French Village Vacations

As part of the bustling city of Halifax, French Village has much to offer visitors. French Village lies 17 miles (27 kilometers) from Halifax’s heart. If you are arriving by air, French Village is 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Stanfield International Airport.

Many of Halifax’s most popular attractions can be found within easy driving distance of French Village, so it is a convenient place to base yourself. The Peggy's Point Lighthouse and Exhibition Park are amongst the many popular sights here, adored by locals and visitors alike. Also, well worth the effort are the Halifax Mainland Common Park and the Hemlock Ravine Park.

French Village has a number of museums and theaters within easy reach that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Visit some of the remarkable exhibit spaces and museums including the Museum of Natural History, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Discovery Centre. Culture vultures can enjoy a night of great entertainment at venues such as the Neptune Theatre, the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium and Alderney Landing in Dartmouth. If you love everything to do with art, see the local artwork and other exhibits at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

When it’s time to escape the bustling streets of Halifax, visit one of the many nearby green spaces. Enjoy some of the pleasant urban parks such as the Point Pleasant Park, the Fort Needham Memorial Park and the Seaview Memorial Park. Get ready for a day on the water with the kids and drive out to the Albro Lake Park.

Visitors to Halifax should go and see Grand Parade. Visitors interested in the world's various faiths will enjoy the serene atmosphere at the St. Paul's Anglican Church. To discover the nearby historic attractions, be sure to check out 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 Dartmouth Crossing.

Get to know the local heroes in French Village by catching a game at Halifax Metro Centre, the stomping ground of the Halifax Rainmen and the Halifax Mooseheads. Halifax Metro Centre also hosts local and touring performers and bands.

When it’s time to rest your weary head after a long day exploring the delights of French Village, check in to one of the area's many short and long stay accommodation options. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks it’s hard to go past the Atlantica Hotel Halifax, the Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, and the Four Points by Sheraton Halifax.

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