Downtown Fun and Games Trail

Get out and explore Downtown Halifax with our curated "trails." Whether it's patio hopping, shopping 'til you drop, or a thirst to learn more about our city, there's something for everyone to enjoy in Downtown Halifax.

Downtown Fun and Games Trail 

Grab your bubble friends and your masks, and spend a day exploring the 'fun and games' side of Downtown Halifax.

  • Jump into the day by testing your smarts at Captured Escape Rooms. What better way to get the adrenaline pumping than by working together to find clues, solve puzzles and unlock the door to escape? Located at 1684 Barrington Street, Captured Escape has 7 different themed rooms to choose from. Pre-book online to make sure you get the room of your choice!
  • You escaped! Yay! Reward yourself and your growling tummies with a delicious, hot meal from Mary’s African Cuisine (1701 Barrington Street).
  • Get your food to go and enjoy your lunch in the sun on the Adirondack chairs in the Grand Parade (1770 Barrington Street).
  • Dessert time! Pop into Freak Lunchbox (1729 Barrington Street) and fill a bag with candy to snack on for the rest of the day.  But first, grab your friends for a group picture in front of Freak Lunchbox’s famous mural. And while you are there, get a friend to snap a pic of you on sitting on The Pearl. Post your pics to Instagram – don’t forget to tag #MeetMeDTHFX!
  • Time to stretch the legs and clear the head. A walk down Barrington Street is just what you need!
  • Browse the shops along Barrington Street as you make your way to the South End of the city. Some great stores for browsing: Canook Trading (1669 Barrington Street), Urban Outfitters (1650 Barrington Street), Argyle Fine Art (1559 Barrington Street), and DeSerres Art Store (1546 Barrington Street).
  • Was that a yawn I heard? If all that food, candy and browsing have made you sleepy, treat yourself to a caffeinated beverage from Weird Harbour Espresso Bar (1656 Barrington Street).
  • Keep walking down Barrington until you come to your final destination – The Board Room Game Café. With over 500+ games to play, you can choose a group favourite or have one of their ‘game bosses’ guide you through something new. AND make sure you aren’t waiting  for a table by pre-booking a table online


Check out our other Trails:

Downtown Pints & Patios Trail

Downtown Family Fun

Downtown Shopping Spree 

Self-Guided Downtown Art Tour 



(Photo: Freak Lunchbox)