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  • 26. Georges Island

    If the modern day visitor to Halifax wanders down to the pretty lovely waterfront and looks to the right a little (left if you are looking from Dartmouth, then they will see the fairly small island...

  • 27. Deadman's Island Park

    There are many walking trails around Halifax but I think the one that starts around the Deadman's Island Park and continues to Dingle Park is my favorite. It has an old forest feel to it and here and...

  • 28. 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...

  • 29. Red Stag Tavern

    I have written elsewhere on this page about the very interesting and enjoyable trip I took round the Alexander Keith's Brewery in Halifax. Although we had been given a couple of small glasses of beer...

  • 30. Murphy's Cable Wharf

    Go on a sternwheeler type boat cruise on the Halifax Harbour. The Harbour Queen sails several times a day including an evening cruise. They have 3 hour Friday and Saturday night "party" cruises where...

  • 31. Our Lady of Sorrows

    This small but lovely chapel is also known as the "Church built in a day", for the simple reason that it was entirely built on August 31, 1843, thanks to the 2,000 volunteers who got together to erect...

  • 32. 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...

  • 33. 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...

  • 34. Discovery Centre

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    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...

  • 35. Bluenose II

    You know that ship that's on the back of the Canadian Dime. It's a picture of the Bluenose. An exact replica of that ship sits in front of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic during the summer. The...

  • 36. Upper Water Street

    This beautiful historic area dates back to the late 18th century-early 19th century when merchant and naval ships continuously sailed through the Halifax harbour. The wharves and warehouses that were...

  • 37. Theodore Tugboat

    Theodore was a cheery tugboat featured on the animated series Theodore Tugboat. Cochran Entertainment, which produced the series, commissioned a life-sized replica of Theodore Tugboat. This is known...

  • 38. Historic Properties

    Canada may be the closest neighbor of my country (the USA), but so many of us know so little about Canada and Canadian politics. I'm a bit of an anomaly - I love history and politics - so I do know...

  • 39. Halifax Explosion - North End

    As one of Canada's oldest cities, Halifax has a lengthy and eventful history that has become an attraction in itself! Perhaps this is why the city has come up with a historical walking tour that you...

  • 40. Cheers

    I have to say that, as is my wont, I visited quite a few licensed establishments in Halifax (and indeed all over the Maritime Provinces) and found them to be uniformly clean and comfortable with...

  • 41. Ferry

    Believe it or not, in 2002, the Halifax Harbour ferry service celebrated its 250th anniversary!! It is therefore the oldest passenger ferry service in North America. In fact, when it first started...

  • 42. Shore Club

    Lobster in NS is the best in the world . The lobster are hard shell and full to the max. The best way to enjoy a lobster is at a supper, where you can really dig in . The best in Halifax area is at...

  • 43. Buskerfest

    I timed my East Coast trip around the Halifax Busker Festival. Buskers from around the world come to entertain for this 2-week festival. The waterfront gets very busy and parking is tight. Best to...

  • 44. Celtic Cross

    I believe it would be true to say that of the Celtic races, so much involved in the development of Nova Scotia, the Scots would play the predominant role albeit not an exclusive one. Halifax in...

  • 45. Bayswater Beach Provincial Park

    There are many beaches in the area but this is my favorite. It has it all , golden sand perfect for sandcastles, a chip wagon , picnic table area, and a shallow channel in the middle great for the...

  • 46. Horse Drawn Tour

    JRW Farms does a tour of Halifax in a horse drawn trolley with a canopy for shade. They say they are wheelchair accessible if you call ahead. Having said that, I tried calling and couldn't get through...

  • 47. Aviation Museum

    If you get to the airport early for your flight (like I did), a good way to pass a little time is to check out the Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum nearby. It's open every day from 9-5 from mid-May to...

  • 48. Shubenacadie Wildlife Park

    We took our own kids here when they were small and this weekend we took our grandchildren there. Its a fabulous park . Its about a 40 minute drive from Halifax. Shubenacadie (pronounced...

  • 49. Henry House Pub

    I was wandering about "downtown" Halifax one day and as always usual without any real plan. I had walked a fair bit and seen some great things (tips for which are also on this page) but it was getting...

  • 50. HMCS Sackville

    In the summer season you can visit the K181 HMCS Sackville, Canada's Naval Memorial. I saw the damage with my own eyes after the ship broke loose during hurricane Juan in 2003 and plunged into the...

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