. Patrons can marvel at muscular dance moves and impress past versions of themselves at time travelling dinner parties by witnessing the world premiere of BJM guest choreographer Cayetano Soto's Fuel. Rossini Cards sets the sumptuous, kinetic choreography of Italian ballet director Mauro Bigonzetti to the familiar, operatic tunes of Rossini. The Rebecca Cohn Auditorium provides ample space for dancers to undertake rhythmic feats, with balcony seating proffering clear views of the stage.

5183 Sackville St
Halifax,
NS
CA

The Theresa E. Connor and Cape Sable may not be sea-borne, but that doesn't stop visitors to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic from boarding the wharf-side vessels. Once aboard, they can explore above and below deck while retired fishermen and captains demonstrate their fishing skills and recount tales from their seafaring days. Inside the museum's 19th-century buildings, three exhibition floors share space with a 7-foot high vista tank, and 11 salt water tanks that comfortably house oceanic critters such as lobsters, eels, and Atlantic whitefish. More animals including scallops and sea anemone occupy the wharf, whose Tidal Touch Tank lets visitors stroke a bumpy sea star or share their first kiss with a mermaid.

Elsewhere in the museum complex, guests can launch a model schooner, watch fish-filleting demos, learn about Prohibition-era rum running, or take in fishing-related films in the Ice House Theatre. The Old Fish Factory Restaurant & Ice House Bar and the Salt Store Gift Shop, housed in a former salt storehouse, provide souvenirs both edible and otherwise.

The museum's season lasts from mid-May to mid-October.

68 Bluenose Dr
Lunenburg,
NS
CA