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Citadel Hill, Clam Chowder & Titanic Graveyard in Halifax, Canada

Best things to do in Halifax Canada - Nina Clapperton - Halifax Waterfront and Boardwalk

The Halifax waterfront and boardwalk

I’m really excited to interview Nina Clapperton of Nina Out and About about Halifax, Canada. Nina’s tips for the best things to do in Halifax are awesome because she moved to Halifax for university and stayed for four years until she left to live the digital nomad lifestyle. She loves the small-town feel, even though Halifax is one of the largest cities in the Maritimes.

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Best things to do in Halifax Canada - Nina Clapperton - Aerial view over Downtown Halifax

Aerial view of Downtown Halifax

Halifax, Canada

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Discover Halifax, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Best things to do in Halifax Canada - Nina Clapperton - Ships in Halifax Harbour

Ships in Halifax Harbour

Getting around Halifax

The local airport is Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ), which is about a 40-minute drive to downtown.

Nina says that, if you’re staying downtown, there’s no need to rent a car. For the best offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around.

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Best things to do in Halifax Canada - Nina Clapperton - Hiking trail overlooking over Atlantic Ocean

Hiking trail overlooking over Atlantic Ocean

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Nina Clapperton about Halifax, Canada. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Halifax, Canada
  • Green dots = best things to do in Halifax, Canada
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Halifax, Canada

Who is Nina Clapperton?

Nina is an average Canadian girl turned solo travel pro. She started her adventures by moving to Italy alone at 16 and hasn’t looked back since. You can find Nina’s stories on her blog, Nina Out and About, where she inspires other millennial women to take on the world alone. Or check out her podcast, Tripping Up, where she interviews renowned travelers about times when travel didn’t go quite as planning. Bond with Nina over her travel mishaps, travel tips, boundless humor, and empowering messages.

Best things to do in Halifax Canada - Nina Clapperton - profile

Here are a few articles that she’s written:

You can connect with Nina on her website and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Best things to do in Halifax Canada - Nina Clapperton - Atlantic Ocean beach

Go for a stroll along one of the beaches facing the Atlantic Ocean.

Stay tuned for our next episode

Listen to the next episode when Mark Ciociola publisher of Discovery Map on the Big Island of Hawaii shares the best things to do in Kona, Hawaii. In this episode, Mark and I talk about drinking Kona coffee, sea turtles at Panalulu Beach, and stargazing at Volcanoes National Park. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.

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