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  • 26. Bedford Institute of Oceanography

    4.5 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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  • 27. Spring Garden Road

    At the Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library a statue of Winston Churchill is in the front lawn. Statue data: - Sculpture: Oscar Nemon - Weight: 1.5 tons - Height: 10 feet - Unveiled at: January...

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  • 28. Theodore Tugboat

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    If you are travelling with kids don't miss a ride with this special tugboat, named Theodore Too. The boat started as an animation in the 1988 for Children's Television. The animated boat was made by...

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  • 29. Government House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 30. 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...

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  • 31. 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...

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  • 32. 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...

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  • 33. 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...

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  • 34. Murphy's Cable Wharf

    3 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 35. 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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  • 36. 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...

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  • 37. 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...

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  • 38. 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...

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  • 39. 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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  • 40. Boating

    There is a very good course offered at the Armdale Yacht Club in Halifax . We had friends from France come here with there two girls and take the course one August . You don't need to be a member to...

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  • 41. Midtown Tavern

    One evening on my recent Canadian trip myself and my travelling companion were going to the excellent International Tattoo at the Metro Centre in downtown Halifax (see separate tip, videos and...

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  • 42. 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...

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  • 43. 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...

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  • 44. Halifax Seaport

    The Halifax Seaport area is the renovated area that includes: -The Cruise terminal or Pavilion 20 the Cruise Plaza -Pier 21 aka the Canadian Museum of Immigration -The Farmers market

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  • 45. 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...

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  • 46. HMCS Sackville

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 47. Biking

    All around Halifax there are some wonderful bike/hike trails . They are built on what was once an old railway track ...so the grade is pretty level . They take you through woodlands , along lakes and...

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  • 48. 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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  • 49. Double Decker Tours

    I don't know if this company will still be running since it is 9 years since I was there but we took a tour on an old red London double decker bus. I always think that these bus tours are a great way...

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  • 50. Maritime Ale House

    Having been unable to purchase a drink on the 'plane (see separate transportation tip on my Canada page for an explanation of this) and suffered the rigours of the Canadian Immigration system for some...

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