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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.

Things to Do in Halifax with Kids

Halifax is a wonderful destination for a family escape. Bring the kids along and enjoy these top family friendly experiences together:

Free Things to Do in Halifax

They say the best things in life are free. Make sure you visit the following around Halifax:

Shearwater Aviation Museum - See if there are any special exhibits, displays or guided tours on at this popular museum.

Khyber Centre For The Arts - This is a wonderful place to get your culture fix and learn more about the vibrant local arts scene.

Fort Needham Memorial Park - Loads of excitement is what's waiting for you at this great place.

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design - This local landmark is an interesting backdrop for some selfies.

Grand Parade - Get to know some of the unique history of the area through this site.

Kearney Lake Beach - Take some time out close to the water to relax and recharge.

Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library - Arrange a visit and learn about the importance of this place to the local community.

St. Paul's Anglican Church - Throw a little spirituality into your vacation with a visit to this holy site.

Chocolate Lake Beach - Throw a ball around with the young ones or simply lay back and enjoy the sun at this attractive coastal spot.

McCormacks Beach Provincial Park - Appreciate the contrast between the city and nature's wonders at this scenic location.

Royal Artillery Park - Revitalize your mind and body by spending some time in nature.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Halifax

Downtown Halifax

A noteworthy feature of Downtown Halifax is its captivating waterfront views. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk and Scotiabank Centre.

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South End, Halifax

South End, Halifax is beloved for its captivating waterfront views. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk and Halifax Citadel.

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North End

You'll enjoy the bars and live music in North End. You might want to make time for a stop at Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk or Halifax Shopping Centre.

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Clayton Park, Nova Scotia

The restaurants and waterfront are just a few features travelers like about Clayton Park, Nova Scotia. If you want to do some sightseeing nearby, Halifax Shopping Centre and Hemlock Ravine Park are a few top places to visit.



While Harbourview isn't home to many top sights, Casino Nova Scotia and Halifax Citadel are some notable places to visit nearby.


If you're spending some time in Downtown, Ferry Terminal Park and Royal Canadian Legion Military Museum are top sights worth seeing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Halifax on a sunny day?

Put on some sun cream and a pair of shades and enjoy activities like a Harbour Hopper Tour or a Peggy's Cove And Best Of Halifax Shore Excursion.

What is Halifax famous for?

Pose for a happy snap at Halifax Citadel — it's a well-known local attraction.

What should I not miss in Halifax?

Head directly toward Dalhousie University and Public Gardens Park, two sights that draw plenty of travelers from all around.

What can you do in Halifax for free?

You could put your credit card in the hotel safe for the day, because these great attractions won't cost you a dime:

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