Things To Do In Halifax

One-Hour or 90-Minute Sail for Two Adults or a Family of Four Aboard "Tall Ship Silva" or Tall Ship "Mar" (Up to 40% Off)

Tall Ship Silva & Tall Ship Mar

Murphys the Cable Wharf

C$68.98 C$42

Historic Swedish and Danish schooners afford views of Halifax Harbour as passengers relax or help crew to hoist sails or steer the vessel

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic for Two Adults with Option for Two Kids (Up to 50% Off)

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Downtown Halifax

C$18.50 C$10

Special exhibit within Canada's oldest Maritime museum explores the effects and legacy of the War of 1812 on Nova Scotia

One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes or 10 or 20 Yoga Classes at 108 Yoga (Up to 67% Off)

108 Yoga

Downtown Halifax

C$135 C$45

Yoga classes in disciplines such as Hatha and flow help students strengthen muscles, improve flexibility, and calm the busy mind

Five or Ten Drop-In Classes or Three Month Membership with Uniform at Atlantic Karate Club (Up to 62% Off)

Atlantic Karate Club

Armdale

C$50 C$19

Get fit and master a range of Chito Ryu karate arts, including sparring and weapons, at the oldest dojo in Atlantic Canada.

10 or 20 Tae Kwon Do Classes at Hiltz Taekwon-Do (Up to 86% Off)

Hiltz Taekwon-Do

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

One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar Lessons at Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off) 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

C$134.55 C$18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

10 or 20 Classes at Sculptura Women's Fitness (Up to 70% Off)

Sculptura Women's Fitness

Sculptura Fitness

C$150 C$59

Fitness instructors help guests shed pounds in boot-camp sessions and increase flexibility in Pilates classes

$40 for $80 Groupon — The Mystic Harp Yoga Studio

The Mystic Harp Yoga Studio

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

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More than 110 vendors and exhibitors flock to Exhibition Park for the 30th annual Atlantic Outdoor Sports and RV Show—an homage to the entertainment and serenity found in nature. Displays by Leisure Days RV Centre, Wolf Spirit Accessories, and Cumberland Canoe, among others, brim with everything from new sport- and fly-fishing equipment to ATVs and backpacking gear. In addition to browsing the wares, visitors can check out motocross stunts, attend an educational seminar, or follow their spirit animal to the demonstration kitchen, where chefs prepare dishes using pheasant and venison.

200 Prospect Park
Halifax,
NS
CA

He wears a beaming smile and a red cap, beneath which his eyes turn to meet those of the happy children who pass his way. He is 65 feet tall. He is a boat.

The fleet at Murphy's The Cable Wharf also includes seven other vessels, but the most recognizable is surely Theodore Too: an enormous, custom-built life-size replica of the friendly Theodore Tugboat, star of the CBC children's television show of the same name. He was originally commissioned to sail up and down the Eastern Seaboard, giving kids a chance to take harbor cruises that were previously only possible in their daydreams, until eventually the staff of Murphy's stepped in to give him a permanent home.

Theodore Too wasn't the first remarkable vessel in the Murphy's fleet. In the early 1980s, Captain Gerald Murphy purchased the Mar, a seasoned tall ship that had sailed around the world twice and been the subject of a documentary. He used this storied vessel to establish Murphy's The Cable Wharf, a sailing and tour company based in Halifax Harbour. With ships in the water, Murphy also planned a restaurant?repurposing the old Cable Ship Terminal, which was built in 1913 and had long been dormant.

Decades later, Murphy's nautical vision lives on. The Mar still glides across harbour waters for themed sailing tours and pirate cruises. The spacious Haligonian III embarks on whale-watching excursions that bring passengers face-to-face with minke whales and dolphins, and the Harbour Queen I?an old-fashioned Mississippi-style sternwheeler?embarks on narrated history tours.

The wharf restaurant, meanwhile, continues the nautical theme on dry land, showing off unobstructed views of the waterfront. It even brings a bit of the sea indoors: a lobster tank filled with more than 300 live crustaceans lets guests net their own meals, while a touch tank brings them face-to-face with native marine life. Coastal dishes, from a buttery lobster roll to pan-fried haddock, fuel more maritime adventures.

1751 Lower Water St.
Halifax,
NS
CA

Long before its first kayak hit the water, East Coast Outfitters (ECO) established a commitment to helping the local community as well as the environment. The eco-tourism company is based in the small fishing village of Lower Prospect, which suffered a massive collapse in the groundfishing industry. To help the town recover, the company started employing residents as guides, maintenance workers, and even office managers.

Today, ECO put the area's cultural heritage and abundant wildlife on display at the same time through sea kayak tours and watercraft rentals.

Every tour and skill-building or certification class departs ECO's floating wharf under the watchful eye of at least one expert guide. These guides have all completed a rigorous eight-month training program, and are certified by Paddle Canada and in Wilderness First Aid, making them quite capable of assisting paddlers.

Most excursions are suitable for all experience levels and range from the half-day to multi-day tour, plus special trips at sunset. Tour guides lead kayaks past the rocky coasts of wild islands and explore sheltered inlets. Sometimes, local wildlife such as eagles, seals, and whales make appearances.

2017 Lower Prospect Rd.
Lower Prospect,
NS
CA

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 18 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

Raise a fist for the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League as they shred through home ice at Metro Centre. On March 18, Halifax battles the Acadie-Bathurst Titan for league ranking, bragging rights, and friendly competition for the most remaining teeth. Seating ($14.50–$15.75) in Metro Centre’s lower and upper bowls is based on best availability at redemption.

5284 Duke St
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