5 tips for enjoying your visit to downtown Halifax

I think the South End of Halifax might always feel like home to me.

Even though I technically only lived there for two or three years, I spent many more at Saint Mary’s University, nestled at the very end of the peninsula, and another four working in an office tower on Brunswick Street.

I bought my wedding ring at FireWorks Gallery, had my second date with my husband at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia‘s Egyptian exhibit in 2006, learned the fine art of parallel parking on the crowded streets surrounding the university, and probably ate in almost every restaurant within a 10-block radius of Scotia Square during the four years I worked in Duke Tower.

So returning to downtown Halifax a few weeks ago was like wrapping myself in a warm cozy blanket. One with lots of panhandlers and challenging parking, sure, but that’s all part of it’s charm.

Headed to Halifax? Great choice! Here’s your guaranteed guide for making the best of your downtown Halifax experience: Continue reading