What to do in Halifax

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Halifax Attractions

Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, is located on the eastern side of the Canadian map and is one of Canada's chief coastal cities in this region. Nova Scotia means New Scotland and the region was settled by Scottish immigrants in the 17th century.

Halifax was founded a century later and has been the base of many military and other coastal operations throughout its time. The monuments and historic attractions make the city a great tourist stop to visit, where you'll find many things to do in Halifax.

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is one of the premier attractions in Halifax, full of artifacts and remains of ships and other things related to the sea. The Titanic exhibition is a must-see part of this museum where the 1912 events of the sinking of the unsinkable ship are relived, and remnants of the ship's wreckage are on display to see. The CSS Acadia is another ship, which embarked on scientific expeditions and was launched shortly after the Titanic sunk. The ship is still docked at the harbor right outside the museum today, and it is one of the top landmarks of Halifax to behold.

Other Halifax activities include visiting the Halifax Memory Lane Heritage Village, a living history section where the residents of the village still carry on the way of life they lived back in the 1940s. Visit the shops, school houses, churches, and everything else preserved and used to this day. This village is one of the best Halifax tours to schedule during your stay.

Other Halifax excursions you might plan on having are trips to the Casino Nova Scotia, the Discovery Centre, and the Hatfield Farm Cowboy Adventures, all of which are great places to take the family and have a time of fun and adventure. If you want to plan out more adventures to Halifax's local hot spots, use Expedia today and book your trip.

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What to do in Halifax

Free Things to Do in Halifax

There's no need to dig deep into your pockets in Halifax. The following won't cost a red cent.

Shearwater Aviation Museum - Whether you're old or young, this gallery will spark your imagination and capture your mind.

Khyber Centre For The Arts - This is a must-visit for culture vultures wanting to add an artistic touch to their getaway.

Fort Needham Memorial Park - Make this one of your first stops for a dash of fun during your break.

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design - Architecture lovers will enjoy marveling at the modern design of this landmark.

Grand Parade - Feel like you've taken a step back in time while roaming around this historic attraction.

Kearney Lake Beach - Spend a while beside the water to rest and recharge your batteries.

Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library - Stop here for a while and find out the importance of this place to the locals.

St. Paul's Anglican Church - Get in touch with your spiritual side or just enjoy the tranquil atmosphere at this site of worship.

Chocolate Lake Beach - Inhale the sea air and watch the waves splashing against the shore at this beautiful coastal spot.

McCormacks Beach Provincial Park - Slip away from the busy city life and get in touch with nature at this incredible attraction.

Royal Artillery Park - Grab your blanket, pick up a snack and find a comfortable spot to be at one with nature.

Things to Do in Halifax with Kids

Halifax is a fabulous destination for a family break. Take the youngsters along and enjoy these family friendly experiences together:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Halifax on a sunny day?
When the weather is putting on a show, these outdoor experiences are difficult to resist:

What to do in Halifax on a rainy day?
With great indoor activities like a Private Debert Bunker Tour to keep you entertained, there’s no need to let the damp weather stop you from having a good time.
What is Halifax famous for?
Halifax Citadel is often mentioned in the same breath as Halifax, so make it a priority to visit.
What should I not miss in Halifax?
Give yourself enough time here to explore fantastic attractions such as Dalhousie University and Public Gardens Park.
Are there cheap things to do in Halifax?
What can you do in Halifax for free?
Your trip to Halifax needn’t break the bank with free things like these to explore:

  • Dalhousie University
  • Public Gardens Park
  • Dartmouth Crossing
  • Casino Nova Scotia

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