HalifaxCanada

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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.

Top Hotels in Halifax

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Cambridge Suites Hotel
Cambridge Suites Hotel
3 out of 5
1583 Brunswick St, Halifax, NS
CA $103
per night
Feb 22 - Feb 23

Located in Downtown Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Royal Artillery Park, Neptune Theatre and Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,906 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel with convenient location in downtown Halifax. The amount of available parking spaces was quite limited even though we paid for parking access. A suggestion would be to assign a parking spot to each guest that pays for parking as each spot is already numbered. This would enable hotel ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 15, 2020

Cambridge Suites Hotel
Quality Inn Halifax Airport
Quality Inn Halifax Airport
2.5 out of 5
60 Sky Blvd, Goffs, Enfield, NS
CA $128
per night
Mar 4 - Mar 5

Located in the heart of Enfield, this eco-friendly hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Oakfield Golf & Country Club, Oakfield Provincial Park and Waverley Heritage ...

3.9/5Very Good! (2,898 reviews)

"Great improvements and updates done to the rims. Very clean and quite rooms. The staff was great as well as the commute to the airport!"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 17, 2020

Quality Inn Halifax Airport
Alt Hotel Halifax Airport
Alt Hotel Halifax Airport
3 out of 5
40 Silver Dart Drive, Enfield, NS
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $199
per night
Mar 15 - Mar 16

Situated in Enfield, this hotel is within 20 mi (32 km) of Bedford Place Mall, Fish Hatchery Park and Admiral Cove Park.

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,638 reviews)

"Very modern and thoughtful design and amenities. Very convenient to the airport for quick access. Highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 11, 2020

Alt Hotel Halifax Airport

Popular things to do in Halifax

Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk
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Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk

4.5/5(1,004 reviews)

Browse personal items that survived the Titanic, enjoy dinner with a sea view and shop in the lively market along this scenic walkway.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

4.5/5(308 reviews)

Climb aboard a century-old ship and discover Atlantic Canada’s seafaring tales and maritime heritage at this harborfront museum.

Fisherman's Cove
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Fisherman's Cove

4.5/5(313 reviews)

Fresh catches of the day, whale watching and island jaunts are some of the charms of this attractive fishing village just outside of Halifax.

Museum of Natural History
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Museum of Natural History

4.5/5(199 reviews)

Immerse yourself in Nova Scotia’s impressive biodiversity and history and say hello to Gus, Halifax’s favorite tortoise.

Halifax Public Gardens
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Halifax Public Gardens

4.5/5(332 reviews)

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

Point Pleasant Park
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Point Pleasant Park

4.5/5(114 reviews)

Discover forest trails, harbor views, wartime heritage and Shakespeare at this peninsula park that sees the forest meet the Atlantic Ocean.

Top activities in Halifax

The Best of Halifax Tour with Peggy's Cove
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The Best of Halifax Tour with Peggy's Cove

CA $129

Your adventurous day begins with a scenic drive to Peggy’s Cove. Located about an hour’s drive away from Halifax, Peggy’s Cove is a picturesque fishing village with plenty to see and do. While driving up to Peggy’s Cove, your guide will point out notable sights, landmark, and scenic views.

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Halifax, NS
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Halifax, NS

CA $3

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

Oak Island and Peggys Cove
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Oak Island and Peggys Cove

CA $60

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Oak Island Interpretive Centre, 5 Oak Island Dr, Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0, Canada Oak Island is an ocean island that has had a mystery for about two hundred years.

Halifax Tourist Scavenger Hunt
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Halifax Tourist Scavenger Hunt

CA $6

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Halifax Public Gardens, Spring Garden Road and South Park St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3T 2M3 Canada Take in Halifax most beautiful public park and solve your fist challenge.

Child Kayak
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Child Kayak

CA $26

Grab a kayak and explore Long Lake Provincial Park. The park borders the edge of Halifax’s urban core. We’ll outfit you with everything you’ll need for a paddle! Can accommodate one child Includes lifejacket and paddle Weight capacity 121 lbs

Private Halifax & Lunenburg Tour
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Private Halifax & Lunenburg Tour

CA $136

Travel from Halifax directly to Lunenburg on the way back we stop in Peggy's Cove and Mahone Bay. LUNENBURG Our first stop is the Town of Lunenburg, founded in 1753 and is known as the fishing capital of the world as well as the home port of both the original, world famous fishing schooner, The Bluenose and it’s replica, The Bluenose II.

Reviews of Halifax

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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1 - Terrible
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4/5 - Good

Joseph_B.

Feb 17, 2020

Offering another night to us away from the elevator would of been a nice gesture....But guess they dont care about their customer base....This isnt my 1st time staying there but will look to be my last now.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 6, 2020

I love Halifax

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 27, 2020

I came for a funeral.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

Jan 27, 2020

So much construction and SO EXPENSIVE!

5/5 - Excellent

McDade

Jan 27, 2020

Lovely boardwalk along the waterfront on Halifax harbour....very hilly, so have good walking shoes if u plan to walk and explore....teeming with history....people are friendly....would highly recommend

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 27, 2020

Airport needs direct connections to Europe (Paris, London, Dublin, Rome..)

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