An airline is offering last minute, cheap fares from my hometown to Halifax, Nova Scotia for the next two weeks (February '07). I'd like to take a 3-day weekend to Halifax, but I don't know if the winter season overly limits tourist options and/or the short stay is too prohibitive to do anything worthwhile. Basically, for my first trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, is a 3-day weekend in the dead of winter: (a) a ridiculously naive and stupid idea; or (b) an original get-away that will be an eye opening experience for a Yankee city boy. There's also a chance that my friend might not come with me, so what is a frank assessment of night/evening life (not clubs, but pubs, bars and restaurants) on a scale of 1 to 10 (Tajikistan being a 2 and London being a 9)? Is renting a car necessary and is it easily feasible? As you can see, I don't have much of a plan, so I'd appreciate any comments on the above and/or any other suggestions you may have. Thanks.