Travelers say Halifax is best seen on foot, so park the car and start walking. Immerse yourself in Halifax's rich history at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and be sure to survey the city from the 18th-century Citadel National Historic Site. Then walk into any of Halifax's great bars and restaurants and catch some live music to round out your day.
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5 based on 843 reviews
Nice modern design of the physical plant. The interior is open and airy and most unlike Libraries of yesteryear. The upstairs area has a great spot for kids to play and is a destination in and of itself if one needs a break in other activities while in the downtown core. Well thought out and very engaging space.
4.5 based on 3 reviews
This beautiful Victorian-inspired garden has been open to the public since 1875 and remains as one of Halifax's most beautiful and cherished sites.
Went to Canada on holiday,last stop was Halifax. It's a treasure of a find,the Gardens were so tranquil and we were there in October so the Autumn colours were just appearing the golden and red hues were so beautiful. Very peaceful Gardens with a reminder of the part played by Halifax attempting to rescue Titanic victims .
4.5 based on 311 reviews
The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is a week-long event held every year in one of Canada’s most beautiful provinces.Take part in educational workshops, exciting festival events and of course, our daily two-and-a-half hour show jam-packed with world-class entertainment, sure to delight the whole family.This show is fast-paced – every scene only lasts about 3-6 minutes, so there is always something new to see and experience.Looking for a taste of true Nova Scotia? There’s bagpipes, highland dancers, la culture de l’acadie and military traditions.Hoping for something more modern? The Tattoo also features innovative acrobatic acts, modern music, contemporary dancing, trampoline routines and cutting-edge videos.Don't miss the world’s largest annual indoor show. Only in Nova Scotia.
First rate entertainment! We were only expecting military and pipe bands but were entertained with so much more. There was a group of kids on motorcycles from the UK, an aerial artist, first rate singers, and an amazing German group playing music on garbage cans. The number of pipers from Nova Scotia and Australia were amazing. The tributes to the 10th Anniversary of the Halifax Explosion and the Battle of Vimy Ridge were very moving. The Navy Band with the Advanced Boarding Party demonstration were the best. Will definitely go see it again in future years.
4.5 based on 718 reviews
Have a picnic with sweeping ocean views or hike through 186 acres of forest in one of Halifax's most cherished parks.
While we were at Halifax during our one day stay during a cruise holiday we decided to go to Point Pleasant Park. We were not disappointed because the Park could offer visitors access to trails and outdoor activities with many wide paths and trails for a nice walk in the open. This park is partially forested, covers an area of 75 hectares and is owned by the British Government but administered by the Department of Canadian heritage. In the Park one could find attractions, such as, the ruins of several fortifications and the oldest Martello Tower which was built in 1796. The Park is also home to a host of military monuments and one of the largest and most significant is massive Sailors' Memorial or Halifax Monument. This memorial features names of more than 2300 persons who lost their lives during both world wars.
4.5 based on 169 reviews
We attended Seeds here, a traveling production from a Montreal company. The story was compelling, the cast marvelous and the staging with extensive use of video and slides worked well. We attend theatre whenever we can, and were impressed by the space and the work. Highly recommended.
Suggestion: they could add coffee to the drink selection at the bar.
4.5 based on 2 reviews
Experience an exciting part of Canada's history by visiting this 19th-century fort with a sweeping view of downtown Halifax. Between May and October, the Citadel is brought to life by two historic regiments of the British Army - the pageantry of the 78th Highlanders and the precision of the Royal Artillery thrill visitors daily with live re-enactments. The skirl of the bagpipes mixes with the crack of a rifle and the assembly of recruits for the next foot drill. There's no shortage of authentic experiences to view and participate in! Kids will love the Xplorers Program - an activity book just for them. When the sun sets, it's time to experience the other side of the Citadel - join the Citadel Ghost Walk and experience the dark and errie lore from the early 1800's. Tours start mid-July and run every Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8:30pm until the end of October. Cash at the front gate.
We really enjoyed our time at the Halifax Citadel. It was a delight reliving history in an authentic fort with costumed performers. It was a full half day experience. We went to many forts and this one I believe had a World War tunnel and bunkers which made our experience very realistic and we came out really appreciating our Canadian War veterans. Thank you vets!
4.5 based on 874 reviews
If your drunk and would like to drink more on the other side of the harbour, the ferry is your best and cheapest bet. It takes you strait to where the action is and if you need to heave just aim it over the railing in to the water. I’m sure there are other reasons to ride the ferry as well, but I have never encountered them.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Plan a visit to this national testament to the Canadian immigration experience, which pays tribute to the citizens of Canada who have enriched this culturally diverse country. The Museum showcases the vast contributions of newcomers to Canada's culture, economy and way of life, from past to present day, see how Canada is shaped by the world in experiential ways.
Great place to come to learn about Canadian immigration during a critical point in Canadian (and world) history. Not much in the way of artifacts or exhibits. I'd recommend taking the free guided tour.
4.5 based on 2 reviews
Right now not a good time to be on the waterfront due to lots of construction. (Check out queens marque.ca for reasons why). Have been there many time for before during the summer and it's a nice place to walk and take in the sights. Avoid festivals and weekends as it's just plain nuts and parking is ridiculous . The boardwalk starts at the Halifax casino right up to pier 21 which is pretty cool thing to take it.
4.5 based on 124 reviews
We really liked this place for one reason - that you can borrow skates/bikes/scooters at no cost (except in providing your gov't issued ID).
For someone coming out of town, this was a fantastic opportunity that we just weren't going to pass on. There were plenty of bikes to choose from and even a couple of bikes with trailers for the little infant/toddler to ride in.
Although going round and round an oval may seem boring to some, the kids loved the opportunity to ride and we did too.
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