Enjoy Fall with Local Food & Art Events on the Halifax Waterfront

Nova Scotia is known for its friendly people and rich culture, and those who live in Halifax are extremely passionate about local food, art, and entertainment. The Halifax Waterfront is home to many small, locally-owned businesses and is a venue for some of the biggest and best locally-run events in Halifax. Are you looking to take advantage of the best of Nova Scotia this fall? Look no further than these exciting events and activities happening on the Halifax Waterfront.

Taste the Best Oysters on the East Coast at Halifax Oyster Festival

The 3rd annual Halifax Oyster Festival takes place on September 29th & 30th, and this year’s festival is shaping up to be better than ever. With the purchase of a ticket, you’re invited to taste oysters from 16 different farms from across the Maritimes. The festival takes place under a big white tent on the Halifax Waterfront and the atmosphere is “upbeat, loud and jovial.” Enjoy the best of local oysters while watching seasoned shuckers compete in the Nova Scotia Oyster Shucking competition and experience the Halifax Caesar Competition, where the city’s top bartenders compete to create the most delicious Caesar cocktail. Click here for more details and to buy your tickets now!

Focus on Local with I Love Local HFX’s City Harvest 2017

On October 21st, businesses across Halifax will participate in City Harvest 2017, a celebration of locally owned businesses and how they strengthen our community. The event encourages businesses across the city to highlight their offerings by featuring special deals. Our very own Bishop’s Cellar, Rum Runners, and Sugah! are members of I Love Local HFX, so be sure to follow @ILoveLocalHFX on Twitter to stay up to date with what kinds of treats and treasures you can find at these locations.

Enjoy Local Art and Culture on the Halifax Waterfront

Bishop’s Cellar is constantly featuring the best of Nova Scotia beer and wine, and this October, they’ll be featuring local art as well. Throughout the month, Bishop’s Cellar serves as an impromptu gallery for local artist Harold Klee’s exhibit, Delphian Constructs, during Photopolis: The Halifax Festival of Photography. “These abstract images of Halifax landmarks accentuate the feelings of ambiguity many have towards the construction here,” Klee says. “Progress is inevitable. Many heritage buildings have been completely erased from the cityscape. But sometimes, new buildings incorporate historical styles or original facades. Look carefully. Like the buildings in my photographs, the past can still be seen.” If this exhibit piques your interest, you may also be interested in the accompanying tasting, Construction vs. Preservation: A Wine Tasting That Explores the Traditional & The Modern. The tasting takes place at Bishop’s Cellar on October 6th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with tickets priced at $25. Get your tickets today and stop into Bishop’s Cellar anytime during the month of October to experience Klee’s exhibit.

Looking to take in even more local art? One of Halifax’s biggest art festivals, Nocturne, is coming up on October 12th & 14th. The festival features art installations across the entire city with many exhibits on the Halifax Waterfront. Be sure to follow Nocturne on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the latest news.

Experience the Restaurant Putting Nova Scotia on the Map as Canada’s Next Top Dining Destination

As a driving force in the Halifax food scene, Little Oak has been getting lots of recognition for its rotating menu, innovative cocktails, and refined wine list. If you’re looking to top off your night out with a glass of wine, a bite to eat or a local craft beer, Little Oak is the place to go.

Little Oak was recently chosen as one of Air Canada’s contenders for Best New Restaurant in the country, with the cuisine type listed as “seasonal”. Chef Ludovic Eveno has established relationships with many local farmers and uses their top quality ingredients in his original, artistic dishes. On top of a fantastic dining experience, you’ll enjoy their extensive wine list, featuring both local favourites and bottles from across the globe. Visit the Instagram page to inspire your next night out!

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to experience the best of Nova Scotia on the Halifax Waterfront this fall. Interested in finding out more about local food, art, and events? Follow Bishop’s Landing on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date with everything going on in the city. See you soon!


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Jump Into September on the Halifax Waterfront

August 31, 2017

August is winding down and summer plans are wrapping up. Sometime in the last week or so, the air has become crisper. In Halifax, we look forward to the summer all year, but we’re fortunate to have a beautiful fall season that follows. Soon, the fall foliage will start to pop up and the atmosphere on the Halifax waterfront will transition from bustling and fast-paced to relaxed and laid-back. We welcome this coming change because there’s nothing quite like the beginning of fall in Halifax.

After a busy summer, it’s nice to look forward to the cozy fall season. Whether you’re going back-to-school or you’re just ready for a change of scenery, here are some tips that will help you make the most of the more comfortable season of the year.

Freshen Up Your Wardrobe

Snug sweaters, trendy jeans, stylish sweats and more—fall is hands-down the best season for fashion. Fall is a great excuse to refresh your closet and Alexa Pope is constantly filling their shelves with new apparel from brands like Champion and Adidas. Athleisure is still a top trend for 2017 and activewear is always in style, so pick up quality pieces at Alexa Pope that will be perfect to wear to class or on a stroll around the city through the fall leaves.

Take Advantage of Fall 2017 Hair Trends

After a summer of beach waves and highlights, fall is the perfect time to update your look with a great cut or colour. The Hair Factory at Bishop’s Landing has a team of top professionals who will work with you to achieve your dream hair. Whether you want to chop it all off and surprise your friends with a fresh new look, or you want to maintain your existing style to keep it looking healthy, a trip to The Hair Factory will have you feeling ready to take on the new season!

Set a Cozy Coffee Date with Friends

Coffee knows no season and is always an essential, but a busy summer full of events and commitments can cut into your beloved coffee dates. Make it a point to get in touch with friends you haven’t been able to see over the past couple of months and meet at The Smiling Goat. The Smiling Goat is the perfect place to meet and catch up, with a gorgeous Waterfront location and a fantastic variety of drinks. They also have delicious snacks from local favourites like Staff of Life and Izzy’s Bagels, so plan a to meet up with friends at The Smiling Goat and enjoy every minute of the year’s coziest season.

Update Your Skincare Routine

As the seasons change, our skincare and hair routines should too! The cold air can make your skin feel more dry than usual, and can even make your hair feel brittle. Check out Moon Moon Cosmetics to pick up moisturizing skin and hair products that will keep you feeling smooth and silky even if the air is crisp. Lotions, cleansers, shampoos and more—the team at Moon Moon Cosmetics can help you revamp your routine to take care of your skin and hair to keep it feeling healthy and comfortable throughout the coldest months in Halifax.

Summer may not be fully over yet, but there is definitely a change in the air. Get ready to enjoy every minute of fall in Halifax. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see what’s new at Bishop’s Landing for fall, and we’ll see you on the Halifax Waterfront (don’t forget your sweater)!

The Best Halifax Waterfront Events Happening this Summer

July 7, 2017

There’s nothing like a Maritime summer, especially on the Halifax waterfront. Tourists come from far and wide to revel in the laid-back atmosphere and salty air the waterfront offers, and as locals, we take advantage of our beautiful province by spending as much time as possible near the water.

At Bishop’s Landing, we love being right in the centre of the action. We’ve created a list of must-do Halifax waterfront events this summer, including festivals, fun dining experiences, and wine tastings. Whether you’re ready to plan a full weekend, or you want to put aside a few hours to unwind and enjoy the summer air, be sure to check a few of these off your list over the next month or so.

Check Out the Biggest and Best Festivals in the Province

The Halifax Waterfront is hosting some of the province’s most exciting summer festivals, including Halifax Jazz Festival, from July 13th to July 17th, and the International Busker Festival from August 2nd to August 7th.

World-renowned musicians, such as Blue Rodeo and Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals, are playing on the Halifax waterfront as part of the Halifax Jazz Festival, and the International Busker Festival features some of the best entertainers in the country. Each festival runs over the course of the few days, so you can check out the schedules and plan your days around performances you can’t miss.

As if the entertainment isn’t enough, it’s all happening on the waterfront, so you can grab a bite to eat or a drink to top off your day (or full weekend!) and take in the priceless view.

Check Out the Tall Ships

The Tall Ships are a must-see across every town and city in the maritimes, but something about the Tall Ships in Halifax is extra special. Perhaps it’s the epic backdrop or the stellar entertainment planned around their arrival—either way, you won’t want to miss one of the most exciting Halifax waterfront events this year.

From July 29th to August 1st, visit the waterfront to experience the Tall Ships in all their glory. The waterfront will host the CBC Main Stage this year, with a kickoff concert featuring Natalie MacMaster on the 29th. The waterfront is also the perfect place to check out the fireworks, happening every single night the Tall Ships are here. You can view the full Tall Ships schedule here to plan your waterfront weekend.

Practice Mindfulness & Yoga

We said it once and we’ll say it again, summer is a busy time, but don’t forget to focus on you! Haskapa offers educational sessions, often intertwining mindfulness and nutrition. On July 15th, you’re invited to attend an Introduction to Mindfulness & Mindful Eating. This session is a fantastic opportunity for beginners to learn more about mindfulness techniques, what it means to eat “mindfully”, and how it feels to be more present. Reset, refresh, and reenergize so you can enjoy the rest of the summer to the fullest. Sign up for the session here, and check out Haskapa’s other upcoming events, including yoga flow classes offered throughout the month.

Enjoy Learning About (and Tasting!) Fine Wine

The more you know about wine, the more you’re able to enjoy it. Bishop’s Cellar offers fantastic events to get you acquainted with wines of various flavours from all over the world. A glass of wine can be synonymous with relaxation, and during the busy summer months, everyone needs to wine wind down.

This summer, Bishop’s Cellar is offering a few wine tastings to introduce wine lovers to new favourites. On July 28th, take in The Wines of Kermit Lynch—a tasting of new wines from one of North America’s “forefathers” of wine. On August 4th, you’re invited to Wines for the Garden and Grill, a tasting focused on pairing wine with meat and veggie flavours from the grill. Bishop’s Cellar tastings always start at 5pm, so sign up and drop in after work to try new wines on the Halifax waterfront.

Take Advantage of Wine Wednesday & New Summer Menus

Bishop’s Landing has the best views of the Halifax waterfront, and there’s no better place to take it in than a patio. This summer, the restaurants in Bishop’s Landing have exciting new summer menu items, wine deals, and even some renovations.

Little Oak is the perfect place to have a mid-week meetup with friends. On Wednesdays, Little Oak offers $20 off $50+ bottles, allowing you to unwind and indulge in fine wine. They’ve also updated their menu for summer with tasty, fresh items including their new lobster salad, garnished with grilled corn, pickled carrots, and housemade creme fraiche.

The Bicycle Thief also boasts seafood favourites this summer, with lobster rolls and tuna tartar coming out of their kitchen. Their patio overlooks the waterfront, and offers a relaxing atmosphere—it’s perfect for unwinding on your own, or taking a break from activities with guests.

What about when it rains? You can still appreciate the waterfront from indoors! Hamachi House has just renovated their indoor dining area. With modern appeal and comfortable seating, you can still spend time relaxing on the waterfront if the weather doesn’t cooperate.

Enjoy Summer and Halifax Waterfront Events at Bishop’s Landing

These are just a few suggestions for ways to enjoy yourself on the Halifax waterfront! Bishop’s Landing is always abuzz with local treats, gifts, and other services. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to keep up with what’s going on at Bishop’s Landing this summer, and let us know if you’ve come to visit!