If you like beer, are a history buff, or just like something a little different to kill an hour or so, be sure to check out the Alexander Keith's Brewery and take the $8 tour.
During the tour, small groups of people are led through a working re-construction of the original brewery from the early 1800s. An overly enthusiastic tour guide, dressed in authentic costume conducts the tour. You get the impression that this guy lives for his work, and his obsessive enthusiasm is a bit contagious.
You get to taste the raw barley & hops, which kind of sits in your teeth for a while until the end of the tour, where you get to taste the finished product. I wasn't allowed to stay there drinking all day, but they did give me an extra one.
My favourite street in Halifax. Spring Garden Road is posh, funky, and alive with people. It's near the hospitals and universities and the Public Gardens. There are lots of coffee shops, restaurants, pubs and shops along the road and the cross streets. St. Mary's Basilica guards one end across from the Old Burying Ground and the other end stops at Robie Street and then becomes Cobourg road past that.
Don't miss the cross streets and courts like Birmingham Street and Queen Street as well. there are some wonderful shops there like Woozles, a children's book store. You can buy designer wear in Park Lane and Spring Garden Place, also in Mills Brothers, Winchesters and Winsby's for shoes.
There are movie theatres in Park Lane and the Halifax Main Branch Library is a gathering place for many people. There's Bud the Spud's and Bill's chip trucks that park outside the library most of the year besides the dead of winter. The street is serviced by public transportation and really is the life and buzz of downtown Halifax
Downtown Halifax, especially Barrington Street, is lively and has some interesting Victorian architecture. There are some good shops and restaurants down here, too; take your time and spend a few hours wandering. Be sure to visit St. Paul's Church (1750) and City Hall (1888), both on opposite ends of the Granville Parade from one another. Don't miss the Province House on Hollis Street, either.
The Halifax Tattoo. Look for it near the end of June or the first week in July.
The world's largest annual indoor show will present spectacular acts never before seen in Canada as well as audience favourites.
Over 2,000 international performers will delight audiences with the Tattoo's unique combination of music, dance, drama, gymnastics, comedy, military displays and much more!
The Tattoo, now recognized as one of the best combined military and civilian shows produced anywhere in the world, has grown from a two day local production into a spectacular nine day international event with a cast of more than 2,000.
Halifax has something for everyone ranging from the waterfront, pubs and restaurants, parks and museums as well as some great shops.
The Celtic Cross is standing at the lower end of George Street and is dedicated to the original Irish settlers of 1749.
The Prince George Hotel Halifax
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Cambridge Suites Hotel Halifax
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