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Peggy's Cove Morning Light Photo Tour
"Embark on a photography excursion to Peggy's Cove one of Canada's most iconic sites with the beautiful dawn rising up over the North Atlantic. Your driver will pick you up in a stylish 11-passenger Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van and head to the majestic Peggy's Cove Preservation Area. Your photographer guide will reveal the best hid share insights on making the most of your camera and showcase some of the rich history of the area through archival images maps movies and photographs purchased from the Nova Scotia Archives. Throughout the morning you will explore the lighthouse area
From CAD115.00
 
Eastern Shore Photo Tour
"Journey along the coast that is often forgot about when people think of Halifax Nova Scotia - the stunning Eastern Shore!Just north and east from downtown along the Atlantic coast is the historic Eastern Shore with mesmerizing coastal landscapes historic Acadian villages fisherman at work throughout the morning and cold weathered surfers dancing on waves all along the coast.We will have this area all to yourselves with your local photographer pointing out the best spots for taking pictures and helping you make the most of your camera or device. We will maps movies and photographs courtesy of the NS Archives.A few of the spots we may visit include
From CAD115.00
 
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
From $54.00

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Peggy's Cove

Lighthouse on a granite out crop..China /Japan ..Over priced souvenirs...Lousy restaurant..on a cruise ship day ..LAST place on the planet you want to be...Looks like a fishing village..the only thing...
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Halifax Harbour Waterfront

As much as I love the Halifax Harbourfront and the Historic Properties, I must say that it is absolutely seething with tourist traps. Every little souvenier store and trinket shop marks up their tacky...
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Bus Tours

There is a company locally that offers double decker bus tours around the city center of Halifax. You can hop on and hop off at various locations and the ticket is good for 48 hours. Why is it a...
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Waterfront Warehouse

I have to say firstly that I found bars and restaurants all over the Maritime Provinces to be wonderful places with generally exemplary service. It is a shame, therefore, that one establishment in...
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Buskerfest

While the annual BuskerFest in August attracts thousands to the Halifax Waterfront, and agreed, the acts showcased are quite good, what i find really annoying and obnoxious is how the performers...
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Crystal Crescent Beach

At Crystal Beach, you'll find 3 different little beaches independent from one another. Although it's not "official", the 3rd one on the left when facing the ocean is reserved for nudists. Just letting...
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Pier 21

As an immigrant myself, I'm interested to see the immigration history of Canada. I went to Pier 21 in late October. Admission fee is CDN$8.50. The exhibits are interesting, the multimedia show is very...
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Murphys Tours

The advertising and the sales peeps really give the impression that you will see Whales and other interesting aquatic life on the tour. I went and didn't see ONE Whale or dolphin or anything that...
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1725 Market Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3N9, Canada
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1583 Brunswick Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3P5, Canada
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1919 Upper Water Street, (formerly Casino Nova Scotia), Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3Y5, Canada
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1266 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1Y5, Canada
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1515 South Park Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2L2, Canada
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1649 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1V8, Canada
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Top Things to Do in Halifax

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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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Alexander Keith's Brewery

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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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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Pier 21

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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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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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Personal Experiences

The stretch of Halifax between Citadel Hill and North St. is fast becoming the "Kensington Market" of the city. It's a short twenty minute walk from Downtown and runs the length of Agricola Street....
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"Where Tvor Lives"
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"Halifax MY Home Town"
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"Fantastic Halifax"
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"What an excellent city."
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