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Heading north

Exploring through the cold

by t-travelerAbout Me:I was always taught that family comes first and that it’s the most important thing. My family is a little bit spread around the world sometimes, when one group moves another one returns to where we all are and so on. The perk about this is... read more

North AmericaCanada6 days / October 2015

Highs & Lows

Experimenting with french in Montreal

It all went by very quickly

Itinerary Overview

Starting out our trip meant taking a flight all the way over to Halifax, the closest stop. Trying to take it slow and calmly after a long flight, the plan had been to stay the night over in the city, giving us a little bit of time to go around and visit this new place. This waterfront city has a lot of beautiful spots to visit and fun things to do, even if we didn’t have much time to visit it, we had the chance to see an overview of all it had to offer. I loved walking by the waterfront boardwalk, being able to stare at the boats and just enjoy the cold by the water, if I had had more time I would have loved to go canoeing by the harbour where people go to most days and every weekend. We learned there’s a lot to do in Halifax, not only museums but a lot of nature related activities to do, such as hiking around places such as Point Pleasant Park or going on boat trips to discover the beautiful islands and mountains around. Even though our time there was pretty short, it left us wanting more to discover every corner.

After spending the night in the city, we took a car for about an hour to a lovely town called Truro, where we met some of the locals with whom we would be staying with. Staying with someone who lived there had many perks, we had the chance to taste some homemade food, like a lot of fresh salmon from the river, which was just a few minutes away from the main road, and even Thanksgiving dinner. Between that and a couple of days of regular life but somewhere new, we had a great time simply going to the mall for some shopping, hamburgers and a movie. It was like feeling right at home.

Finally we drove back to Halifax for a plane that would take us all the way to Montreal. This city was mind-blowing, not only was the language different but the feeling was incredible, it felt like we had traveled to a completely new country. This is a beautiful city to walk through, it has an European feel to it and incredible architecture, such as you can see in the Notre-Dame Basilica, or simply stumble upon buildings on a walking tour. A very cool tour we were able to take was around the Olympic Village, visiting all the facilities and parks around it; it’s not something I had done before and found it absolutely brilliant.

  • 1 Night: Halifax Regional Municipality
    Passing Through
  • 2 Nights: Truro
    Canadian homestyle
  • 3 Nights: Montreal
    Changing the language

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would love to spend more time around Montreal

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Nothing really.

  • How was the food?

    I got to try homemade food which I loved, tried Tim Hortons for the first time.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Take the time to relax for a while in Nova Scotia.

  • Packing tips?

    Pack some nice sweaters and comfortable shoes

  • Transportation Tips?

    I mostly moved around by bus with the tours, or walking.

  • Booking details?

    This was organized by a touring company.