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    Jacket for the cool summer evenings

    by easterntrekker Written Sep 8, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Light or something with wheels . There's a walk for the arrivals at the airport.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The downtown area can be covered by foot so bring comfortable shoes.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: We have it all.. Drugstores are open every day.

    Photo Equipment: Lots!! Great photo opportunities!! We have gorgeous scenic coastlines ....huge cliffs and rolling beaches. If you come in October you'll be treated to fabulous fall color...

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: There are wonderful nature trails all around Nova Scotia . Don't forget your hiking boots and camp gear.

    Miscellaneous: Remember to pack rain gear and a warm sweater...especially in the spring . We usually have lots of rain in the spring .

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    • Hiking and Walking

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    Umbrellas? Don't bother

    by tvor Written Feb 25, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Halifax is on the sea coast. As a result we get a fair bit of wind/breeze. And rain. While it might not be as rainy as some places, be prepared for rain in any season, even winter. Umbrellas, however, aren't much use to you because of the wind. You'll spend more time turning them back right side in than you will protecting yourself with it.

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    Pack it !

    by Cashee Written Jan 24, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: If you are going hiking/camping you will probably want a waterproof bag.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You will probably want a rain jacket. at some point. Somtimes if it's really windy, your umbrella will flip inside out so if you are going to bring an umbrella, bring a wind-resistant one.
    Bring hiking shoes or sneakers with a good grip if you plan on going on day trips to Peggy's cove.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: There are drugs stores everywhere... even a 24 hour one right on Spring Garden so don't worry about this stuff.

    Photo Equipment: There is a photo shop right on Spring Garden too so if you run out of film, it's convenient to get.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: There are a lot of great beaches and camping places in Nova Scotia. There is a Mountain Equipment Co-Op store really close to Spring Garden Road (1550 Granville Street... (902) 421-2667
    (800) 663-2667 (toll-free) so if you need any other equipment, you can pick it up here.

    Miscellaneous: The weather changes a lot... it may be cold and foggy early in the morning and then change to hot and sunny during the day. It's a good idea to bring a hooded sweater no matter what time of the year in case you get chilly.

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    by seamandrew Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Make sure to bring a wind jacket with you and an umbrella wouldn't hurt just in case.

    Photo Equipment: Bring a camera with you. This is an absolute must. The countryside in Nova Scotia is stunning! You'll want to have a camera with you if you go whale watching!

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    by Hot-Holly Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: clothes, deodorant.....

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: bring everything. Winter- parkas haha a winter coat.... mittens, a TOUQUE (aka a hat).....
    summer wear something in the range of 70-90 degrees F.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: well first aid kit......

    Photo Equipment: there are capsites at libraries to use computers if need be.... for free... um batteries and film are availabe lots of places.. drug stores etc.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: beach bring your swimsuit and towles. Go to Pictou County for real nice beaches.

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    by sirpantsalot Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take some sturdy shoes or footwear. Most of Halifax is on a hill. Also there are a lot of cobblestone street down by the water. Leave your high heels and birkenstocks at home. Also the winters are cold and damp with more rain than snow.A favourite saying in Nova Scotia is 'If you don't like the weather wait a minute, it's bound to change.' The maritime location means summer temperatures range from daytime highs of 20 - 25 C (68 - 77 F) to evening lows of 10 - 14 C (50 - 57 F). Invigorating sea breezes near the coast are often best enjoyed with a sweater on or at hand. Inland, the air may be 5-10 degrees warmer, and the lakes, rivers, woodlands, and farms are pleasantly warm. Temperatures in spring and fall average about 10 degrees cooler.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A cure for a hangover.

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