Things to Do

Sober Things to Do in Halifax that are Actually Fun – Spring/Summer 2021

Just because patios are open and it might seem like everyone you know drinks, that doesn’t mean you have to skip out on fun if you don’t want to drink all the time or if you’re completely sober. There are so many mini adventures you can have without booze here in Halifax and I’m making it my mission to help you find sober fun without the triggers and temptations! Big thanks goes to Stoo Metz for a lot of these suggestions.

Check into COVID-19 protocols before heading out to one of these spots and check to see when they’re open as many places don’t open until May and many places have reduced hours.  I specified which places are completely alcohol free so chose those options if you think being around booze would be too tough.

These options are for activities or places in Dartmouth, Halifax, Bedford, Sackville, and a few a little further away. If you’d like to see your event or business mentioned please send me an email lee-anne@sobercity.ca.

MOVE OUR BODY

BOULDERING / INDOOR CLIMBING

Seven Bays
2019 Gottingen St, Halifax
114 Chain Lake Dr, Halifax

East Peak Indoor Climbing
6408 Quinpool Rd, Halifax|
*Alcohol Free*

TRAMPOLINE

Get Air
612 Windmill Rd, Dartmouth
*Alcohol Free*

LASER TAG

Kartbahn
66 Otter Lake Ct, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

Party on People
899 Portland St, Dartmouth
*Alcohol Free*

IN-LINE SKATE

Emera Oval
Halifax North Common
*Alcohol Free*

SURF

East Coast Surf School
4348 Lawrencetown Rd, East Lawrencetown
*Alcohol Free*

Halifax Surf School
2315 East Petpeswick Rd, Musquodoboit Harbour
*Alcohol Free*

RELAX / HANGOUT

RELAX YOUR BODY & MIND

The Floatation Centre
2631 King St, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

The Salt Room
650 Washmill Lake Dr, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

Beaches
There are so many beaches in HRM, both supervised and unsupervised.

HANG OUT WITH ANIMALS

Lily Pad Cat Lounge (hangout with cats or maybe adopt one)
590 Portland St, Dartmouth
*Alcohol Free*

Hatfield Farm
1840 Hammonds Plains Rd, Hammonds Plains
*Alcohol Free*

WATCH

Shakespeare By The Sea
5480 Point Pleasant Dr, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

EAT

HRM has a lot of options when it comes to eating but before you head out, give Sober City’s Bar & Resto Guide a gander to see which places offer good non-alcoholic options.

LEARN SOMETHING NEW

THEATRE CLASSES

Neptune Theatre
1593 Argyle St, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

MUSEUMS

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

Africville Museum
5795 Africville Rd, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
1675 Lower Water St, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1741 Hollis St, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer St, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia
10 Cherry Brook Rd, Chery Brook
*Alcohol Free*

GUIDED TOURS

Bedford Institute of Oceanography
1 Challenger Dr, Dartmouth
*Alcohol Free*

ENHANCE YOUR SKILLS

GLOW-IN-THE-DARK MINI GOLF

Putting Edge
182 Chain Lake Dr, Halifax

ESCAPE ROOMS

Capture Escape Rooms
1684 Barrington St, Halifax
*Alcohol Free except for alcohol related props in the Prohibition, Pirate, and Astronomy themed rooms*

Trapped
1313 Barrington St, Halifax

Escape Artist
475 Sackville Dr, Lower Sackville

GUN/ARCHERY RANGE

Nova Tactical
600 Windmill Rd, Dartmouth
*Alcohol Free*

BOARDGAMING

The Board Room Game Café
1256 Barrington St, Halifax

Photo by Randy Fath on Unsplash

COSMIC BOWLING

Bowlarama
31 Atlantic St, Dartmouth
16 Dentith Rd, Halifax
3459 Desmond Ave, Halifax

Sackville Superbowl
300 Sackville Dr, Lower Sackville

CREATE

Urban Rustic DIY Studio
534 Sackville Dr, Lower Sackville
*Alcohol Free*

Patch Halifax
2571 Robie St, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

Hands on Halifax Community Workshop
3660 Commission St, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

Clay Café
6413 Quinpool Rd, Halifax
650 Portland St, Dartmouth
*Alcohol Free*

EXPLORE

GRAVEYARDS & CHURCHES

Fairview Lawn Cemetery
Kempt Rd and Connaught Ave, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

Old Burying Ground
Spring Garden Rd & Barrington St, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

St. Mary’s Basilica
1508 Barrington St, Halifax

St Paul’s Church
1749 Argyle St, Halifax

WALK

Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk
Lower Water St, Halifax

Halifax Public Gardens
Spring Garden Rd & South Park St, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

Point Pleasant Park
5530 Point Pleasant Dr, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

Victoria Park
5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

Hemlock Ravine Park
Kent Ave, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

Macdonald Bridge
North St, Halifax and/or Wyse Rd, Dartmouth
*Alcohol Free*

Fort Needham Memorial Park
3340 Union St, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

Shubie Park
54 Locks Rd, Dartmouth
*Alcohol Free*

Dartmouth Harbourfront Trail
Woodside Ferry Terminal (trail head)
*Alcohol Free*

DeWolf Park
150 Waterfront Dr, Bedford
*Alcohol Free*

There are so many trails all over Nova Scotia so check out more on AllTrails.com.

FUN ON THE WATER

The Harbour Watercraft Tours & Adventures (Sea-doo and sea kayak rentals)
1597 Lower Water St, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

Wildwood Water Sports (canoe and kayak rentals)
Shubie Park
54 Locks Rd, Dartmouth
*Alcohol Free*

St. Mary’s Boat Club (canoe, kayak, and paddle board rentals)
1641 Fairfield Rd, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

PLACES

The Dingle
30 Dingle Rd, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

George’s Island
via Murphy’s on the Water, 1751 Lower Water St, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

Citadel Hill National Historic Site
5425 Sackville St, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

Halifax Central Library
5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

Hope for Wildlife
5909 Hwy 207, Seaforth
*Alcohol Free*

PLAY

BINGO

Halifax Forum Bingo
2901 Windsor St, Halifax

Sackville Leisure Centre Bingo
133 First Lake Dr, Lower Sackville
*Alcohol Free*

VIRTUAL REALITY

XEN-Z VR
1595 Bedford Hwy, Bedford
*Alcohol Free*

Nearby Planet VR
2093 Gottingen St, Halifax
*Alcohol Free (they only allow alcohol to be brought in with a license for private parties*

Me playing a spooky game at Nearby Planet VR

GO-CART RACING

Kartbahn
66 Otter Lake Ct, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

ALTERNATIVE THERAPY

Rage Room Halifax
2820 Isleville St, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

TEA LEAF & TAROT READINGS

World Tea House
1592 Argyle St, Halifax
Tea Leaf & Tarot Readings: Fridays 2:30-6:30pm
*Alcohol Free*

Broom Closet Tarot
1526 Queen St, Halifax
*Alcohol Free*

Tarot- Le Chariot by F.I. Vandenborre (F.I. Vandenborre, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

There will be a lot of events coming up this spring and summer so follow Sober City on Facebook for heads up on any alcohol-free or non-alcohol-centric event shares.

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