Halifax Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Halifax

  • 1. Peggy's Cove

    Peggy's Cove might be to Nova Scotia what Tadoussac is to Quebec: a very well-known tiny village! Founded in 1811, Peggy's Cove only has a population of 40, and yet each year thousands of tourists...

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  • 2. Titanic Cemeteries

    The Fairview Cemetary in Halifax, located over at 3720 Windsor Street, is an interesting place for history buffs. Back in April 1912, 121 victims of the infamous Titanic disaster were brought to...

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  • 3. Coastal Walks

    We did a really neat two hour hike on the afternoon of my arrival in Nova Scotia. Its called the Barrens, its not far from Peggy's Cove and its like a world apart. It was not a difficult hike, most of...

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  • 4. Lunenburg

    My bus tour stopped at Lunenburg and we had a guide take us on a walking tour of the town. It was all downhill and very interesting. I would recommend the tour for an overall historical view of the...

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  • 5. Dartmouth

    After having seen most of Halifax's architectural heritage, we registered for a trip to Lunenberg at the youth hostel, but not enough people registered and the tour was cancelled. So instead we ended...

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  • 6. Kejimkujik National Park

    Kejimkujik National Park If you have a day to spare and want to check out some of Nova Scotia's wilderness, I highly recommend coming here and either going along the short hikes (the Hemlocks and...

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  • 7. York Redoubt

    Halifax is a military town. It was founded because the English needed a naval base to offset the french base at Louisbourg. So there's a lot of military history to be seen in the city, mainly old...

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  • 8. Fisherman's Cove

    Fisherman's Cove, in Eastern Passage, Dartmouth, was a fishing village and has recently been developed with a boardwalk and shops. There is a large restaurant, Boondocks though i find it a bit...

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  • 9. Cape Breton

    If you go to industrial Cape Breton .....to Glace Bay you can visit an actual Coal Mine . In fact it is the mine where my Dad worked many years ago . It is here in this mine that you'll get a real...

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  • 10. Shelburne

    Shelburne, this town is where 16 000 Loyalists came ashore between 1783 and 1785. Has world's 3rd deepest natural harbour. Most of Shelburne's buildings date back to Loyalist times, including my...

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  • 11. Flemming Park

    Visit Flemming Park (a.k.a to locals as 'the Dingle'). The park, and the tower in it, is named after Sir Sanford Flemming, an engineer that helped build the railway across Canada and at the same time...

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  • 12. Mahone Bay

    I took a tour which stopped at Mahone Bay for a brief time. The countryside was beautiful but the most interesting thing is the reflection in the bay that one can see of three churches. I got a...

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  • 13. Shopping

    I had often heard about the Bayer's Lake Business Park, and how there were a number of good stores and restaurants located there, but I had never made the effort to go there. On my last trip, however,...

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  • 14. Halifax Harbour

    A permanent resident of Halifax Harbour is the CSS Acadia. This ship is the only surviving vessel that was in the harbour at the time of the Halifax Explosion of 1917. The explosion occurred when a...

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  • 15. Quaker House

    Across the harbour from Halifax, in Dartmouth is one of the oldest residential houses in the area. The man who built it was a cooper and a Quaker. The house was originally built in 1785 and has been...

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  • 16. Hemlock Ravine Park

    Fifteen minutes away from the city center off the Bedford Highway on Lodge Drive is Henlock Ravine Park. This is a lovely wooded park full of trails starting from an interesting large heart shaped...

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  • 17. Swiss Air Memorials

    The Swiss Air memorials. There are two of these - one in Bayswater and the other at Whale's Back (near Peggy's Cove). The granite slabs at the two locations point to the other memorial and the crash...

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  • 18. Free Internet access in Halifax

    If you want to say hello to your VT friends while in Halifax, you can go to the Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library. It is located downtown at 5381...

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  • 19. Hiking to Blomiden Mountain

    Once you finish your fish and chips you might want to take in some scenery and go for a hike.I recommend this wondeful trail in Blomiden Prov. Park , just and...

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  • 20. Cape Chignecto- Wilderness Hike

    Spectacular coastal hiking trail leads hikers along high cliffs and deep valleys. There are a total of 8 trails at Cape Chignecto. Some can be completed in a...

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  • 21. The secret beach

    Crystal Crescent Beach is half an hour away from Halifax, but worth the ride. It's one of the most magnificent beaches I've seen in Canada - fine white sand,...

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  • 22. A castle and a story

    Let me see if I get it right. There's a mysterious castle built on the shores of St Margaret;s Bay in South West Cove. The best way to saee it is by boat but...

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  • 23. Watch the Animals

    I am an animal lover . Not sure which comes first animals or my garden . I was torn when I saw this gorgeus deer eating my plants...I let him nibble a little...

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  • 24. Clay Cafe

    The Clay Cafe is a great place for groups, families or individuals to exercise their creativity. They provide the raw "greenware" or unfinished pottery items,...

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  • 25. Ocean Beaches

    There are quite a few beaches within an hour and a half drive from Halifax harbour, east and south along the Atlantic coasts of the province. Some have picnic...

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