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ForacitywithmorepubsandclubspercapitathanalmostanycityinCanada,itsfittingthatourmostfamous
brewmasterwasalsoourmayor.Threetimes.AlexanderKeithsoriginal1820brewerywelcomesvisitorswith
costumedguides,storiesand,ofcourse,goodale.

WalkacrossthestreetfromKeithsBrewerytotheHalifaxwaterfrontboardwalkthatfollowsthewatersedge
alongsidetheworldssecondlargesticefreeharbour.StretchingfromtheCanadianMuseumofImmigration
atPier21thegatewayintoCanadaforoveronemillionimmigrantstoCasinoNovaScotia,youllpass
uniqueshops,restaurants,andinthewarmermonths,gracefultallships.Hopaboardtheferry,North
America'slongestrunningsaltwaterferry,infact,andcrosstheharbourtotheDartmouthsidewhichisfilled
withmorelocallyownedshops,galleries,cafs,restaurants,andpubs.AvisittoHalifaxisnotcomplete
withouttryingthefableddonair,theofficalfoodofHalifax.

15Dont Miss Experiences


1.BecomeasoldierforadayatHalifaxCitadelNationalHistoricSite
2.Visita200yearoldrestoredfishingvillageatFishermansCove
3.HearcaptivatingseastoriesfromsmalltotheTitanicattheMaritimeMuseumoftheAtlantic
4.Discoverthestoriesofover1millionimmigrantswholandedinHalifaxatPier21
5.ExplorethenewHalifaxCentalLibrary,namedasoneofCNN's10eyepoppingnewbuildingsin2014.
6.SkateorbikeTheEmeraOval.ThelongtrackspeedskatingovalontheHalifaxCommonsisanoutdoor
activitydestinationinsummerandinwinter.
7.StrollthroughthebeautifulVictorianflowergardensandgroundsatHalifaxPublicGardens
8.TakeinoneofCanadasbestwalksalongtheHalifaxWaterfront
9.BeinspiredbyAtlanticCanadaslargestartcollectionattheArtGalleryofNovaScotia
10.RidetheoldestrunningsaltwaterferryserviceinNorthAmerica(secondoldestintheworld)whenyou
taketheferrybetweenDartmouthandHalifax.
11.ExperiencethecraftsmanshipofCanada'sonlymouthblown,handcutcrystalmaker,NovaScotian
CrystalontheHalifaxWaterfront.
12.VenturetoMcNabsIsland,locatedatthemouthoftheHalifaxHarbour,forsecludedtrails,abeautiful
beach,andahistoricfort.
13.Exploretheoldestcontinuouslyrunningfarmers'marketinNorthAmericaattheHalifaxSeaportFarmers'
Market.
14.VisitAlderneyLandingontheDartmouthWaterfrontandperusetheshops,artgallery,communitytheatre,
andrestaurants.
15.ForthegolferyouhaveplentyofgolfingchoicestomakewhilegolfinginHalifaxMetro.

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Festivals & Events Halifax Waterfront Live to Eat


Halifax Metro Top 25 Attractions Road Trip

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Pubs featuring Live Music


TheCarleton,Halifax
CelticCorner,Dartmouth
TheCompanyHouse,Halifax
DurtyNellys,Halifax
TheLowerDeck,Halifax
TheLowerDeck,ClaytonPark
TheOldTriangleIrishAlehouse,Halifax
TheSeahorseTavern,Halifax
StaynersWharf,Halifax
TheStubbornGoatGastropub,Halifax

10 Ways to Tour Halifax


1.TastethediversityofthelocalfoodsceneofdowntownHalifaxwithLocalTastingTours
2.FeelthewindatyourbackwithBluenoseSidecarTours
3.GetanewviewofHalifaxbytakingaMcNabsIslandtourwithGreatE.A.R.T.H.Expeditions
4.ExperiencethecitybybicyclewithatourorrentalfromIHeartBikes
5.PaddlealongthevibrantHalifaxHarbourfrontandexplorethehistoricharbourislandswithKayakHalifax
6.Takeintheruggedcoastalsceneryfroma4X4JeepwithOpenTopTours
7.TurnheadsasyouglidealongtheHalifaxandDartmouthwaterfrontswithSegwayNS
8.Cantdecidebetweenlandandsea?TheHarbourHopper,whichhasadeparturepointlocatednexttothe
MaritimeMuseumoftheAtlantic,isauniqueamphibiousvehicleofferingfunfilledtours.
9.ChildrenofallagescanexploretheBigHarbouraboardTheodoreToo,afullsizereplicaofthetitle
characterfromtheawardwinningchildrenstelevisionseriesTheodoreTugboat.
10.TakeapersonalizedphotographytourwithPicturePerfectTours,capturingHalifaxhighlightsor
documentingyouradventureinthecity.

Restaurants that Feature Fresh, Local Ingredients


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BistroLeCoqbringsParisiancharmandcomforttothedowntownHalifaxdiningscene,offeringcozyand
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satisfyingdinners,lunches,andweekendbruncheswithexquisiteflavoursandFrenchflair.
BrooklynWarehouseislocatedinHalifaxsNorthEnd.Hereyoullfindalaidbackbistroatmosphereand
afarmtotableattitudeinfusedintotheheartydishesanddiningexperience.
AtChivesCanadianBistroenjoyextraordinarycasualdininginawarmandchicinteriorwithahintof
traditionalFrenchurbanbistrodcor.Themenuchangesseasonallyandutilizeslocallysourcedproduct
first.
TheBicycleThiefoffersNorthAmericanfoodwithItaliansoul,stopbyforlunchorsupper,absorbthe
atmosphereandenjoyaglassofwinefromthesubstantialandvariedlist.
AtSeasonsbyAtlanticaenjoyfreshlocalcuisine,liveentertainment,awarmurbandcor,astunning
viewoftheHalifaxCommon,andanunparalleledcommitmenttoserviceexcellence.
StoriesatTheHalliburtonisamustforanyfoodie.Storiesofferslocallyproducedseafood,game,and
moreinanintimatesetting.

Best Photo Spots in Halifax


LookingforthebestspotstotakephotosinHalifax?We'vepulledtogethersomeofthemostpopularphoto
spotstogetyoustarted.Clickonthecameraiconinthetoprightcornerofthephotosbelowtolearnmore.

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HalifaxCitadelNationalHistoricSite
ItspositionoverlookingtheharbourbelowiswhatledtheBritishmilitarytofoundHalifaxin1749.Today,theHalifaxC
continuestowatchoverthecitysdowntowncore,servingasareminderofHalifaxspast.Tourthegroundsandinte
costumedinterpretersandbesuretoplugyourearsforthenoongun!

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Outdoor Adventures

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RumRunnersTrailHoponabikeandpedalpoweryourwayfromHalifaxtoLunenburg,aUNESCO
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WorldHeritageSite.This109kilometremultiusetrailalonganabandonedraillineconnectsHeadofSt.
MargaretsBay,Hubbards,Chester,andMahoneBay.
McNabsIslandProvincialParkAquickboattripfromEasternPassagewilldeliveryoutoover22
kilometresofhikingtrails.Packapicniclunch,becausetherearenoservicesouthere.Enjoytheview!
PointPleasantParkJoggers,dogwalkers,andcrosscountryskiersallflocktothis186acreurban
parkyearround.TheShakespearebytheSeatheatrecompanystagesalfrescoperformancesfromJuly
1toLabourDay.
ColeHarbourHeritageParkTrailsIdealforhiking,biking,andbirdwatching,thistrailsystemmeanders
throughwoodlands,coastalmarshes,andestuarieswherefloraandfaunaabound.
ShubieParkExplorethemanytreelinedtrailsborderingthebanksofthehistoricShubenacadieCanal
onfootorbybike.Theextensivewalkingpaths,lakes,andasandybeachmakeShubieParkanideal
destinationyearround.
HatfieldFarmCowboyAdventuresAfifthgenerationfamilyrunfarm,openyearroundforfamilyfun.
Enjoythefreshairandsoundsofnatureonhorsebackortakearelaxingwagon/sleighride.
TheHalifaxCommonsCanada'soldesturbanparkislocatedneardowntownHalifaxandishometothe
EmeraSkatingOval,sportfields,skateboardpark,andmore.

All-Weather Fun
ExploreoneoftheoldestworkingbreweriesinNorthAmericawithcostumedguidesleadingtheway.
Therellbemusic,stories,gamesand,yes,beeratAlexanderKeithsNovaScotiaBrewery.
Explorehundredsofaviationartifactsincludingaircraftsandsimulators,fromtheearliestballoonsand
gliderstomodernairplanesattheAtlanticCanadaAviationMuseum.
EnjoygamingandentertainmentatitsbestatCasinoNovaScotia.
TheDiscoveryCenterisNovaScotiasonlyhandsonsciencecentrehavefunwithgiantbubbles,fire
triangles,bananasfrozenbyliquidnitrogen,andflyingpieplates.ThenewHalifaxWaterfrontsiteissetto
openinfall2016.
DiscoverthenaturalwondersofNovaScotiaslandandsea.Permanentandvisitingexhibitionsare
complementedbyinterpretiveprogramsforallagesatTheMuseumofNaturalHistory.
HearstoriesofNovaScotiasportandsportheroes,includingthepopularSidneyCrosbycollectionatThe
NovaScotiaSportHallofFame.

Historical Escapes
HistoryisasthickasfoginHalifaxMetro,andtheregionhaslongbeenapreferredportofcall.TheMikmaq
spentthesummersherehuntingandfishing,andafterthecitysfoundingin1749,sailorswouldhaunttherough
&tumbletavernsknownasgrogshops.

HalifaxwasakeyplayerinmanyarmedconflictsincludingtheWarof1812.Thesestruggleshittoocloseto
homeduringWorldWarI,whenaFrenchmunitionsshipexplodedaftercollidingwithaBelgianreliefship.The
HalifaxExplosion,thelargestmanmadeexplosionuntilthenuclearbomb,killed2,000andinjuringanother

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9,000.DiscovermoreontheHalifaxExplosionalongwithHalifax'sconnectiontotheTitanicwhenyouvisitthe
MaritimeMuseumoftheAtlanticontheHalifaxWaterfront.

TheBlackCulturalCentreinnearbyCherryBrooktellsthestoriesofNovaScotiasBlackcommunities,and
celebrateshistoryandculturethatispartofourcolourfulmosaic.

Butdontworryifyougetlostintimeorplace,itseasytoreorientyourselfhere.JustlookfortheHalifax
Citadel,themassive,starshapedfortresscarvedintothehugehillinthemiddleofthecity.Youcantmissit!

ExplorethefascinatinghistoryofblackcultureinNovaScotia,whichdatesbacktothe1600sattheBlack
CulturalCentre.
AttheAfricvilleMuseumyoucanlearnthestoryofAfricville,anAfricanNovaScotiancommunitythat
wasdestroyedinthe1960s.
AtYorkRedoubtNationalHistoricSiteyoucanexplorea200yearoldfortificationperchedabovethe
harbour.Thisuniqueheritagetreasurefeaturestunnels,muzzleloadingguns,WWIICommandPost,a
panoramicviewoftheharbour,interpretivepanels,andwalkingtrails.
UniackeEstateMuseumParkisa19thcenturycountrymansionwithbreathtakinggroundsthatoffer
walkingtrailsthroughlovelywoodlands.
History,folklore,andartmingleattheDartmouthHeritageMuseum.
TheMaritimeCommandMuseumwasbuiltintheearly1800sandhousesalibraryofover50,000
volumes,archives,andapermanentcollectiondisplayinghistoricalartifactsincludingmodelships,
weapons,photos,andmedals

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