What to see in Halifax

Halifax Attractions

All things nautical make for a memorable holiday in Halifax, Canada's busy Atlantic port city. In recent years Halifax has made the most of its waterfront, turning it into a tourist playground of pubs, shops, museums, craft markets and outdoor concerts. In fact, the student population of Halifax ensures a lively pub and bar scene well beyond the waterfront district.

There is plenty of history to be discovered, too, including Pier 21, where immigrants were once processed for entry to Canada; the graves of about 150 victims of the Titanic disaster; and the Halifax Citadel, a well-preserved military site. Everyone will enjoy a holiday in Halifax, but those who are interested in maritime history will be particularly enthused and shouldn't miss the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

Most attractions of interest to tourists are located downtown and can be reached on foot. But those wanting to explore more widely should consider booking a tour or hiring a car as the public transport system is not comprehensive. Travellers should note that some attractions only open in the summer months.


One of Halifax's military history heritage sites, the citadel was built between 1828 and 1856 and is regarded as a fine…

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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

This museum has one of Canada's finest collections of both ship models and ship portraits, as well as the world's largest…

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Memory Lane Heritage Village

This site in Clam Harbour Road, Lake Charlotte, is owned and operated by the community. It features 13 rescued and restored…

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