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Jul 28, 2012 12:59 PM

We will have 1 day from 8-4 in Halifax. One day in St.Johns from 9-3. We are on the Disney Cruise. Help!

We will be there the first full week of August. We will not have a car. All of my life I have wanted to go to Nova Scotia. Please tell me where we need to eat. I don't want to miss anything wonderful. I have been reading the discussion boards all day. Also what should we pack to wear?

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  1. Halifax is a great city, and you will find lots to do. Some you won't have a car, I'll give suggestions that are within walking distance of the pier where the cruise ships dock.

    - Cows Ice Cream is wonderful. It is on the waterfront, about a 10 minute walk north of the cruise ship terminal.
    - I like the food at The Battered Fish, also on the waterfront.
    - The Grill at Cut has good burgers. They are located on Water St, which is parallel to the water.
    - Wooden Monkey is a great spot for local, organic food. It is a favourite of visiting celebs too. They are on Argyle St.
    - bistro Le Coq is great , also on Argyle St.
    - The cruise ships dock behind the Seaport Market. Depending on the day, there are lots of choices there.

    I recommend the Harbour Hopper tour, as well as a visit to Citadel Hill

    You will be here in the middle of the summer, so you will need summer clothes. I'm not sure where you are departing from, but I know some Disney cruises depart from NYC. The weather in Halifax won't be too different from that in NYC in August.

    Also, I suspect you will be going to Saint John, not St. John's. Saint John is in New Brunswick, while St. John's is in Newfoundland. I don't think Disney goes to Newfoundland.

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    1. re: CanadaGirl

      Thank you so much. I am from the Philadelphia area and have only been to Niagara Falls as child. I am so excited to see and experience this part of

    2. Remember, if you are looking at weather info from a Canadian site, we measure in Celsius, not Fahrenheit. Makes a big difference :)

      1. Do you mean St. John's, Newfoundland or Saint John, New Brunswick? The last person who posted about a Disney cruise was going to Saint John, NB.

        If you do mean St. John's, NL, see my recommendations on must-eat foods here:
        And in the other Disney cruise thread here:

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        1. re: cellophane_star

          CANADAGirl was correct. I am going to St. John NB. Good thing she pointed that out. I even had incorrect tour books!

        2. this is great idea since you are only here one Day

 is a great showcase of local food with a known secret if you go to the backdoor Dennis will serve you take out Pad Thai for $10

          Sugah! on the waterfront is hand paddled ice cream with lots of Nova Scotia made ingredients available and Big Kahuna which takes 2 people to eat is only $5

          in Saint John visit the Farmers Market and take a look up at the roof

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          1. re: HalifaxRetales

            Fid has pad thai at the back door?!?! How did I not know this?

            1. re: CanadaGirl

              He just started doing it in May after Open City but it's delicious you can even ask for death sauce which is the perfect amount of heat to flavour

              1. re: CanadaGirl

                CanadaGirl you need to get on twitter follow me and all the Halifax food secrets are revealed

                1. re: CanadaGirl

                  My friend and I found the pad thai really disappointing.

                2. re: HalifaxRetales

                  Yes - I would agree with the tasting tour, Fid (and I've taken advantage of backdoor pad thai many times now), and Sugah!

                  Probably a great overview in a limited time.

                  A two day itinerary would add for pizza - save room for salted caramel tart for desert and either or