Halifax - Nova Scotia

On a peninsula that juts into the North Atlantic , Halifax is the largest population centre East of Montreal. It is the provincial capital, with several universities, associated and independent research, an increasing IT sector, a burgeoning arts scene, and retains both its importance as a port and a steady naval presence.

The old city of Halifax is small and friendly, its neighbourhoods all within a long but manageable walk or short bus ride's distance of each other. The old and the new mingle in Halifax , with upper-end restaurants and stores restoring old buildings downtown, while the big box stores and subdivisions continue to increase urban sprawl; beautiful wood Victorian homes sit proudly alongside new condo complexes. Though certainly not immune to problems, Halifax 's grass-roots movements, and the simple willingness to nod and smile at a stranger are evidence of a sense of community that pervades the city.

The boundaries of the Halifax Regional Municipality stretch quite far off the peninsula, encompassing a variety of different areas and becoming quite rural before you officially leave HRM. Part of Halifax 's appeal lies in its proximity to stunning coastal scenery, charming towns, and the fresh produce of the Annapolis Valley.

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  • Alexander Keith's Brewery Tour
    Keith's is synonymous with beer in Nova Scotia , and has been brewed locally since 1820. The old Brewery was restored and open to the public for tours in 2000. Actors in 19th century dress give you a guided, by times musical tour that ends with a pint.
  • Halifax Harbour
    Discover Halifax's waterfront, from commerical port to vibrant tourist attraction.
  • Pier 21 National Historic Site
    Pier 21 uses a variety of exhibits to present the stories of departing and arriving Canadian troops, war brides, displaced children, and the more than one million immigrants who arrived in Canada through its doors between 1928 and 1971. Opened in its current incarnation in 1999, Pier 21 has several types of exhibitions and a resource centre with databases for those wishing to do research related to the site.
  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
    Halifax Citadel is a very 'special place'. The Halifax Citadel has been commemorated as a nationally significant symbol of Halifax's role as a principal naval station in the British Empire and of the city's importance to Canada's development and evolution from colony to nation. The Halifax Citadel was formally recognized as a significant symbol of Canadian nationhood when it was designated as a National Historic Site in 1951.
  • Point Pleasant Park
    Point Pleasant Park lies on a rocky 75-hectare (185 acre) promontory jutting into the Atlantic Ocean at the eastern end of the Halifax peninsula, in Nova Scotia, Canada. This park has been a place of recreation for the citizens of Halifax since the city's founding in 1749.
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