Just a US tourist in Halifax...HELP

mkwblue

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I would love to hear from the natives all about your city...what's the weather like in July? What is the currency and can I expect to pay alot?
Some of us plan to camp out for a night ...is that a good idea? PLEASE reply...
 

Ron in Regina

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Here's a currency site that updates a couple times each minute: XE - The World's Favorite Currency and Foreign Exchange Site

July is HOT everywhere. Expanding your horizons is never a bad thing. I've never been
to the East Coast of Canada yet...but many here either have, live there now, or come
from that area. Bring your Passport 'cuz, though you don't need it to enter Canada, you
will need it to re-enter the USA when yo're on your way home. Enjoy ad have Fun!!!!
 

Dexter Sinister

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What is the currency and can I expect to pay a lot?
Do you know what country Halifax is in? The currency of course is the Canadian dollar, which as I write this is worth about 87 cents in U.S. currency. You'll find prices for most things you're likely to buy as a tourist roughly comparable to what you're accustomed to at home. Houses and cars and major appliances you might notice a difference, but I doubt you'll be picking up any of those.
Some of us plan to camp out for a night ...is that a good idea? PLEASE reply...
If the polar bears don't get you, the timber wolves will. :smile:

Do a little research. Canada's not much different from the U.S. in any way you're likely to notice.
 

Serryah

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I live in New Brunswick and since the border to NS is literally 15 minutes away from me, here's a few tips/ideas.

Bring bug repellant. Bugs are bad this year, although if July warms up and dries up it might get less so later.

Halifax is normally cooler as it's along the coast, but still bring warm weather stuff like shorts and t-shirts. You'll see lots of people in both, sandals, flip flops and so on around.

It depends on where you camp out for what to expect. Shore and woods camping differs. With the shore you get the cool breeze, the water and waves but you'll also have a greater chance for fog. If you're woods camping, bugs will be the problem. It can get hot, yes, but humidity is the worst comparatively. Expect to feel "sticky" at least once during your trip.

Other than that, Halifax is a great area and if you can, check out the waterfront. The Jazz Festival is in July, as is the Tall Ships, just to name two big events in July (outside the concerts and, depending when you go depends on the band). Try 195 events - Eventful for ideas depending on the dates you plan to be in the area.

Hope you have a good time.
 

darkbeaver

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Stay away from the waterfront in Halifax the sewage treatment plant has crapped out and the harbour is a cesspool, it stinks and it is a major health hazard. Have a nice time in Nova Scotia my home province, the provincial sport is beer drinking and staring at the sun through the acid clouds. I'm kidding, it's a pretty nice place except for Halifax.
 

mkwblue

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Do you know what country Halifax is in? The currency of course is the Canadian dollar, which as I write this is worth about 87 cents in U.S. currency. You'll find prices for most things you're likely to buy as a tourist roughly comparable to what you're accustomed to at home. Houses and cars and major appliances you might notice a difference, but I doubt you'll be picking up any of those. If the polar bears don't get you, the timber wolves will. :smile:

Do a little research. Canada's not much different from the U.S. in any way you're likely to notice.
Thanx...I'm not afraid of the"Big bad wolf" I really wanted to get a feel for the area...you can't really do that by simple RESEARCH, you know what I mean?;-)
 

mkwblue

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Here's a currency site that updates a couple times each minute: XE - The World's Favorite Currency and Foreign Exchange Site

July is HOT everywhere. Expanding your horizons is never a bad thing. I've never been
to the East Coast of Canada yet...but many here either have, live there now, or come
from that area. Bring your Passport 'cuz, though you don't need it to enter Canada, you
will need it to re-enter the USA when yo're on your way home. Enjoy ad have Fun!!!!
Sure thing...that's the second thing I did to prepare for this trip, get my pass port.
I'm a little cautious...but more than that, I'm excited to be a tourist in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, yes , I know what country that is in!:lol:
 

mkwblue

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I live in New Brunswick and since the border to NS is literally 15 minutes away from me, here's a few tips/ideas.

Bring bug repellant. Bugs are bad this year, although if July warms up and dries up it might get less so later.

Halifax is normally cooler as it's along the coast, but still bring warm weather stuff like shorts and t-shirts. You'll see lots of people in both, sandals, flip flops and so on around.

It depends on where you camp out for what to expect. Shore and woods camping differs. With the shore you get the cool breeze, the water and waves but you'll also have a greater chance for fog. If you're woods camping, bugs will be the problem. It can get hot, yes, but humidity is the worst comparatively. Expect to feel "sticky" at least once during your trip.

Other than that, Halifax is a great area and if you can, check out the waterfront. The Jazz Festival is in July, as is the Tall Ships, just to name two big events in July (outside the concerts and, depending when you go depends on the band). Try 195 events - Eventful for ideas depending on the dates you plan to be in the area.

Hope you have a good time.
Thanx alot, I plan to have the time of my life...and thanx for the info.
 

Ron in Regina

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Hey...it's all in your attitude when you're traveling. If you keep and open mind, and
are respectful of the rules and the people you meet, and plan on having a great
time...chances are you will.
 

Machjo

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Hey...it's all in your attitude when you're traveling. If you keep and open mind, and
are respectful of the rules and the people you meet, and plan on having a great
time...chances are you will.

Ah, so that's why I kept getting kicked out of all the towns I'd visited.
 

Machjo

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Few things are worse han crumbs in your bum. 8O

Speaking from experience, are ya?

By the way, how did you know my hobby is to slip cookie crumbs down people's underwear? I don't know if that has anything to do with my getting kicked out of town, but it seems that I always get kicked out right after I slip cookie crumbs down down a person's undies. Co-incidence ya think?
 

mkwblue

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Just US tourist in Halifax

Those of you that replyed to my thread...YOU were no help at all!
That's fine, I met some of the nicest people you could ever want to meet there.
I have no hard feelings...no really....anyone from the Halifax area, if you ever find
yourself in my area, give a shout I'll show you around and keep you from giving the wrong coin to a shop clerk.( I mistook a $2 CA for a $1 CA) I still had the time of my life and if you want...check out the pix I took on my photos.