Halifax’s Hot Date Spots – Winter Edition

Winter have you down and wanting to get out and explore Halifax with your significant other? There is plenty to do this winter.  We’ve put together 10 hot winter date spots and you can vote them up and down according to popularity to help out other readers.

#1 Timber Lounge Axe Throwing

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Add axe throwing at Timber Lounge to your next date night and don't be disappointed. Lumberjack plaid is not required, but highly recommended.

They have a great food menu to choose from and also alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. We should add, a great selection of craft beer and a wood stove to curl up in front of.

Normally they will only take bookings of 6+ people, but they will take walk-ins of less. They recommend you call in on the day of and they'll let you know what they can do. You can reach them at 902-453-TMBR (8627) and visit them online at

Timber Lounge provides all the equipment and participants must be 19+yrs. Open toed shoes are a big no-no.

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#2 Il Mercato

Located at Sunnyside Mall in Bedford, Il Mercato is one of Halifax's award winning Italian restaurants. It has the true feel of an authentic Italian trattoria. Their service and beautiful setting are perfect for date night.

Their authentic Italian food is made with fresh ingredients from local and Italian producers. They make everything by hand including their pasta.

Order your date a made to order cocktail or glass of craft beer from the bar. Il Mercato features many hand picked Italian wines to pair with your meal as well.

Call them today to make your reservation, 902-832-4531.

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#3 The Board Room Game Cafe

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#4 The Emera Oval

Looking for something free on date night? The Emera Oval is located on The Halifax Common at the corner of North Park Street and Cogswell Street. In the winter it's an outdoor ice skating surface and in the summer you can in-line skate!

The ice surface is the size of 3 NHL hockey rinks and is the largest outdoor artificially-refrigerated ice surface east of Quebec.

You can bring your own equipment or with a government ID they will lend you ice skates and a helmet (required for those under 12yrs).

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#5 The Discovery Centre

When you think Discovery Centre, you might not realize they have adult only nights called Discovery After Dark and are open Wednesday nights late with no admission price.

It's a great place to take part in some hands on science exhibits. Check their website for more information.

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#6 Lot Six Bar & Restaurant

One of Halifax's most popular restaurants for date night is Lot Six. Located at 1685 Argyle Street, it might be a little chilly for the patio, but inside you can sit under the glass ceiling in their atrium.

Their bar makes some amazing cocktails and has a wide selection of wines and beers. Their menu consists of everything from snack land small lots like charcutarie & cheeses to main courses.

If we could make a suggestion... if you're looking for a brunch date, Saturday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm they have bottomless mimosas!

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#7 The Halifax Public Gardens

The Halifax Public Gardens is a 16 acre oasis anytime of year in the middle of our city. Opened in 1867 and named a National Historic Site in 1984, take a romantic stroll through the garden paths under its snow covered tree limbs.

Winter hours are 8am - 4pm everyday of the week.

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#8 Ride The Ferry To Dartmouth

Take the most scenic form of transportation for only $2.75 to Downtown Dartmouth.

If your making your journey on Saturday morning, disembark and explore the Alderney Farmer's Market.

Make your way into the downtown and browse the shops and businesses of Dartmouth. A stop at The Trainyard General Store and Kept are a must. Then explore the various craft beer establishments like Battery Park Beer Bar, New Scotland Brewing and Brightwood Brewery! Don't forget Lake City Cider too!

If you're hungry for more of Downtown Dartmouth, pick up a pie from Humble Pie Kitchen and take a piece of Dartmouth home with you.

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#9 Hike Hemlock Ravine

Take your significant other to Hemlock Ravine Park in Halifax. It features a heart shaped pond, known as Julie's Pond. It was built by Prince Edward, Duke of Kent for his mistress.

The park is 200 acres and features 4km of trails great for walking and snowshoeing.

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#10 Sledding On Citadel Hill

We have the most perfect hill in the middle of our downtown for sledding. Citadel Hill is huge and has many areas that feature long slopes and large landing areas.

We recommend checking out the area of the Wanderer's Grounds on the west side of the hill for the premier sledding in the city!

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