Visit Halifax, Canada
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.
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.
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.
Map of Halifax
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Places near Halifax
- Lunenburg 42 miles away
- Nova Scotia 68 miles away
- Liscomb Mills 77 miles away
- Pictou 83 miles away
- Riverside-Albert 95 miles away
- Annapolis Royal 96 miles away
- Charlottetown 113 miles away
- Charlos Cove 118 miles away
- Prince Edward Island 119 miles away
- The Bay of Fundy 124 miles away
- Spry Point 126 miles away
- Cavendish 128 miles away
- Saint John 130 miles away
- West Point 143 miles away
- Kouchibouguac National Park 165 miles away
- Saint Andrews by the Sea 173 miles away
- Cape Breton & Cabot Trail 182 miles away
- New Brunswick 191 miles away
- Louisbourg 197 miles away
- Îles de la Madeleine 205 miles away
- Ingonish 207 miles away
- Caraquet 226 miles away
- The Gaspé Peninsula 293 miles away
Photos of 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 it’s graceful lighthouse.
A journey on the Ocean between Montréal and Halifax provides a wonderful glimpse of Canada’s past.