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Halifax Public Gardens
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Halifax’s Victorian-style gardens are a hidden gem for heritage and respite in the city center. Walk among fountains, ponds and manicured gardens.

The Halifax Public Gardens are a charming Victorian time capsule in the middle of the city. Expect elegant wrought iron gates, fountains, ornate bridges, ponds and a bandstand. The gardens were established in the same year as Canadian Confederation (1867), and pay homage to the country’s heritage. Wander through the 16-acre (six-hectare) park to discover natural delights that change with the seasons.

Navigate through the serpentine and scroll style garden beds and across stone bridges. Find historic statues and memorials dotted along the paths. The classically sculpted Victoria Jubilee fountain can be found near the center of the park. Visit the ducks and a model of the Titanic in Griffin’s Pond while enjoying a hand-paddled ice cream from the park café.

The Public Gardens Park horticulturalists, superintendents and volunteers take great pride in their traditional Victorian-style carpet beds, precisely planted gardens that paint a picture or design. Two of these carpet beds are maintained for special events and commemorations.

Visit the park on Canada Day (July first) and Natal Day (the first Monday in August), and to catch floral celebrations. A decoratively carved wooden bandstand resides in the middle of the park, surrounded by 32 annually blooming garden beds. Swing by the bandstand on any given Sunday in summer and you can see a free public concert. Diverse varieties of dahlia can be seen in full bloom during late summer until the first frost of the fall.

The Halifax Public Gardens Park is open and free to enter during spring to late fall. The park is conveniently located just over half a mile (one kilometer) from downtown and the waterfront district. Catch a bus right to the Victorian-era gates on the corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park Street.

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The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
4.5 out of 5
1515 South Park Street, Halifax, NS
The price is CA $79 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

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Cambridge Suites Hotel
Cambridge Suites Hotel
3 out of 5
1583 Brunswick St, Halifax, NS
The price is CA $90 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

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Prince George Hotel
Prince George Hotel
4 out of 5
1725 Market St, Halifax, NS
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The price is CA $93 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30

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The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
4.5 out of 5
1515 South Park Street, Halifax, NS
The price is CA $79 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
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Cambridge Suites Hotel
Cambridge Suites Hotel
3 out of 5
1583 Brunswick St, Halifax, NS
The price is CA $90 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
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Prince George Hotel
Prince George Hotel
4 out of 5
1725 Market St, Halifax, NS
The price is CA $93 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
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Hotel Halifax
Hotel Halifax
3.5 out of 5
1990 Barrington St, Halifax, NS
The price is CA $74 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
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The Westin Nova Scotian
The Westin Nova Scotian
4 out of 5
1181 Hollis St, Halifax, NS
The price is CA $79 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
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Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
4 out of 5
1919 Upper Water St, Halifax, NS
The price is CA $99 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
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Doubletree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth
Doubletree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth
4 out of 5
101 Wyse Rd, Dartmouth, NS
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The Hollis Halifax a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
4 out of 5
1649 Hollis St, Halifax, NS
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Residence Inn by Marriott Halifax Downtown
Residence Inn by Marriott Halifax Downtown
3 out of 5
1599 Grafton St, Halifax, NS
The price is CA $71 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15
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