Best in Canada: Down East Port of Call: Halifax
Living in Halifax, one of North America’s oldest port cities, has its rewards, like not having to leave home to feel like you’re on vacation.
From downtown, hop on the ferry and explore the islands of Halifax Harbour or take a road trip on Prospect Road, along rugged coastline and bays, through fishing villages, all the way to famous Peggy’s Cove. At Boutiliers Point, take a break for some salt-water fishing from the public wharf. Historically, what is now Nova Scotia and New Brunswick gave sanctuary to thousands of black slaves fleeing the southern U.S. A visit to the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia ($6/adult; $4 senior) will give you the whole fascinating story.
Strawberry Social at the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Farm, July 12 ($9).
Canada Day Ceilidh on the Cove June 27, The Dauphinee Inn, Hubbards Cove (event is free, buffet at the Inn is $20).
Stan Rogers Folk Festival In Canso, July 2-4 ($96). —SL
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