Porters Lake Vacations
Many of Halifax’s highlights can be found close to Porters Lake, so it is a convenient place to base yourself. Dartmouth Crossing and the Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum are just two of the interesting place to visit here. Two other worthy points of interest that are located within a short distance of Porters Lake are the Hemlock Ravine Park and the Halifax Mainland Common Park.
To gain a deeper understanding of Halifax, visit one of its fabulous cultural destinations. Explore, admire and become intrigued in the most popular museums such as the Museum of Natural History, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Discovery Centre. To experience the city’s dynamic artistic culture, book a show at one of the much-loved performance venues such as the Neptune Theatre, the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium and Alderney Landing in Dartmouth. Often talked about art galleries, include the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
If the weather is good, follow the lead of the locals who know the area best and appreciate the local natural destinations. If you’d like to spend some time in a little nature check out the Point Pleasant Park, the Fort Needham Memorial Park and the Seaview Memorial Park. Enjoy the waterfront at the Albro Lake Park.
While you are here, visit some of the local sights such as Grand Parade. These are popular with travellers from all over the world. Take the time to visit religious sites such as the St. Paul's Anglican Church. Enjoy the atmosphere and get a deeper understanding of the role religion in Porters Lake. Halifax features some evocative reminders of the past; every local history tour should begin with a visit to the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge.
If you are looking to buy souvenirs, fashion and food, amble through the boutiques, stores and stalls of the Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth, the Halifax Shopping Centre and the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market.
Discover Halifax’s passion for sport at Halifax Metro Centre, the home ground of the Halifax Rainmen basketball team in winter and the Halifax Mooseheads ice hockey team. Even if you don’t like sports, you can sing along and cheer with locals at one of the many musical spectacles hosted here.
After spending the day enjoying the charms of Porters Lake, recharge your batteries in one of the area’s popular hotels or serviced apartments. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Atlantica Hotel Halifax, the Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, or the Four Points by Sheraton Halifax.