I grew up in Dartmouth, the city across the harbour from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Now both cities are combined, so when people ask me where I'm from, I just say Halifax. I spent so much time there it's true, anyway.
1 - Strawberry rhubarb pie
2 - The Halifax-Dartmouth ferry
It's part of the transit commute if you don't want to take the bus over the bridge.
3 - East Coast music
Whether it's a traditional kitchen party, the Atlantic Jazz Festival or blues like Charlie A'Court can play, it's a part of our soul here.
6 - The Acadian accent. My family is of Acadian (French) descent, so I love listening to Acadian speakers, whether they're speaking French or English.
7 - The Scottish heritage. Everything about Nova Scotia (or New Scotland) has deep Celtic ties.