By Maggie Hua, Lifestyle Columnist
After a long winter and rainy spring, finally we get to embrace the nice summer breeze and go for a dip in the ocean. Summer in Nova Scotia is just amazing. There are so many places we could go explore. Have you been to all of Nova Scotia’s counties and tried all the farmers’ markets yet? Have you been on a Harbour Hopper, a party boat, or to the McNabs Island? Whether you’re new in town or lived here all your life, it’s time to go on a little adventure in Nova Scotia and try something new. This adventure list hits the hot spots in the province and will leave you satisfied with your new experiences.
If you are a music enthusiast, be sure to check out Halifax Jazz Festival from July 13 to July 17 at Halifax waterfront. Want to experience different cultures without travelling to different countries? No problem! Nova Multifest has you covered. It takes places from July 22 to July 24 in Alderney Landing. The famous Halifax Buskers is on-route to Halifax and I cannot wait to see their performance from July 27 to August 1. Halifax Pride Festival will be taking place from July 14 to 24 and the Pride parade starts at noon on July 16.
Remember those good old days when we can just sit in our cars and watch a movie? The drive-in movie theaters are BACK! The new Speedway Drive-in theater is in the grandstand parking lot at Scotia Speedworld, near the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. There are also movie nights every Friday evening with different movies playing at the Halifax Public Garden. Grab a blanket and your comfortable camping chair and enjoy the show.
For our bibulous, check out the Valley Wine Tour, or a sunset wine and cheese yacht sailing for something more exciting. Ironworks Distillery in Lunenburg is also a great option while enjoying the beautiful town. Breton Brewing is worth checking out as it is in the gorgeous Cape Breton Island. You can have a bite to eat from the food trucks and try “Music on Tap” very Friday night. Boxing Rock Brewing in Shelburne was founded in 2012 by two engineers. The name has an interesting story as it’s based on a Nova Scotian folktale. According to local legend, when there was an argument between soldiers on a ship, they were asked to put ashore on a small rock to either box their way to harmony or set aside their differences to enjoy a pint together.
If you like nature and are not afraid of height, check out the OnTree Fun & Adventure Part in Martock. It has over 60 ziplines, 16 adult courses, and 2 children’s courses. Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about the famous Kejimkujik National Park. It is perfect for a weekend getaway with loads of fun activities while camping or glamping, your choice. Whatever you like to do, remember to stay safe.
Photo by Ylanite Koppens: https://www.pexels.com/photo/summer-letter-cube-on-soil-1209611/