Halifax Things to Do

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  • 1. Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

    It is literally impossible to go anywhere in downtown Halifax and not notice the Citadel as it is the most prominent feature in the city, set on a height which, I suppose, is why it is there in the...

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  • 2. 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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  • 3. Alexander Keith's Brewery

    4 out of 5 stars

    It will come as no surprise to regular readers of my pages here on Virtual Tourist that Ilike the odd drink and so a suggested trip to the Alexander Keith Brewery in Halifax sounded right up my...

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  • 4. Pier 21

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The term "Pier 21" will probably not mean much to anyone outside Canada and indeed it meant absolutely nothing to me prior to visiting recently but to Canadians it is almost a symbol of nationhood as...

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  • 5. Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    As part of the Museum of the Atlantic, which I have dealt with in a separate tip here and thouroughtly recommend, the traveller can also visit the CSS Acadia, which is an old sea-going vessel, the...

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  • 6. Waterfront

    I am no stranger to a drop of drink or a pub / bar as regular readers of my tips will attest and my preferred tipple is cider (Strongbow for preference and which I was glad to find readily available...

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  • 7. 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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  • 8. St Paul's Cemetery

    It is no secret here on Virtual Tourist that I have a great and hopefully not morbid intererest in cemeteries, churchyards, graveyards, burying grounds or whatever you care to call them. No surprise...

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  • 9. 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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  • 10. Public Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 11. Point Pleasant Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Point Pleasant Park is a popular recreational spot for Haligonians, as it hosts many walking and running trails year round. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll through this historic site or...

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  • 12. Downtown Halifax

    I have mentioned in numerous tips elsewhere on this page that Halifax is certainly not lacking in very decent places to go and have a drink and / or a bite to eat. The problem arises in which one to...

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  • 13. 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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  • 14. St. Mary's Basilica

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 15. Province House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    To begin this tip, I should explain that I visited Province House in Halifax in July 2014 and am writing this tip in early November of that same year. In the interim period there have been what appear...

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  • 16. Joggins Fossils

    The cliffs are layered with millions of years of fossilized plant and animal life . The strong Fundy Tides continually unlock them for all to see. Make sure to check the tide tables before heading out...

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  • 17. Government House

    Regrettably when we were wandering round Halifax and came upon Government House it was not open. It is a functional Government building, being both the official residence of the Leiutenant-Governor...

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  • 18. Royal NS Tattoo

    I know the title of this tip may make the reader raise an eyebrow so please let me explain. I live in London and have been lucky enough to have seen some wonderful West End shows which I thoroughly...

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  • 19. Halifax Metro Center

    It doesn't really matter what game you fancy, a visit to the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame has just about all the bases covered. Situated in the Metro Centre in downtown Halifax, it is not a huge...

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  • 20. Discovery Centre

    4 out of 5 stars

    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. Boating

    Another interesting activity down at the harbor involves boat-spotting. You'll find everything from giant cruise ships to tiny tugboats coming and going. I personally prefer the sailing ships, like...

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  • 22. Bedford Institute of Oceanography

    5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 23. 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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  • 24. 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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  • 25. 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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