Halifax Local Customs

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  • 1. Beer and Breweries

    Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale is made in Halifax, and it's very popular all over the Maritimes. If you visit Halifax, you've got to try it! I like it, I'm not much of a beer person myself but I...

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  • 2. ~ How Much Do I Tip? ~

    It is expected here when you go to a restaurant, spa, bar, and other areas like this to tip the server, bartender, or whomever is working on you. The expected...

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  • 3. Festivals

    All summer long there are festivals and events happening in the HRM region. The season generally kicks off in early June with Greekfest, a celebration of the...

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  • 4. Famous Haligonians

    Sidney Crosby- Cole Harbour N.S.- amazing hockey player. Captain of Team Canada, Plays professionally for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Same birthday as mine (i...

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  • 5. Wires spoiling the picture

    As in most parts of Canada Main power and telephone landlines are hanging in the air, spoiling many pictures you want to take.Not only that. I have seen power...

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  • 6. Creative People

    It must be the influence of the precense of the Universities that brings in a special creative wave to this town. Time after time you'll notice low-cost...

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  • 7. Bridge Information

    There are two bridges spanning Halifax Harbour, the MacDonald bridge (aka Angus L Macdonald) and the MacKay bridge (A. Murray MacKay). The MacD. bridge is...

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  • 8. Coffee Break

    Does Halifax need more coffee shops? Apparently so. Spring Garden Road in Halifax has a plethora of them between Barrington and South Park streets especially....

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  • 9. Annual Zombie Walk

    The last few summers have seen Halifax invaded by Zombies!! Hundreds of them stream through the downtown core on a saturday in August, young and old, though...

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  • 10. Green Technology

    Nova Scotia has been working hard to protect our Earth's Resources . We are blessed with wonderful clean water and we want to keep it that way . We have an...

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  • 11. Spring Garden Road

    Spring Garden Road is the place to be at Saturday mornings. Many students flock around in front of the Library and there's always activity.Further up the road...

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  • 12. Bagpipes.

    New Scots copying old Scots traditions will welcome you and see you off if you go to HFX on a cruise ship. This lot were 'warming up' in the car park prior to...

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  • 13. Stores closed on Sundays!

    We first got to Halifax on a Sunday and as we were camping, we headed for the nearest grocery store to buy food for dinner, only to find out that stores are...

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  • 14. Sidewalk Patios

    A lot of bars, pubs, coffee shops and restaurants provide outside seating from mid spring to mid Fall in the downtown area. Some are rooftop patios. Some only...

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  • 15. The Big P

    For years, there have been posters and announcements stapled to telephone poles or taped to them. Announcements for upcoming musical gigs mainly, or for yard...

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  • 16. Pizza Corner

    On the weekends, when everyone comes from the bars, they head for pizza corner. Pizza corner is just off of Spring Garden (by the library). There are three...

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  • 17. All about the outside seating

    Okay, so isn't really all that helpful of a tip, but it's an observation we had and therefore I feel I should mention it. Above anything else, when eating or...

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  • 18. Bagpipers

    I love bagpipers! Unfortunately, in Pennsylvania they are at every public college campus and they seem to play at 6am in front of dorms. Halifax was different...

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  • 19. Keeping the old while building the new

    A great thing I noticed about Halifax that is uncommon with a lot of cities was the conscious preservation. Among the newly built shopping complexes, office...

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  • 20. A safe (and clean) city

    I'm sure that like any city, there are some bad areas in Halifax...but we didn't come across anything or anyone that seemed remotely threatening. I would have...

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  • 21. Please Proceed in English

    Just kidding:) But unlike its neighbors, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, the bilingual public information is not everywhere. Heading to Halifax, we only...

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  • 22. Everyone is 'Scottish'

    Everyone is 'Scottish', even if they aren't really. Many people in Nova Scotia really are of Scottish heritage, so there are lots of bagpipers and other...

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  • 23. A true naval town.....

    Halifax has a rich naval tradition, it was England's stronghold port in Canada, helping to stem the tide against the French and America too. You get a real feel...

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  • 24. Titanic

    On April 14, 1912 the White Star luxury liner Titanic collided with an iceberg about 400 miles south of Newfoundland. The ship sank at 2:20 AM April 15. About...

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  • 25. St. Peter's Canal

    The wonders of Cape Breton were popularized by Sir Alexander Graham Bell in the late 1800's. This eventually led to demand for access from the Atlantic Ocean...

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