Tyler’s Visit

My buddy Tyler came to Halifax for the weekend, only being here for three days, we tried to squeeze in as much stuff as possible. We started off at the famous Saturday morning farmers market eating fresh crepes and waffles, always delicious. After making a stop at Garrison Brewery for the 4 beer sampler, we headed to Pier 21, the main port where landed immigrants entered into Canada and also where soldiers left during the world wars. Although I’ve seen it before, the multi-depth screen is pretty amazing, projecting ghost-like images of people telling their stories of Pier 21.
Next after grabbing some delicious fresh local fish and chips at Murphy’s on the Water, we did little walking tour of downtown along Barrington and Spring Garden, finally making our way to Alexander Keith’s Brewery for their fine Pale Ale. Their brewery tour is pretty awesome, actors dressed and in character of 1863, it’s like stepping back in time, did I mention there was beer?
And you can’t visit Halifax without a full pub tour, hitting up Argyle, Economy Shoe Shop, Split Crow, Lower Deck and finally Pogue Fado, regardless to say, much beer was had.
Sunday morning we took the scenic drive along the Lighthouse Road towards Peggy’s Cove, Chester, Mahone Bay and Lunenberg. The small community of Peggy’s Cove is an incredibly scenic place and well known for their famous lighthouse and the only lighthouse with a post office inside.
Lunenberg, home of the Bluenose, the famous fishing schooner featured on the stamp and dime, now is home to the replica Bluenose II, luckily was docked in harbour during our visit.
Once back in Halifax, we visited Point Pleasant Park located at the bottom of downtown and then Citadel Hill, the fort playing major roll protecting Halifax and still fires off the noon-day cannon.
To wrap up his visit, we ate some delicious fish and chips in the harbour and then toured the downtown and waterfront on the lively amphibious Harbour Hopper. The entire three days was a drunken good time!