Top 9 Things to Do in Halifax

Halifax’s appeal lies in its beautiful coastline and stunning scenery. For the outdoor enthusiast, and the history buff alike, there is plenty to do in this charming maritime city.
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

In this living naval history museum in the heart of downtown Halifax, costumed interpreters will lead you on a journey through Halifax’s rich naval heritage.
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Government House

Government House

This beautiful Georgian building has been the home of every Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia since 1805. Tours are available from July to August.
The Historic Properties

The Historic Properties

This area, centred around the wharves and warehouses of the Harbour district, is packed with lovingly restored buildings which now house stores, restaurants and more. A fascinating, historic area and a perfect place to wander and soak up the Maritime atmosphere.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

The largest art gallery in Atlantic Canada houses an extensive collection of both local and international art, including a collection of Nova Scotian Folk Art.
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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Between 1928 and 1971 over 1.5 million immigrants passed through the doors of this famous immigration centre. The Museum celebrates the lives and stories of the people who arrived and made their lives in Canada.
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Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

Halifax has a lively performing and visual arts scene, with an abundance of theatres, such as The Grafton Street Dinner Theatre and Shakespeare by the Sea, as well as art galleries and music venues. 
Wineries

Wineries

Nova Scotia has one of the cooler climates in which vines will grow, and the wines of the region are distinctively crisp, with bright acidity and aromatic complexities. Many of the vineyards offer tours.
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Halifax Public Gardens

Halifax Public Gardens

This formal Victorian pubic garden features 17-acres of rare flowers and trees, picturesque fountains, statues and more. Free concerts are held during the summer months.
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Peggy’s Cove

Peggy’s Cove

In a region renowned for its stunning coastline, Peggy’s Cove is considered to be among the most picturesque. Here, a historic lighthouse sits atop the rocks, guarding over this stunningly beautiful stretch of coast, where hiking, kayaking and whale watching are popular activities, and the beautiful beaches provide fun for all the family.