Things To Do in Nova Scotia

Half-Day Kayak Tour for Two or Four from Paddle Dog Kayak Tours (44% Off)

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

Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Half Off).

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

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

Deep-Sea Fishing for One Adult and One Child or Two or Four Adults from Murphy's The Cable Wharf (Up to 47% Off)

Murphy's The Cable Wharf

Downtown Halifax

C$109.22 C$61

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Reel in cod, haddock, mackerel, and Boston bluefish from a boat equipped with a full bar

5 or 10 Buckets of Range Balls at Emerson Ridge Driving Range (Up to 46% Off)

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

C$99 for a VIP Membership and Classes for July or August at Daniel Nestor Tennis Centre (C$200 Value)

Daniel Nestor Tennis Centre

Bedford

C$200 C$99

Get your fill of forehands, backhands, and sizzling aces with a tennis club membership that includes access to tennis fitness classes

"Our Eliza" at Ship's Company Theatre, August 8–31 (Up to 44% Off)

"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

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

One or Three Private Surfing Lessons or One Group Surf-Camp Session from DaCane Surf Shop (Up to 77% Off)

DaCane Surf Shop

Albro Lake

$199 $49

Private or small-group lessons with all equipment provided

C$69 for River Rafting Trip for Two at Fundy Tidal Bore Adventures (C$138 Value). Choose from 19 Dates.

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.

Zipline Tour for One or Four at Anchor’s Above Zipline Adventures (Up to 51% Off)

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

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

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

One or Three Months of Bojeon Taekwon-Do at Bojeon Taekwon-Do (Up to 63% Off)

Bojeon Taekwon-Do

Dartmouth

C$43.75 C$19

Students learn self-defense techniques while boosting self-control, perseverance, and integrity

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 or Two Games of Laser Tag for Up to Four at Alpha Strike Laser Tag (Half Off)

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

$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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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.

720 Sackville Drive
Lower Sackville,
NS
CA

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

Cole Harbour Place—the home of hockey player Sidney Crosby—welcomes community members into a complex that hosts three pools, two regulation-size ice arenas, squash courts, and a weight-training centre and cardio room with more than 21 new pieces of equipment. The sprawling facility invites swimmers to splash during open sessions or learn how to greet a passing octopus properly during swim lessons; fitness classes get hearts pumping in boot camp and core yoga. A wealth of youth programming entertains whippersnappers throughout the year, and the wellness centre’s health classes and programs impart preventive-health advice to members of all ages.

51 Forest Hills Pky
Dartmouth,
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

202 Brownlow Avenue
Dartmouth,
NS
CA