Halifax in February
I am going on a trip…to Halifax…in February. Doesn’t sound too exciting, does it? I am very lucky to have a job that allows me to travel for my events. So I get to go to places like Halifax in February to visit the Marriott Harbourfront Halifax. I will stay in a great suite and enjoy the wonderful hospitality. And for work, I take lots of pictures. I make sure space is going to be just great for us, and it will.
On top of seeing the hotel, I get to look around the city. While here I will visit a couple of other interesting historical sites. Like the Canadian Immigration Centre at Pier 21 and the Citadel. Both locations I will be visiting again in June. If you have ever worked with a Local tourism board you know they are professionals and will do everything in their power to make your stay one of a kind. Therefore Destination Halifax is no exception from the airport transfers and person escorts to site visits and follow up information. If you are new to an area they are also a great source of information on local tourist spots as well as the local hot spots off the beaten path.
As part of my visit I had received an invitation to one of the most popular events in Halifax, Savour Food and Wine Festival www.savourfoodandwine.com Decadence, whereas they say Indulgence at it’s finest. I got to try some of the best that the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) students in the Pastry Arts and Culinary Arts Programs had to offer, and then dessert, yes chocolate in all flavors. I am grateful to the organizer for the tickets to this event, I certainly left full of food and a bit of wine.
Then after two days of just cold weather, I got to experience what was described to me as a “Nor-Eastern Storm”. One minute it was clear and sunny the next it was a winter wonderland.
If you find yourself in Halifax during the winter months there are some great advantages. The Maritime Museum will be practically all yours. Take your time and read all the information about the Halifax Explosion and their involvement with Titanic. I also highly recommend you visit the local pubs. East Coast music and a pint are easy to find no matter what time of year it is.