Waterfront / Historic Properties, Halifax

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  • What a great life...
    What a great life...
    by PA2AKgirl
  • Entering the old Historic Properties area
    Entering the old Historic Properties...
    by RobDavis
  • Waterfront / Historic Properties
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    Good way to spend a day or so

    by jquillm1 Written Aug 6, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Most of the best attractions are within walking distance of each other. The Maritime Museum, the Citadel, Historic Properties and the restaurants and shops along the waterfront can all be accessed by walking.

    Fondest memory: The Maritime Museum is excellent overall, but skip the extra cost "Titanic 3-D movie--you have seen it all on TV already and 3-D glasses added nothing to a dim, small screen presentation that wasn't very interesting.

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    Taking it easy...

    by PA2AKgirl Written Oct 19, 2004

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    What a great life...

    Favorite thing: On a sunny day like the Saturday we had in Halifax, people were out enjoying their city in any way possible. From walking in the gardens to exercising to laying on the grass to sitting on their balconies, it seemed like these people knew how to enjoy life. It was truly a perfect day to get out and walk around--which is exactly what we did--and it made me a little jealous of those who live here. Even in terrible weather, Halifax would be a terrific city.

    Fondest memory: Usually my general tips don't correlate with my fondest memories, but for once, this one does. Seeing Halifax; walking around in such a great city on a fabulous day with Bobby was one of my best memories from the trip. It was a city in a province neither of us had visited before and we both fell in love with Halifax. (Granted, there was an unfortunate incident at a Tim Hortons not too long before this picture was taken, but it's now funny...making this memory even better)

    I'm just happy that we got to experience this city together--I'd have it no other way. And I can't wait until we're able to visit again:-D

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    The great blue(or)green!?

    by Katiebeaver Written Feb 9, 2004
    Mac and me|!

    Favorite thing: If you have never been to Halafax you must see the water! And if you see the water you must swim in it! The waves are so big and the water tastes like $#!* I mean it tastes like salt!No really the waters fun and you float more than usual

    Fondest memory: I miss swimming! my aunt and cousin!

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    • Family Travel

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  • A Raunchy History

    by RobDavis Written Aug 13, 2003

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    Entering the old Historic Properties area

    Favorite thing: Halifax is a town that takes pride in it's history of debauchery. Early in it's history, it was a popular port where alcohol and prostitutes were easily available to sea-weary travellers. It was also the main location for England's Privateers (basically Pirates that were working for the crown, raiding American shipping).
    The downtown still shows some evidence of this dark past, but things are now a little more civil. The Historic Properties area is not as commercial as one might expect, and the downtown and Citadel are relatively free of the typical tourist attraction commercialism that is so common in other towns.
    But in honour of it's earliest inhabitants, Halifax is still a "party town" where there are numerous pubs, taverns, and watering holes. The prostitution scene appears to have been cleaned up on Hollis Street in recent years, but you can still find alcohol on almost every downtown street corner!

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    • Architecture
    • Beer Tasting
    • Historical Travel

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    Halifax Farmers Market

    by Munkee Written Jan 17, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The oldest Farmers Market in North America and open all year round...Wether you're in the market for some fresh vegetables or locally made cheese or you just want to watch the activity...this is a great way to start your weekend!

    Fondest memory: A parade of regular and transient musicians featuring traditional folk songs, pop ballads or a classical quartet can be heard as you wander through the courtyards of old stone, steel and glass or in one of the many nooks and crannies found in this refurbished 19th century brewery.

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    The waterfront! Its a must to...

    by LeighAnne Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The waterfront! Its a must to see in Halifax... the history of where the immigrants entered Nova Scotia's port city with their original names on the walls or the fisherman's museum of lost lives during the storms or the titanic graveyard and museum... Not to forget the amazingly fun bars and shopping of course.

    Fondest memory: My glasses! I lost them while partying there and never to be found again! Was not a good drive home.

    You can go to any bar in Halifax alone and end up partying with large groups of people who will become your best friends.

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  • walk the boardwalk on the...

    by Flyrod Written Aug 24, 2002

    Favorite thing: walk the boardwalk on the waterfront which includes historic properties

    Fondest memory: the ocean and waterfront definitely the water one of the main reasons that I moved to Halifax and one of my favorite places to see and meet people

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  • Take time to enjoy the...

    by irish_lass Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Take time to enjoy the waterfront of Halifax. It is a lively area with the Historic Properties, museums, art gallery and many shops, restaurants and pubs. Then head up to Spring Garden Road where you will always find many people roaming up and down this busy and vibrant street. In the summer make sure you stop at a sidewalk bar, cafe or pub and just enjoy the day. At night make sure that you visit some of our famous drinking establishments. We have quite a few and everyone is different and a lot of fun. Especially the Lower Deck, which is a must see.

    Fondest memory: When I am away from Halifax, I miss the people and the friendly atmosphere of Halifax. Everyone wants to meet new people and enojy meeting up with old friends when they are out and about. That is the most wonderful aspect of Halifax. It's friendliness.

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  • Explore the Halifax Waterfront...

    by louwaters Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Explore the Halifax Waterfront with great pubs, seafood restaurants, museums and port activities.

    Fondest memory: I miss the friendly people and sunny weather.

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