Cultural Activities


Practice English while you participate in cultural and recreational activities in the beautiful harbour city of Halifax.

With four distinct seasons and a temperate climate, this medium-sized Canadian city on the Atlantic Ocean offers an exceptionally clean, safe living environment only 2 hours by air from Toronto or New York. The university campus is just a five-minute walk from a natural forest park jutting into the Atlantic Ocean or a twenty-minute walk from exciting downtown restaurants, movie theatres and shopping.

Take part in organized visits to museums, historic sites and art galleries, shopping expeditions, concerts, theatre presentations, and outings to local businesses, schools and other parts of the province. Seasonal activities vary but may include the following:

Spring Summer
  • Greek Festival
  • Multicultural Festival
  • Scottish dancing, piping and singing
  • Day trips to local towns and fishing villages
  • Apple Blossom Festival
  • Outdoor sports like soccer, softball and ball hockey
  • Visit to a Maple Syrup "Sugar Shack"
  • Easter egg painting
  • Nova Scotia International Tattoo
  • Atlantic Jazz Festival
  • Craft fairs
  • Halifax Harbour cruises and tours
  • Barbecues and picnics at local parks
  • Whale watching and deep sea fishing
  • Shakespeare by the Sea
  • White water rafting
  • Buskerfest
Fall Winter
  • Festivals of crafts, antiques and art
  • Trips to Peggy's Cove, Chester or Lunenburg
  • Fall foliage tour
  • Nature hikes
  • Apple picking in the beautiful Annapolis Valley
  • Pumpkin carving and Halloween celebrations
  • Winter Weather workshop
  • Annual Winter Fair
  • Nova Scotia Music Festival
  • World famous Neptune Theatre
  • Outdoor activities such as skiing, tobogganing, ice skating and sleigh rides
  • Indoor sports such as basketball and hockey
  • Indoor mini-golf

On every outing you will be accompanied by our friendly and knowledgeable Cultural Assistants who will help you understand and learn more about Canadian culture. Each semester there are a variety of different activities to suit all tastes and interests.

Gallery of students enjoying social and cultural activities