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Best Outdoor Activities in Halifax

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I Heart Bikes

For tourists who wish to explore the coastal city of Halifax in a unique way, I Heart Bikes is a must-visit site. This company offers cycle tours around the city lasting two to four hours, which help you discover the best attractions, restaurants and shops. Couples and small groups opting for private tours can enjoy the customized services of a knowledgeable tour guide. These guided tours are really meant for a tourist who wants a quick overview of the city. If you would like to take your own time exploring Halifax and linger at favorite tourist spots, then I Heart Bikes offers cycle rentals. However, the guided tour takes you to hidden gems that are hard to discover by yourself. This company also manages a shop selling bells, baskets and other bicycle accessories.

Halifax, NS, Canada
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Halifax Commons

Halifax Commons is a spacious park full of lush, green grass, water fountains, different species of trees and play area for kids. The pavements cutting through the well-manicured grass can be accessed by all for jogging, walking or cycling. The management has been successful in retaining the beauty of Halifax Commons over the years which is till date considered to be one of the best parks in North America. This oasis of green in the midst of the city is also equipped with tennis courts, swimming pools and a skaters park. This is the ultimate destination for you if you are looking to spend some quality time outdoor while in the city.

Halifax, NS, Canada
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Eastwind Cycle

Experience the city and its surroundings in a whole new way with Eastwind Cycle, a tourism agency which offers special bicycle tours of Halifax and its nearby towns. Bike through the city streets and stop at delightful restaurants which range from budget diners to fine-dining destinations. Cycle out to the lush green Annapolis Valley, check out the Port Royal Historic Site or bike to the Lahave Island. The best part is that the whole tour is planned after consultation so that you get to see exactly what you want to see. No two tours by Eastwind Cycle are exactly alike but each tour is bound to be an adventure you won't soon forget.

Halifax, NS, Canada
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Point Pleasant Park

Point Pleasant Park offers a sight of squirrels, blue jays, woodpeckers and a good 74.8 hectares (185 acres) to explore. Although it is located a few minutes from downtown, it feels like being in the country. You can walk by the water or through the forest; there are a variety of paths. Bring a picnic lunch or barbecue a few hot-dogs; the park has pits for cooking and plenty of tables. Spend a relaxing day exploring the old forts, watching for seals or mingling with the dog walkers and joggers.

Halifax, NS, Canada
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Shubie Park Campground

Located just a few minutes away from Lake Charles, the Shubie Campground is an ultimate destination for outdoor enthusiasts. There are plenty of spots where you can park your vehicles and set up camp. Towering trees provide tranquilly on a bright day creating a perfect atmosphere for you to fire up the grill. Little ones can frolic around, as there's plenty for them to explore and for those who like sports, Shubie Campground has a tennis court on site. The lake is perfect and safe for a refreshing swim with friends and family. Additionally, amenities like electrical and water hook-up, disposal stations and laundromat ensure zero inconvenience. The campsite also offers WiFi.

Dartmouth, NS, Canada
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