Day 12 – Halifax

We set aside a day and night on our trip to head into Halifax.  We both love this city as it was somewhere we had both lived at some point.

We headed for the city shortly after breakfast to be able to enjoy the day wandering around and doing a little shopping.  Our first stop was the Delta Barrington to see if we could check in early and park the vehicle.  The room was ready early so we could off load our stuff before heading out by foot to explore the city.  They definitely welcome families at this hotel and were quick to get a crib for our room.  They also gave Paige a little gift pack which consisted of a phthalate free dinosaur which was just the right size for her little hands and a little board book.  Paige loved these gifts and we can’t keep the book out of her hands!

Once we were set we headed down to the waterfront for some lunch at Salty’s.  This is one of the best waterfront restaurants for fish and chips and a great view.  It was a busy spot out on the patio.  The restaurant did not disappoint.

We wandered along the boardwalk running the length of the harbour area making our way to the Keith’s brewery.

We did not go for a tour on this trip, but instead turned up towards Spring Garden road to wander and maybe some shopping.  The rain started to come down pretty hard as we were making our way up this road so we stopped to buy an umbrella so we could keep wandering.  Once the rain lifted we ventured into The Halifax Public Gardens.  These are lovely gardens that are open to the public during the day and are locked up at night.  They are a great spot to enjoy a picnic lunch.

Afte wandering around downtown Halifax we made our way back to the hotel for Paige to have a nap. She was not having any of that, so I thought it might be nice to take a drive out to Fisherman’s Wharf since it is written about in all of the tourist information.
I have to say that it is not what it is cracked up to be, however there was a nice little beach area where little ones can splash about in the ocean water.  Since it is a shallow cove the water isn’t too cold either. Paige had her first step in the ocean here.
After our little play in the water Paige was sleepy so we loaded her in the car and headed back to the hotel.  Once back at the hotel Paige was ready to go again and full of energy so we changed into dry clean clothes and figured we would grab some food down on the boardwalk.  We grabbed a bite from one of the huts and sat at one of the picnic tables set up in the harbour.  We got to see Theodore Tugboat up close as well.  Maybe next time we are out there we will have to take Paige on a tour on Theodore.
What is your favourite thing to do in Halifax?
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