Our Trip to Halifax! {Part 2}

Last week, I shared the first part of our trip to Halifax on the blog and now I'll be sharing Part 2. Hope you enjoy it! :)

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After our very delicious lunch at the Bicycle Thief, we continued our summer walk along the harbour.

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We checked out the popular farmer's market:

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And arrived at the Pier 21 museum, one of the most famous Halifax ports where millions of immigrants landed between 1928 - 1971, including Brian's grandparents!

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We weren't allowed to take photos once inside but the museum was so eye-opening and definitely one of Halifax's greatest landmarks.

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It's crazy to think that so many immigrants from the other side of the world spent two weeks on a ship and docked at this very spot, beginning a new life in North America. It really puts things into perspective!

Later that evening, we were scoping out some pub restaurants for dinner. Halifax has a very popular Celtic scene and we wanted to try something there, so we kept our eyes open.

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Going down those very steep hills towards the harbour!

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The downtown part was absolutely stunning! It looked a bit like something out of Europe and Boston.

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Finally, we found our destination!

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We went to this fun Irish alehouse called the Old Triangle.

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There's nothing I love more than a good Irish pub! This place had such a high, buzzy atmosphere to it, with a really talented band playing in the back. We were so happy we picked such a great spot.

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This candid picture of Brian kills me: he said he was very concentrated reading the drink menu, but he couldn't look more enthralled to be in a place that's practically his homeland of Ireland.

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An Irish pub calls for a drink.

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And our dinner! I got myself some fried fish and a very appetizing chowder soup. Mmm!

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Walking back to our hotel afterwards and I was amazed at the stunning sunset. We knew tomorrow would bring another beautiful day.

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We started off our Sunday taking another peaceful walk through the Public Gardens and headed straight to the café for some breakfast.

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Inside felt like such an inviting little cottage.

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With another gorgeous day upon us, we took a seat outside.

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And enjoyed the beautiful views again.

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I just got myself some coffee while Brian splurged for a samosa. Think he's enjoying it?

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We noticed the gardens seemed a little busier that day and people were starting to gather towards the bandstand gazebo.

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It turned out a musician named Rose Nadira and her band were performing a set later that afternoon.

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With that, Brian and I grabbed some fish tacos for lunch, headed back to the gardens and took a seat under a tree to enjoy.

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In the mid-morning, we made it a mission to climb to the top of Citadel Hill, a former battle fort and now a beautiful destination in the city.

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I couldn't get over how spacious it all was. I've never seen anything like this in Toronto!

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Up we go!

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It was such a beautiful day that I couldn't blame the few people taking advantage to sun bathe.

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Slightly out of breath, and we made it to the top!

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From this view, it seemed you could see all of downtown Halifax.

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It was so oddly peaceful and soothing.

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Since it was a Sunday in the small city, it was a bit more quieter than usual. We took a walk around noticing the smaller places were closed for the day.

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But a little book shop was still open.

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In between our afternoon walks, we took a moment to relax and rejuvenate back at the hotel. Look at Brian intently watching the baseball game (at least they won that day!)

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Before dinner, Brian really wanted to check out the Keith's Brewery so we made our way back down towards the harbour to check it out.

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Because it was now a Sunday evening, the actual brewery tour was closed, but the gift shop was still open.

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Brian picked himself up a couple of beers to share for our last evening.

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For dinner, our goal was to find a place with a beautiful ocean view for our last evening. Back to the boardwalk we went!

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We hoped this would be a beautiful photo - but the sea breeze messed up my hair a bit and Brian's eyes are closed from the bright sun. We didn't notice till afterwards!

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Oh well :)

We took a few moments just to relax and take in the calm ocean water. We wanted to take full advantage while we could!

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I absolutely loved all the boats every where! It reminded me of being back at my uncle's cottage.

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We found Theodore Tugboat up close and personal!

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Can't go to Halifax and not spot some anchors!

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Or fresh lobster.

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Down another little boardwalk and we found ourselves at the popular Murphy's On the Water restaurant.

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It was perfect and exactly what we were looking for!

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I mean, just look at that view! It truly felt like the authentic Halifax experience.

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Since it was our last dinner for the trip, we ordered ourselves a drink.

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And each got a fresh lobster roll, fries on the side.

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It felt amazing to just look over to my left and see this stunning ocean view.

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And this ship approaching!

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It was the one thing we never got the chance to do. The next time we come back to the East Coast, Brian and I will definitely make an effort to take a ferry ride around.

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Heading back to the hotel and we took a little detour down the checkered Argyle Street.

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Rather than going straight up to our room, I suggested we grab a drink at the hotel's bar. It was a beautiful night and our last one after all!

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We pulled up a seat on their outside patio.

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Enjoyed the summer evening over a wine for me and a whiskey for Brian.

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We even got the crazy idea that maybe the hotel could deliver some sort of bottle service from the front desk? Guess what - they did!

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We truly felt spoiled at that point. It was the perfect end to our night!

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On our last morning, we picked up some good ol' Tim Hortons and brought our left over fruit to the gardens for one last breakfast.

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I picked up a few small souvenirs:

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And while we waited for a cab to the airport, we sat on the hotel patio, taking in the last bit of this beautiful city before home time.

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Within a few hours, we made it back home.

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And shared one last selfie together.

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We had such a great time and a superb experience in Halifax! I hope you enjoyed the posts! :)

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Part 1 of our trip here.