So you've found yourself in Halifax. Perhaps you've recently moved to the city and want to get familiar with your new home. Or chances are you're a long-time resident in need of something new to shake up your routine.
Or maybe you just came for the seafood. We don't blame you.
But no matter what you're searching for, you're in good hands with Dan Rodo. The "Like A Tourist" host joins Haligonian Kuda Ndadzungira with one goal: explore Halifax with the hopes of uncovering a new perspective.
Here are a few highlights they discovered when it comes to sights, activities and what to eat (spoiler alert: it's seafood). Looking for more ideas? Check out the full episode below.
What To Do: Surfing At The Lawrencetown Beach
Lessons available at the Eastern Surf School, 4348 Lawrencetown Road, East Lawrencetown, N.S., B2Z 1P7
First-time surfers looking to get their feet wet in the water sport can make their way east of Halifax for a prime view of the Atlantic Ocean. And then they can get an up-close-and-personal look standing on top of an eight-foot board as they try to master the ocean's rolling waves. Heads up though! While the waves are milder than say, surf spots in Hawaii, the water is definitely a lot colder.
What To Eat: John's Lunch
352 Pleasant St, Dartmouth, N.S., B2Y 3S5
As far as institutions go, John's Lunch is one devoted to seafood. After all, the place has been around since 1969. Grab a seat by the counter and you'll literally see your food cook in front of your eyes as co-owner Fotis Fatouros fries up mounds of chips, fish fillets and scallops.
Where To Go: Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
5425 Sackville Street, Halifax
You want an Instagram worthy of that #ThrowBackThursday hashtag? Then make sure you stop by the Halifax Citadel as the site still features the original buildings built in 1856. The citadel was created to defend the nearby naval base, not the actual city itself, and visitors can get a feel for that by dressing up in the traditional uniforms of the 78th Highlander Regiment and practice their shooting skills with rifles.
Like A Tourist Takes On Halifax
CORRECTION: An earlier version of the article incorrectly identified the Highlander Regiment at the Halifax National Citadel as the 70th. This has since been updated.
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