The province’s art gallery, perhaps the best in the Maritimes with 17,000 works in the permanent collection, is situated two blocks south of the Grand Parade. You’ll find challenging and exciting contemporary Canadian art like that of Garry Neill Kennedy (he’s won many awards, including Canada’s top visual arts prize, the Governor General’s Award) alongside the region’s best folk art. That latter display includes the entire house where the province’s most famous folk artist Maude Lewis lived and worked…and painted the walls. Annie Leibovitz gifted gallery with a major collection of works, worth an estimated C$20 million; as this book went to press the works were slated to go on display in mid-2017. The on-site Cheapside Café is an attractive place for lunch.