City by the Sea
As the province’s capital city, Halifax combines all the great features of Nova Scotia —the ocean, music, arts, culture, food, history— and puts its own urban spin on it. Lara and Karen travelled back in time atop the Citadel National Historic Site, savoured food from around the world, strolled along the bustling waterfront, checked out local galleries, and caught a live music show.
The song ‘Track 5’ comes from one of the East Coast's greatest neo-soul singers, Cyndi Cain. Cain has already collected an African Nova Scotia Music Award and an East Coast Music Award nomination, and in 2011 was awarded the Galaxie Rising Star Award at the TD Halifax Jazz Festival. Be sure to check out her latest album, ‘Soul Food’ for another dose of original neo-soul music.
We had heard a lot about the nightlife in Halifax and it didn’t disappoint. My favourite was the historic stonewalled pub where everyone sang along to all the songs the band played. We also learned about the local late night snack, the donair. You have try it after a night on the town!
Road Trip Itinerary
- Ferry from Halifax to Dartmouth
- Two If By Sea Café, Darmouth
- Brightwood Golf Club, Dartmouth
- I Love Bikes, Halifax Waterfront
- Seaport Farmers' Market, Halifax
- Pier 21 Immigration Museum, Halifax
- Citadel Hill National Historic Site
- Bicycle Thief, Halifax
- Bishop's Landing, Halifax
- Lower Deck, Halifax
- Public Gardens, Spring Garden
- Freak Lunch Box