Like most cities Halifax is great in the summer, and a majority of the fun activities rely on good weather. The waterfront is a great place to go during the summer months, it’s free which is a bonus. The boardwalk is open to the public in the winter months, but some of the shops and restaurants close. Throughout the summer many different events and festivals are the main attraction of the waterfront. Every summer, Halifax hosts the busker festival and sometimes the tall ships, these two events alone attract many people. I have gone to see both events multiple times, and after about the second time it can get very repetitive.
Other attractions include Theodore tugboat, daily visits by cruise ships including the Queen Mary and occasionally the Bluenose. Every Saturday night the Harbour Queen takes people out on the water for a boat cruise, the cruise includes alcohol, a DJ and tons of dancing. There are also tons of patios and restaurants open for food and drinks, the Keith’s brewery another great place to tour around for an afternoon.
If you are not looking to spend money, which is usually the position I am in, the tall ships and buskers are great events to attend. Even spending an hour of your day walking the boardwalk is fun and entertaining. There is always something to see. I cannot wait for summer; this is when Halifax really comes alive.