Halifax Things to Do

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  • 1. Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

    The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site a.k.a. The Citadel is a must to visit for every Halifax visitor. It is the old English Fortress at the highest point of the city. My Halifax National...

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  • 2. Halifax Harbour

    My favourite tour of the Halifax Harbour took place aboard the Mar II. If sailing is what you like to do, the Mar II is available for various Halifax Harbour cruises including pirate, cocktail and...

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  • 3. Peggy's Cove

    This a small rural community and it is a photographer's paradise! I went there during the summer and it was windy and a little cloudy so it is always better to know the condition of the weather to...

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  • 4. Downtown Halifax

    St. Matthew's Church dates from 1749. In that year the church was called Mather's Church, but later it was called the Protestant Dissenting Church. From 1814 it often was called the Presbyterian...

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  • 5. Waterfront / Historic Properties

    The Halifax deportation cross is a reminiscent of the famous deportation cross at the Grand Pré, the original deportation site of the Acadian Expulsion. Arcadia was an area that was formed by the...

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  • 6. Point Pleasant Park

    Point Pleasant Park is ideal for a weekend stroll or a morning excercise. Besides that, there are some monuments and statues. More pictures at My Point Pleasant Park Travelogue.

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  • 7. Pier 21

    This dock area was an assembly line for newcomers to Canada! As a child of parents who left their home for a better life, the story this institution tell hits close to home. Millions of immigrants saw...

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  • 8. Alexander Keith's Brewery

    Those who like it, like it a lot That's the motto for Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale. Keith's brewery has been a long standing business in Halifax since the 1820's. Other beers come and go but...

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  • 9. Historic Landmarks

    St. Paul's Anglican church, on the Grand parade, is the oldest church in Halifax and the oldest protestant church in Canada. It was built the year Halifax was founded, 1749. The building of course has...

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  • 10. Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

    This is a great museum and well worth a visit, we spent about three hours here in total. There are lots of boats on display as well as some interesting displays relating to the halifax explosion and...

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  • 11. Cape Breton

    If it's along your travel route and you are vacationing in the fall (Octoberish) then you NEED to take a week-end and 'do' the Cabot Trail. Beautiful scenery along winding roads with many places to...

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  • 12. Public Gardens

    One of the most famous gardens in Canada is Butchart Gardens near Victoria, BC. The Halifax Public Garden is not a private enterprise, and yet the quality of the display really warrants it to be one...

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  • 13. Titanic Cemeteries

    I visited the titanic cemetery in halifax nova scotia, one of my ancestors died on the Titanic he was an Engineer and there are 2 buried there, so maybe one could be him, it was so sad to see, but...

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  • 14. Halifax Farmer's Market

    If you are at Halifax, do catch the interesting Farmer's Market which opens every Saturday from 7am to 1pm. This market has many sections, ranging from vegetables, meat, bread, seafood, wine, art etc....

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  • 15. St. Mary's Basilica

    St. Mary's is at the heart of Halifax, where many students and visitors flock around on Staturdays. Construction started in 1820 and lasted till 1899. Mass times: Mo-Fr: 12.15PM and 5.15PM Sa:...

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  • 16. Atlantic Playland

    Running out of ideas what to do with the kids? Take them to Atlantic Playland! This small amusement park will keep them busy all day long, with rides, waterslides, go-karts, mini golf, batting cages...

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  • 17. Prince Edward Island

    Take the ferry from New Glasgow to Prince Edward Island. This is the smallest and most densely populated province of Canada. The island is 224 kilometres long and at the narrowest part only 6...

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  • 18. Bedford Institute of Oceanography

    The Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada's largest center for ocean research, is located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Opened on October 25th, 1962, it has grown to rank among the most respected...

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  • 19. Autumn Colours

    If you are planning a trip to Nova Scotia or the Maritime Provinces, late-September or early-October is the peak season for the brilliant display of autumn leaves changing colours. Photo taken in...

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  • 20. Discovery Centre

    The Discovery Centre is a great place for a family visit. It's a hands on centre for finding out about all things science and technology with lots of interactive exhibits. They are actually a...

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  • 21. Casino Halifax

    The Halifax casino is somewhat small compared to other casino's. However still a great place to go and lose some cash all while pretending you know how to play blackjack! I only spent 30 bucks and...

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  • 22. St Paul's Cemetery

    Old St. Paul's Cemetery was founded in 1749, the same year the city of Halifax was founded, and is therefore the province's first official burial ground. Over the years, some 12,000 people were buried...

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  • 23. Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

    located in a historic Victorian building, the AGNS has been hosting some really fabulous shows over the last few years including a couple of Impressionist shows. Upcoming in 2005 is a retrospective of...

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  • 24. Province House

    It's always fun to visit the Leg building when you happen to be in a provincial capital because it's a great - and free - way to learn more about the province's history and current state....

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  • 25. Halifax City Hall

    The construction of the Halifax City Hall began in 1887. Back in the 1870s, Montreal and Ottawa, among others, had built new, stately city halls and the city of Halifax felt it needed a building that...

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