While there’s enough going on in Halifax to fill a full vacation on its own, don’t forget to explore the rest of this amazing province! Keep reading to discover the best day trips to take from the city.
Located in the Annapolis Valley, this picturesque town is perfect as a hub for activities in the valley as well as being a worthwhile destination on its own. Stroll down Main Street, visit Acadia University’s campus, or one of the nearby wineries.
Lunenburg and Mahone Bay
Located just 10 minutes apart by car, Lunenberg and Mahone Bay are two picture-perfect towns located on the South Shore. Pop into cute boutiques, enjoy fresh seafood dishes, and stroll along the harbour fronts.
This is the furthest in our recommended list at two-and-a-half hours from the city, but we promise it’s worth the drive! Culture fans will love exploring the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre, Buchanan Gallery, Osprey Art Centre, and Historic Dock Street.
Sherwood Golf & Country Club
Located an hour away from central Halifax, Sherwood Golf and Country Club proves that you don’t have to go far from the city to enjoy a great round of golf.
While gorgeous beaches are located all around the province, there are a number of great spots right outside the city including famous Lawrencetown Beach. The great surf conditions draw visitors from around the world and the stunning scenery doesn’t hurt either.
An hour inland from Halifax, you’ll find the small town of Truro. One of its top attractions is the 400-acre Victoria Park, which features waterfalls, hike and biking trails, a spray park, and an outdoor pool. Visitors also love the historic downtown, Masstown Market, and Shubenacadie Wildlife Park.
Cape Split Provincial Park Reserve
Grab your sneakers and hit the trails. Cape Split offers one of the most stunning views in the province and is well worth the 6 km hike through the woods. You’ll emerge right on the Bay of Fundy to sweeping views of the cliffs and ocean. This four to five-hour hike is the perfect way to enjoy Nova Scotia’s great outdoors.
Located just outside of Halifax, this sweet spot is bursting with culture and a strong sense of community. Stroll along Fisherman’s Wharf, go on a whale watching tour, and enjoy a seafood restaurant on the waterfront.
While Peggy’s Cove is filled with tourists and locals, it remains a must-see spot and is a lovely day trip from the city. Marvel at the oceanfront landscape, take photos with the iconic lighthouse, and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the nearby restaurants.