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Parks & Pathways

Halifax Public Gardens are open for the season
Halifax Public Gardens

The Halifax Public Gardens are a 16-acre oasis in the heart of downtown Halifax. Bring your camera, relax on a park bench and breathe in the fragrant aromas of these beautiful spaces. Though you may encouraged to stay off the well manicured grass, there is a designated area for play and
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National Garden Day at Halifax Public Gardens

The Halifax Public Gardens are inviting you to join them in celebrating National Garden Day. Get inspired for the garden. Get inspired for the garden, celebrate Canada’s rich garden heritage, and teach your kids the importance of growing a sustainable future. There will be something for everyone at this event!
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Halifax Summer Playground Splash Pad
Splish Splash! 8 Awesome Summer Playgrounds with Splash Pads (or fresh water) in Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and Sackville

Where to go on a hot summer day in HRM? Check out our list of cool summer playgrounds with splash pads where you can have fun and cool off at the same time! 1. Westmount School Playground and Splash Pad The playground and splash pad at Westmount School has an
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FIN Outdoor Summer Movie Series Returns to Halifax Public Gardens

Grab your teens, pack your blankets and head to the Halifax Public Gardens this July to enjoy a movie under the stars! Every Friday in July you can get cozy with family members and enjoy a different outdoor movie. Upcoming screenings include a collection of work from Sarah Polley, Canadian
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Storytime at the Public Gardens
Storytime at the Public Gardens

It’s Summer Storytime at the Halifax Public Gardens. Kids, toddlers, babies, and their parents can enjoy FREE stories every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 am, thanks to our friends at Woozles bookstore. Storytime happens rain or shine, either inside Uncommon Grounds Cafe, or on the grounds nearby. Where to meet?
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History Hikes at Shubie Park

The Shubenacadie Canal Commission historical guided tours program ‘History Hikes’ will be starting again this May!  This unique tour begins at the Fairbanks Centre, in Shubie Park, which surrounds the section of the canal that connects Lake Micmac and Lake Charles. During the walk, you will see Locks 2 and
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Ashton Gardens
Daffodil Walk and Spring Celebration

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with a woodland walk lined with thousands of daffodils at Ashton’s Garden Centre! With educational and interesting fact signage to be found along the way, opportunities for that perfect selfie and spots to sit and enjoy the scenery along the river – you’ll feel the
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Shubenacadie Wildlife Park
Shubenacadie Wildlife Park

Shubenacadie Wildlife Park is a 40-hectare park owned and operated by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables, providing a wide range of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities to Nova Scotians and visitors alike. A stroll through their two kilometers of wheelchair-accessible and shaded pathways provides an open,
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Sledding in HRM
The Best Places to go Sledding in Halifax

Are you looking for the best places to go sledding in HRM? Look no further! Here’s our list of the top 10 best hills, plus a fabulous map that can show you all of the recommended sledding and tobogganing hills in the greater Halifax region. 1. Citadel Hill Citadel Hill
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Let it Snow! Check Out the Best Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails in HRM!

Nova Scotia winters . . . they can be messy, they can be cold, they can be unpredictable . . . and winters on the east coast . . . they can be awesome! Who doesn’t love a winter walk with snow-covered trees, a picnic lunch with a belly-warming hot
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