Halifax

Travel Guide
Crystal Crescent Beach featuring a sandy beach and general coastal views

Atlantic Canada’s harbor city is a treasure trove of maritime heritage, woodland parks and sandy beaches. 

Halifax possesses the community spirit of a little port town and the liveliness of a harborside city. Atlantic Canada’s largest city and the capital of Nova Scotia is home to over 400,000 people, and millions of visitors pass through its port each year. The atmosphere of local culture burns bright with Haligonians’ pride in their heritage, landscape and achievements.

The city is tucked into one of the largest natural harbors in the world. The port played a role in the British Empire, two World Wars and the aftermath of the Titanic disaster. Learn about the history of the port at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

Stroll along the Halifax Harborwalk, a boardwalk that spans the harbor side of downtown across two miles (three kilometers). Public artworks, historical monuments and harbor views guide the way.

Catch a ferry to see the harbor from the water. Ferries leave from the Halifax Ferry Terminal along the Harborwalk. The two ferry routes to Dartmouth and Woodside are integrated with the affordable metro bus system, making them cheap and easy to use. Enjoy a clear panoramic outlook of the Halifax Harbor. Dine on fresh Atlantic seafood at one of the many restaurants and cafes along the waterfront.

Within ten minutes walking distance from the harbor, you can find yourself in the center of downtown Halifax. Explore the historic Grand Parade, with Halifax City Hall on the north side and St Paul’s Anglican Church and Province House in the south. The compact downtown area is easy to explore on foot.

Head further inland and you’ll come across Halifax’s leafy green sanctuary. Citadel Hill, the Museum of Natural History and Public Gardens Park await you in this quiet, tree-lined neighborhood.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport is located 22 miles (35 kilometers) from downtown Halifax, and is serviced by regular flights from all over the world. Arrive in August to maximize your outdoor adventures by the sea. Atlantic Canadian winters are relatively mild but you’ll need to rug up for the colder months.

The Barrington Hotel
The Barrington Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1875 Barrington St, Halifax, NS
The price is CA $119 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 5
Located in Downtown Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk and Scotiabank Centre. Neptune Theatre and Casino ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,502 reviews)
"The parking was not good,a long way from the hotel.The front end staff did not have a good handle on this.When checking out I asked what I needed to get out of the parking lot and was told the gate just went up,I showed her the parking ticket and she said it was not needed,I asked for it back juxt ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2021

The Barrington Hotel
Atlantica Hotel Halifax
Atlantica Hotel Halifax
3.5 out of 5
1980 Robie St, Halifax, NS
The price is CA $121 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 3
Located in South End, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Emera Oval, Halifax Central Common Park, and Museum of Natural History. Halifax North ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,230 reviews)
"Loved everything about our stay, aside from the absence of a bathroom fan in our room."

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2021

Atlantica Hotel Halifax
The Sutton Place Hotel Halifax
The Sutton Place Hotel Halifax
1700 Grafton Street, Halifax, NS
The price is CA $202 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Downtown Halifax, this hotel is steps from St. Paul's Anglican Church, Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, and Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (178 reviews)
"Prime location at downtown Halifax, close to several restaurants, bus routes and locak attractions"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2021

The Sutton Place Hotel Halifax
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
STYLISH DOWNTOWN CONDO NEAR GREAT RESTAURANTS AND CAFES WITH FREE PARKING
STYLISH DOWNTOWN CONDO NEAR GREAT RESTAURANTS AND CAFES WITH FREE PARKING
Halifax, NS
The price is CA $119 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 10
Located in North End, this condo building is steps from Cornwallis Street Baptist Church and St George's Round Church. Saint Patrick's Church and Halifax North ...
4/5 Very Good! (2 reviews)
Cozy and convenient
"Very convenient location. Quiet. Well-equipped. Enjoyed our stay and would do it again."

Reviewed on Sep. 26, 2021

STYLISH DOWNTOWN CONDO NEAR GREAT RESTAURANTS AND CAFES WITH FREE PARKING
Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax-Downtown
Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax-Downtown
3 out of 5
1960 Brunswick Street, Halifax, NS
The price is CA $120 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 22
Located in Downtown Halifax, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk and Scotiabank Centre. Casino Nova Scotia and Halifax ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,049 reviews)
"Clean, spacious room. Kitchen amenities were very good. Only thing missing was a regular oven. Comfortable bed, and good views. Very helpful staff."

Reviewed on Oct. 13, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax-Downtown
Nova Suites Inc
Nova Suites Inc
3.5 out of 5
56 Walter Havill Dr, Halifax, NS
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Long Lake Provincial Park, Chocolate Lake Beach, and Mont Blanc Anchor Site. Sir Sandford ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (34 reviews)
"Everything was just what we wanted."

Reviewed on Sep. 28, 2021

Nova Suites Inc
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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