Indoor Things To Do In Halifax

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It’s Winter! It’s freezing cold here in Halifax Nova Scotia. If you’re looking for something inside to do this winter, or even a rainy day in the future (positive temperatures come back eventually right?!) here is my list of fun things to do around the HRM.

Escape Room

I LOVE these! I have been to two around Halifax: Escape Artists in Sackville and Trapped on Barrington St Downtown. They’re definitely more fun with a bigger group (4-8 people) but there are a few rooms that are for 2 people as well. I don’t have kids but I think it could be fun with kids too! Here are a few around Halifax:

Escape Artists: 475 Sackville Dr, Lower Sackville NS

Trapped Halifax: 1313 Barrington St, Halifax NS

Captured: 1684 Barrington St, Halifax NS

The Great Escape (temporarily closed until mid February 2018): 5693 North St Halifax NS

Mind Hack: 1410 Hammonds Plains Rd, Halifax NS

Discovery Centre

1215 Lower Water St, Halifax NS

The Discovery Centre has been a staple downtown for a long time. If you’ve got kids, or if you’re a kid at heart like me it’s a great place to spend the afternoon learning while having fun. I haven’t been to the new location yet but I’m excited to check it out soon.

Get Air

612 Windmill Rd, Dartmouth NS

How much fun is an indoor trampoline park?! I haven’t been yet but looking forward to going! I always loved jumping around when I was younger.

Museum of Natural History

1747 Summer St Halifax NS

I have loved every museum of natural history I have been to including Halifax’s. You can meet Gus, the 94 year old Gopher Tortoise, learn about natural wonders of Nova Scotia and we’re excited to check out Body Worlds RX exhibition (January 13- April 22 2018).

Neptune Theatre

1593 Argyle St Halifax NS

I have been to countless performances at Neptune Theatre and have never left disappointed. The theatre is gorgeous and comfortable, especially after the recent renovation. Shows go on mostly all year. We went recently for It’s A Wonderful Life, and I’ll be back in the Spring for Mama Mia!

Grafton St Dinner Theatre

1741 Grafton St Halifax NS

I have been to the Grafton Street Dinner Theatre 3 times and every single time I’ve had so much fun I want to join them on stage. Seriously. The food is also delicious! Can’t get much better than a dinner and show all in one. Shows go on all year.

Board Room Games Café

1256 Barrington St Halifax NS, or 936 Bedford Hwy, Bedford NS

I seriously love this place! I grew up in a huge board game family. The Board Room has tons of games to choose from, yummy food and drinks – including alcoholic and specialty coffees. They have people who work there that will teach you how to play a game, or make suggestions to you. It’s so easy to kill a few hours here.

Kart Bahn

66 Otter Lake Court, Bayer’s Lake NS

Who doesn’t love a little indoor kart racing or laser tag?! It’s super fun to beat your friends! They highly recommend making reservations.

Putting Edge Mini Golf

182 Chain Lake Dr, Bayer’s Lake NS

I also grew up in a big mini golf family! I’ve been to Putting Edge many times and always had fun! It’s recently renovated as well.


Bowling always makes me feel like a kid again! It is so much fun. Many locations around HRM:

Bowlarama: 3459 Desmond Avenue, Halifax NS

31 Atlantic Street, Dartmouth NS

16 Dentith Road, Spryfield NS

Clay Café

6413 Quinpool Rd, Halifax NS

650 Portland St, unit 108 Dartmouth, NS

If you’ve ever been to the Clay Café, you know that hours go by without you noticing. There’s something fun and therapeutic about painting. We’ve done mugs, travel mugs and our dog’s dishes!

Pier 21

1055 Marginal Road, Halifax NS

Come learn about Canadian immigrants, and what it was like to come into Canada between 1928 and 1971. It’s even more interesting if you can follow your family history. They make the exhibits interactive, and fun for everyone!

Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market

1209 Marginal Road, Halifax NS

This huge indoor market has everything you could want! Come hungry because the food is delicious. The market is open 7 days a week and all year, but Saturday is the big day with the most vendors.

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

1675 Lower Water St, Halifax NS

If you’re interested in The Titanic, the Halifax Explosion or just maritime history, this is the place for you!

Rock Climbing / Bouldering

I haven’t gotten brave enough to try this myself yet! Maybe some day. It looks fun though.

Ground Zero Climbing Gym: 7 Mellor Ave, Dartmouth NS

Seven Bays Bouldering: 2019 Gottingen St, Halifax NS


Do you have any favourite indoor things to do in Halifax?

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