7 Halifax Summer Date Ideas

Not sure where to take your date this weekend? Here are seven date spots for Halifax daters to consider this summer.

Halifax Summer Date Idea: Outdoor Theatre

Instead of spending your evening in a movie theatre — how very wintery of you — why not get cultured under the stars?

Check out this season of Shakespeare By the Sea, located at the Cambridge Battery in Point Pleasant Park, which includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Antony and Cleopatra, and the non-Shakespearean productions of Sleeping Beauty, I Am My Own Wife and Tom Smith’s Stupid Christmas.

If you’d rather watch a movie than watch Shakespeare, check out the Valley Drive-In, where fun flicks start after dark.

Halifax Summer Date Idea: The Dartmouth Ferry

Switch up your regular coffee date by taking the ferry to get to it.

Hop on the Dartmouth Ferry and grab a cup of joe (or two) and some pastries at the Two if by Sea café. Once a month, the café serves up a family-style meal featuring local ingredients, so plan ahead and make an evening of it — then enjoy some of the best views of the city as you return by ferry.

Halifax Summer Date Idea: Picnic at Peggy’s Cove

Just 30 minutes from Halifax, Peggy’s Cove is an “outdoor playground” for young and old alike. Hike its many trails, kayak, whale-watch, or just picnic on the beach.

In mid-July, check out the Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts. The two of you might just buy your first work of art together — or take a workshop and discover a mutual love for dance or drama.

Halifax Summer Date Idea: The Board Room Game Café

When was the last time you challenged someone to a game of Scrabble? Or Crokinole?

The Board Room Café serves up coffee, beer, snack platters and endless competition. With over 400 games to choose from, you’re sure to find at least one game you can win at.

Halifax Summer Date Idea: Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market

Why not grab breakfast together before the day gets too hot? Head to the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market on a Saturday morning and pick up your morning coffee and a fresh-baked good, then head to the market roof to enjoy your breakfast while overlooking the water.

Halifax Summer Date Idea: St. Mary’s Boat Club

It’s gorgeous outside. Why not get out on the water?

St. Mary’s Boat Club offers free canoe rentals on the weekends — for up to an hour — and also provides reasonably priced canoe and kayak lessons with a qualified instructor for people of all skill levels.

Rather stay on dry ground? Rent Segways or bikes and tour the waterfront together.

Halifax Summer Date Idea: Stillwells New Summer Beer Garden

Halifax’s Waterfront Development is calling it an “experiment.” This summer, Stillwell Bar will be opening a beer garden at Summit Plaza, an “under-utilized” section of the boardwalk that was once performance space.

The beer garden will only serve beer, wine, cider and food from Nova Scotia and hopes to reinvigorate the area. Why not be among those who give it a shot this summer?

(Also along the waterfront this summer: pianos. After a beer or two, impress your date and passersby with your musical prowess.)

What are your go-to date spots in Halifax?