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.

Where to stay in Halifax

The Barrington Hotel
The Barrington Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1875 Barrington St, Halifax, NS, B3J 3L6
The price is CA $116 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
CA $116
per night
Dec 20 - Dec 21
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Halifax. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a health club. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,672 reviews)
"staff casino shopin"

Reviewed on Nov. 26, 2022

The Barrington Hotel
Hotel Halifax
Hotel Halifax
3.5 out of 5
1990 Barrington St, Halifax, NS, B3J 1P2
The price is CA $126 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
CA $126
per night
Dec 20 - Dec 21
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Halifax. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a health club. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,483 reviews)
"Staff was excellent. Close to everything - very convenient"

Reviewed on Nov. 26, 2022

Hotel Halifax
Future Inns Halifax
Future Inns Halifax
3 out of 5
30 Fairfax Dr, Halifax, NS, B3S 1P1
The price is CA $128 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 25
CA $128
per night
Dec 24 - Dec 25
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Halifax. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,009 reviews)
"Extremely reasonable rate. Clean rooms, very friendly staff."

Reviewed on Nov. 25, 2022

Future Inns 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.
Glamorous new house basement for Business/Vacation travel
Glamorous new house basement for Business/Vacation travel
Halifax, NS
Stay at this vacation home in Halifax. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Prince of Wales Tower and Sir Sandford Fleming ...
Glamorous new house basement for Business/Vacation travel
STYLISH DOWNTOWN CONDO NEAR GREAT RESTAURANTS AND CAFES WITH FREE PARKING
STYLISH DOWNTOWN CONDO NEAR GREAT RESTAURANTS AND CAFES WITH FREE PARKING
Halifax, NS
Stay at this condo in Halifax. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a TV. Popular attractions Dartmouth Crossing and Cornwallis Street Baptist Church are located ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (4 reviews)
Handy location, great space.
"Great location for walking all things Halifax. Clean, comfortable and well appointed space. Quiet and secure complex in a downtown neighborhood. Communication with the host was excellent! Local food places to recommend...EDNA for dinner (book early! Food and service is incredible), LF bakery for ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 2, 2022

STYLISH DOWNTOWN CONDO NEAR GREAT RESTAURANTS AND CAFES WITH FREE PARKING
Nova Suites Inc
Nova Suites Inc
3.5 out of 5
56 Walter Havill Dr, Halifax, NS, B3N 0C3
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Halifax. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the comfy beds ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (49 reviews)
"Clean and tidy. Great location. Instructions provided were great. Beds were comfortable. I would suggest that there should be more dishes, more silverware and more towels supplied. We (four adults) stayed for four days and we washed dishes after every meal because there was not enough cutlery and ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 13, 2022

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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