Hello, Halifax

At the end of March, beginning of April we planned a long weekend to slowly travel from Moncton, New Brunswick to Weymouth Falls, Nova Scotia. Along the way we spent two nights CouchSurfing in Halifax and a night Airbnb in Annapolis, Nova Scotia.

During this quick trip we explored Halifax, Peggy’s Cove and Lunenburg – a 700
km journey!

 

Moncton —> Weymouth Falls

 

Halifax

A city on the East coast of Nova Scotia commonly known for its links to the Titanic, interesting architecture and large harbour. We spent a day in Halifax, which was enough to visit the Farmers Market, museum, visit the public library and visit Citadel National Historic site. All of the above was in walking distance, so park up and go exploring!

The Farmers Market was large and hosted a variety of different goods from Chinese food to bread, to coffee to crafts. It’s a typical Farmers Market and you can spend a fair while walking around and browsing – which is pretty much what we did.

Halifax Farmers Market

The Maritime Museum is a must see if you love everything about the Titanic and anything nautical/maritime. Tickets are fairly cheap at $10 for the two of us giving you access to several exhibitions. As a Titanic movie fan, I knew little about what actually happened in Halifax – 100% recommend, I won’t give away any spoilers 😉

The Titanic

The Halifax Library , if you like architecture you must go and see the library. We walked to the top floor and treated ourselves to a drink in the café with views over Halifax before walking around the library and taking a short rest. You can grab a book from the shelf and read in the peaceful quiet that the library has to offer, it’s a lovely experience.

Halifax Library

Citadel National Historic site I am so glad we went here. We originally overlooked visiting this site but were persuaded by a girl from Saskatchewan to go and see this site. The site has great views over the city from a hill (an extremely steep hill…) and a fortress too. You’ll see the Union Jack and Canadian flag flying and the fort does show an interesting insight into the colonial past of the city.

View from Citadel National Historic Site

Peggy’s Cove

A beautiful site situated around an hour south of Halifax (depending on where you’re staying). There is a lovely lighthouse, typical of most sites in Canada but the bit which takes your breath away at this site? The rocks, the waves and the sea. A great additional asset to this place is the souvenir shop; it has a toilet for the general public to use – a few and far between luxury for many of our trips and hikes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunenburg

Lunenburg is a quiet town on the east cost of Nova Scotia and is located over an hour south of Halifax. We went during the quiet season so not much was open BUT if you can go there it is worth it for a quiet fish & chips lunch, views of the harbour and a stroll along the harbour front. It’s a nice spot! The town is small, we walked around it in about 30mins visiting the UNESCO site and strolling past colourful buildings; it’s a photogenic place.

View from our fish and chips lunch

 

Colourful Houses of Lunenburg

 

More colourful houses of Lunenburg!

 

Lunenburg from across the water.

Sleeping Arrangements

During our stay in and near Halifax we CouchSurfed with a lovely couple just outside the centre. We slept on one of the most comfortable sofas ever and enjoyed two enjoyable dinners with our hosts. Extremely welcoming!
In Annapolis, we stayed with two people in a lovely house. It’s unlike any other AirBnB experience we’ve had – hotel style room with all the trimmings and an incredibly comfy bed all for $60 – Better value than any hotel, motel or inn!
To checkout more about our day to day travels follow @thetravellingpickups

Next Stop, Weymouth Falls, Nova Scotia

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