Halifax became Canadas first British town over 250 years ago and stands today as Atlantic Canadas largest city. Although you will still find quaint fishing villages nearby, Halifax has become a bustling city filled with exciting sites, fantastic restaurants and beautiful landscapes.
Halifax provides you with many wonderful galleries and museums with its two maritime museums attracting thousands of visitors every year. The Maritime Command Museum is housed in, well, a house. Inside you will find a fantastic display of model ships, photos, archives and weapons. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is closely intertwined with the Titanic tragedy as three Halifax ships were given the task of searching for the victims. You can find a few of the local cemeteries lined with headstones all engraved with the same date of April 15, 1912. In addition to finding the survivors these ships also recovered interesting items that are now showcased at the museum. Learning about Halifaxs military past can be found at Point Pleasant Park. Keep your eyes open for the Prince of Wales Tower.
A few other sites worth seeing include Halifaxs city hall and the Nova Scotia Provincial Legislature building. The later was built in 1819 and stands today as one of Canadas oldest government buildings. The St. Pauls Anglican Church is another historic Canadian building. This Protestant church was built back in 1750 and is considered the oldest of its kind in the nation. The 19th century Citadel is an imposing stone structure that stands atop a hill, which overlooks the city below. Half the fun is making your way up to this fortress but the views it offers makes it well worth the effort.
The Waterfront is a true Halifax gem. The historic warehouses have been carefully preserved and transformed into fantastic shopping venues and inviting pubs. With Halifax resting on the shores of the Halifax Harbour you will be treated to many wonderful water activities. Whale watching, kayaking, sailing and fishing are only a few of the adventures to be had. Stay dry and enjoy the rugged coastlines and sandy beaches. Halifax also has its fair share of exciting festivals and concerts. Prefer a bit more action? Make your way to Casino Nova Scotia and try out your luck. In addition to the gaming action you can also watch headline performers and heart-racing boxing matches.
Halifax continues to move forward all the while carefully preserving its interesting past. Spend your days enjoying the coast or explore the museums. Feast on the local Fish n Chips or enjoy a night on the town at an elegant restaurant. Whatever you decide to do, Halifax welcomes you to explore it all.
Halifax is in the province of Nova Scotia.