Things To Do in Nova Scotia

44% Off Half-Day Kayak Tour

Paddle Dog Kayak Tours

Baddeck

C$88 C$49

Guides lead tours around Kidston Island with views of Alexander Graham Bell's estate, with a beach stop where eagle sightings are frequent

Up to 77% Off Lessons from DaCane Surf Shop

DaCane Surf Shop

Albro Lake

$199 $49

Private or small-group lessons with all equipment provided

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

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

51% Off Kitesurfing Lesson

Halifax Kitesurfing

East Lawrencetown

C$200 C$99

Guests learn basics of sport in first of three introductory lessons that cover safety information and launching and landing

Half Off Racing Experiences

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Scotia Speedworld

C$129 C$64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

50% Off Oil-Painting Classes

Lynda Diamond Oil Paintings Classes

North End

C$200 C$100

Master painter Lynda Diamond guides students of all levels through three-hour classes focused on classical oil-painting techniques

Half Off at Alpha Strike Laser Tag

Alpha Strike Laser Tag

Dartmouth

C$28 C$14

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Control stations upgrade equipment as players battle during standard laser-tag matches or high-strategy game types

"Our Eliza" – Up to 44% Off Play

"Our Eliza"

Ship's Company Theatre

C$31 C$20

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Drama follows the sometimes fractious relationship between a daughter expected to look after the home at a very young age and her father

"Tall Ship Silva" or Tall Ship Mar – Up to 40% Off Cruise

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

Up to 50% Off Kids' Tennis Camp

Daniel Nestor Tennis Centre

Bedford

C$249 C$124

Led by knowledgeable instructors, kids hone their tennis skills on indoor HarTru tennis courts

50% Off Two-Person River Rafting Trip

Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures

South Maitland

C$138 C$69

Seasoned guides pilot inflated motor-driven rafts over Shubenacadie River’s rare natural tidal waves that crest at 18 ft.

Up to 46% Off Driving Range Buckets

Emerson Ridge Driving Range

Emerson Ridge Driving Range

C$50 C$27

Golfers practice their swing mechanics at outdoor range while learning their club distances

Select Local Merchants

Through trials and tribulations, Dacane Surf Shop owner Lance Moore has always strived to provide the best opportunities and gear for wave-tamers. Having hatched the shop's first incarnation in his mother's basement and moved on to locations where break-ins and robberies were rampant, he maintained his focus on learning his trade before finally settling in Halifax. Always looking to stay one step ahead of the sport, Lance and his team seek out the most cutting-edge surfing equipment available from reputable designers such as Channel Islands, Santa Cruz, and Watercooled. His instructors customize surf camps and lessons to help mould burgeoning aquanauts of all ages and skill levels, and hip threads from the likes of Quiksilver and Billabong keep them looking the part. The surf shack also sets up adventurists with stand-up paddleboards, skim boards, body boards, and all the accessories needed to coast the whitecaps or add authenticity to an online dating profile.

5239 Blowers Street
Halifax,
NS
CA

Noble Grape arms amateur vintners and would-be brewmasters with the equipment and supplies they need to craft their own reds, whites, and brews at home. The store's winemaking starter package includes 15 items crucial to turning lowly grape juice into nectar worthy of Bacchus, including a fermenting device, racking accoutrements, a 23-litre glass carboy, a bottle filler, sanitizer, and a moody yet talented wine whisperer to tame the grapes. Oenophiles can choose from a stock of 25 Vintners Reserve wine kits designed to yield 23 litres in varietals ranging from pleasantly acidic chardonnay to bold, palate-blanketing cabernet sauvignon, or opt for a Twisted Mist wine-cocktail kit in flavours such as strawberry margarita and mojito. This option also includes $20 off a future wine-kit purchase.

95 Akerley Blvd
Dartmouth,
NS
CA

Noble Grape arms amateur vintners and would-be brewmasters with the equipment and supplies they need to craft their own reds, whites, and brews at home. The store's winemaking starter package includes 15 items crucial to turning lowly grape juice into nectar worthy of Bacchus, including a fermenting device, racking accoutrements, a 23-litre glass carboy, a bottle filler, sanitizer, and a moody yet talented wine whisperer to tame the grapes. Oenophiles can choose from a stock of 25 Vintners Reserve wine kits designed to yield 23 litres in varietals ranging from pleasantly acidic chardonnay to bold, palate-blanketing cabernet sauvignon, or opt for a Twisted Mist wine-cocktail kit in flavours such as strawberry margarita and mojito. This option also includes $20 off a future wine-kit purchase.

362 Lacewood Dr
Halifax,
NS
CA

Trendz Cafe & Wine Bar's certified Chef de Cuisine Daniel Delorme arouses mouths with an array of local and seasonal ingredients. The lunch menu’s curried lobster ragout links arms with mango to high-kick atop a cornbread stage ($14), and the Italian chicken sandwich traps sundried tomato and free-range, rosemary chicken between two slices of focaccia ($13). At Dinner, diners bow to pan-fried halibut that dons a saffron-sauce robe and sits regally atop a vegetable-risotto throne ($25). In the grilled bison striploin, Chef Delorme quells a 6-ounce steak's temper with a calming blanket of redcurrant jus and mood crystals that take the tasty form of grilled summer vegetables and roasted potatoes ($28).

15 Spectacle Lake Dr
Dartmouth,
NS
CA

Bowlarama welcomes rollers of all ages to challenge each other in matches of traditional 10-pin bowling. Once fitted into rental shoes, groups of up to five players suppress pin rebellions on one of 18–24 lanes. Players aim their sights down narrow, hardwood fairways at murals depicting neon bowling balls and the Norse god of strikes. Keep eyes active on overhanging flat screen TVs or hands focused in matches of pool, air hockey, and video games (amenities vary depending on location). In addition to food and bar services, each Bowlarama hosts cosmic bowling events.

16 Dentith Rd
Halifax,
NS
CA

Paddy's Pub & Rosie's Restaurant blends fresh microbrews and munchable meals into a merry mortar for the foundation of a cornerstone Irish country pub. Stifle stomachs looking to score a record deal with "raven" wings ($9.99) tossed in a choice of savoury sauces including barbecue, honey garlic, and hot, or capture mozza sticks under a net before incasing their golden wings in an ornamental honey curry sauce ($6.99). The filet mignon ($12.99) cradles a 6 oz. cut of beef in the loving arms of bacon, who tenderly sings it into a vulnerable slumber. The classic fish and chips ($10.99) accompanied by seasoned fries and coleslaw is paralleled in deliciousness by the dexterous Emerald Isle stew and bowl ($7.49), simmering braised lamb and a blend of fresh vegetables drenched in Chimney Swift Stout. One of Paddy's freshly brewed draught beers expertly saddles meals and wards off the wrath of Irish fairies who wait perched to pounce on inadequately lubed esophagi.

460 Main St
Wolfville,
NS
CA