Theodore Tugboat was once the star of a children's show, named after him, that originally aired for eight seasons, producing 130 episodes shown in of 80 different countries. He lives a life of celebrity, recognized as an icon on the Halifax waterfront for his trademark smile that brightens everyone's spirits.
When Jewel of the Seas departs the Halifax Seaport at around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, it will mark the end to another successful cruise season for Halifax. More than 120 cruise vessels visited the Port of Halifax this season, bringing over 240,000 passengers to our region.
'The Avid Cruiser,' as Grizzle is most commonly known, is a widely-respected cruise blogger from North Carolina who was recently in our region with videographer Chris Stanley producing a travel show for cruise ships.
I recently had a chance to go into NovaScotian Crystal on the Halifax Waterfront to see what all the fuss was about. I'd heard they mouth-blow and hand-cut crystal, but I didn't really know what that involved. Now to have seen it first hand, I can tell you it's a must see when you're in Halifax.
Going on the Harbour Hopper is an event. My tour guide, Dana, was funny and energetic - exemplified by getting all tourists to "ribbit" right off the bat. When you're on vacation, you want something light and fun and Dana provided that to the fullest.
As the Halifax Seaport district continues to grow, so too does the flurry of activity at the Seaport during the beautiful summer months. Whether you're planning a cruise with Halifax on the itinerary, arranging a longer-term Nova Scotia getaway or if you're someone local just looking for fun stuff to do, here are five events well worth taking in over the summer months at the Halifax Seaport.
Pavilion 22 is a dockside, vibrant, open concept market offering a warm and friendly shopping experience for cruise passengers and locals alike. It showcases regionally handcrafted products including jewelry, gifts, apparel, accessories and many other signature items.