The Coast is homegrown media. We cover & shape the city we love.

For 26 years The Coast has been required reading for people who live in and love Halifax. Our brand was built on the iconic weekly newspaper, and has grown to include busy online sites, active social media channels and popular events. To find The Coast today, just go where people eat, shop, work, play and live.

Our Audience

We connect with our community through more than a dozen media brands, from Halifax Burger Week to a weekly newspaper that has published 1,200 print editions—and counting!

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educated urbanites who have chosen to make Halifax home
curious about new brands and businesses that make up the fabric of a vibrant city
proud of the city’s accomplishments but see where policy can improve, modernize and be more accepting
part of the lifeblood of the city and engage in arts and civic events
explorers who seek out unique experiences around the world or across the province

The Coast Newspaper

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Started in 1993, The Coast remains one the country’s strongest independent alternative weekly newspapers. Hitting the streets every Thursday with 23,000 copies, the paper is a resource to find out what is happening in our city. Recipient of Atlantic Canadian, national and international journalism awards, The Coast sets the agenda every weekend with news, arts, food and entertainment listings coverage.

City Guides & Supplements

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Special interest magazines & products available through specialized distribution and in The Coast.

Food & Drink Halifax – 2 editions
Halifax Weddings- 2 editions
Career Minded- 2 editions
Holiday Spirits
Holiday Gift Guide
The Reef, The Coast’s cannabis supplement – 2 editions


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Hyper local content is uploaded daily by The Coast editorial team including breaking news, informed opinions, updates from city hall, concert announcements, restaurant reviews and interviews with new shops and services in The Coast’s ShopTalk column. received more than 2,500,000 unique visitors in 2018 looking at over 7,800,000 unique page views. Standard IAB sizes are served using Google’s Ad Manager. Along with reaching readers on their mobile devices and desktops The Coast delivers a slate of specialized email newsletters to subscribers including: Sure Things (entertainment picks) Food & Drink (food news, reviews and favourite products), Citadel Thrills (news and opinion roundup) and Ticket Halifax.

Coast Events

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The Coast events portfolio creates unique experiences for Haligonians and our advertising clients. By partnering with local brands, we amplify unique and share-worthy activations at our events.

Ticket Halifax

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Ticket Halifax is The Coast’s online ticketing portal selling tickets to over 1,200 different events in 2018. We provide event producers with advanced features, industry expertise and a full-service customer service team with a local box office, while helping you promote your event and sell more tickets through The Coast. Our competitive fees are typically passed to the customer and there are no hidden costs to you to use our system. We have a deep understanding of what is happening in the Halifax event space and how we can create a unique experience.

"One of our earliest marketing decisions was to advertise with The Coast and it's been an excellent choice!"

Dr. Euan McGinty
Optometrist, Ocean Optometry