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Small-Group Morning Kayak Tour and Breakfast in Halifax
"Begin your Halifax tour at the visitor information centre. From there walk along the boardwalk and get ready for your morning kayaking adventure. You’ll start with a meet-and-greet to get to know the people sharing the experience with you. Your guide will provide you with all your equipment and safety gear as well as an introductory lesson so you can paddle like a pro. No previous experience is required so don’t stress if it’s your first time in a kayak.  Once you head out onto the water you’ll get some paddling practice in a sheltered cove. Then take off on the kayak tour and let the fun begin!  With the rising sun you'll watch a sleeping city awaken as you paddle the length of the entire boardwalk — from Pier 21 to the dockyards that are the home of the Canadian East Coast Navy. Explore the Halifax harbourfront in stable ocean kayaks and get up close and p where you may encounter marine life
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Go Boston Card
"Choose free entry to over 40 unique attractions and tours in Boston and its surrounds then let your Go Boston Card do the rest. You'll receive discounts and special offers on shopping dining and activities plus a 69-page guidebook to help you plan your Boston vacation. The Go Boston Card leaves you in control allowing you to have the best customized experience possible. The Go Boston Card is available for one two
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Go Boston Card
"Choose free entry to over 40 unique attractions and tours in Boston and its surrounds then let your Go Boston Card do the rest. You'll receive discounts and special offers on shopping dining and activities plus a 69-page guidebook to help you plan your Boston vacation. The Go Boston Card leaves you in control allowing you to have the best customized experience possible. The Go Boston Card is available for one two
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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Tips (39)

Literally the crowning glory.

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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planxty
Nov 14, 2014

Explore the military history of Halifax

When Halifax was founded in 1749, a fort was immediately built by the British Empire on the hill overlooking the harbour. It was replaced by a bigger one and another bigger one until finally in 1856,...
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Jefie
Sep 09, 2006

The Citadel

A fort has existed on the site of the Halifax Citadel since 1749. The current fortress is the fourth to occupy the site and you can view the previous designs through a series of models they have on...
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Kaspian
Aug 30, 2005

The Citadel

The impressive star-shaped Citadel stands sentinel over the city much as it has since its completion in 1856, some 28 years after work in it commenced. The strategic hill on which it was built was the...
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richiecdisc
Dec 02, 2003

Historic Properties get a dose of Juan too.....

Historic Properties is perhaps the city's top attraction after the Citadel. Juan seriously damaged this area and it was roped off so that tourists could not walk too closely to it. I found that there...
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richiecdisc
Nov 28, 2003

Citadel Hill National Historic Site

This is Canada's most visited national historic site. The huge Citadel is an interestingly shaped fort on top of Halifax's big central hill which is within easy walking distance from the city....
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victorwkf
May 13, 2006

Army Museum

This is a small museum within the Halifax Citadel that gives an overview of the military history of Halifax, from its days as a main British seaport in North America through the essential role Nova...
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GentleSpirit
Jul 28, 2012

The Halifax Citadel

Construction of the Citadel began in 1828 in response to fears of an American land invasion. There is a small exhibit inside the Citadel showing the ideal positioning of the Citadel, with the water...
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GentleSpirit
Jul 28, 2012

Old Town Clock

The Old Town Clock of Halifax is one of the city's famous landmarks and is located at the top of George Street at Citadel Hill. This clock has been keeping time for more than 200 years. Apparently,...
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victorwkf
Jun 09, 2006

Impressive defenses

Halifax's citadel is the most prominent landmark of the city. Located close to downtown, it served Halifax well when enemies attempted to invade the city - they never made it. As a matter of fact, the...
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King_Golo
Jul 08, 2014

The hill of halifax

A well known fact that no building in halifax can be raised higher than the hill. The guards on the citadel must be able to see the harbour, to protect it of course from invaders! The citadel is must...
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seasonedveteran
May 04, 2008

Town Clock

The story is told that the clock was put there to resolve the tardiness of the local garrison. Today it serves more as a landmark,maybe today people can afford their own watches. In any case, the...
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GentleSpirit
Jun 24, 2012
 
 
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Things to Do Near Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

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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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Discovery Centre

If you are travelling with kids to Halifax, you must put the Discovery Centre on your itinerary. This science centre features interactive, hands-on activities that will appeal to kids of all ages. And...
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Public Art

One of the more interesting sculptures located on the Boardwalk was that entitled, “The Emigrant”. Based on what I learned of Halifax, I thought this sculpture was a particularly relevant and poignant...
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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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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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Province House

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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