Things to do in and around Halifax this weekend
July 11, 2012 7:57 AM Subscribe
Going to be in Halifax this weekend, starting late tonight! Looking for recommendations, especially regarding scallops, whale watching, and the level of terror the Cabot Trail might invoke.
Looking for good casual places to eat the best scallops. Casual meaning casual dress. Money no object (for one meal, anyway!)
Also interested in anything else in particular we should do that's special this weekend.
This is our first visit, we are planning for Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg, some random drives, Dartmouth, and the major tourist sites in Halifax proper. We have all the guidebooks so we don't need to be told about major sites like the Maritime Museum (unless you have some cool inside knowledge!).
We will do the Bay of Fundy on a future trip.
* Is the Cabot Trail drive intimidating for people who have a problem with cliffs? We want to avoid switchback-type driving, or any road where there is a point where you are driving towards a cliff/ocean, regardless of how safe the guard-rails are.
* Curious as to whether whale watching is worth it there, as all the guidebooks say it's better almost everywhere else in the Maritimes. Does that mean odds are low of a sighting off Halifax?
We also hope to see some good local bands.