Things to do with American Visitors

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  1. ~*SuzieQ*~

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    I know there are a ton of great things to do around Halifax that would be unique experiences for someone visiting from the states but seem to be having a hard time thinking of them now that I need them.....thoughts, suggestions?

    So far I have
    Oval Skating
    Snowshoe rentals
    Timber lounge
     
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    Just take them to a Tim Hortons and show them how a queue works
     
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    Where are they coming from? Are they used to snow?
     
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    Long time residents of Florida however have been in North Carolina for the past couple years. They get some snow but nothing like us.
     
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    In that case... snow angels!
     
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    Build an igloo and take them to it, tell them that it's your home. See if they believe it.
     
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    It also depends on their age and their likes. Personally, if I was going over there, my first thing would be to see anything there is to do with the Halifax explosion. It has always amazed me how well the City had come back from that. Shipyards would be fun for me too.
    -You must have great museums?
    -What about learning the foods that Maritimers' eat(popular restaurants)?
    -Zoos and winter parks?
    -Peggy's Cove trip?

    I was never there yet and those are some of the things I wanted to see over there.
     
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    Donairs and poutine.
     
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    -20c trip to Peggy's Cove is punishment
     
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    Take them to the beach, strip down and get in the water. It'll be cold and shitty but the look on their faces will be worth it.
     
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    get wrecked, and end up at pizza corner at 2am. Proceed to order a stuffing poutine from willy's
     
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    With all the amazing little places around here and these are your suggestions guys? I had more faith in RC!!
     
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    Noon gun at the citadel - entry is free!
    Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
    Pizza Corner for sure - did this in the middle of a blizzard with my friend from Atlanta..went to Johnny K's
    Pier 21 museum is super cool if they're into history
    Seaport Market

    It's harder in the winter.

    Are they beer drinkers?
     
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    If you got a decent day weather wise there's Historic Properties and the water front - Citadel Hill.
     
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    I think they are too close to it. If someone was coming over here, the things that I see all the time are nothing to me, but to a tourist, they love it.
    I am still waiting for my Halifax trip and will follow this close :)
     
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    Yeah, my family from Edmonton was big on all of our stuff downtown and the nautical heritage, Pier 21 (espec. since my Dad came through there in 59). They don't have a lot of really old buildings out west. They were interested in the Halifax Explosion stuff the first time around - Harbour Hopper, but they did the Halifax whale watching tour (hint - DON'T DO IT UNLESS ALL YOU WANT TO SEE IS SEAGULLS) and they did the same bit about the Halifax Explosion as well.
     
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    Give them a truly Canadian experience.

    When they arrive, grab their wallet, take half their money and send it to the government. Next, push them down a flight of stairs and then bring them to the hospital to get patched up - on the house. :canada:
     
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    You have to be Canadian to get the free health care so you'd have to throw yourself down the stairs.
     
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    It's Halifax in the wintertime, what did you expect? All the good Maritime attractions are outdoors.
     
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    Not here. We have skiing, great rinks with hockey games to watch, snowmobiling, toboggan hills, soon to be ice fishing, etc. I would think over there would be that multiplied by 20.
    Mooseheads have a team?
     
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    Harbor hopper.
     
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    Brrr
     
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    When are they coming?

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    Supposedly this is a great event. Good for drinks and excitement. Srs.
     
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    I hate curling, but that event is a blast.
     
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    Seriously. Those people get wound up, that is crazy fun. It's loud and wild. The only thing I enjoyed more was World Juniors here in Halifax once.
     
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    I loved IIHF Women's World 2004. The Co-op work term I was on had tickets to the games. We used to leave around 3 pm and head up for beers and hockey. Such a great time!
     
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    Peggy's Cove
    Point Pleasant Park
    Chicken Burger
    Tim's
    Citadel Hill
    Halifax Waterfront
    ... there's plenty of things you can do, just sucks they are visiting here in the winter.
     
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    Moosehead game!
     

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