Fall in Downtown Halifax

Crisp air, cozy sweaters, warm drinks. There's just something about fall in Downtown Halifax.

In fact, the cooler weather makes it the best time to get out and explore our city. 

To help you get started, we've compiled some great ideas of things to do this fall, so scroll down to get started on your fall adventures!


Stroll & Shop

  • Click to read

    Downtown Halifax is home to a variety of retail experiences including big name stores, curated boutiques, unique gift shops, and more.

    So grab a warm drink and spend the day strolling - and shopping - in Downtown Halifax. You're sure to find something for someone special, including yourself. 


    Did you know that many Downtown shops are dog-friendly? Just make sure you ask before taking your pooch in a store.


    Check out some Downtown shopping experiences here

    See the full Directory of shops and services in Downtown Halifax here


Visit An Attraction

Do Something You Haven't Done Before

  • Click to read

    Fall is a great time to be adventurous, so grab your bestie and do something you haven't done before!

    Here are a few ideas to get you started:


    Escape Rooms

    Test your skills at an escape room like Captured Escape Rooms (1684 Barrington Street) or Trapped Halifax (1313 Barrington Street). 


    Halifax Citadel Ghost Tours
    5425 Sackville Street

    Dare to be scared with a ghost tour at the Halifax Citadel. Tours take place on most Friday and Saturday evenings until October 28. Learn more and book your tour here


    Neptune Theatre
    1593 Argyle Street

    Take in live theatre at Neptune Theatre with some fun shows this fall including "The Play That Goes Wrong" and "Murder for Two".


    The Board Room Game Cafe
    1256 Barrington Street

    Play an old favourite or find a new one at The Board Room Game Cafe


    The Old Burying Ground
    1541 Barrington Street

    Whether you're interested in history or just looking for a quiet place to enjoy a stroll amongst the fallen leaves, the Old Burying Ground is a must-visit location in October. Closes for the season on October 30.  


Dine on a Patio

Take In an Event

Treat Yourself to a Hot Drink

Have an Outdoor Adventure

  • Click to read

    Fall is the perfect time to explore the city. It's not too warm or too cold, but just the right temperature to get outside and enjoy the best the city has to offer. 


    Self-Guided Downtown Art Tour

    Interested in public art? Take the Self-Guided Downtown Art Tour and discover all the public art in Downtown Halifax, from murals to sculptures, there's so much to see!


    Walk the Waterfront

    The Halifax Waterfront's 4.4 km Harbourwalk is always buzzing with energy. Filled with local shops, restaurants, and attractions, there's always something to see and do on the Halifax Waterfront


    Visit a Park

    Downtown Halifax is home to many parks and public spaces. Peace and Friendship Park, Granville Mall, the Grand Parade and more, are the great places to visit either by yourself, with your favourite four-legged friend, or your family.

    See all the parks and public spaces in Downtown Halifax here.


    Explore the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

    Did you know that the grounds of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site are open year-round? AND that they are dog-friendly? Climb up the steps to the Old Town Clock and spend an afternoon exploring the grounds of this centuries old fort.  


    Visit Georges Island

    Georges Island National Historic Site is located right in the heart of the Halifax Harbour. Take a ferry over and enjoy the scenic views of Downtown Halifax.

    Tours run until October 8. Book your tour with Ambassatours today. 


    Enjoy a Harbour Cruise

    Ambassatours offers a variety of cruise experiences - from the Harbour Hopper to the Tall Ship Silva - that run until late October/early November. Check out all their cruises here



Coming Downtown? Make your parking plan before your Downtown adventure here


Fall is a great time to shop in Downtown Halifax! Start making your shopping list here.