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The capital of Nova Scotia, Halifax is the largest city in the Atlantic provinces and set on the world’s second-largest natural harbour.

The compact city centre, dominated by the Citadel and its adjacent clock tower, is easy to navigate on foot.

Seafood restaurants

Along the waterfront you’ll find plenty of excellent seafood restaurants and several micro-breweries as well as the Historic Properties, a collection of boutique shops in restored maritime warehouses.

The harbour is always busy with ferries that ply across to Dartmouth on the other side, and during the summer season the schooner Bluenose II, a symbol of the province, is often moored here.

Titanic disaster

In 1912 the Titanic sank to the east of here and memorabilia from the wreck is on display at the city’s superb Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, along with a collection of brightly-coloured ships’ figureheads. Many local cemeteries bear testimony to the disaster but these days Halifax is very much a living society, with plenty of live music bars and a thriving theatre scene.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Halifax

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Halifax, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Halifax

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    Places near Halifax

    Accommodation choices for Halifax

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Halifax. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • The Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax

      Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

      Medium

      The grande dame of Halifax hotels, the Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites is conveniently located and seamlessly blends period charm and modern conveniences with classically elegant public spaces and sleek, contemporary rooms.

    • Cambridge Suites Hotel, Halifax

      Cambridge Suites Hotel

      Medium

      The Cambridge Suites is a modern, all-suites property located in downtown Halifax. Ideal for longer stays, this hotel is popular with both families and couples.

    • The Halliburton, Halifax

      Halliburton House

      Simple

      Just a short, pleasant stroll from the waterfront, the Halliburton offers an intimate selection of rooms and suites across three heritage town homes. Because of the historical nature of the buildings, each room has its distinct shape, size and character.

    • Prince George Hotel, Halifax

      Prince George Hotel

      First Class

      Centrally located in downtown Halifax, the Prince George Hotel offers comfortable accommodation with first class service, and is within walking distance of Halifax's major attractions.

    Ideas for experiencing Halifax

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Halifax, and which use the best local guides.

    • The Ocean
      The Ocean train

      The Ocean

      The Ocean

      A journey on the Ocean between Montréal and Halifax provides a wonderful glimpse of Canada’s past.

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    • Halifax Harbour Sailing Trip
      Old Town Clock, Citadel Hill, Halifax

      Halifax Harbour Sailing Trip

      Halifax Harbour Sailing Trip

      Take in the sights of Halifax’s waterfront and enjoy the view of this charming and historic city with miles of shoreline guarded by Georges Island and its graceful lighthouse.

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