March Break Staycation
Happy March Break Nova Scotia! This week, take time to relax and have fun with the ones you care about most. Why not take a stay-cation and dive into all of the wonderful, local activities and products our members have for you? From chowing down on burgers to stargazing, and something fun to keep your little ones busy at home, we have you covered.
Food & Drink
Burger Bus (March 15 – 24): Nova Scotia Wine Tours has collaborated with Taste Halifax Food Tours leading up to the much loved Halifax Burger Week. It’s a 3 hour tour visiting 5 Burger Week restaurants, so guests can be the first to taste the burger week burgers plus a local craft brew at each stop. Each stops serves a ¼-1/2 of burger to each guest.
Long Table Dinner (March 16): Harbour City Bar & Grill is excited to present the first Long Table dinner of 2019! Chef Erick is dreaming up a fantastic 5-course menu, including tuna poke, steamed mussels, braised short rib ragout and more, to pair with organic beer from Big Spruce Brewery. 1 table, 4 beers, 5 course, 18 tickets – call to reserve your spot at the dinner table.
A Maplicious March Break (March 19 – 24): Sugar Moon Farm has all the entertainment you need this March Break. Hear about the history of maple syrup, see how they collect sap and turn it into syrup over a wood-fire or get close to nature on the beautiful trails around the farm. After you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy all-day maple brunch or snack on maple on snow – you’ll be hooked. All ages welcome.
Donut Decorating Workshop (March 23): Scanway Bakery & Cafe is hosting a March Break donut decorating workshop from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Price will be $10 and will include 3 donuts as well as decorations. Make sure they’re decorating as much as they’re eating or you’ll have one big sugar rush!
Made with Local: Made with Local has a fun baking activity for your little ones! Their Real Food Bar Mix is the perfectly-portioned pouch of dry ingredients that you will need to make a pan of their Real Food Bars or energy bites! Just add honey and your favourite nut or seed butter, and voila! Bite-sized snacks that your little ones will love to make and eat!
Explore: March break is the perfect opportunity to travel the province (weather permitting) and discover the hidden gems it has to offer. Visit our Eat & Drink page to discover Taste of Nova Scotia members around the province.
Activities & Events
Winter Surf Lessons (March 16): Suit up and do something really cool this March Break – winter surfing! White Point Beach Resort has teamed up with local professional surfer Nico Manos and his team at East Coast Surf School in Lawrencetown to bring lessons to the resort. Come to the beach and try your hand at winter surfing in the North Atlantic!
Meet Your Producer (March 21): Ever wonder how your farmers, fishers, distillers, brewers, winemakers, and other producers do what they do? Or what they love about producing here in Nova Scotia?! Join Founders House Dining & Drinks, to meet and talk with two local producers, Benjamin Bridge Wines and D’Aubin Family Meats, as their products are showcased with another outstanding Chef Chris multi-course menu.
Under the Night Sky (March 22): Celebrate the Spring Equinox by star gazing with Meander River Farm & Brewery at their Under the Night Sky evening event. This is mainly an outdoor event, so bring along your comfy lawn chairs and dress for the weather. There will be a bonfire, popcorn, brews and ciders, as well as star and planet observations led by local astronomer, Dr. Norm Scrimger. Learn about the stars, the tales behind them and how they align, all while sipping on a Meander River bevvy. Telescopes will be on site for an up close look at the sky above!
Snowshoeing in Victoria Park: On a sunny March break day, it would be a shame not to take advantage of it by snowshoeing through Victoria Park with your family and friends. While in the area, check out these Taste of Nova Scotia members for a bite to eat: Bistro 22, Masstown Market, and the Nook and Cranny Brew Pub.
March Break at the Museums: There is a museum for every interest in Halifax! In fact, we believe you could take the family to a different museum each day of March break, from the Discovery Centre to the Museum of Natural History. Learning all day can work up an appetite, so we recommend that you check out these Taste of Nova Scotia members in the area: 2 Doors Down , Gourmandises Avenue Chocolaterie, Heartwood Restaurant, Morris East, Tempo Food + Drink, Seasons by Atlantica, or The Stubborn Goat.
Two for Three (March): Going on a staycation, but want to get out of the house? Don’t miss out on the Quarterdeck’s 3 day get away, available only until the end of March.
Stay three nights for the price of two in any of their rooms until March 31st. Meet them at the beach!