Exploring Halifax’s Virtual Reality Hotspots: A Journey into Immersive Worlds

Halifax, the vibrant capital of Nova Scotia, is not only known for its rich maritime history and stunning coastal landscapes but is also emerging as a hub for cutting-edge technology and entertainment. Virtual Reality (VR) has taken the city by storm, offering residents and tourists a chance to explore immersive worlds and experiences like never before. In this article, we will take you on a tour of Halifax’s top VR hotspots.


Located inside Sunnyside Mall, Xen-Ze is a premier destination for anyone looking to dip their toes into the immersive world of VR. Equipped with state-of-the-art VR headsets and a wide range of games and experiences, Xen-Ze caters to both beginners and seasoned VR enthusiasts. Whether you want to wield a lightsaber in a galaxy far, far away or test your car racing skills on a life-like track, Xen-Ze has something for everyone.

Nearby Planet VR

Located in North End Halifax, Nearby Planet VR is an amazing venue to hang out with both friends and family. Open on weekends only, Nearby Planet VR offers private customizable virtual reality gaming rooms. Up to four people per room can share the experience. While testing out the VR systems, explore underwater temples or try escaping from terrifying Dragons!


This local Halifax arcade is serving up both your favourite games (including virtual reality) and your favourite bites — all in one place. Check out the arcade’s newest game, the “Ultra Moto VR Experience”, to add a bit of thrill to your day. Think mid-air stunts and drifting through well-known virtual racetracks. This arcade also has a bowling alley, so if you need to give your eyes a rest — this is the perfect game to move on to next.

If you’re looking for more ways to explore Halifax, check out this article on how to spend the perfect day adventuring through Halifax’s waterfront.