Welcome to Halifax
Proud Halifax locals (known as Haligonians), many of whom have come from other parts of Nova Scotia, have a great quality of life: sea breezes keep the air clean; leafy, manicured parks and gardens nestle between heritage buildings; there's a thriving arts, theater and culinary scene; and the numerous pubs, with their craft-brew culture and love for bands, quite simply, go off. It's a no-brainer as to why you wouldn't want to visit this beautiful oceanic city.
To help you alone the journey here are 15 Experiences you don't want to miss when you visit Halifax:
- Become a soldier for a day at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.
- Visit a 200-year-old restored fishing village at Fisherman’s Cove.
- Hear captivating sea stories from small to the Titanic at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
- Discover the stories of over 1 million immigrants who landed in Halifax at Pier 21.
- Explore the new Halifax Cental Library, named as one of CNN's 10 eye-popping new buildings in 2014.
- Skate (in the winter), rollerblade and bike (the rest of the year) on the Emera Oval. This long-track speed skating oval on the Halifax Commons is a year-round outdoor activity destination!
- Stroll through the beautiful Victorian gardens and grounds at Halifax Public Gardens
- Take in one of Canada’s best walks along the Halifax Waterfront boardwalk.
- Be inspired by Atlantic Canada’s largest art collection at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
- Ride the oldest running saltwater ferry service in North America (second oldest in the world) when you take the ferry between Dartmouth and Halifax.
- Experience the craftsmanship of Canada's only mouth-blown, hand-cut crystal maker, NovaScotian Crystal on the Halifax Waterfront.
- Venture to McNabs Island, located at the mouth of the Halifax Harbour, to hike along secluded trails, a beautiful beach, and around a historic fort.
- Explore the oldest continuously running farmers' market in North America at the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market.
- Visit Alderney Landing on the Dartmouth Waterfront and peruse the shops, art gallery, community theatre, and restaurants. On Saturday mornings, the Alderney Landing Farmers' Market is a popular spot to shop with local producers and artisans alike.
- For the golfer - you have plenty of golfing choices to make while golfing in Halifax Metro.
To ensure you and your companions are full throughout your journey through Halifax, we have listed the Top Places to grab something to eat in this beautiful city voted by the people of Halifax in the Top Choice Awards Survey.
Here is our list:
Top Bakery of 2018 - The Old Apothecary
Top Italian Restaurant of 2018 - Cafe Chianti
Top Meat Shop of 2018 - Chops Meat Market
Top Middle Eastern Restaurant of 2018 - Chef Abod Cafe & Catering
Top Pizzeria of 2018 - Salvatore's Pizzaiolo Trattoria