Travel Deal for September 25, 2013
Thanksgiving in Canada falls on October 14, 2013, and they’re ready to host the whole family at the Westin Nova Scotian.
The Halifax hotel overlooks the city’s famed harbour and is a short walk to its seaport and historic centre. As well, well-known sites like Argyle Street, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, and the Citadel are all within an easy stroll of the hotel.
The nightly rate for the Thanksgiving weekend special at the Westin Nova Scotian is just $99. The offer includes parking and runs for the nights Friday, October 11 to Sunday, October 13.
Vacay.ca Tours Halifax’s Best Neighbourhood
It’s called the Hydrostone Market and it’s been hailed as the best neighbourhood in the Nova Scotia capital. Vacay.ca’s Marie Alice Downie recently visited the area and came away with a tale about the tony streets and talented artisans who occupy the Hydrostone.
Downie writes: “The north end of Halifax was one of the areas destroyed in the great explosion of December 6, 1917. By 1920, the district had been rescued from the ashes by the Scottish town planner Thomas Adams. Designed as an ‘English-style garden suburb,’ there were townhouses, and two-storey family homes, all made of the distinctive “Hydrostone” — blocks of hollow concrete, with grassy boulevards and back laneways.”